BlackHorse at Bayonet/Black Horse Golf Course

4.5721117647 4.6 stars from 5 (429)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7024 yards
  • Slope: 141
  • Rating: 73.7
  • Layout

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 7024 yards 73.7 141
Blue 72 6533 yards 71.4 136
White (W) 72 5910 yards 74.0 128
White 72 5910 yards 69.2 126
Red (W) 72 5084 yards 69.4 118

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.6 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.2 stars from 5
Value: 4.5 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.3 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.4 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 429 Reviews
5 stars:
279
4 stars:
122
3 stars:
17
2 stars:
7
1 stars:
4

recommend this course

413 out of 428 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

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

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"Awesome for he money!"


Nathan2340436's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/15/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course for the money! Pack food with you if you want a meal at the turn as the course doesn’t go back to the clubhouse and the cart girl just has bars and maybe a sandwich. When we went the greens were probably a little faster than normal which definitely added a few strokes.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/26/2017
Previously played Used cart Wet weather

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Greens in Remarkable Condition"


u000006399628's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/01/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I've played this course a few times, but never seen it this good. It was a beautiful clear day, which made it possible to see all the way to Cannery Row and beyond. The greens were absolutely immaculate, hard and fast! Lots of undulation in the greens as well with tough pin locations. Better leave the ball in the right spot or very easy to three putt. The fairways were also in excellent condition, but some of the tee boxes were a little beat up... not complaining! The grounds crew was hard at work cleaning up a extraneous brush and it showed. The course was wide open, never waited. $59 is a great value If you can get out there during the week.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Greens can be ridiculous...but loved the course"


sjcrad's avatar
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/25/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Black Horse: More open than the sister course...some short holes (keep the driver in the bag), but the lack of length is made up for by some sloped and quick greens. 2 of the greens were nearly unputtable....All 4 players had to pick up on hole number 3 cause the pin location was so ridiculous even when below the hole you could putt passed it and role all of the way back down to the front :0....Overall fun to play, and would do it again...I like Bayonet better though


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"amazing weekend in Carmel"


u000004394450's avatar
Top 100 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/24/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

probably the hottest weekend this year in Monterey area,it was 88 degrees and greens were lightning fast almost to a fault.If you didn't hit the hole on the downhill putts ball was long gone most holes.Veiws amazing and fairways in great condition only complaint I have was didn't see the cart girl the whole round and it was hot.Are 4 some was dreaming about a beer most of the round.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Poorly run"


ricklitle's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/21/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Showed up only to find out they had tournaments on both courses, took 2:45 to play front 9, waited up to 15 minutes between shots. Got to the 10th, group on on the green, one in the fairway, one on the tee and one group waiting. Asst. Mngr., Mike, offered to credit us 9 holes and come back... really... I live an hour plus from this place. Disappointed every time I play here so I'm done with B&B. too many nice course to play other than this


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Can't wait to return"


John1783928's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/20/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Had a great day at this course. Greens are scary fast but now that I understand them I look forward to my next round.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Fast greens but beautiful layout"


devin8857113's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/20/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fantastic track with very slick greens makes this a challenging test of your ability. Don't expect to shoot your handicap, unless you're playing your A game, but enjoy the beautiful location and occasional putt for birdie. Great value for the money with a hot deal!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Blackhorse review"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/18/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course has recently developed a grass disease. The fairways were the worst I've ever seen in 30 years of playing there. Hopefully, the greenskeeper figures it out.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Crazy greens"


Nickh9508's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/14/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

I had heard many great things about both courses at B/BH and most were true. I would have to say that the greens were a little too crazy for me and the rest of my foursome. I love a good challenge but it was all about luck on the greens. Many were saddle shaped with steep fronts and/or backs. Just couldn’t a handle on them. I preferred Bayonet of the two. Beautiful vistas on some holes, though.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"Circus greens"


Nickh9508's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/14/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is challenging but the greens put it over the top. Many are ruthless a couple are readable and the rest are somewhat in between. I would choose Bayonet of the two


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"Always a good round"


John9862163's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/09/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Two great tracks, great ground crew and staff. Looking forward to full time grass range (not into mats) but a very good practice facility. Would like to have them announce start times, like most courses it's not a habit (or even done) anymore. Best deal on the peninsula by far, thanks lads.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Tough greens"


u000002770057's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/09/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was great layout except for very difficult greens and pin placements


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Awesome"


wbeamish's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/05/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

The course was in amazing condition. I've played here many times, but never seen the greens in better shape. The weather this time of year in Monterey is the perfect conditions. Definitely get out there and play it if you can.


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



u000004527821's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/02/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Bring ur best putter!"


timjudy's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/26/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Love this course! Location can’t be beat, course is spectacular. Fun to play. This time the greens were REALLY fast. So bring ur A putting game!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/21/2017
Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"my wife and I enjoyed the round"


vantine1's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/17/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The red tees make the course easier for the ladies. The greens are tough. But no water on the course and it is hard to loose a ball.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



MikeJohnson's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/14/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Played with a Practicing Pro"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/10/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Had a great time after being paired up with a couple from Oregon and a pro, practicing for the Nor Cal Pro-Am the following day.

We used different tees but we all had fun.

Black Horse is one of my favorite places to play. Pros find it tough from the Blacks...but I can choose how much I want to challenge myself. I played whites so I could make more use of my new wedge...the course...no matter the length you choose is still fun and exciting.

Tough to walk as some tees are a good drive from the greens. the original layout had 45 holes, when he was resigned they took the best 36. But player sometime get confused on where to go. I found a foursome on our 18th tee who thought they were playing the 10th.

But that is easy to forgive,


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



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