Sunday, January 1, 2006
From the Monterey Peninsula to San Diego, discover golf in the Golden State
This course on the north side of Monterey Bay opened in 1929 and still ranks as one of the best daily-fee tracks in the nation. The par-four 16th was course architect Alister Mackenzie's favorite hole in golf. Mackenzie spent the last years of his life living in a home on Pasatiempo and tinkering with the design.
Par 70, 6439 yards (72.5/136)
Both of these are excellent choices and should be on your play list when in the Monterey Bay area. They will both challenge even the top professional from the back tees, and have done so in various tournaments over the years. The Bayonet Course is long and difficult. The Black Horse Course is shorter and somewhat more forgiving. Both have great ocean views.
Bayonet—Par 72, 7117 yards (75.6/136) (Gen. Robert McClure)
Black Horse—Par 72, 7009 yards (75.2/134) (Gen. Edwin Carns)
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