Bayonet GC: View from #18
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4.4
1067 Reviews (1067)
5 Stars
654
4 Stars
315
3 Stars
66
2 Stars
17
1 Stars
15
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.3
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.1
90.9%
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1008 out of 1067 reviews
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4.4
128 Reviews (128)
5 Stars
74
4 Stars
41
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.3
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.7
90.6%
Recommend this course
116 out of 128 reviews
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4.4
216 Reviews (216)
5 Stars
128
4 Stars
60
3 Stars
19
2 Stars
6
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.3
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.6
90.7%
Recommend this course
196 out of 216 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

4.4
1067 Reviews (1067)

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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Reviews 13
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Bayonet course

Still a tough course specially the greens. All good other than some construction going on. Will come back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing

Bad fairways, good greens

Not easy to play, but we had a lot of fun. Not busy on a sunday morning, coming back, for sure

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
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First Time Playing

Bayonet - An Old Soldier Fading Away

My initial impression upon visiting was very disappointing. Bayonet had been built up by reviewers even friends, so my expectations were high especially after playing Pebble Beach, Spyglass and Spanish Bay. I wasn’t expecting that quality, but I expected it to be close. The course was very brown and the practice putting and chipping greens were cracked and blighted. The actual greens on the course was very good, but the initial impression was hard to overcome. The fairways were dried and brown. You can tell it has the potential to be a beautiful course, but I was disappointed. I wish I had played Poppy Hills instead.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Reviews 9
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Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
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 1
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
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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Reviews 2
3.0
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July 25, 2021

I was saddened by the overall condition of the course from the dried up and crusty fairways to the patchy and ridiculously fast greens that would not hold any shots. Bayonet use to be so beautiful and now with the thousands of trees removed and houses encroaching it’s has lost its appeal. It’s a wonderful layout and very challenging but I will not come back only because I live on the east coast and I don’t think it’s the value it use to be.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

Played both Bayonet and Black Horse. Preferred Bayonet

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

Great course!!

Fairways are long and narrow, so you better bring your long game. Greens are Fast!! But super fun, everybody was very friendly we got a hot deal of other golf pass, paired up with two gentlemen from the Stockton area. Super fun to play with! I just can’t say enough about coming over here to Monterey, the weather was amazing.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Wonderful experience

The course is a great challenge. The greens are in magnificent condition. Overall the course looks great. Very good value that is hard to beat!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
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Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Beautiful course & the staff was friendly and very attentive, even after we arrived late for our tee time! Made it a very memorable golf outing even for the first timers in our group.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice

First one off the T 7 AM finished two hours and 10 minutes 18 holes layouts nice greens are fast course in very good condition

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Bayonet toughest course in Monterey

Great time with son , course never disappointed only thing is the weather make sure you dress warm
Must play

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Fun course

Nice place. Disappointed that I could not play the black horse course.

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