That's one of the issues GOS. Many course look fantastic but are distinctly average to play.
My course for instance is the opposite. I can see where people come from when they say that it's a horrible looking course and in many respects thay're right, but it's always in immaculate condition and if you haven't brought your A game then you're not going to find it there.
For the record, my top 3 from the few I've played are....