The Bee posse's weekly update of the latest in area conditions, bargains, etc.
Course What you need to know
Bing Maloney Didn't recall so many false fronts on greens; No. 2 played as par-3 early in week
Dry Creek All good, especially greens; rates fair and business brisk on Tuesday; hitting fairway no guarantee of direct shot to green with so many overhanging limbs
Empire Ranch Fairways good, balls sit down in rough; in one bunker, on 12, and it wasn't pretty
Mather Very good all around; gets high marks for not being overly wet like so many
Teal Bend A good week for greens, now fully recovered from aerification and rolling pure
Whitney Oaks Really perked up for Northern California Open; greens just right firm, but not too firm, smooth and fast; fairways nice; some sand added to bunkers, it seems
WildHawk Some progress on bunkers but many still need replacing; a lot of wet spots throughout, none bigger than lake-like puddle near eighth tee; greens OK but nowhere near as fast as Mather's, by comparison
Aerified last week: Woodcreek, Yocha Dehe; Aerified this week: Catta Verdera
See something we should check out? Call Steve Pajak at (916) 326-5526.