Big fan of the huge, trapezoidal, rough-textured teepads. Also a fan of the short teepad locations.
I got a chance to play the shorts for the first time today. I'd say it cuts about 15 strokes off your score, and as Chad said, probably saves around 45 minutes. They're cleverly designed to save a strokes-worth of length from most holes while remaining challenging and keeping the feel of West Lake. I probably won't play them again on my own, just because you still have to walk the length of the course and deal with the water, may as well get your money's worth. But it is an awesome option to have for beginners, and should be great for tournaments. Overall, they were well thought out and do the course justice, which says a lot. Great job, Chad.
Hole 7's short, while half the length, is probably twice as hard. I'm not sure what the line is there... a nose-up sky hyzer? Forehand roller? That was the only alternate that felt unimpressive. Just an odd hole. Most impressive were 1, 3, 5, 18, 21, 23. Those last ones were the best and they really help take the sting out of that backside.
Holes without short teepads: 2, 8, 10, 11, 17, 22