The Bayonet at Bayonet/Black Horse Golf Course

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4.5
688
5 Stars
443
4 Stars
200
3 Stars
33
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
8
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.5
Layout
4.8
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.2
94.2%
Recommend this course
665 out of 687 reviews
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Average Rating
4.4
50
5 Stars
30
4 Stars
14
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.3
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.5
90.0%
Recommend this course
45 out of 50 reviews
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Average Rating
4.5
111
5 Stars
69
4 Stars
31
3 Stars
8
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.4
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.6
92.0%
Recommend this course
103 out of 111 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 7104
Slope 141
Rating 74.8
Type Public
It was upon this land that General Bob McClure constructed the Bayonet Golf Course in 1954 and, due to Bayonet's initial acclaim, Fort Ord decided to expand the course. In 1964 a second 18-hole championship course named Black Horse was officially opened. The Bayonet and Black Horse courses are steeped in rich tradition and have played host to PGA Tour greats such as Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Tom Watson, as well as several U.S. Presidents and foreign dignitaries. After a practice round in 1997, PGA Tour Professional Billy Andrade said, "If they play the U.S. Open here, the scores would be over par. It's tough, but it's fun!" One thing is for certain, the Bayonet and Black Horse Golf Courses offer golf enthusiasts and history buffs alike, an experience that they are unlikely to forget.
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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
Scorecard for Bayonet
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 74.8/139 548 436 365 201 343 221 392 613 476 3595 517 387 419 479 192 370 393 225 527 3509 7104
Blue M: 72.8/135 520 423 332 176 327 189 363 593 449 3372 510 355 378 444 170 350 364 200 498 3269 6641
White M: 69.4/131 505 357 317 156 306 170 336 541 388 3076 462 331 316 387 149 320 326 150 428 2869 5945
Red W: 70.2/123 474 317 278 122 285 136 294 474 350 2730 402 250 290 369 118 262 275 137 396 2499 5229
Handicap 7 1 17 11 15 13 9 5 3 12 8 4 2 18 14 6 16 10
Par 5 4 4 3 4 3 4 5 4 36 5 4 4 4 3 4 4 3 5 36 72
Handicap (W) 5 7 11 15 13 17 9 1 3 6 14 8 4 16 10 12 18 2

Course Details

Year Built 1954
Greens Jacklin T1 Bentgrass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Gene Bates (2008)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes - "Bayonet BlackHorse Golf Academy & Performance Center"
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

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4.5
688

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 64
Patio Dining 52
19th Hole Scenic Views 47
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 124
Undulating Greens 108
Elevation Changes 92
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 105
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 85
Playing Multiple Courses 69
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 103
Convenient to the City 64
Near Local Attractions 53

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Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
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I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

Great round

The old Generals courses. Challenging layout. Very tough greens. Beautiful December morning

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Golf course.

Course in excellent shape after all the rain. Card still allowed in the fairway.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Fast greens....especially for being so close to the ocean

Greens were much faster then Pebble, Bandon, or Torrey when compared to other courses so close to the ocean...I hit my driver as well as ever but still shot a 94 as a 12 handicap from the blue tees. Missed a tone of greens and paid the price as chips and long lag puts ran out all day. Greens are fast and tricky but true. Great value for being in the middle of the “‘Mecca” for American golf.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Challenging

This by far was the hardest course I have ever played steep hills but pretty!

Conditions Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Tough but Fair

Excellent tough course that you think if you play it more often you will play better...... Nope LOL the course will challenge you every time. Condition thu-out course was great. The Greens are fast and challenging as their are some false fronts that can cause a shot on the green near the hole that can finish 30-40 yards away. Played in a tournament with some good players and a par won a skin on a par 4 340 yards. Numerous players had scores above 7 because after hitting the green with full shots and chips the ball would roll away from pin. Think Augusta....( if you miss your spot by more than a couple of yards and watch go away from hole)

Sounds bad but it was fun....

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great day for golf

The course was in excellent condition and the greens were rolling very true and very fast! Putting was an adventure for most of the round. The food was excellent at both breakfast and lunch and the service was fast and friendly.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Amazing layout

Quite challenging for us 8-14 index handicaps but fair. Maybe if we played it a few more times it would not seem like such a beast.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Bayonet

tough course to challenge your short game, green was fast, hard to read breaks and if you over hit will run off green .

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Super nice course with great amneties

Really fun course, free range balls ,well manicured all around, challenging ! A pleasure to play here.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Stunning views and a magnificent layout

I played theBlack Horse and Bayonet courses. There is one thing that they should sell in the club house for the serious golfer: "Complete Green Layout" The course has generally uphill greens, where the undulations are not known, false run offs are not to be seen, and with the greens running 13 on the stemp(spelling) meter, landing in a somewhat putt making position is nearly impossible. I only putted off the green three times; however, the other two golfers were having some four putt and higher greens.

The little booklet they sell in the pro shop does not cut it.

The course and all the pros and outside personal were top notch.

In spite of the sever handicap on not knowing what the greens held for me, I had a wonderful time, both days.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Used cart

A whole lotta golf course

For the novice, aging, or high-handicap golfer, this track will test your distance, accuracy, chipping and putting...to the maximum. There is a whole lot of length to those second shots on the par fours and third shots on the par fives. To confound matters, many of the pins are tucked behind deep multiple bunkers, and the big greens have many multiple breaks, making reading them a bit of a headache. In short, this is a Whole Lotta Golf Course!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Sooo tough... wear a thick skin and take your medicine(s)

Beautiful day on the course, but a few things let to a serious mental beat-down. The rough was deep, thick and damp which is where I ended up a few times from the slope in the fairways. No consistent ball contact from there... The greens were maddening, with a combination of fast speed and quick, imperceptible breaks. Many of the greens have some serious slope and undulation which leads to approach shots trickling away from their landing spot, leaving you with much longer putts than the quality of the shot deserve. I've played here a few times a year for the last 30 years, from the blue tees until this year. Even with the substantial length advantage that the white tees afford, I was left frustrated by experience of shooting 90 against an 8 index. Love the course layout with so many unique holes, but I was muttering to myself on the drive home...Yes, I will be back!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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