I remember the last time I attempted to play with randoms. No one from the CC was around, so put one up, dropped the approach on the first hole to within a yard - poof - gone. OkeeDokee, try again. Ditto, 'cept that approach was more like 4 feet, as I recall.
Don't play randoms. There's seldom any joy to be found there anymore. Used to be kind of fun getting to know some folk. Heck, I got into my first CC based on a random play.
Those were the days. Long gone.