Re: Island Greens
I think there is certainly a place for do or die greens, as long as they are reasonably fair, and a reasonably fair drop zone prevents tin cupping it. There is something special about the anticipation and the excitement of pulling it off.
They are also great for spectating. I watched a lot of ams shoot a relatively easy island-type shot this weekend. It was fun as a spectator watching the excitement they had when the shot was safe.
Additionally, a difficult island hole seems better on a course where there are lots of other punishing OB holes; then the do or die nature is dampened by many other similar holes.