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").
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.
Named in honor of the 11th Cavalry Regiment (nicknamed "Black Horse") which was stationed at the Presidio of Monterey from 1919-1940.
Black Horse was designed in 1964 by General Edwin Carnes, the Commanding General of Fort Ord from April 1963 until June of 1965. With almost 6,800 yards of the most breath-taking views of the Monterey Bay imaginable, the course was renovated in late 1998 under the guidance of PGA Tour architect Chris Gray. These extensive renovations transformed Black Horse into a longer, more challenging "championship golf course."
With long rolling fairways, "championship golf tees," and alluring panoramic views of the Monterey Bay, Black Horse will not only take your game through its paces, it will also captivate your soul. Black Horse is now 7,009 yards long, with four sets of tees; a par 72, with a slope of 135 and a rating of 74.4.