Bayonet, which opened in 1954, is steeped in golf and military history. Created on the site of the former Fort Ord by General Robert B. McClure, it was christened in honor of the 7th Infantry Light Fighter Division (nicknamed the "Bayonet Division").
The Black Horse golf course is one of two, championship 18-hole courses at the Bayonet and Black Horse facility in Seaside, California on the Monterey Peninsula. Both courses were designed by architect Gene Bates and built on top of a former 36-hole military facility. Today, Black Horse stretches to over 7,000 yards from the championship tees and winds up and down rolling hills within view of the Pacific Ocean. Located minutes from Pebble Beach and 17-Mile Drive, Black Horse and its sister Bayonet course are considered two of the best values in Northern California. In additon to 36 holes, the facility features an extensive driving range and practice area, as well as clubhouse and dining area.
Always stimulating and in spectacular shape, and with Monterey Bay as its inspiring backdrop, the remodeled Bayonet is ready for the new era to begin.
Previously only enjoyed by military personnel stationed at Fort Ord, these magnificent courses have only recently been opened to the public, and many who would never have had the opportunity to play them finally have that chance.