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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)
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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 0-4
Skill Advanced
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Made it Back!

Last time I played Bayonet, was pre-renovations so I was thrilled to finally play a course I had been meaning to play forever.

I played Blackhorse around lunchtime and when I got done I popped into the pro shop to see if they had a twilight special. The guy gave me a $45 rate w/ cart for a 4:00 pm twilight special, even though it was 3:45. I was able to bop around in 3 HOURS with literally not another soul on the course. It was glorious.

- Bayonet was just as challenging as I remember (note: I played the . Seems like it never lets up.
- Fairways appear corridor-like narrow off the tee shots but when you get up to your 2nd shots, the fairways are actually wider than they appear on the tee box. However when you do miss a fairway, prepare for major tree trouble.
- Green appeared to be punched a few weeks ago so I didn't get a true appreciation for the beautiful and challenging undulations.
- Fairways were in great shape. Fast, firm, and super tight lies.
- Just like Blackhorse, beautiful bunkering.
- Friendly staff, nice starter.

IF anyone is planning a trip to the Monterey Peninsula, Bayonet and Blackhorse are absolutely must plays for the value. The layout of both courses is just too good.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

bunkers

The course was aerated which I can accept but the bunkers where terrible something should be done

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Gremlingolfer
Commented on 05/09/2019

I played here yesterday and the bunkers were fine

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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Great course, great deal!

The Golf now deal was basically half price. Approximately $75 for a $150 round. With cart, free hot dog, chips and drink. When we arrived the pro said they aerated 2 weeks ago, so they gave us a certificate for a free round later this year. Course was beautiful, staff were all real friendly.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Aeration

Learned the course, fairways and greens, had been aerated without notification. Even though this was a hot deal on Golf.Now, The course recognized the issue and gave us two free rounds in the future.

This was a classy ethical thing to do and we really appreciated their consideration. The starter is a great guy as well

Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fantastic experience

Bayonet is where you go when you think you've got game. Then,, you realize you better keep your day job. The course, the golf, the facility, the weather,...just the best experience you'd ever want. Absolutely love it...and you will too.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Not worth the Green Fees plus Cart

Would not recommend this course unless you by a Hot Deal.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fine

The course is fine. Not great but not terrible. Very first rmmmm

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Bayonet golf

The course is a fantastic layout & very Challenging. I am a 7 h'cap & Blue tees were 6680 which I played as whites were 5600-5700?
The Black Horse was closed due to maintenance so Bayoner extremely busy. My wife & I had a 11 am tee time but got there early & pro shop & starter got us off at 9:50. Fantastic. We played a 4 with a father son teenage son & still got around in 3:45. Its a must to play in Carmel area.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Greens So Glassy You Can See Your Reflection

For me, this was the most challenging course I've played. Many false fronts, hidden swales, and hole positions that penalized imperfect positioning. This course hosted the 2018 PGA Championship, so this is a pro testing course that beats up mid handicap golfers. I loved the challenge.

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

Beautiful course

Very nice course, greens were fast and the views was awesome.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Best deal going (though back 9 was SO backed up!)

On hole 11 we realized that everything was really backed up so we drove cart over to hole #6 on Blackhorse and played there (that course was wide open but fun/great shape). So, it all worked out.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Bayonet

Good tough course, greens in excellent condition, long par 4s, very good practice area.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

The best i have played

It is difficult but not impossible to play. It has many hills and undulations. You must hit the flat spots on the fairway. Take time to read the greens. There are a lot a ways that it can curve on the way to the hole. The greens are very fast. Pace of play could be better. I played when there were people playing practice rounds. It is a beautiful course with spectacular views. It is the best course for the money.

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