The Bee posse's weekly update of the latest in area conditions, bargains, etc.
Course What you need to know
Ancil Hoffman Great shape overall; aerification of greens pushed back until late October
Apple Mountain Best shape in past three years and not punching greens this fall
Catta Verdera Greens, below par for a month after early July heat wave, very nice again
Diamond Oaks Overwatered again after a period during which it wasn't
Mather Positive from greens (very good), to fairways/tees (nice) to Friday pace (brisk)
Whitney Oaks Some bare spots in fairways and in clumpy rough; greens relatively slow but OK; bunkers could use more sand; somewhat disappointing in general
WildHawk Conditions strong, but Saturday pace glacial three hours to finish front nine
Woodcreek Recently renovated tee boxes excellent for Labor Day weekend; all else good
Aerified last week: Auburn Valley, La Contenta, Timber Creek, Turkey Creek, Winchester
Scheduled to aerify next week: Woodcreek, Yocha Dehe
See something we should check out? Call Steve Pajak at (916) 326-5526.