at Bayonet & Black Horse Golf Club
Pebble Beach & Monterey, USA
Bayonet Course overview
The first course to open at Bayonet and Black Horse, it was designed in 1954 by General Robert McClure, the Commanding Officer of the Fort Ord U.S. Army training facility at that time. Gen. McClure was a left-handed golfer with a severe slice, so he designed the course to fit his game, which is highlighted by a series of sharp doglegs nicknamed “Combat Corner” from holes 11 to 15.
The Bayonet Course is characterized as having long narrow fairways framed with oak and cypress trees. From the highest elevations on the course, golfers can enjoy panoramic views of the Monterey Bay. A renovation in 2008 helped to modernize the course but also introduced steep bunkering that is particularly penalizing. The course plays 7104 yards from the back tees but offers four tee boxes to accommodate golfers of all abilities.
Did You Know?
The Bayonet course was named after the 7th Infantry Division of the US Army, nicknamed the “Bayonet Division.”
Accommodation near Bayonet Course
Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel & Spa
Situated just two miles outside of downtown Monterey, and with the Del Monte course onsite, the Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa offers a luxury retreat among 22-acres of Monterey Pines.
Portola Hotel & Spa
Located in downtown Monterey just steps from the famous Fisherman’s Wharf, Portola Hotel & Spa is perfect for those wanting to explore the city and play California’s best golf.
Carmel Valley Ranch
Carmel Valley Ranch is a luxurious resort set among 500 acres, located 10 miles inland from the Pacific coast and boasting the only Pete Dye designed golf course in Northern California.