Bayonet & Black Horse Golf Courses

1 McClure Way,

Seaside, California 93955

  • Office

    +1 (831) 393 3006
  • Pro shop

    +1 (831) 899 7271
  • Fax

    +1 (831) 899 7169
  • Golf pro

    Pat Jones (Head Golf Professional)

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).

SSS or slope

At the same location:

18-hole par-72 Black Horse course (7024 yds from back tees).






How to get 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.

Bayonet & Black Horse (Bayonet course)

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.

Est. 1954

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. Both courses were dramatically upgraded during 2008/09, which added stunning new bunkering to the layouts (and considerable re-routing in the case of Black Horse).

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, along with the stylish revamped bunkering.

The transformation in the course's aesthetics and degree of challenge brought about by Gene Bates redesign were indeed dramatic. This utilitarian, former military layout gained a considerable injection of style and dash during its revamp - from industrious infantryman to handsome hussar!

Although the overall length of "the Bayonet" barely increased, the redesign brought about an immeasurable improvement on what went before. Now brimming with strategic and visual impact, the layout also benefitted from expanded views of Monterey Bay, not least at the very good par-5 18th.

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Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes: weekdays $100; weekends $120.

Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].

Other information

Non-metal spikes appreciated. Walking permitted. Golf carts available to rent.

Practice facilities


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. Some of the beachside terrain formerly occupied by Fort Ord is now a State Park. The Fort was named in honour of Major General Edward Ord, a Union Army leader during the American Civil War.

Bayonet Golf Course was originally designed in 1954 by General Robert B. McClure, the commanding officer of the base at that time.


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    • Golf at this hotel:


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    • Golf within 20 miles:

      Pebble Beach; Cypress Point; Quail Lodge; The Preserve; Carmel Valley Ranch.

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