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Bayonet-Black Horse GC

Average Rating 3.75 of 5
# of Reviews 12
Green Fees N/A

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Additional Info:
    Facility Type
    Muncipal Facility
    Latitude
    36.629145
    Longitude
    -121.814869
    Resort
    (831) 899-7169
    Address
    1 McClure Way
    City/County
    Seaside
    State/Territory/Province
    CA
    Zip/Postal Code
    93955-7100
    Phone
    (831) 899-7271
       


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    Reviews 1 - 5 (12 Reviews Total) | Next 5

    Review Date
    November 18, 2008

    Overall Rating
     1 of 5

    Value Rating
     1 of 5

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    Reviewed by: kurtataltos, Shoots in the 70s

    Summary:
    Good news: The course is being rehab'ed. Most of the areas off the fairways have been cleaned up.

    Bad news: it's a gimmick course, specifically, in/around the greens. The greens are fast. That is fine, no issue. However, many of the greens have severe undulations that take play beyond "challenging" to "where's the windmill, skee-ball jump and clown face?". It is not atypical to have a hole on the edge of a severe transition. If you putt with the intent of rolling 16 inches past on a miss, watch out! You may end up 80 feet away, 25 feet off the green. Remember the fiasco at the Olympic Club, 18th hole, where players were putting up hill to the hole, running it a bit past, ball starts back and rolls farther away than it started? Well, welcome to Olympic Club #2.

    It's unfortunate but the layout of the greens makes this a course to avoid. Pasatiempo, DeLaVeaga, Spyglass... heck, even Aptos Seascape has better greens.

    If you want a cute experience in silliness then try this course. However, just be aware that because you hit an approach shot within 18" and it comes to a stop, doesn't mean it will stay within 30 yards by the time you get there. There are very few rewards for a good approach shot. It's chance, nothing more, nothing less. And that, in my opinion, is not "golf".

    Customer Service:
    Nothing short of excellent

    Similar Courses Played:
    Spyglass, Pasatiempo, DeLaViega


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    Review Date
    May 7, 2004

    Overall Rating
     5 of 5

    Value Rating
     5 of 5

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    Reviewed by: sirchandestroy, Shoots in the 80s

    Summary:
    Usually play Bayonet thru golf707.com, but have played Blackhorse many times, as well. Even after playing Bayonet, we usually hop over to the 1st tee on BH and play a few...the last few times the greens on BH have been in pretty rough shape. They did have a serious fungus problem on those greens back in the winter (2004), and I haven't played there in awhile, so I can't comment on the condition of the course. However, the layout is spectacular - more bay views than Bayonet, and the course isa challenge for anyone.

    Bayonet - what can I say? This is an _old school_ golf course. What yiu see is what you get. No tricked up fariways, very few bunkers, relatively flat greens - very small, and tree-lined fairways. This is an all out test of your skills as a golfer. The course plays very long from the tips, roughly 7200, and you have to be straight, and be able to work the ball from left to right for the back nine.

    Basically, bring your A game if you are going to play here - you'll need it. This is hands down the best bang for your buck in the Northern California Bay Area - you won't be disappointed with your drive down there!

    Customer Service:
    Excellent! Very cool staff in the golf shop and nice folks in the grill/bar room.

    Similar Courses Played:
    I agree that the range could be improved - the balls are usually pretty beat up, and the mats are sometimes dirty. Have only hit off of the grass on one occasion - and I have played there over 50 times.


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    Review Date
    August 23, 2003

    Overall Rating
     2 of 5

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     3 of 5

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    Reviewed by: Merl, Shoots in the 80s

    Summary:
    Played Black Horse on 8/20/03 and found it to be in relatively poor condition from previous outings there and on Bayonet. The fairways were inconsistent and the greens unputtable--slow, bumpy, and patchy. They had clearly been aerated within the past several weeks and had recovered very poorly, from what appeared to be inadequate follow-up maintenance.

    I have previously enjoyed playing both Black Horse and Bayonet and considered them to be exceptional experiences and values. However, I will research current conditions thoroughly before deciding to play there again.


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    Review Date
    June 26, 2003

    Overall Rating
     4 of 5

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    Reviewed by: Sam , Shoots in the 70s, from Honolulu, Hawaii

    Summary:
    Played Blackhorse in May 2003 for the first time. Not as long as Bayonet but much narrower and requires precision tee shots. Greens putted true but the slope was unbelievably hard to read which made both chipping and putting difficult. If we played from the very back, this course would be a monster. Always enjoyed playing great tree-lined N. Cal courses like Blackhorse that are challenging yet also very comfortable to play as temperature was a cool breezy 55-60 degree.


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    Review Date
    December 3, 2002

    Overall Rating
     4 of 5

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     5 of 5

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    Reviewed by: Jason , Shoots in the 80s

    Summary:
    Hadn't played the course in about 6 years and when I returned I was really impressed w/the improved condition of the course. This course is long and required accurate tee shots. The greens are just the perfect speed-I always seem to putt well here. I am military so the price is unbelievably cheap!!!


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