The Bee posse's weekly update of the latest in area conditions, bargains, etc.
Course What you need to know
Bartley Cavanaugh Fairways super new well/better water pressure should keep them that way
Catta Verdera Good overall; semiprivate club offers member-for-a-day access through June
Diamond Oaks Sporting U.S. Open-depth rough; fairways good; greens OK but very slow
Empire Ranch Greens true, fast and firm; excellent pace; some bunkers still under renovation
Haggin Oaks Everything at MacKenzie green and closely cropped, with fairways rolling out
Lincoln Hills Both courses OK; always wise to confirm availability during tournament season
River Oaks Great shape, burgers, ambience and value; greens a little spongy; a 9+
Turkey Creek Greens coming along after being sanded recently; not much rough to speak of
See something we should check out? Call Steve Pajak at (916) 326-5526.