The Bayonet at Bayonet/Black Horse Golf Course

4.6471823529 4.6 stars from 5 (577)
  • 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 4.6 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.3 stars from 5
Value: 4.7 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.5 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.8 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.4 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 577 Reviews
5 stars:
375
4 stars:
169
3 stars:
25
2 stars:
2
1 stars:
6

recommend this course

563 out of 576 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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"Golf"


u000002724139's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/08/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Bayonet is always way challenging. Nothing easy. Getting to the greens is only 1/2 the battle. So tough. So much fun.


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




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/08/2017
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Reviewed on

The pin on #16 at Bayonet was not accessible. Since I was playing alone, I took the time to relax and dropped a ball in the middle of the green and it rolled 30 yards off the green.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"First time at Bayonet"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/03/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Went to Bayonet with a couple of friends.. I think I had a good time even though the putting was little too difficult, but it's not the course. Haha.. I would love to go there again to play another round.. Hope it happens soon. Look at the picture with the ocean view!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Bayonet-what a gem"


Kehl2012's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/29/2017
Previously played Walked Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course. Greens are tough, need a high approach shot to stick. Would have broken 90 had it not been for a US Open like greens.....ha

Fairways have some strange grass growing but still in great shape considering the recent rain.

Definitely will go back for more punishment.

Staff very friendly. Great calamari app; goes great with a beer.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Greens firm and fast but will hold a good shot"


daleball7589's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/25/2017
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Reviewed on

I really enjoy the Bayonet course. You can play the white tees at just under 6000 yards or the blues at 6600 and have as competitive a round as you like. Greens are in excellent shape , firm and fast. Only problem for me is they are hard to read. Don’t feel too bad about three putts, at some point you will have have at least one


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u3423105's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/15/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"As usual"


Hhippster's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/15/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

We are a foursome who play every week. We try to play different courses so each guy picks a course when it's his turn. My point is that we like Bayonet/Black Horse so much we find one of these courses in our rotation each month. We all love these courses. Gotta love golf in the Monterey area.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/14/2017
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Reviewed on

Great value, especially considering course quality. Good amount of tee box options. Hey, you can play here 6 rounds for one at pebble!!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great Challenge"


u000001405613's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/13/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A beautiful course, always a strong challenge. Not much letup. Fair but fast and tough greens.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



u5160879's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/07/2017
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great course - Bayonet"


swandel's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/03/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Wonderful course in beautiful setting. Truly a gem. But bring your best game as the greens are fast and challenging to read. Requires good accuracy with irons. Staff was friendly and food quite tasty.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Always enjoyabl"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/25/2017
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Reviewed on

Fairways very thin- much more than usual. Rough has some areas where grass is not growing (I mean in close proximity to the fairway). Ball would be on bare spot surrounded by thick grass. The rough should be penalty enough without finding your ball on bare spots. I've played the course probably 50-60 times and almost always

In better condition. Played with a friend who had never played there and he loved the course, as do I.


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


"Prepare to be frustrated"


u000004390551's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/24/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I have played the Bayonet and Blackhorse courses numerous times starting when I was stationed at Fort Ord. These courses used to be difficult, but fun to play. If the intent was to make the redesigned Bayonet a challenging course for better golfers the designers have succeeded. Bayonet has a great layout and it plays long. Course conditions were good, however the fairways were spotty and muddy in many areas and the greens were hard and fast. Pin placements on the day that I played were ridiculous. Missing a five foot putt should not leave you with a ten foot putt back to the hole. Undulating greens should not have extreme breaks next to the hole, Save that for the PGA. My recommendations to make the course play better is to soften the greens and allow the fairway grass to grow a little longer. Don't expect to shoot low on this course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Bayonet"


rjacegolfer's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/24/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Beautiful but tough course...tight lies on the fairways and lightning fast greens...a real challenge and loads of drum!!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Bayonet: Fair but challenging...(if you know the course)"


sjcrad's avatar
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/23/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Had a great time. some tight driving holes if you don't shape the ball. Greens where rolling very good. Tough course to score well on the first time seeing it...but fair, so I'd like another crack at it. Definitely a repeat play...especially at this rate! Saw cart girl one time in 18 holes...grill closes around 3.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"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
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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
Previously played Verified Purchaser

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



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