The Bayonet at Bayonet/Black Horse Golf Course

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4.5
661
5 Stars
425
4 Stars
192
3 Stars
33
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
7
Staff Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.2
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.6
Layout
0
94.7%
Recommend this course
639 out of 661 reviews
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4.5
661
5 Stars
38
4 Stars
21
3 Stars
8
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
1
Staff Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.0
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.4
Layout
4.7
88.6%
Recommend this course
62 out of 70 reviews
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4.5
661
5 Stars
73
4 Stars
31
3 Stars
10
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
1
Staff Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.1
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.5
Layout
4.8
93.2%
Recommend this course
109 out of 117 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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Reviews

4.5
661

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 64
Patio Dining 52
19th Hole Scenic Views 47
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 123
Undulating Greens 107
Elevation Changes 91
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 104
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 85
Playing Multiple Courses 69
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 103
Convenient to the City 63
Near Local Attractions 53
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Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Staff was very professional and friendly. Restaurant food excelland!

Course should have colored flags to identify pin positions .
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Average
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
First Time Playing

So-So

The course gets good reviews but my friend and I found it to be very average. It was extremely soft and in poor shape. Ground under repair everywhere and the greens putted poorly. Very challenging course and a cool layout but underwhelming overall.
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Average
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Poor
Value for the Money Fair
Course Layout Good
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart
Course is well worth playing and good value. It will challenge all golfers...good luck
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

I love the chilly weather

This golf experience was fantastic. Course is in good shape from tee to green. Very memorable tree lined fairways and seaside vegetation. Many downhill tee shots help too. I love this place. I'll be back.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Most beautiful fogbank I have ever played in

First time to Monterey Peninsula Golf. Play Black Horse absolutely beautiful will condition and maintain course I have ever played. Can't control Mother Nature sometimes you get the fog did for the first four holes cleared most beautiful sunny day for the next eight holes. Finished in the fog greens were Lightning Fast bunkers were great Fairways were perfect.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Bayonet

Good course, not great. Lots of traps, sand so so. Needs better markings/maps from one fairway to the next tee. No refreshment cart. Good rough. Course well maintained.
Staff Friendliness Average
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Fair
Course Conditions Average
Value for the Money Fair
Course Layout Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Windy weather
Used cart
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played

Careful at the moment

This is the first time I have written a review, I usually believe it is a personal opinion. I love this course and play it frequently. I am posting this to warn, especially visitors, that the course is in very poor condition. This is due to the recent PGA Championship.. Yes it was punched but that is something I expect twice a year. Its not the reason. Again, wait at least 7 weeks visitors it is not ready to play. Play Blackhorse next door and enjoy same atmosphere if not quite as difficult. K
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Average
Course Conditions Poor
Value for the Money Poor
Course Layout Excellent

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