You don't have to be sorry, you are what you are (and believe you have to defend yourself to the nth) and we'll have to accept you for such imperfections.
You can muddy the waters all you want with your "skill level" banter but the distance between two points (the tee and the pin) is ONE number. IFFF we choose to measure it via the center-line of the fairway, fine. Fine too is the tightest "possible flight" line. I'm sure there could be others...that is what this thread is about... but to tout that a hole's distance should be listed via "skill levels" is not logical. Let's leave a very imprecise concept - that of 'skill levels' (whatever THAT is) out of a precise discussion - length.