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Conditions
4.0
Value
4.4
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.1
93.7%
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729 out of 757 reviews
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4.2
44 Reviews (44)
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Conditions
3.7
Value
4.1
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.3
93.2%
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4.3
77 Reviews (77)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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Conditions
3.9
Value
4.2
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.3
93.5%
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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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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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4.4
757 Reviews (757)

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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Handicap 20-24
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3.0
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Cold weather
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Bayonet Challenge

We had fun but the fairways were very thin and the greens were very difficult. I don't know if it was the pin positions or the greens are just very hard to read!

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Hard but fun!

Great course. Bit dry this time of year as usual.
Greens were fast and enjoyable!
No one out there to keep a
slow lead group moving so it was a very slow pace, waiting a lot! No round should be longer than 4 hours, anywhere.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
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Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

I like the course, challenging and lots of fun. Greens are treacherous and hope to master one day.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Beautiful day on the coast

Bayonet beautiful today.. A few sand traps were a bit hard pack, but otherwise in very good shape. Enjoyed the day and the course. Full driving range with chipping and sand trap area.

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

Good and not so good

First off Early morning round at Bayonet .
Played as single with cart —- so no hold ups .
First 5 or 6 holes had just been cut and had grass cuttings all over them so extremely slow and irregular .
Ground staff were blowing off grass cuttings without much success.
Very patchy fairways for a quality course . Hard , compact sand in traps .
No rough , but some terrible unkempt areas just off the fairways .
Obviously a great looking course and excellent layout .
Check in at desk , moderately civil —- that’s about all . Why do they all typically treat players like they are better than you and are doing you a favour ?!
Starter much more friendly . .
Not worth the $150 printed green fee , but good at $69 through Golf Now ...

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course

Played early 7:30. Took right around 4 hrs. Good layout not as many hills as black horse - easier to walk and better to play.

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

Great course, fast greens, but woman friendly

We had a great time with beautiful weather. Loved the course

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
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Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Top 1000 Contributor

Staff disrespectful

Staff were completely disrespectful to non-pga players not in the big, make that HUGE, pga tournament qualifier on this day. Shoving them out of the way, making them feel unwelcome from the pro shop to, and especially, the starter. The starter, Dennis, basically saying I don’t have time for you. Come back five minutes from your tee time and I will deal with you. Not exactly a welcome to our golf courses today. And did I detect a snout down to GolfNow players in the pro shop? Yes I am certain of it. Only if we could return the Bayonet welcoming from the former Fort Ord courses personnel at OUR home course. Really make them feel welcome. A day to remember.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Big Time Golf Course

Bayonet is a big time golf course with some great holes from start to finish. You will get everything you want out of a round here at a great price.

There is a wide variety of holes and several elevation changes throughout the track. Hole 9 is the most difficult par 4 I have ever played, long dogleg right to an elevated green surrounded by bunkers. Good luck getting there in 2!

Bayonet lists their price at $145 per round, but we played twice by booking through GN. We got a prime morning time for $69 and an afternoon time for $45. Each included cart. Make sure you look for deals online before booking through the pro shop.

The golf course was in pretty good shape and had quick greens. Also there are no water hazards on the entire course. (It's tough enough without them) You will have plenty of ocean views throughout your round. We finished our final round right at sunset and the setting was spectacular.

You will not be disappointed with a challenging round at Bayonet. This is a wonderful golf facility!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Enjoyable round!

Course is beautiful with many ocean views in the background. On the 4th hole as a bonus, a deer decided to meander about 40 yards in front of us as we were about to tee off. Several elevated tees, and greens, with some interesting dog legs. Greens were quick but fair. My only complaint is that the course could use more obvious yard markers, as distances were often “guesstimates”, since I forgot my gps watch at home. Very enjoyable round! I would definitely play it again on my next visit here.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great ocean views

Lots of bunkers. Not much sand in them. Some deer

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Brilliant value for money

I played spyglass three days before and the challenge and condition of Bayonet was better by a considerable length. The value for the green fees was excellent , we had a great day and felt we would return.

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

Bayonet - Great Price and Pace of Play

As usually Bayonet is a great value. Better still, playing in the morning during the week allows for a quick pace of play. The wife and I payed a twosome with cart in 3:15. Really took our time overall. No one in front or behind. We have had same experience many times at Bayonet and Blackhorse.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Weekday in Monterey

It had been about 3 years since I last played at Bayonet. I called for a tee time and the Pro shop wanted to charge $30.00 more to make a tee time with Pro Shop. I did with with Golf Now and Saved a lot of $$$$.

The pro shop said that the green were in great conditions and that the Green did not have any sand or top dressing on them. I hit the first green in regulation. I noticed that my ball did not bite or spin back. When I reached the green and marked my ball. There was a mix of Sand and top dressing. I was not pleased, finished the round and should have spoken with the golf director but did not. Being honest about course conditions is so important to low handicappers like myself.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course condition

The traps are in bad need of sand. Grass growing in some, club counted instead of passing under the ball. Greens a loudly use improvement, some bare spots. But still a great golf course.

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

Beautiful Bayonet

I love this course, the setting is spectacular with views of the Monterey Bay. The course is very challenging with many bunkers and elevated greens. The greens were fast but fair. Once you figure out that everything breaks towards the ocean. I linked up with some great guys and has a wonderful day. I visit the area every year and try to get a round in every time at Bayonet. I’ve played many courses in the area and it is my favorite, along with its twin course Black Horse.
I think those courses are the best value in the area.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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