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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%
Recommend this course
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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Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Super nice course with great amneties

Really fun course, free range balls ,well manicured all around, challenging ! A pleasure to play here.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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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

Stunning views and a magnificent layout

I played theBlack Horse and Bayonet courses. There is one thing that they should sell in the club house for the serious golfer: "Complete Green Layout" The course has generally uphill greens, where the undulations are not known, false run offs are not to be seen, and with the greens running 13 on the stemp(spelling) meter, landing in a somewhat putt making position is nearly impossible. I only putted off the green three times; however, the other two golfers were having some four putt and higher greens.
The little booklet they sell in the pro shop does not cut it.
The course and all the pros and outside personal were top notch.
In spite of the sever handicap on not knowing what the greens held for me, I had a wonderful time, both days.

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

A whole lotta golf course

For the novice, aging, or high-handicap golfer, this track will test your distance, accuracy, chipping and putting...to the maximum. There is a whole lot of length to those second shots on the par fours and third shots on the par fives. To confound matters, many of the pins are tucked behind deep multiple bunkers, and the big greens have many multiple breaks, making reading them a bit of a headache. In short, this is a Whole Lotta Golf Course!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
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

Sooo tough... wear a thick skin and take your medicine(s)

Beautiful day on the course, but a few things let to a serious mental beat-down. The rough was deep, thick and damp which is where I ended up a few times from the slope in the fairways. No consistent ball contact from there... The greens were maddening, with a combination of fast speed and quick, imperceptible breaks. Many of the greens have some serious slope and undulation which leads to approach shots trickling away from their landing spot, leaving you with much longer putts than the quality of the shot deserve. I've played here a few times a year for the last 30 years, from the blue tees until this year. Even with the substantial length advantage that the white tees afford, I was left frustrated by experience of shooting 90 against an 8 index. Love the course layout with so many unique holes, but I was muttering to myself on the drive home...Yes, I will be back!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
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 Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Beautiful 36 hole golf course

Played here solo on a slow Thursday late morning. A foursome waved me through at the 4th which was nice of them. A lot of grounds keeper working that day. Needed some getting used to with the noise of their machines. A beautiful course I played Bayonet this time and had a great time. Some of the restrooms were too close to the tees and the noise I made affected some golfers, sorry guys did not see you teeing off because I was inside the porta potty! Tip. Take an extra club because of the sneeky wind on the back nine.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Exceptional conditions - greens outstanding

Pace of play for public course was great. Greens condition A#1. Very challenging course, golf as it should be. Staff all great people.

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

The setting and views!

Couldn’t ask for a better day! The fairways and greens were in great shape. The two fellows that we were teamed with were excellent company and I noticed everyone around as being very congenial. Pace of play was very good! We will definitely be back!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

The course.

Challenging. Good shape. Maintenance crew is outstanding. Support staff enjoyable. Greens difficult. Bunkers good.

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

Drought course. For hosting the PGA championship in June, the course has slipped down. Port-a-potties on 6-that's it. No water! Take your own. Very slow 2 with no one in front. Backed up course-no Marshall.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Bayonet

This course needs help, fairways are a mess. The bunkers had no sand in them, we asked for our money back.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Staff was very professional and friendly. Restaurant food excelland!

Course should have colored flags to identify pin positions .

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
First Time Playing

So-So

The course gets good reviews but my friend and I found it to be very average. It was extremely soft and in poor shape. Ground under repair everywhere and the greens putted poorly. Very challenging course and a cool layout but underwhelming overall.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Course is well worth playing and good value. It will challenge all golfers...good luck

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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