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Tip of the Spear

Traveling north along the Pacific Coast Highway from the resort community of Monterey lies the City of Seaside. In the heart of this city, the U.S. Army purchased a tract of land to be used as a training facility, which was named Fort Ord. It was upon this magnificent land that General Robert B. McClure constructed the Bayonet Golf Course in 1954, 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 Bayonet. With its narrow playing corridors and steep, penal bunkering, Bayonet has long been considered the most difficult test of golf on the Monterey Peninsula. The 18th hole, overlooking the Monterey Bay, requires a tee shot just right of the fairway bunker. A layup short of the fairway bunkers will allow for a legitimate birdie opportunity to end your round.
— Patrick Jones, PGA General Manager

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