The Bayonet at Bayonet/Black Horse Golf Course

4.6262941176 4.6 stars from 5 (617)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7104 yards
  • Slope: 141
  • Rating: 74.8
  • 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 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

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.

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.6 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.3 stars from 5
Value: 4.6 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.5 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.8 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.4 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 617 Reviews
5 stars:
402
4 stars:
180
3 stars:
26
2 stars:
3
1 stars:
6

recommend this course

601 out of 616 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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"Going back Baby"


uROXW6736RO's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/14/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

One thing that impressed me about a course, are the greens. The greens were pristine. The fairways were perfect. Layout was beautiful. I will return. The course is a challenge. LOVED IT. Recommend this course for avid golfers.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



duck246's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/12/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Excellent staff, challenging course, a great time overall"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/10/2018
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in great shape. The staff was extremely accommodating. I came from San Francisco and the traffic was murder, so I missed my tee time. They basically told me to take my time and check in when I was ready. I would definitely come back and play this course again!


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


"Very Poor Condition"


u000002830231's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/04/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice layout, but very poor conditions from tee to greens.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Fantastic"


Greenhornet13's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/03/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course for the money! Best value in Monterey.


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


"Bayonet gc"


u000002833720's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/03/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First time here, as I was unloading equipment a young employee pulled up in a cart and asked if I neede it. I told him I wouldn’t tee off for about two hours and he said that’s fine, take the cart. Glad I did as the practice facilities are away off. Great driving range, mats but it looks like sometimes it’s ok to use grass, nice short game area with bunkers and a nice putting area. The course is run with a professional, friendly and accommodating air. Everyone was kind and extremely helpful, I felt relaxed. The layout is fun and thought provoking but not punishing. The groups are not crammed together but spaced properly, we finished in four hours which is great for a public course. It almost feels like a private course. I missed out on the ribeye sandwich as the kitchen closes at three but that is fine as I went to play golf, not dine. Beautiful views, weather was wonderful but bring a windbreaker as you’re close to the ocean. Very good golfing experience.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/31/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Course is in rough shape."


Nathen9900492's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/29/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

They should be able to get it in shape by the time PGA championships rollaround

I wish being at the best of luck


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I don't recommend this course


"Golf Now Information"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/29/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Bayonet and Black Horse are two wonderful courses of 18 holes each. When one course (Black Horse) is closed, as it was 29 Mar the other (Bayonet) is negatively impacted. Someone, either Golf Now or B/BH should have advised the Golf Now registrants of the course closure.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Bayonet Requires Staight Shots"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/29/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

One of my favorite courses. Challenging for all skill sets. Approaches need to be in right quadrant or your putt might have four breaks to contend with. Traps are tough but fair as is the rough. Bay views from many holes. One the day I played the pace of play was slow as we had to wait on most holes. 4:45 to play 18 and no Marshall in site. The number to the restaurant at the 9th tee didn’t work so no sandwich at the turn. But both courses are GREAT tracks. Carts come with free water and often, with Hot Deal on Golf Now a bag of practice balls to warm up with. The range includes a chipping green with traps, natural grass stalls and target greens.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Are you up to the challenge?"


Rodger12's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/28/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We played the Bayonet course which like BH is under improvement for the upcoming PGA , would like to play a few weeks before to see it at its best , plan on many 3 putt greens, take time to savor the surroundings


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


"Hidden gem"


u841637901's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/27/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This place is amazing...you will seldom play a course this well kept. A few holes even have views of the bay. Enjoy!


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


"On the hill by the bay"


None's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/20/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

One of very few that you can enjoy your round on a rainy day. Just be prepared it is normally colder here. Excellent course layout. Greens are always in great condition. Very tricky but fun . Will definitely come back again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



sblaziek's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/19/2018
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


"Wonderful Golf Course"


Rob3999428's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/18/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Almost ready to go for the season when we played, course was in really good shape, but we know it's only going to get better , fantastic and really fun layout, a true test... Please play the right tees.. Greens were absolutely treacherous (which added to the fun of the course), I would highly recommend theses 2 courses to anyone who wants a tough challenge and a Great day of golf...the Pro shop and Starter were perfect at their jobs, once again... A great day was had by us.. Thank You..


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



jerald7e's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/18/2018
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: Average


I recommend this course


"Fun but tough course!"


andrew3124's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/14/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I talked to one of the locals about the course and they say it is the toughest in Monterey Bay. Bayonet is a beautiful course that is fun to play. Black horse is beautiful when you are standing on the tee but the greens are just plain stupid. If you are more than 13ft forward, left, right or back of the pin then you are most likely off the green into a collection area with little to know chance of getting the ball close to the hole. Bayonet has much better greens but they are still very tricky.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Getting ready for the club pro PGA."


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/07/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Golf course is in very good shape, greens are firm and fast. They are getting ready for the PGA tournament in June. Big piles of mulch in the tree areas to beautify the course, which the staff are spreading out. As always the course is very difficult but worth playing. Great views of the ocean on many holes. Food is good in the restaurant, but enjoy the ocean view because the service is always extremely slow.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great Track for a great price"


penny001's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/02/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I played Bayonet after playing at Pebble Beach and before playing Spanish Bay Bayonet is an excellent course the fairways are perfect the greens afast and have lots of twists and turns. The fairways are tree lined to accuracy off of the tee is a must. I have not mentioned the great views of the bay you can be in the middle of a Forrest and look out to a great view of the bay. The starter was extremely friendly and welcoming. I highly recommend this course in addition to the big name courses.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"One of the best in the srea"


Rodger12's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/28/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We've played this course many times, love the challenge as it mirrors the tour courses


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course



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