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4.1
1182 Reviews (1182)
5 Stars
677
4 Stars
376
3 Stars
87
2 Stars
27
1 Stars
15
Conditions
3.8
Value
4.0
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.1
82.3%
Recommend this course
1091 out of 1182 reviews
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Average Rating
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4.0
46 Reviews (46)
5 Stars
17
4 Stars
17
3 Stars
9
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.1
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.2
82.6%
Recommend this course
38 out of 46 reviews
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4.0
106 Reviews (106)
5 Stars
44
4 Stars
33
3 Stars
17
2 Stars
7
1 Stars
5
Conditions
3.7
Value
4.0
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.3
77.4%
Recommend this course
82 out of 106 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 Bent Grass
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

4.1
1182 Reviews (1182)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 70
19th Hole Scenic Views 44
Patio Dining 38
Course Challenges Include:
Undulating Greens 105
Bunkers 100
Elevation Changes 77
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 96
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 71
A Weekend Splurge 59
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 84
Convenient to the City 57
Near Local Attractions 54

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Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Distractions

Too many on course distractions. Tractors, red fences,so much ground under repair takes away the beauty of this once great course. Not to mention all the home going up around it.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Muddy mess

The course was being redone? Because of the rain and the torn up course it was a total mess! To add insult it was cart path only so it was even worse. One of our players stepped in a deep mud hole and buried her shoe. Another player slipped and fell going down to the second hole green area.

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

Little Buddy

Course was in good shape, tough if you are out of position around the greens....

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 17
Handicap 20-24
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
Previously Played

Lot of construction!

Beautiful location ruined by too many homes being built !
Have played here since the 70’s … lots of construction in progress around and on course !
Staff - poor greeting, and not friendly!
With so many choices of places to play and a Troon facility- do better on customer service please!

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Poor
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Used cart

Tee closures should have been disclosed.

I made the tee time on GolfNow and there was no mention that a dozen or so tee boxes would be closed and we would be teeing off far in front of the regular tees. Had I known I would have not chosen that course. Would have played Bayonet instead if its tee boxes were open. Extremely disappointed in the round. Didn’t get to experience the whole course.

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Under construction

Very friendly staff and great course layout but major renovation on almost every hole. Fairways and greens in very good shape where not bulldozed. Tee boxes were all in transition to new grass

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Nice and challenging Course

Very nice to come back and play Black horse:) Weather was really nice. It was such a beautiful sight to see Monterey pine trees in the backdrop of the Monterey bay. Course condition was pretty good, and there were several renovation projects going on on the course, and there were new home construction goings on as well. There were many bunkers on the course, and green was pretty and had many ups, and downs. All in all I really enjoyed this round.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Played On
Reviews 6
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Course

Course is in great shape. A lot of work has been done and continues to improve. The trees removed have made a big difference on how the course looks and play!
Great work to all people involved!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Too much construction

The construction, workers, trucks, and detours destroyed the ambiance of the round.

Great courses have been ruined.l

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
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

Still a Great Course

Undergoing some course upgrades. Areas off the fairways are under construction and possibly turned into waste areas, but still a Great Course.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Overall the course was great never disappoints. But the pro shop staff was very unfriendly. And insisted we couldn’t get range balls cause “we didn’t have enough time” even though we had 25 minutes till our tee time. And felt a sense of us being unwelcome.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
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 12
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Too many areas w/ ground under repair, otherwise would have rated conditions 4.7

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