It may have a lot to do with what level player the white tees were designed for. I don't know what level the whites were meant for.
White #2 is a hard turn right, but not that long. For less experienced players, the right turn will be very difficult. For more experienced players, I imagine part of the problem is the short distance before the turn. For players at just the right level, it's still very difficult, but definitely doable.
I used to hate the red tees on #2 and #3, but I've come to appreciate them more. They both seem more difficult than the white tees on the same holes. But, they are different. We have a lot of courses in the area, and I always appreciate a hole that is different from everything else in the area.