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BlackHorse at Bayonet/Black Horse Golf Course
One McClure Way
Seaside, California 93955

Phone(s): (831) 899-7271
Fax: (831) 899-7169
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The Black Horse was built after the unexpected popularity of its sister course the Bayonet that was built 10 years prior in 1954. Situated on the site of the former Fort Ord, both share a rich military history. Both also offer unrivaled vistas of Monterey Bay, but the more open nature of Black Horse allows for more panoramic views. The layout tumbles across valleys and hillsides, ensuring that there is hardly a flat lie anywhere on the greens. It is arguably less difficult than the Bayonnet, but both are formidable challenges. The par-3 15th hole is one of the Black Horse's signatures. A beautiful view of the bay greets golfers as they prepare for this treacherous hole, which not only plays into prevailing wind but also features a series of bunkers to the right of the green and collection areas to both the left and rear.

BlackHorse at Bayonet/Black Horse Golf Course
4 stars out of 5 (based on 3 reviews)
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Golf course details

  • Holes: 18
  • Designed by: Chris Gray, Gene Bates
  • Public/Private: Public
  • Year opened: 1964
  • Golf Season: Year round
  • Guest Policy: Open
  • Tee times welcomed: Yes - up to 14 days in advance
  • Fairways:
  • Greens: Jacklin T1 Bentgrass


  • Pro in house: Yes
  • Driving range: Yes
  • Rental clubs: Yes
  • Rental carts: Yes

Green fees price ranges

Course policies

  • Metal spikes allowed: No
  • Dress code:
  • Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Length, slope and rating for each tee

Tee Par Yardage Slope Rating
White (W) 72 5910 128 74
White 72 5910 126 69.2
Blue 72 6533 136 71.4
Black 72 7024 141 73.7
Red (W) 72 5084 118 69.4

Reader Ratings / Reviews

  • BlackHorse at Bayonet/Black Horse Golf Course
    4.5 stars out of 5
    by Walter Wellsfry
    on November 23rd, 2015 19:34
    Bayonet and Blackhorse are terrific golf courses! The new bent grass greens run firm and true--very similar to premier Northern California courses like The Olympic Club. Practice facilities are among the best you will find anywhere. At current rates these courses also represent very good value. All things considered (including the cozy bar restaurant with spectacular outside patio) this is a 4.5 star experience!
  • BlackHorse at Bayonet/Black Horse Golf Course
    2.5 stars out of 5
    by KeavyipyLbOepcCyFS
    on September 09th, 2011 09:57
  • BlackHorse at Bayonet/Black Horse Golf Course
    4.5 stars out of 5
    by Javi Fuentes
    on March 23rd, 2010 16:29
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