The Bayonet at Bayonet/Black Horse Golf Course

4.6556294118 4.7 stars from 5 (562)
  • 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

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.7 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 562 Reviews
5 stars:
366
4 stars:
163
3 stars:
25
2 stars:
2
1 stars:
6

recommend this course

548 out of 561 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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"Muddy conditions"


u774141109's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/19/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course had numerous areas staked out as ground under repair. Conditions need to improve.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Fun Round"


tomumps2000's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/18/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course in good condition, greens not consistent, some fast some slow. Good pace of play.


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



Mizlaurakim's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/17/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is interesting and challenging. Negatives were (1) the fairways could use some growing grass, (2) there was a lot of construction activity, grading and tree removal.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great Experience"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/27/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Boggy Player

This course is extremely challenging for me but it is due to things relative to my golf. The course itself is just great and is my favorite public course here in the Monterey area. Pricing is great for afternoon play and for the quality of the course you can not match.

A very nice and challenging afternoon of golf. Highly recommended. Sister course, Black Horse, is more open if that is an issue.


Pace of Play: Excellent

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


"Everything went according to plan but...."


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/26/2017
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Reviewed on

I arrived at Bayonet Golf Course about two hours early and right from the start i was greeted by a friendly attendant that took my clubs and other stuff from the car right to the pro shop. Once at the pro shop, they greeted me and and registered me and gave me enough range ball for my three some. The range was a little busy but did get in a proper warm up. Then as my tee time approached the starter was attentive and got us out early. the round went well to our standards and the services attendant the greeted us after the round attended to our needs and even cleaned our clubs, ladies first. The only thing i was disappointed in was that the restaurant closed at 3 and we had to look elsewhere to have lunch. Which was no big deal and I will always go back to this golf course. A1 in my book


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


"Amazing conditions, beautiful course"


samthwang's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/25/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

What others have said about this course is pretty much true. It is beautifully maintained (greens fast and true) and on a lovely day (upper 60's no wind) is about as perfect a round as you can get. Bayonet/Blackhorse is the best value on the peninsula. Poppy Hills, even for NCGA members had a walking rate of $75 plus another $25 for a cart. This I think is overpriced as Bayonet has better views, equally good conditions, and is just as hard. I paid $59 for a 7.40 AM tee time. Can't say enough about the quality of the course. Pace of play was good as we followed a foursome with ours and made it in about 4 hours 15 min. If you are between 10 and 18 handicap, do the white tees. It'll be more than challenging enough.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Very nice course"


andrewji22's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/24/2017
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Reviewed on

Played at Bayonet last Sunday and the course was in its top condition with fast greens. The nice early autumn weather with light wind made the experience even better.


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


"Challenging Course"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/20/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I play this course whenever I am in the area. The layout is great and the greens are very challenging. It is a great test of golf. The only issue this time was some of the fairways were a bit spotty at times, but overall a wonderful test of golf.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"'Excellent courses"


Hhippster's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/20/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We are a foursome that plays every week. We all enjoy coming here. Our last round was definitely more challenging though as the course was set up for tournament play. The extra high rough cost us extra shots on this day. Course management was essential. Was still very fun.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"This course was above my expectations"


harry216's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/18/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This was my first time playing here and it exceeded my expectations. The course was in great shape and challenging from hole # 1 through the 18th. I would recommend this course for intermediate players and above. I will be back to enjoy this excellent golf course. Very clean and professionally run course.


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


"Awesome value"


jeromechabrillat's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/18/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Probably one of the most interesting layouts I played. The course is challenging but fair. Wind invites itself on some holes, then disappears! Greens are faahhhst. Had a really nice time and the deal made it even sweeter!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course



u000004345674's avatar
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/15/2017
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Reviewed on


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



Joe5853547's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/15/2017
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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


"Bayonet"


Jefferson7284535's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/14/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in great shape. I played in the afternoon which always adds the challenge of the wind which really makes for a fun day of second guessing your clubs. I was paired up with 2 local course regulars, who were great guys, with a lot of insight. The only negative was the pro shop, I was told, no pin sheet available, which in my opinion was ridiculous due to the importance of being in the right position on your approach shots. They treated me like a peasant that had no business inside the building, very disappointing knowing the roots of the course originally catered to our men and women in the military. It wasn't a bad day however, the starter, cart guy, and the bartender were friendly.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Best value on the Monterey Peninsula"


mschwan's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/07/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The Bayonet/Black Horse courses are fantastic. Challenging but fair. You earn every bit of your score here. The courses are beautifully maintained and provide wonderfully framed holes. It's always a treat to return.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Don't Be Fooled"


u00000460002's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/05/2017
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Reviewed on

Open looking fairways lull you into a sense of security until one of the multiple traps grabs your ball. Greens can be very undulating depending on pin placement. You may put uphill until the ball reaches the hole and then it's downhill and into a catchment area if you hit it too hard. Distance control is very important on the fairway shots to avoid the bunkers; on the approach shots to be below the hole and on the undulating putts.


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


"What a GREAT GOLF COURSE!"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/01/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I played Bayonet on the reccomandation from a friend. What a treat! Great layout with fairways outlined by a tough rough and big trees. Keep the ball in play and you will be all right, get out of position, and you will pay the price. After you ha negotiated the foregoing, you will have to deal with the greens - just make sure you place your approach shot below the hole to have a fighting chance.

I loved this course so much that it is going to be my course when I go to Carmel.

Enjoy!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great Courses"


grainone's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/15/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Bayonet on my Birthday, only thing that would beat it would be Pebble! Great weather, great course, and great friends, what a day! The rough can be tough so keep it on the fairway! Greens run true and have some tricky reads. Bunkers are challenging but sand is perfect in them. Play both courses if you can, Black Horse is great as well!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Gofnut"


Kingsbag's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/09/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Blackhorse and Bayoner are the best values in the area.


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



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/08/2017
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Reviewed on

Great course and test of your game. Best value anywhere


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



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