It is often about the course and your own ability. When I was much younger there were no woods in the bag and all tee shots were taken with a 1 iron mainly because I used to hit 220 to 240 with it and that is all that is needed where I play.
These days the driver gets used a lot more simply because a modern driver is far easier to hit than a a long iron it still does not get used on the shorter par 4s most days.
I've not taken the driver out the bag for the last 4 or 5 rounds, been hitting my 4 or 5 hybrid instead. My scoring has been a lot better simply because the hybrid tends to go straight. A bad drive at our place invariably means you are in the trees, if you are lucky enough to find it.
I'm actually just hitting it off the ground rather than teeing it up. I probably should do that, but at the moment I don't want to change something which is working well.
Where does it show on the card what you used? Get it round as best you can on the day. If you aren't getting it off the tee well, drop down. If you are in play but can't hit the irons (me today) use the strokes and get it into a position where you can pitch on simply and two putt for bogey (net par on most holes for me). I think course management is important but so is understanding what you have on the day and use what you have or don't have efficiently