Wolf Creek is nothing but a ball thief, I'll never play it again! I wish we never lost Oakmont MUCH better course!
I only got to play Oakmont a couple times through the backdoor, really liked it though.
Wolf creek may not be Oakmont, but it is and can be a course you need to think your way around... if you just try and smash driver when 3wd or 3i is better play then you may deserve to lose the ball... that is the risk reward of the game. If you dont like losing balls, dont try hitting shots that greatly increase the risk of losing a ball. Thats on you not WGT.
I have lost my share of balls and i understand the frustrations, but good course management can easily avoid losing balls most of the time.
The exception to this, that frustrates me, is like on kiawah par 3 17, that if you do hit one in the water, you are forced to hit out of a garbage lie with a virtually impossible shot over the water, now that can feel like a ball theif situation, but i still know it can happen so i can choose how i set that shot up to avoid the water even it it means aiming for the bunker left of the flag.
You can manage the course or let it manage you. Good luck next time out!