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4.5
560 Reviews (560)
5 Stars
359
4 Stars
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3 Stars
24
2 Stars
11
1 Stars
7
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.3
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.1
91.8%
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532 out of 560 reviews
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4.4
33 Reviews (33)
5 Stars
17
4 Stars
12
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
1
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0
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.2
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.4
84.8%
Recommend this course
28 out of 33 reviews
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4.4
60 Reviews (60)
5 Stars
33
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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Conditions
4.0
Value
4.2
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.4
90.0%
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54 out of 60 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 7024 yards
Slope 136
Rating 73.7

Following a $13 million renovation at this 36-hole former military facility, Black Horse Golf Course was not only dramatically improved, but now comparable to its more revered sister course, Bayonet. Black Horse has long been considered the easier of the two, but that's not exactly a given now with the improvements and lengthening by golf course architect Gene Bates. Its serrated bunkers may be a little easier to get out of than the cavernous craters on Bayonet, and the fairways are little more generous, but Black Horse makes up for it with more undulating and difficult greens. The renovation also opened up the views to Monterey Bay for both courses. Trees were trimmed, and both courses now have an overall cleaner look, especially with the latest bentgrass turf from tee to green.

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Course Details

Year Built 1964
Greens Jacklin T1 Bentgrass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Gene Bates (2008) Chris Gray (1998)

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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4.5
560 Reviews (560)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 67
19th Hole Scenic Views 42
Patio Dining 37
Course Challenges Include:
Undulating Greens 103
Bunkers 97
Elevation Changes 75
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 95
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 68
A Weekend Splurge 58
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 82
Convenient to the City 56
Near Local Attractions 54

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4.0
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Previously Played

Golf now worked well . However both of my playing partners have have difficulty with golf now when cancellations were necessary!!!

Golf now worked well . However both of my playing partners have had great difficulty with golf now when cancellations were necessary!!!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
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Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Bayonet and black Horse Golf Course

Both courses were of th utmost premium variety as well as the fantastic starters and everyone that works there. They couldn’t have been more accommodating and nice! Just a wonderful experience from start to finish

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing

Nice layout. Needs some TLC

Nice track, but could use some maintenance! Fairways in pretty tough shape. Fun track, nice layout and nice staff. Restaurant was good too.

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

Great Monterey value

Blackhorse (and Bayonet) are overlooked gems of the Monterey Pennisula…...don't miss the chance to play some very challenging courses at a rate that makes them a very good value.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course

There was nothing wrong with the course. I just played badly on a beautiful day and a fantastic course.

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

I should be honored to play here

The staff is amazing. From the greens keepers to the starter. But the blackhorse track. Gives people an entitlement that the Bayonet track deserves. So if you’re looking to get the best experience. Spend the extra money and play Bayonet. Or else you’re gonna be surrounded by golfers who want to say they’re playing blackhorse! But know they can’t hack it in Bayonet. So they take forever reading the greens, the greens are tricky, or twosomes with push carts who moronically, jump ahead of a single in a cart. Who’s eating a sandwich. I’m not a great player by any means. But Blackhorse is a easy track. And if you take longer than watching a actual horse grow into adult hood, to read a break in a put that you miss 10 feet short anyway. Then I think you’ll love waiting behind dude bros who just got the new M6 and want everyone to hear about it. But the staff. Couldn’t be friendlier. Hang out in the bar before your round at Blackhorse. You’re gonna need it

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

No water/No staff

Brought my boys out to play Black Horse. I figured we would walk the front and ride a cart for the back since they are 9 and 7 years old. Staff was not present at all. Not even to check us in before we hit our first shots. Couldn’t get a cart, plus no water in any of the coolers. I couldn’t even get them to answer the phone at the clubhouse. This is a great course to play, but the staff worked really hard to make it miserable.
One more note: do not walk this course. Distance between holes is way too long.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
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Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Decent layout, poor condition

The staff was short and rude. I barely noted the 'aeration" comment on golf now and only after booking. The only consideration given at the course was for a future "free round with a paid round" coupon which of course did absolutely nothing for an out of town guest with no opportunity to return. They also were not interested in helping with booking a round on the other course for the afternoon. There was no cart service and it was basically a very poor experience. The fairways were thin with spotty grass. The recently punched greens were as one would expect. Disappointing, but playable. At least the starter was friendly and helpful. The pro shop staff were so rude, I would not recommend the course to anyone even though the layout is nice.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Beautiful day

Played Black Horse. Very pretty setting. Challenging course with many uneven lies with large, big breaking greens. Enjoyed the day and the course. Well worth it for the golfnow price. However, wouldn't be worth the rack rate (well over $100) as course not in great condition. Lots of bare and dry spots on fairways.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Over priced, but beautiful Cypress trees

Not a good value. Paid $225 per person. This course should be charging $75 per person.

Conditions Excellent
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

Great Track

I would not have played this course if I had to pay the rack rate however after seeing the great $50 deal on GolfNow I'm glad I did. This is a very nice track and it's in great shape, undulating fast greens make this course challenging with some nice views of the ocean along the way. This course is well worth playing you will not be disappointed.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Condition

Wife wanted to play golf at Blackhorse for Mother’s Day(I’m that lucky)! She made a good choice! Course was in great condition with tight lies and fast greens. Pace of play was great with no issues! Check in was smooth and an excellent Bloody Mary to start the day. Needed to wait for a good GN deal as the rack rate of $145 is ridiculous.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 250 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Finally Made It

I have been meaning to come over to Bayonet/Blackhorse since the renovations over a decade ago. Blackhorse did not disappoint. I was paired with another single on a sleepy Thursday afternoon and we had a nice pace playing behind 4 older folks who moved along fine.

- I loved the condition of the course. The fairways were firm and fast. Lies were very tight, which I love.
- Greens were punched a few weeks ago I think so they weren't completely healed. Probably at about 75%.
- What a great layout. A nice mixture of treelined holes with some more open holes in the middle of the round.
- Large, undulating greens.
- Bunkering was BEAUTIFUL. Difficult but playable.
- Course is walkable for a fit person but you would definitely need your Wheaties beforehand.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
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 Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great. Course

Paying the green fees through golf now is a must and makes the course value perfect. Course is in very good condition and staffing friendliness is excellent .8

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Black Horse GC

The course was not in good condition. I was told they punched the fairways and added fertilizer in March and the fairways were burnt looking and very little grass. As I drove on the road leading to the pro shop, I could smell fertilizer.
Because there was so little grass on the fairways, it was
little hitting off of dirt.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Two great golf courses

Love Black Horse. Greens were near perfect, fairways were thin but certainly playable

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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