Golf: Course Report

Published: Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014 - 11:25 pm
Last Modified: Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014 - 9:22 am

The Bee posse’s weekly update of the latest in area conditions, bargains, etc.

CourseWhat you need to know
Ancil HoffmanGoose population has exploded, which means plenty of other “explosions”
Apple MountainClosed for 14 days in December because of snow, but place beautiful right now
Bartley CavanaughTules cut back; ponds low but still have water; greens fast and true
Castle OaksGreat shape all around; plays starts on No. 11 when there’s frost
Catta Verdera$55 public 10 a.m. shotgun Jan. 13, 21, 27
Granite Bay$50 public 10 a.m. shotgun Jan. 13, 27
MatherUsually a bog this time of year, it’s hard and dry with quick greens, thin rough
Rancho Solano$47 to walk Friday out of whack; sloped putting green a joke; conditions nice
River OaksFluffy sand in bunkers; greens slow and carpet-like; some ponds empty
Teal BendAnnual pruning of trees in rough areas ongoing; in-play areas in fine condition
Turkey CreekOngoing bunker renovation project has several as ground under repair
WildHawkFairways and greens in best winter shape in years, not surprisingly
WildhorseDry after it rains, so it’s extra hard/fast now; fivesomes allowed, for good/bad
Wild WingsPerfect winter shape with lots of roll in Bermuda fairways and fast greens

See something we should check out? Call Steve Pajak at (916) 326-5526.

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