Finding fairways off the tee has always been essential to score well at KDM, a course lined by so many trees that offline tee shots can be punished. There are even individual forests on the course (an impressive plantation of mature figs near the 15th green, abundant pines right of the first), and these are no-go areas because recovery from them is problematic. One concerning issue with having so many trees is the root system of some species, which spreads into playing areas and is not being attended to by the club. Roots are dangerous for golfers’ wrists, and there is a local rule where you can take a free drop away from an interfering root in the rough (inside four club lengths from the fairway). A better solution would be to chop back those becoming a nuisance.