Bayonet GC: View from #18
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4.4
911 Reviews (911)
5 Stars
561
4 Stars
270
3 Stars
55
2 Stars
13
1 Stars
12
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.2
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.1
91.1%
Recommend this course
865 out of 911 reviews
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4.2
106 Reviews (106)
5 Stars
55
4 Stars
30
3 Stars
14
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
3
Conditions
3.8
Value
4.1
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.6
86.8%
Recommend this course
92 out of 106 reviews
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4.3
150 Reviews (150)
5 Stars
83
4 Stars
41
3 Stars
17
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
4
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.1
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.6
88.0%
Recommend this course
132 out of 150 reviews
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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

Food & Beverage

Bar, Grill, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Accolades

Reviews

4.4
911 Reviews (911)

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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Perfect weather
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Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
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Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Great Place to Play

Great Course, Great People, Great Service, they have it all

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Conditions Excellent
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Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great course.

We always play here when we come to town. Playing Black Horse tomorrow.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 17
Skill Intermediate
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3.0
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Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fabulous day at Bayonet

It was a beautiful day, and the course was in excellent condition, the greens were in very good shape, other than being a little firm, making you have to adjust.
Overall, it was a 9 out of 10. To play a course like that, for that price, was a very good deal, indeed.
We were a threesome and had to wait some, but still finished in 4 hours.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Used cart
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 21
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Unsheathed beast

Bayonet is one of my favorite Monterey peninsula courses. Narrow fairways with firm greens and a pace to match. Greens weren't quite as fast as usual probably around a 9 vs normally 11/12. The marshall was friendly and tried to keep pace of play up. He broke the group in front of us up as they fell 3 holes behind and after that it was smoother sailing. Always enjoy the course and will be back soon

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great course, and weather

I play Bayonet as often as possible. Even on the holiday weekend, it was good. The course is always in great shape. The greens are quite challenging with tiers and some large breaks. Fairways are manicured and you are penalized for being in the rough. Great!

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Course

What a beautiful Course. I would highly recommend this course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser

Overplayed course. No tees for seniors

A course with the reputation these one has should have a full complement of tee boxes this cour has no gold tees for seniors for no reason whatsoever other than not appreciating that male seniors do not like playing from women’s tees!

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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