The Bayonet at Bayonet/Black Horse Golf Course

4.5581000000 4.6 stars from 5 (525)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7104 yards
  • Slope: 141
  • Rating: 74.8
  • Layout

  • One McClure Way, Seaside, California 93955
  • (831) 899-7271
  • (831) 899-7169
  • www.bayonetblackhorse.com
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Year built: 1954
Architect(s): Gene Bates (2008)
Type: Public
Greens: Jacklin T1 Bentgrass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
GPS: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes - "Bayonet BlackHorse Golf Academy & Performance Center"

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7104 yards 74.8 141
Blue 72 6641 yards 72.7 137
White 72 5945 yards 69.4 132
White (W) 72 5945 yards 74.2 132
Red (W) 72 5229 yards 70.2 123

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Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 4.6 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.5 stars from 5
Value: 4.5 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.9 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.8 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.4 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 525 Reviews
5 stars:
337
4 stars:
158
3 stars:
22
2 stars:
2
1 stars:
6

recommend this course

512 out of 524 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive convenient to the city near local attractions   Great for advanced golfers wildlife/ scenic views playing multiple courses   Challenges include bunkers undulating greens elevation changes   Great for drinks patio dining 19th hole scenic views  

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"Great course....but only fair condition"


richardsw's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/23/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Tee boxes a mess.

Fairways....TONS of divots and grass in general seemed to be struggling.

Grass on greens was fine though a bit fuzzy/long/slow.

They'll be aerating in a week so maybe they're just letting much of the fairways and tee boxes go before they do a big aeration/fertilazation/seeding/top dress/whatever. Great course but, at least for us, course condition kinda disappointing. Pace of play was great (so few people out there!).


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



mcsthompson's avatar
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/19/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great layout but greens need some TLC"


uYEIZ9325YE's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/16/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

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First time back to bayonet since its remodel , the layout is vastly superior to the old one. The greens were bumpy and shaggy but you can tell that within a month when there cut down and it starts to grow back the course will be awesome!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"A very good golf experience."


aetnaman's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/14/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The ratings above say, it all. This is a great course but a tad difficult for the average golfer. However, I'd still play it again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



Han1491530's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/11/2017
First time playing Used cart Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great Day at Bayonet"


gusgarcia's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/10/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Pro-shop staff friendly and helpful. Coffee shop and restrooms were clean and well maintained, everything you expect from a high rated golf club. Course well maintained and layout was excellent. However greens were fast and difficult to read. Had a great day.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"green conditioning needed"


Boggiebuster1962's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/09/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

I just love the course and it's beauty!!! Even though greens were fast, it was very spotty and bumpy


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Hit it Straight!"


Ucontrolyourdestiny's avatar
Top 100 Contributor
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/04/2017
First time playing Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice layout and some fairways are lined with trees that demand a straight drive. Lots of vertical change. Staff in proshop and starter are friendly and knowledgeable. Greens are a little quick, bunkers have more sand in them compared to Pebble Beach. I would recommend playing this course the next time in the area. I played at 2:20 mid week and course was not crowded.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great Golf"


Sam9249700's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/03/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Two great courses to play at very reasonable prices. I would recommend to any golfer. Play all 36 in one day. Bring a jacket.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Bayonet &blackhorse"


u00000863215's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/01/2017
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Reviewed on

Great experience!,friendly service and perfect golf condition.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great course"


rniederk's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/01/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Challenging but fair layout will test your skills. You will use most or all clubs in your bag. Beautiful views of the bay on several holes. Fairways and greens in pretty good shape, tee boxes a little rough today.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Course in desperate need of water & TLC"


Poper68's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/29/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens were hard as rock. In the two days I played the course I repaired one green ball mark. It was like putting on my driveway. When I called the course prior to making tee times they told me the course was in great condition. A flat out lie. Four years ago when I played it it was in excellent condion and that's why urged my friends to play this course in prep for Pebble Beach. I'm very much embarrassed and so should the bayonet Gc personnel of taking any money to play their course right now. I won't play it again especially after being lied to. And after two rounds of golf not one beverage cart stopped to offer us a beverage. Since we were golf now tee times participants we were treated like second class citizens. Oh and there is piles of downed trees and brush speckled throughout the course. When I confronted the golf course personnel they were pretty nonchalant about all of our concerns. Too bad as it has a very nice layout. Not getting anymore of my money!


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Great Course!"


Ryan4097183's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/28/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played Bayonet the other day (Second time playing this course). I forgot how challenging the course was, but fair as well. I couldn't have asked for a better day of golf! I went late in the afternoon on a Friday and the pace of play was perfect. The course was in great shape so I will definitely be back. I think I will try out Black Horse next time.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



Mwdave's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/26/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



mikedye's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/25/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



Jopga58's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/22/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Tough but fair"


u5530258's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/21/2017
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Reviewed on

Bayonet is a true test of golf & makes you a better player. Beautiful layout with challenging greens.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Constructive advice"


bobby1945's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/20/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

You might want to check the average age of your golfers and average skill level. For the Bayonet course, it would be good to have a green tee for those golfers who are in their 60's & 70's. We do not hit the ball as far as we did when we were younger. A yardage of around 7,500 would be much more pleasurable to play for us old guys, especially since most of the shots have to be hit over bunkers with long irons or utility clubs to hard greens. I prefer Blackhorse because it is a shorter course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Easy


I recommend this course


"Terrible Experience"


1224's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/11/2017
First time playing Walked Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in bad condition and there were maintinence people on almost every hole cutting cutting and blowing and not watching for players. We left after playing 8 holes. Couldn't take it anymore. Worst golf experience we have ever had!!


I don't recommend this course


"Bayonet is a great course"


KoreGrate13's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/11/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We walked 18, and I would've given it five stars except for they had a lot of trees down and the staff was constantly working on shredding them while we were playing so it was a bit distracting and also very dusty. They should be done cleaning up in the next couple of weeks. Otherwise I love the course and played well it was gorgeous


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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