The Bee posse's weekly update of the latest in area conditions, bargains, etc.
Course What you need to know
Castle Oaks In great shape tee through green just keep it out of (largely dirt) bunkers
DarkHorse Fairways very nice; greens good, but some a little spongy; just the right amount of natural grass around bunkers, along hazards to make things penal/pretty while still being fair; is there a more daunting opening tee shot in the region?
Dry Creek Probably the best the fairways have been for this time of year in a long time; greens a tad slow but lush and rolling true; rates among area's most reasonable, pro shop and restaurant among area's oldest and outdated
The Ridge In good shape overall anything else you need to know?
Teal Bend Allow for minimal delays getting to course this week (Garden Highway repaving)
Whitney Oaks Fairways tip-top and rough manageable; greens true but not too fast; 9 out of 10
WildHawk Another course that's nicely conditioned with exception of bunkers, of course
See something we should check out? Call Steve Pajak at (916) 326-5526.