The Bayonet at Bayonet/Black Horse Golf Course
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.
|Red (W)||72||5229 yards||70.2||123|
|Black M: 74.8/139||548||436||365||201||343||221||392||613||476||3595||517||387||419||479||192||370||393||225||527||3509||7104|
|Blue M: 72.8/135||520||423||332||176||327||189||363||593||449||3372||510||355||378||444||170||350||364||200||498||3269||6641|
|White M: 69.4/131||505||357||317||156||306||170||336||541||388||3076||462||331||316||387||149||320||326||150||428||2869||5945|
|Red W: 70.2/123||474||317||278||122||285||136||294||474||350||2730||402||250||290||369||118||262||275||137||396||2499||5229|
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Photo submitted by Pouxie on 09/19/2019
fairways not too narrow Photo submitted by paulgerrard101 on 06/26/2018
I played here on my birthday with a friend. It was cold and a foggy July 11. Photo submitted by junbelara on 07/13/2016
Great day! Photo submitted by Orionbrand on 03/03/2015
morning fog Photo submitted by John2726346 on 11/12/2014
Number 17 - 200 yards from blue tees Photo submitted by Uooooo2685750 on 06/27/2014
Beautiful day at Black Horse Photo submitted by Janet8631846 on 03/17/2014
Summertime little foggy to start at 830am... still very playable. Photo submitted by EndoJamesK on 06/09/2013
Fog burned off by 9th hole. Photo submitted by EndoJamesK on 06/09/2013
Photo submitted by EndoJamesK on 06/09/2013
Photo submitted by rdooley81 on 02/25/2013
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.
Great course, but aeriation was a problem
I have not played Bayonet since it was taken over from the Army, this is my first time. The course was in great shape, except the greens had been aerated within the last two weeks and nobody warned us. i probably would have played anyway.. The new rebuild makes the course a little easier since some tree removal and trimming took place.
Good course, Good day!
Greens punched and fairways blotchy
I play this course about once per month. It’s normally in reasonable shape but not so this week. The greens were recently punched and sanded. The fairways are blotchy. Many of the tee boxes are sandy as well. There is also a fair bit of irrigation maintenance underway, resulting in open trenches and bare dirt along a few fairways. I would wait at least a few weeks before playing Bayonet. Black Horse appears to be in better shape at the moment. Course management understands the state of Bayonet and, at least today, provided vouchers for a future round for those who paid full price today.
The course had been punched one day before we played. The greenskeepers were sweeping sand as we approached each green. The rough looked like Scotland on a bad day. To top it off, "paying players" we're given a free round due to the awful conditions. However since we had booked 8 players, 4 of whom had "hot deals" the head of the pro shop gave free times to the other foresome, not us, despite the fact that all of us played the same lousy course. I can't,give a positive review to such a chickenshit operation.
loads of fun almost forgot to look at beautiful views
Great course. Hard greens
Played this course last year when it was cart path only. Did not enjoy the frequent hikes across the fairways and some very tough lies.
This time it was 90 degree rule and much more enjoyable. The greens have been recently scarified and are very hard, fast and true.
Rough is short but tough to hit out of. Take your lumps and use a 5 iron.
Overall a very good day.
Great Course But Needs Work
I have been a frequent player at Bayonet for the last five years. I love the course layout and the opportunity to play one of two excellent championship courses at the same location. The staff is great, always friendly and helpful.
I lowered my overall rating because of a couple of items. One, the sand traps are very substandard for a course that aspires to be one of the best in the Monterey Bay. For the prices charged they should be in much better condition. They are very inconsistent, many hard and some with a reasonable amount of sand. Second, the tee side amenities are old and worn. Some holes have ball washers, some don’t. Spike cleaners are worn and useless. A small investment can make this small irritant go away. Finally, the length of the rough is very inconsistent. Short in some areas and US Open like in others.
These are two great courses that can be even greater with a focused investment.
PGA Course for a great value
We grabbed a hot deal on a weekend for a great price & enjoyed the course. Fairways & greens well kept. Awesome views of the sunset if you have a later round.
East Coast Players
We don’t get too many views like this on the East Coast. We’ve played a few in this area now, but this was the best so far. Great views, challenging but achievable holes, and a fantastic rate on golf now!
High quality course
It’s no surprise that that the PGA use this course. Undulating course with lots of bunkers and slick greens with borrow. Hard but fair.
Just a shame they turned the sprinklers on at 8pm while we still had 2 holes to play..
SHOULD be better
Having played the course previously, I was a bit disappointed. The green fee was over the top, but I get it is US Open week, and tee tines are at a premium everywhere in Monterey. When you charge a premium fee to play the course, please have sand in the bunkers, etc, etc. . Green were fast as expected, but inconsistent from green to green. Still like the layout, but conditions could be better... much better
Course was in great condition. Greens were rolling great. Cart girl was on time. Price was a little high but US Open was in town so course in area gouged everyone...
tough but fair
Tough course but fair, fairways were in pretty good shape considering the amount of play it gets. Greens were good and gave you a true role. Look forward to going back
Tough but fair
Kinda tight and kinda long (from the blue tees). But fair, interesting and fun. Highly recommend. Conditions pretty good, greens were excellent, a real challenge
Very tough course. Yardages are s little long from blues and s little short from whites. Greens are in good condition and fairly fast. Rough is high.
Great courses for $50
Played both these courses for $50 each (Golfnow Hot Deal) and I was very happy I did. Both tracks are very challenging but fair, great layouts and both, greens & courses in very good condition. I would recommend these both courses as they are great value for the area.