Home to household names like Pebble Beach and Spyglass Hill, the Monterey Bay area can rightfully claim a place among the world’s top golf regions. The 36-hole complex at Bayonet & Black Horse Golf Course hosted the 2012 PGA Professional National Championship and bolsters the coastal locale’s reputation for world-class links, boasting both a rich historic legacy—Jack Nicklaus, Johnny Miller, and Tom Watson have all graced the Bayonet course—and a recent redesign from famed course architect Gene Bates, which earned both courses a spot on _Golf Digest_’s Top 10 Course Remodels of 2009.
The older of the two courses, Bayonet Golf Course was originally sculpted through the cypress trees of the since-closed Fort Ord Military Base in 1954 by the Army's Commanding Officer General Robert McClure. Measuring in at 7,104 yards from the tips, the course still captures McClure’s original vision, with a classic, tree-lined layout and several dog-leg lefts the General cunningly installed to favor his left-handed fade off the tee. Gene Bates’ recent design contributions are apparent in the layout’s clusters of creative bunkering, reshaped greens, and areas where trees have been cleared to allow for greater views of the Monterey Peninsula.
Bates also made sweeping alterations to Black Horse Golf Course, changing the layout from its tree-lined, 1964 design into a more open counterpart to Bayonet’s cypress-, pine-, and oak-ensconced fairways. In addition, Bates carpeted the entire 7,024-yard course with new, smooth-rolling bent grass, while revamping the irrigation to provide for more meticulous playing conditions. The remodeling efforts afford many sweeping views that populate the course, but especially the one golfers’ encounter on the newly-added, 224-yard, par three 15th hole, where an elevated tee looks out onto a horizon dominated by the Pacific Ocean.
For true American comfort food, head to Running Iron Restaurant and Saloon for a sandwich or side of fries.
Gluten-free and low-fat eaters will enjoy the menu at Running Iron Restaurant and Saloon.
The drink list at this restaurant has everything you need to complete your meal (and your night out).
Bring the whole family to this restaurant, where kiddos are welcomed with open arms.
Unwind on a budget, and enjoy happy hour's low-cost beers and simple eats.
Make the most of the warm summer months by dining outdoors in Running Iron Restaurant and Saloon's beautiful outdoor seating area.
A dance floor is on hand for folks ready to boogie the night away.
Be sure to call for a reservation if the restaurant is part of your weekend plans — it can get crowded on Fridays and Saturdays.
Dress is typically casual at Running Iron Restaurant and Saloon, so leave the fancy duds behind for the evening.
Dining out isn't your only option here — pickup is available, too.
If preferred, guests can leave their vehicles in a nearby lot, though space is available on the street as well.
Running Iron Restaurant and Saloon offers safe bike parking outside.
Take a break from the kitchen without breaking the bank! Running Iron Restaurant and Saloon will fill you up with top-notch fare that s modestly priced.
You can pay with Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express or any major credit card.
Early risers and night owls alike can enjoy Running Iron Restaurant and Saloon since it offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Lunch and dinner are easy as pie (and you might as well get a slice) at the delicious Running Iron Restaurant and Saloon.
So for some delicious American fare any time of the day, head to Running Iron Restaurant and Saloon.
For casual cuisine that everyone will enjoy, stop by Papa Chano's for a Mexican-style menu in Seaside's Sand City neighborhood.
Bring your whole brood to this restaurant, where families can dig in to tasty and kid-friendly fare together.
Meeting the gang for a movie? Pick up some food from this restaurant.
Many diners choose to drive to Papa Chano's, as there are numerous parking options nearby.
Bikers can store their bikes safely while they enjoy a meal at Papa Chano's.
Enjoy a night out on the town at Papa Chano's and score food and beverage deals and steals.
If you're looking for a delicious taco or burrito, you'd definitely be wise to head to Papa Chano's.
Papa Chano's features traditional and innovative Mexican eats, so visit the restaurant today and give your taste buds a fiesta.
At Seaside's The Dunes Bar, you can snack away on tasty pub grub.
Kick back, relax and watch the game on The Dunes Bar's TV.
Those in a rush are better off dining here during the week, as the bar draws a crowd during the weekend.
Don't fuss with street parking. We've got some parking available.
Feeling hungry? Get the best bang for your buck at The Dunes Bar, a local restaurant.
For an indulgent meal of classic pub food, The Dunes Bar is the place to bring your best buds for a night out.
With a stay at Portola Hotel & Spa at Monterey Bay in Monterey, you'll be connected to the convention center and minutes from Monterey Convention Center and Fisherman's Wharf. This 4-star resort is within close proximity of Golden State Theater and Fisherman's Wharf.
Make yourself at home in one of the 379 guestrooms featuring refrigerators and LCD televisions. Your pillowtop bed comes with triple sheeting and cotton sheets. Windows open to ocean and city views. High-definition televisions with cable programming are provided for your entertainment, with wired and wireless Internet access available for a surcharge. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature makeup/shaving mirrors and designer toiletries.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Relax at the full-service spa, where you can enjoy body treatments and facials. You're sure to appreciate the recreational amenities, including an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and a sauna. Additional features include complimentary wireless Internet access, a concierge desk, and babysitting/childcare.
Enjoy a meal at one of the resort's dining establishments, which include 2 restaurants and a coffee shop/café. From your room, you can also access room service (during limited hours). At the end of the day, relax with your favorite drink at one of the 2 bars/lounges. Hot/cold buffet breakfasts are available daily for a fee.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, limo/town car service, and business services. Planning an event in Monterey? This resort has 50,000 square feet (4645 square meters) of space consisting of conference/meeting rooms, small meeting rooms, and a ballroom. Extended parking is available onsite.
With a stay at Bay Park Hotel in Monterey, you'll be convenient to Monterey Museum of Art-Pacific Street and Fisherman's Wharf. This hotel is within close proximity of Cathedral of San Carlos Borromeo and Golden State Theater.
Make yourself at home in one of the 80 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and DVD players. Flat-screen televisions with digital programming provide entertainment, while complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected. Conveniences include desks and coffee/tea makers, and housekeeping is provided daily.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Take advantage of recreational opportunities offered, including a spa tub, a fitness facility, and a seasonal outdoor pool.
Satisfy your appetite at the hotel's restaurant, which serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). At the end of the day, relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include complimentary high-speed (wired) Internet access and a business center. Event facilities at this hotel consist of conference/meeting rooms, small meeting rooms, and banquet facilities. Free parking is available onsite.