I only had time to peruse this, so I need to go back and read it more thoroughly, but Ron Whitten pretty much shoots down the notion of golf course restoration even though so many courses have reported increased playing pleasure after undergoing a pure restoration (and I bet Inverness and Oak Hill wish they got the same treatment!).
Restoration is the narrow-minded substitute for imagination. It doesn't honor Ross (below), it insults him. It presumes the man never grew, never evolved as an architect in his 50-year career.
It would also presume there are architects talented enough today to put themselves in Ross's shoes and then take his designs to another level.