Yes, most golfers miss the green with their approach shot, and leave themselves what ought to be a very simple short-pitch shot. One they should be able to play with confidence and competence.
Benchmark your skill level
Set yourself up on a flat lie 15-yard short of the green, take ten shots and see how many you can get within 8 feet and how many within 4 feet. Now take the same test off an uphill lie. Then a side-hill lie. Finally, a downhill lie. How well do you do? Do you understand the technique that makes this a simple shot to play well? A technique that will mean no “fat” or “thin” shots?