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4.5
706 Reviews (706)
5 Stars
451
4 Stars
209
3 Stars
34
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
8
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.5
Layout
4.8
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.2
92.5%
Recommend this course
681 out of 706 reviews
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4.5
33 Reviews (33)
5 Stars
19
4 Stars
13
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.5
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.5
93.9%
Recommend this course
31 out of 33 reviews
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4.4
88 Reviews (88)
5 Stars
49
4 Stars
29
3 Stars
7
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.4
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.5
90.9%
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80 out of 88 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 7104 yards
Slope 139
Rating 74.8

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 74.8 139
Blue 72 6641 yards 72.8 135
White 72 5945 yards 69.4 131
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 - $20 - $25
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes - "Bayonet Black Horse 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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Reviews

4.5
706 Reviews (706)

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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Fantastic experience

Bayonet is where you go when you think you've got game. Then,, you realize you better keep your day job. The course, the golf, the facility, the weather,...just the best experience you'd ever want. Absolutely love it...and you will too.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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4.0
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Not worth the Green Fees plus Cart

Would not recommend this course unless you by a Hot Deal.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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3.0
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Fine

The course is fine. Not great but not terrible. Very first rmmmm

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
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Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
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I Recommend This Course
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Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
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I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Bayonet golf

The course is a fantastic layout & very Challenging. I am a 7 h'cap & Blue tees were 6680 which I played as whites were 5600-5700?
The Black Horse was closed due to maintenance so Bayoner extremely busy. My wife & I had a 11 am tee time but got there early & pro shop & starter got us off at 9:50. Fantastic. We played a 4 with a father son teenage son & still got around in 3:45. Its a must to play in Carmel area.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Greens So Glassy You Can See Your Reflection

For me, this was the most challenging course I've played. Many false fronts, hidden swales, and hole positions that penalized imperfect positioning. This course hosted the 2018 PGA Championship, so this is a pro testing course that beats up mid handicap golfers. I loved the challenge.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Beautiful course

Very nice course, greens were fast and the views was awesome.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Best deal going (though back 9 was SO backed up!)

On hole 11 we realized that everything was really backed up so we drove cart over to hole #6 on Blackhorse and played there (that course was wide open but fun/great shape). So, it all worked out.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Bayonet

Good tough course, greens in excellent condition, long par 4s, very good practice area.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Nice day to play

The sun was finally out and it was a great day for golf. Bayonet was is good condition considering all the rain. The greens were in great shape. Pace of play was a little slow as some of the locals were reluctant to let faster players play through. Overall a good value for a very good course.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
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
Cold weather
Used cart

Best Place

Lived and sailed and played all around the Monterey Bay, If there's a prettier spot to spend the day......show me.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Day & Great Course Condition

The day was awesome! Clear, cool and minimal wind! The course is in great condition for this time of year! We had a complimentary round that expired 12/31/18 so we couldn't picked a better day! Didn't shoot the best round that I've done here in the past but the course and weather was the best. Love ❤️ Bayonet / Black Horse.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
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
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