Those of us who have played for years have seen plenty of courses who have made pretty much everything right or left on holes that are wooded as Lateral Hazards. Painted red lines all the way down both sides. No water to be found anywhere in there but they were still marked as lateral. They do it to speed up play, especially in the WA.
Then you have the stupid rule at Tidewater…I will not go there because I think their local ruling is total crap and against the nature of the game.