My. Wolf, are you implying you are the superintendent??
In my Opinion, the Host Course should be responsible for pace of play. When I first started playing on 2005, the Host courses had people riding the course SMS monitoring slow play. The big issue was putting 120 plus on the course. Over the years the courses have become increasingly slack on what they do. As for trusting the courses to tell you what shape they are in is NOT the way to find out. In the 45 years I have been coming to the area, I have been told “the course is on great shape” and by the second hole realized I had been took. This happened several times, until I learned to one’s to play , may have to pay a little more, but worth it. I fully understand the owners want to make money, but at least be truthful in the course condition s.