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Fort Ord
Sea Side, CA
remarkable rating- 5+ tees
This facility offers two regulation eighteen hole courses. The Bayonet Course is very challenging because its greens are fast and its fairways are narrow. All the fairways are lined with tall cypress, pine, and oak trees. "Combat Corner," holes #11 through #15, requires golfers to deal with five blind dogleg fairways in a row. "Golf Digest" rated this course as the 71st best under the category of "America's Top 75 Affordable Courses" in their 1996 list of "America's Best Golf Courses Everyone Can Play." The Black Horse Course is hillier than the Bayonet Course, but it is shorter. Both courses offer spectacular views of Monterey Bay. "Golf Digest" once gave this course a rating of three and a half stars. "Golf Today" magazine rated this club as one of the "Top 20 Public Courses in Northern California and Northern Nevada." There is a separate Friday green fee rate also. This former military course still honors military discounts. (history below)

Under the management of BSL, Bayonet and Black Horse are gaining more and more recognition. They have quickly emerged as popular public and championship courses, and they continue to hold their place amongst the best golf courses on the Monterey Peninsula. Both courses are steeped in rich tradition, and have played host to PGA Tour greats such as Palmer, Nicklaus, and Watson, as well as several U.S. Presidents and foreign dignitaries.
remarkable rating- 5+ tees
web address is www.bayonetblackhourse.com .
phone no. 831-899-7271 .
address 1 McClure Way Seaside, California 93955
In the heart of the City of Seaside, the U.S. Army purchased a tract of land to be used as a training facility, which was, named Fort Ord in honor of General Edward Otho Cresap Ord - a famed Civil War Veteran.

It was upon this great land that General Robert B. McClure constructed the Bayonet Golf Course in 1954. Bayonet was named after the 7th Infantry "Light Fighter" Division (nicknamed the "Bayonet Division.") It has been said that General McClure was a "left-handed" golfer with an all too common fade. The General managed to effectively reduce his handicap with a little creative architecture in the design of the Bayonet Golf Course. Holes #11-#15, a series of sharp doglegs, widely known as "Combat Corner" are interrupted only by a 226-yard uphill par 3.

Due to Bayonet's initial acclaim, Fort Ord decided to expand the course and in 1964 a second 18-hole championship course was officially opened - Black Horse. The course was named in honor of the 11th Calvary Regiment (nicknamed "Black Horse") which was stationed across the Bay at the Presidio of Monterey from 1919-1940.

In conjunction with the Defense Realignment Closure, the Fort Ord Military Base was ordered closed. Under this legislation, the military was required to sell the base to local municipalities.

On January 16, 1997, after being purchased by the City of Seaside, BSL Golf Corporation was selected as the management firm to oversee the day to day activities of Bayonet and Black Horse Golf Courses. 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.

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