Bayonet & Black Horse (Bayonet course)


4+ (4 gold): one of our top-rated 4-star courses, worthy of 4½ stars.
   Bayonet & Black Horse (Bayonet course) Est. 1954

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Bayonet & Black Horse (Bayonet course): Laid out in the bounds of a former military base (see Did You Know below), both the Bayonet and Black Horse courses were originally designed by US Army Generals. Now open to the public, both are undergoing a major upgrade programme and dramatic transformation. During 2008/09, these very good layouts are benefitting from serious make-overs, with the addition of stunning new bunkering, and in the case of Black Horse, considerable re-routing as well. The Bayonet course retains its elegant tree-lined character, with many testing holes laid out on the pleasantly undulating, but not overly tiring terrain. Tall oaks, cypress and Monterey pines still line the not overly wide fairways, but they have now been joined by very stylish bunkering, as well as tee-box and greenside improvements. The transformation in the course's aesthetics (and its challenge) is indeed dramatic. This utilitarian, former military layout has now gained a considerable injection of style and dash - from industrious infantryman to handsome hussar ! The revised Bayonet layout also offers expanded views of Monterey Bay, not least at the very good par-5 18th. Although the overall length of Bayonet has barely increased, and much of the routing remains unaltered, this always highly-regarded course has been sharpened and thrust forward by Gene Bates' excellent new bunkering - an immeasurable improvement, brimming with strategic and visual impact.

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Making Contact

Bayonet & Black Horse Golf Courses
1 McClure Way,
Seaside, California 93955
USA
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Office   +1 (831) 393 3006
Pro Shop   +1 (831) 899 7271
Fax

  +1 (831) 899 7169

Email   info@bayonetblackhorse.com
Website   www.bayonetblackhorse.com
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Golf Pro
 
Pat Jones (Head Golf Professional)
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland.
Undulating terrain - several slopes to climb.
 
Surroundings: Woodland and a few residential properties are planned
 
Designer: Originally designed by General Bob McClure. Significantly upgraded, re-routed and re-bunkered by Gene Bates (2008/09).
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 7104 5945 5229
Par 72 72 73
SSS or Slope 74.8 69.4 70.2
 
At the Same Location:
18-hole par-72 Black Horse course (7024 yds from back tees).
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How2Get There?

8 miles NE of Carmel-By-The-Sea / 4 miles NE of Monterey
Heading north on Hwy 1 (Cabrillo Highway) just north of Monterey, take exit 404 (Del Monte Blvd). At traffic lights go straight over and follow Monterey Road bearing left (towards Seaside College). After o.5 mile turn right into Coe Avenue. After 1.5 miles turn left into Gen Jim Moore Blvd. After o.4 miles turn left into McClure Way and Bayonet / Black Horse golf courses.

Essential information

Green Fees:
2015 visitor fee, 18-holes: weekdays $100; weekends $120. Reduced afternoon (from 2pm), twilight (from 4pm), senior and junior rates. [Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc]. Credit cards accepted.
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Who can play and When?
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.  Must book in advance.
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Other Information
Non-metal spikes appreciated. Walking permitted. Golf carts available to rent.

Practice facilities
Good
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Did you know?

Like its companion (the Black Horse course), Bayonet is steeped in golf and military history. The course is located on part of what was once the Fort Ord US Army base, and is named after the 7th Infantry Division (known as the Light or "Bayonet" Division). The Bayonet Division were the first (and last) major unit to occupy Fort Ord, which served as a military base from 1917 until its closure in 1994. Understandably, it was one of the most attractive locations of any U.S. Army post. The Fort was named in honour of Major General Edward Ord, a Union Army leader during the American Civil War. Bayonet Golf Course was designed in 1954 by General Robert McClure, the Commanding Officer of the base at that time. >> A luxury Fairmont hotel is scheduled to open at Bayonet & Black Horse in 2010.

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Location

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Latitude: (36.630108)
Longitude: (-121.820620)
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Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa 
400 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA 93940
+1 (831) 646 1700
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Dramatically perched over Monterey Bay, the Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa combines elegant European architecture, wide-sweeping coastal views and sophisticated style to create a perfect vantage point from which to enjoy the gentle sounds of the surf, the scent of sea air and the sight of otters at play.

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Golf within 5 miles Pacific Grove; Del Monte; Bayonet; Black Horse; Links at Spanish Bay; Monterey Peninsula; Spyglass Hill; Poppy Hills.
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Golf within 20 miles Pebble Beach; Cypress Point; Quail Lodge; The Preserve; Carmel Valley Ranch.
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Monterey Marriott Hotel 
350 Calle Principal, Monterey, CA 93940
+1 (831) 649 4234
www.marriott.com

In the heart of historic downtown Monterey, the Monterey Marriott provides an ideal location for your business or golfing visit to the spectacular Monterey Peninsula.

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Golf within 5 miles Pacific Grove; Del Monte; Bayonet; Black Horse; Links at Spanish Bay; Monterey Peninsula; Spyglass Hill; Poppy Hills.
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Golf within 20 miles Pebble Beach; Cypress Point; Quail Lodge; The Preserve; Carmel Valley Ranch.
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