Ok, that actually sounds fair enough to me. When I was there, the guy seemed to imply that if he didn't get the card stamped in time we'd all be getting a two stroke penalty.
Whilst I still think it's over the top, it's by no means as bad as I first thought.
Are you still warned if your round comes in within a certain time though but you are more than 12 minutes behind the group in front? For example, group of 3 in carts in front of you, and you are in a group of 4 walkers which are all high handicappers. That would be really difficult to keep up to that group in front but you could easily still play in under 4 hours.
i think that the committee can apply some discretion. If you're a walking four-ball behind a two-ball in a cart well it will always be hard to keep up.
Regarding Epamis' comments about easy / hard holes I'm a bit on the fence.
While hole 3 is index 18 and is easy to play it can rack up strokes very quickly. It's a short par 4 (280m) with fairways bunkers catching shots that are not straight. Right and left of the fairways are trees. If you go right into the trees, it will cost you a shot. Left can provide some shots to the green, but not too far left as the OB is actually quite close (I have sent a couple of drives over to Bonnie Dune)
Hole 10 looks deceptively simple but bogeys are a plenty here. Water on the left will leave you with a drop on a very sandy lie. Drive right into the trees and that is a nearly automatic shot dropped. Again if you can hit it straight, yes this hole is fairly easy. It is another short par 4 (320m) but can get tricky. Ask anyone who has overshot the green into that back trap.
Hole 8 is index 2 and is a fantastic hole. I can't really fault it.
Hole 17 is index 1 and is the silliest most unfair hole on the course. 210m par 3 to elevated green with no bail-out areas. I have made numerous complaints to the board about this hole.