The Trent Jones philosophy of "hard par, easy bogey" is certainly operating here, but it is doubtful whether that increases the appeal of the course. Even the bogey player has to make a few pars every round in order to balance out his "others". Therefore a couple of holes, where this is a realistic score for the average Joe, seem to be in order. However, Seddiner See Süd follows the template that it should be hard to get the ball in play and stay in play, unless one were to lay back of the trademark bunkers. They are not deep, but numerous and extremely large, so a lot of golf will be played from sand. Which of course more or less rules out the par and makes bogey hard to attain.
The site is flat and with the exception of a few trees and water hazards here or there the holes are rather similar and all about avoiding the sand traps. So it is strictly target golf, there is no ground game at all. The soil does not support it and there are no contours that could be used, if it did. Many greens are also closed off in front with the 15th probably taking the cake. It is bunkered in front and very shallow, so only a high wedge shot will hold. Which means only longhitters get to attack it with their second, as average hitters would have a hopeless mid to long iron in their hand.
Conditioning is good though and the greens can handle a wide range of speeds. There is also a noticeable element of subtlety to the design. The difficulties aren't shoved in the player's face and it is only after finding yet another bunker that he begins to understand what "resistance to scoring" actually means. In that sense it is an artful course, but not a very entertaining one.