The Bee posse’s weekly update of the latest in area conditions, bargains, etc.
|Course||What you need to know|
|Ancil Hoffman||Strong all around; one more week to take advantage before greens plugged|
|Bing Maloney||City Four-Ball this week; area’s best amateurs should have no complaints|
|Castle Oaks||Fairways and greens outstanding; with Monday’s rain, followed by warm temperatures this week, the rough will be U.S. Open thick before you know it|
|Lincoln Hills||If you use nice, new yellow range balls on over-water shots, you wouldn’t be first|
|Mather||Greens great, fairways soggy at course that may have been hurt least by drought|
|Poppy Hills||Reopens April 4; NCGA member course accepts tee times 30 days in advance|
|River Oaks||A good drainer; fairways OK but still not filled out after winter dormancy; greens hairy and slow; bunkers horrible; good deals on Internet; a peaceful place to play|
|Wildhorse||You wouldn’t know it rained this week at great drainer; cart riders get best value|
|Wild Wings||Really greened up in past week; grass still a bit thin in fairways; greens great|
See something we should check out? Call Steve Pajak at (916) 326-5526.