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4.5
729 Reviews (729)
5 Stars
454
4 Stars
214
3 Stars
41
2 Stars
13
1 Stars
7
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.3
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.1
92.2%
Recommend this course
689 out of 729 reviews
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4.5
121 Reviews (121)
5 Stars
71
4 Stars
36
3 Stars
13
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.3
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.5
94.2%
Recommend this course
114 out of 121 reviews
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4.4
150 Reviews (150)
5 Stars
84
4 Stars
50
3 Stars
14
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.3
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.5
94.0%
Recommend this course
141 out of 150 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

Food & Beverage

Bar, Grill, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Accolades

Reviews

4.5
729 Reviews (729)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 69
19th Hole Scenic Views 43
Patio Dining 38
Course Challenges Include:
Undulating Greens 105
Bunkers 99
Elevation Changes 76
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 95
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 70
A Weekend Splurge 58
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 84
Convenient to the City 57
Near Local Attractions 54

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3.0
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Back Horse 1st Time

I have played twenty different courses in past two months and this is the first one that did not aerate or sand. Greens don’t hold

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 1
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Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Hardest greens but beautiful pkace

Our favorite saying during the round was “welcome to black horse” due to the super super unforgiving greens

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Beutiful course ,staff was very kind from the kitchen staff to the clubhouse and on the course . I was going to play by myself but hooked up with two other gentlemen and had a ball . Can't wait to go back . OH the weather was beautiful.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 44
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Greens very sloped and steep to a point of being unfair...expect to three putt or worst!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Layout

First time playing, and I will definitely be back. Very enjoyable layout. Very fast greens. I had the ball roll back to my feet a couple of times after getting within a few feet of the hole. Some serious elevation changes and some picturesque views. Great value for Monterey!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

Beautiful views and great conditions

Since finding these two courses I have been back every weekend thereafter, which says if you are looking for beautiful views, challenging hole layouts, fast greens and great staff, this is the place.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Greens were super fast and pins were in very tough locations. Multiple putts by all 4 in the group rolled off the greens and into the catch areas.
I think that is the fastest speed the greens have ever been there.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great course

the course was in great condition, the staff was great and weather was good. The greens are fast, but in great condition.

Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Fort Ord- Bayonet/Blackhorse with my son!

What a great two days of golf. Bayonet will give you all you want with challenging 18 -holes of golf. Blackhorse is a more playable course for middle handicappers. Loved the diversity of both courses. 2nd trip back and will be back again. Pro shop guys were very helpful each day.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Quality golf

Outstanding golf experience on the Monterey Bay the greens are both challenging and fun.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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