The Bee posse's weekly update of the latest in area conditions, bargains, etc.
Course - What you need to know
Auburn Valley - Has firmed up considerably in the past three weeks; rough is still penal and greens still rolling true
Bartley Cavanaugh - As good as it gets in fairways, and teeing areas improved; greens good, but as is typical, greens a little fuzzy
Bing Maloney - Fairways nice and green, as is the first cut of rough; greens a little spongy but fine to putt and fairly true
Haggin Oaks - MacKenzie's greens firm and rolling exceptionally fast but have a brownish tint especially the seven older ones as they're treated to reduce poa annua and promote bent grass; fairways really on the upswing
Mather - As close to perfect as it can be; full coverage in fairways and on tee boxes; greens faster than in past
Morgan Creek - There's firm conditions and then there's firm they're taking the concept to extremes on fairways and greens
River Oaks - Fun course, good price, great hospitality, outstanding hamburgers; greens remain slow, and rest of course OK
Sunset Whitney - Mostly outstanding greens running true and fast; something not quite right about sand in bunkers, though
Wildhawk - Really shaping up tees through greens but we'd be remiss if we didn't warn you to stay out of the bunkers
Aerified last week: Winchester
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