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4.4
950 Reviews (950)
5 Stars
587
4 Stars
278
3 Stars
60
2 Stars
13
1 Stars
12
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.2
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.1
91.3%
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903 out of 950 reviews
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4.5
95 Reviews (95)
5 Stars
61
4 Stars
21
3 Stars
12
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.3
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.6
92.6%
Recommend this course
88 out of 95 reviews
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4.3
163 Reviews (163)
5 Stars
93
4 Stars
42
3 Stars
19
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
4
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.1
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.6
89.6%
Recommend this course
146 out of 163 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

4.4
950 Reviews (950)

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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Bucketlist type course.....for $53 worth every penny

Make the effort to play here. One of the top 3 courses I have played in my life. I've played Congressional and Torrey Pines, this is in that category. Move up one set of tees or get embarrassed. Very long and very difficult. Staff would not let us tee off at 1130 or 1140, "since we were on a twilight rate." That that was foolish. We teed off on time at 1210, as a twosome, which meant we waited a lot. Still played in 4 1/4 hours.

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Great course, horrible restaurant food

The patio overlooking the practice green used to be a great place to enjoy lunch. Since Covid, the food is literally not edible. Stale, dry sandwiches and tacos. Hopefully they rediscover how to prepare decent food sometime in the future.

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Pace Good
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Perfect weather
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Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
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Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Conditions Excellent
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Conditions Excellent
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Conditions Good
Value Good
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Friendliness Excellent
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Beautiful course

Beautiful course. Awesome staff. I highly appreciate them waiving the guest rider fee. Just an overall awesome experience. Course is absolutely maintained to the best of standards. I will absolutely be returning here to play. Thank you

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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4.0
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First Time Playing

Enjoyable course!

A nice and enjoyable course. Greens were definitely the toughest challenge on the day. Fast even with the recent rain. Course layout and condition was good! Will need to spend more time on the practice putting green next time :)

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Conditions Good
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Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
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Cold weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Reviews 4
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Plays Once a week
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Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 2
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Plays A few times a week
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5.0
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Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
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 Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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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
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Perfect weather
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Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Difficulty Moderate
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