Bayonet and Black Horse
Find out just how much fun golfing can be at Bayonet and Black Horse Golf Club. These two championship golf courses provide a challenge and exceptional views for an incredible setting you’re sure to enjoy.
The History of the Club
First named Bayonet Golf Course after the nickname from the 7th Infantry Light Fighter Division, the property was purchased by a general who designed the course to reduce his handicap. This 18-hole golf course became quite popular. A second 18-hole course was developed, known as Black Horse.
The base was closed, and the golf course was purchased by the City of Seaside. With acclaim as PGA Tour sites, Bayonet and Black Horse has been host to greats such as Palmer and Watson.
Bayonet is a complex but rewarding course with par 72 and a slope of 139. General McClure, the military general who designed the course, created Combat Corner for holes 11-15. They feature a series of doglegs, which are quite sharp. The fairways are narrow and long as well as elegantly manicured. The course has a rating of 74.8.
Lining the fairway are cypress, pine and oak trees. Updates to the original design include a new ninth hole with the order of the front nine changed. The eighth and ninth holes combine to a daunting 1089 yards.
Black Horse boasts the site of the most breathtaking views of the Monterey Bay while providing long rolling fairways to take anyone’s game through the challenges. Recently renovated, Black Horse is longer and even more challenging than before as a championship golf course. It also has a par 72 with a slope of 141. It is rated 73.7.
Cardiac Hill, the 15th hole so named because of a 100-foot climb is now less severe. This hole has switched from a dog-leg right to a dog-leg left. It is now the 14th hole as well, with Number 15 completely new as a par 3.
What You Should Know to Visit
You can make a tee time for up to 14 days or up to 60 days with a reservation and fee. Groups may not be comprised of more than four golfers. Appropriate attire is considered to be shirt with a collar and no jeans.
You can make a weekend of it with a stay at Embassy Suites by Hilton Monterey Bay Seaside, which provides specials to include the room and a game of golf. Work on your game at the practice facility, which includes real bunkers set into the terrain. You’ll find a main area of 20,000 square feet, which is located near the driving range on Bentgrass practice green.
Visit the golf shop after your game for a souvenir of your visit. Take a break for lunch or a drink at Clubhouse Restaurant. Fresh local produce help to create a delicious menu which you can enjoy in the dining area or on the patio. A full bar includes specialty drinks as well as six beers on tap while daily specials ensure the best flavors for talented chefs.
If you’re looking for something fun to do around Seaside, make plans to spend an afternoon or a weekend at Bayonet and Black Horse Golf Club.