The Bee posse's weekly update of the latest in area conditions, bargains, etc.
Course What you need to know
Ancil Hoffman Don't remember Ancil's greens being faster/nicer; fairways still a bit sparse
Catta Verdera Deployed a starter and a marshal, improving pace of play during expanded Tuesday-Wednesday morning access 4:19 still the goal; course in good shape
Mather Patio adjacent to ninth green one of area's better post-round hangouts; greens fast/good but fairways remain spotty and wet in places
River Oaks Greens good but slow; fairways OK with some lingering sparse patches; good price ($31) with a cart; excellent burgers
Teal Bend Tees/fairways as much brown as green but in super shape; greens very fast
Turkey Creek Greens not as fast as Teal Bend's but rolling true; all else nice
Wildhorse Saturday round took 5:15 ahead of a tournament no marshal or beverage cart; course in very good shape; incentives for annual membership include free February dues and four passes each to Morgan Creek and Sunset Whitney
See something we should check out? Call Steve Pajak at (916) 326-5526.