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4.3
935 Reviews (935)
5 Stars
576
4 Stars
274
3 Stars
60
2 Stars
13
1 Stars
12
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.2
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.0
91.0%
Recommend this course
888 out of 935 reviews
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4.4
91 Reviews (91)
5 Stars
53
4 Stars
21
3 Stars
14
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.2
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.6
90.1%
Recommend this course
82 out of 91 reviews
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4.3
159 Reviews (159)
5 Stars
88
4 Stars
40
3 Stars
22
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
4
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.1
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.6
88.1%
Recommend this course
140 out of 159 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

Food & Beverage

Bar, Grill, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Accolades

Reviews

4.3
935 Reviews (935)

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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Cold weather
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Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Reviews 9
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
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Perfect weather
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Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Skill Intermediate
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4.0
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Perfect weather
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Pace Excellent
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Previously Played

Beautiful day, beautiful course

We had a great day today on Bayonet. Pace was great. Weather was perfect. We love playing these courses.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Reviews 4
Handicap 20-24
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
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Previously Played

Bad conditions

Fairways were tight but also muddy, making it difficult to hit irons solid. Many areas lacking grass. Very hard to play it down. Some really bad lies out there. Many chip shots extremely tight with little grass. With the price they charge I expected the course to be in better condition. Bayonet has a great reputation but I'm not sure I'll return anytime soon.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Love this course

I’ve been learning golf for about 6 months now. I have heard a lot about Bayonet. This is my first time playing here. There were not a lot of people. The course was so nice. The tee box was so nice and the green was so fast and very difficult. This is a very challenging course. I play 5 different courses so far and Bayonet is one of my favorite. I love this course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 42
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

2020 Christmas eve

Turned into a beautiful day on this track. The best part is the views. Lacked lush fairways. The tee boxes were in great condition and the greens could have used some attention. If you have the money and don't have to commute to far its a very playable track. We traveled an hour and got it for a great deal. I would not pay 165 to do it again.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Awesome course

Everything about my round was exceptional. From the proshop staff and course staff to course itself. Stunning views, well manicured with tricky greens.
A true pleasure to play

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Needs water

Great layout but very dry. I played with a local who indicated they have no been putting money into the course and the turf did seem to be stressed and in need of water. This would be a gem if they managed the turf better. Perhaps this is COVID related but they seem to be getting plenty of play so I would question this as an excuse.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 27
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Great course but too dry

Layout at Bayonet is really, really good! I walk and it is a pretty easy walk and great views. Not sure what is going on with the turf but the fairways are suspect and the greens are too firm. The greens have too many slopes to have them that firm and fast. But the did roll great. Anyways, it is probably due to how dry it has been but you think they would be able to throw some water on the greens at least??? I would go back any time regardless and hopefully they can get back in good shape.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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