Bayonet GC: View from #18
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4.3
1386 Reviews (1386)
5 Stars
798
4 Stars
416
3 Stars
122
2 Stars
27
1 Stars
23
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.2
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.2
85.8%
Recommend this course
1272 out of 1386 reviews
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4.7
29 Reviews (29)
5 Stars
21
4 Stars
6
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.6
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.8
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.6
93.1%
Recommend this course
27 out of 29 reviews
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4.5
81 Reviews (81)
5 Stars
46
4 Stars
26
3 Stars
9
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.4
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.5
91.4%
Recommend this course
74 out of 81 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 Bent Grass
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

Food & Beverage

Bar, Grill, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Accolades

Reviews

4.3
1386 Reviews (1386)

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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5.0
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Previously Played

Great condition after our monsoon weather

I live 40 miles north as the courses drain phenomenal allowing carts to b utilized on the fairways even after rain the day B4.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Finally played it

Played it in wet conditions. Enjoyed the layout very much. Course was for the most part in good shape but a little rough in spots

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
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 Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Twice a year
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 67
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 13
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Bayonet

Disappointing. Housing construction on the course has greatly diminished its scenic value. Redoing T boxes on the majority of the holes meant teeing off from the very forward tees.

Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
3.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 23
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once 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
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Top notch!

It’s always a fun and enjoyous time playing Bayonet and Blackhorse Courses. It was nice to invite others who havent played these courses and they get to play quality golf and enjoy the views that surround these great courses. We will be back., p.s., not to mention the full bar and restaurant that awaits you for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Can’t wait to go and play again. Also great Staff all the way around!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course is great but the greens are on the unfair side

Bunkers need work

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Gets better every time I play.

The improvements this last year have been exceptional. The rates are very competitive and the pro shop is impressive.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

Spectacular views, in fine condition

I carried after booking through GolfNow. They had me play alone, which was fine and allowed me to look for both the first stray shots and the mulligans. Now problem with pace of play at all. A challenging walk for an old packer---sure got a workout--but beautiful wide fairways, and fast, often sloping greens. Bark mulch rough, and many new houses going up around the course. Clearly the feelings are positive around this place.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 21
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

One of the best in Monterey

We had played Blackhorse a few years ago and liked it so much we came back the next day and played it a second time. Bayonet was closed for a qualifying round.

So this time we played Bayonet. It has been described as long and narrow, and that’s only half true. I am over 70 and play to an 18. Bayonet is long, in that there are no senior tees. You’re either playing almost 6000 yards or 5200- no combo to shorten the whites. On the white tees I played to my handicap on the front nine, and missed it on the back. There’s plenty of fairway roll, but I was wishing for some shorter tees. It really didn’t stress me though, nor did it detract from a fun round.

As far as narrow, I saw it as being medium width fairways filled with bunkers. I used to belong to a club that plays way narrower, but without the fairway hazards. A lot of holes here would allow wayward shots, some would not. To me it was more strategic than narrow. And the rough was not as penal as other places, it just was the short grass.

I want to give a shout out to Jake in the pro shop and Don the starter. Both worked at finding a gap on the tee sheet to get us out a little early. It was a great time on a beautiful course-played in well under four hours.

One thing that I noticed is that there were pitch marks all over every green. Really, people? Fix your mark.."?

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Poor conditions

Paying over $100 per round you would expect the conditions to be great. No one racks bunkers here. No on fixes divots.

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