Bayonet Black Horse selected to host PGA TOUR Q-School, Second Stage

Storied Bayonet Course to challenge aspiring professional golfer.

March 1, 2010

Bayonet Black Horse, the 36-hole, full-bentgrass facility on the Monterey Peninsula, announced that the Bayonet Course has been selected by the PGA TOUR to host Second Stage Q-School, November 15-20.

The PGA TOUR cited the Bayonet's championship-caliber layout, commitment to maintaining "tour level" conditions and reputation among industry professionals and players as cornerstones of its selection. The field consists of 78 players, with practice rounds on November 15 and 16. The first round of competition will take place at Bayonet on the 17th. 

"Second Stage is a hotly-contested round featuring many of the game's rising stars," says Dick Fitzgerald, project director for owner/operator Seaside Resort Development. "We are excited to host the event and honored by Bayonet's selection and affiliation with the PGA TOUR."

Bayonet was recently tapped by the United States Golf Association ("USGA") and the Northern California Golf Association ("NCGA") to host a U.S. Open qualifier on May 10. The 2010 U.S. Open will be played at Pebble Beach Golf Links, June 14-20. Pebble Beach -- hosting the prestigious national championship for the fifth time -- is just 15 minutes from Bayonet Black Horse.

Bayonet and Black Horse re-opened in December, 2008 after a $13 million renovation by Bates Golf Design Group (Gene Bates). Both courses underwent dramatic view-shed alterations and hole re-routings to reveal new, breathtaking ocean vistas and improved playing options (including new bentgrass greens). They were included in Golf Digest's "Best New Courses" issue for 2009 in the ultra-competitive "Renovation" category.