The Bee posse's weekly update of the latest in area conditions, bargains, etc.
Course What you need to know
Ancil Hoffman Fairways a little spotty as the gradual transition to Bermuda continues
Apple Mountain Great conditions, good rates, mediocre pace of play this past week
Bartley Cavanaugh Fairways excellent; greens seem to be cut tighter and roll faster than in past
Cherry Island A little wet in the fairway, a lot tough in the rough; rates a solid B
DarkHorse Teeing areas generally poor; fairways and fees good; greens just OK
Diamond Oaks As nice as it gets at 50-year-old Roseville muni, especially on the greens
Empire Ranch Greens and fairways good, firmer than at most other places
Haggin Oaks A lot of water on MacKenzie course; Arcade Creek side very playable
Mather Greens good (No. 2 troublesome); collars showing some wear; another B
Rocklin Almost all good (a few spotty fairways) at previously named Sunset Whitney
Aerified last week: Catta Verdera
Scheduled to aerify next week: Antelope Greens, Cordova, Dry Creek
See something we should check out? Call Steve Pajak at (916) 326-5526.