I don't think I understand your theory though. How would a crappy course make you better?
What I used to do before I worked at a course was play Twilite or Super-Twilite in the summer. Most places it starts at 4 or 5 and you can still play 18 holes for like $25-$35. I know ours this year is $35 at 4:00pm.
I'll admit....I am not a decorated theorist. But constantly hitting out of the Cottonwood roughs makes the Fairwinds roughs seem like fairway.
Yah we have tried twighlight a couple times. One of the guys I golf with moved to Vic last year and his finace very much reminds me of Stu's girlfriend in The Hangover....so he usually has to be home fairly early.