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4.4
757 Reviews (757)
5 Stars
475
4 Stars
228
3 Stars
38
2 Stars
8
1 Stars
8
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.4
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.1
93.7%
Recommend this course
729 out of 757 reviews
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4.2
44 Reviews (44)
5 Stars
21
4 Stars
16
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.7
Value
4.1
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.3
93.2%
Recommend this course
41 out of 44 reviews
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4.3
77 Reviews (77)
5 Stars
36
4 Stars
32
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
4
1 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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72 out of 77 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

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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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First Time Playing

Superb course

Everything about the club is first class, from the Co diction to the clubhouse.
Great value.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Handicap 10-14
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Plays A few times a week
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4.0
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Conditions Average
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Conditions Excellent
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4.0
Previously Played

Nice day to play

The sun was finally out and it was a great day for golf. Bayonet was is good condition considering all the rain. The greens were in great shape. Pace of play was a little slow as some of the locals were reluctant to let faster players play through. Overall a good value for a very good course.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Best Place

Lived and sailed and played all around the Monterey Bay, If there's a prettier spot to spend the day......show me.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Day & Great Course Condition

The day was awesome! Clear, cool and minimal wind! The course is in great condition for this time of year! We had a complimentary round that expired 12/31/18 so we couldn't picked a better day! Didn't shoot the best round that I've done here in the past but the course and weather was the best. Love ❤️ Bayonet / Black Horse.

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

Great round

The old Generals courses. Challenging layout. Very tough greens. Beautiful December morning

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

Golf course.

Course in excellent shape after all the rain. Card still allowed in the fairway.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Fast greens....especially for being so close to the ocean

Greens were much faster then Pebble, Bandon, or Torrey when compared to other courses so close to the ocean...I hit my driver as well as ever but still shot a 94 as a 12 handicap from the blue tees. Missed a tone of greens and paid the price as chips and long lag puts ran out all day. Greens are fast and tricky but true. Great value for being in the middle of the “‘Mecca” for American golf.

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

Challenging

This by far was the hardest course I have ever played steep hills but pretty!

Conditions Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Tough but Fair

Excellent tough course that you think if you play it more often you will play better...... Nope LOL the course will challenge you every time. Condition thu-out course was great. The Greens are fast and challenging as their are some false fronts that can cause a shot on the green near the hole that can finish 30-40 yards away. Played in a tournament with some good players and a par won a skin on a par 4 340 yards. Numerous players had scores above 7 because after hitting the green with full shots and chips the ball would roll away from pin. Think Augusta....( if you miss your spot by more than a couple of yards and watch go away from hole)
Sounds bad but it was fun....

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great day for golf

The course was in excellent condition and the greens were rolling very true and very fast! Putting was an adventure for most of the round. The food was excellent at both breakfast and lunch and the service was fast and friendly.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Amazing layout

Quite challenging for us 8-14 index handicaps but fair. Maybe if we played it a few more times it would not seem like such a beast.

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

Bayonet

tough course to challenge your short game, green was fast, hard to read breaks and if you over hit will run off green .

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