"A hazard placed in the exact position where a player would
naturally go is frequently the most interesting situation,
as a special effort is needed to get over it or to avoid it."
The Spirit of St. Andrews, p 55
Somehow the designers of golf courses shifted to principally building hazards on the sides of golf holes. Sometimes built under the branding of words like "Penal School", this plague was particularly drawn to American courses.
Bellow are some of the gnarliest, most interesting, captivating, memorable, and horrifying sandy hazards that I've been able to photograph.
Kiawah Ocean 4, Pete Dye
Long Island Sand Dunes
Friars Head 9, Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw
Ballyneal 7, Tom Doak
Bethpage Black 4, AW Tillinghast
The Old Course 14, St. Andrews
Road Hole Bunker
The Old Course, St. Andrews
Tobacco Road 11, Mike Stranz
Carnoustie 14, Allan Robertson and James Braid
Dormie Club 17, Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw
Sand Mine, New Jersey