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11/11 @ 7 The smoke from camp fire was visible in distance but not a factor. Course is in great fall condition the fairways have a few brown spots but rolling out well and the rough just long enough to hold errant shots from the woods or deep stuff. Neither of us two got in a bunker all day. Greens putting smooth semi-fast. All pars made with one putts. Overall as nice and playable as AV gets a few leaves but expected in season.

On the first hole herd of does walked across the green when we hit approach shots. Not many ball marks but a few hoof prints! I drive the cart to green and above me near 2nd tee box is a buck with a large 5x5 rack and the smell of deer musk was super strong. The rut is going on. He stood tall and looked me over and walked away, impressive Muleie.

Like my last reviews. Recommend.
6 Likes.
Played 11/4 8:30 with about a 20 minute fog delay for the marine layer to blow off with the gentle breeze yielding to sunny skies cool start in the 50's to mid 60's beautiful fall day for the 2nd round of tournament play.
Bayonet conditions similar to Blackhorse as expected and that rates in the 8-10 range for most areas of the course(s). Rating is one stroke more difficult for most handicaps compared to Blackhorse but this matter of fact is almost indistinguishable. Greens slick rolling fast, fairways tight, rough lush.
Bayonet, which opened in 1954, is steeped in golf and military history. Created on the site of the former Fort Ord by General Robert B. McClure, it was christened in honor of the 7th Infantry Light Fighter Division (nicknamed the “Bayonet Division”).
Back 9 holes starting with 11 dogleg left history says because the General was a lefty with a "fade" so he ordered the holes designed to help his tee shot tendency.
Again all course conditions great and in line for a $$$ fee course. Customer service great and beverage cart out all day.
Third year in a row here the first weekend of November and it's been consistent great conditions and services from staff.
Recommend
10 Likes.
Beautiful weather for golf in Monterey. Played 11/3/18 11am tournament conditions therefore pace of play a bit slow. Set up for men was 6196yds slope 128 / 69.9 rating.

Condition of course overall great in all areas of play. I rated rough as 7 but if it's supposed to be long and penal up that to 10. A dubbed tee shot is a full stroke or more and rolling into it off fairway a half stroke on average. It's thick and lush , the fairways which are smooth and tight. Like other reports say greens are undulated and false fronts and run off collection areas are found at times around the slick bent grass putting surfaces. Long or short the roll out of ball on greens needs to be considered to score well. Some approach shots I hit short on purpose to avoid bunkers many which have steep faces to clear. Fluffy sand interesting curved edges. The fast greens are tricky above the hole lots of lag putting from there.
$$$ tee rate lives up to the cost as the course is tough but enjoyable. Views of Monterey Bay from course elevation are numerous.
Beverage cart out each day and the food in restaurant is good. Pro shop ok.
Recommend
9 Likes.
Played all 27 holes 10/29 starting as second group out at 7:20 the 7am time had to wait to see their shots! use a yellow ball and get going I said (kidding)
A bit cool until the sun came over horizon then perfect conditions.

Looking at previous review from May I'd say my rating stars may have been too low then but accurate now. Fairways not plush everywhere but good no issues. Greens excellent you could see the aeration holes as greener than other areas but no effect on putting and greens were quick but also held well. Difference between May and Oct is the areas you don't want to be are brown versus green and growing might save a few balls and strokes.

Used a golf moose deal so good value for 27 holes cart and hotdog water included.
Customer service excellent, Pro shop well stocked. Marshall on course but no beverage cart which is not necessary as all nines finish near CH and a snack shack open where all 9's converge.

Course in good to great shape all around. Overall great facility and service.

The Merlot 9 sits above the Chardonnay and Zinfandel which are all similar. Char and Zin mix together well for golf Merlot off by itself winds around driving range uphill.

The third day in a row and the body held up and the scoring too a * round for my index. (one of 10 of 20 best)
Another recommend. $$ course compared to $$$ Wente Vineyards.

3 day rating #1 Wente #2 Poppy #3 Hiddenbrooke Play them all!
9 Likes.
Played 10/28 early with the golf moose voucher I mentioned in previous review. This is the middle day of a three day in the area (Hiddenbrooke, Wente, Poppy Ridge)
Weather and course conditions about as good as it gets. This course is kept up nicely and just as good or better than last time I reviewed.
My partner playing Wente for first time mentioned the greens are "stiff". Meaning they hold a well struck shot but those without height or spin will run out. Even a high shot coming in doesn't make a large ball mark.
It's all you'd expect of a $$$ course and a lot of fun. Not many forced carries. and wide landing areas. Play the right tees for your index and enjoy.
Not a walkers course and the 9th to 10th quite a drive uphill. Note the 9th / 10th not at clubhouse and snack shack was closed and no beverage cart out. Prepared for that and it was a great round.
Highly recommend.
8 Likes.
Played 10/27 11am pace of play 4.25 as a twosome not moving through 4 somes. Agree with older reviews about wet areas but maybe do that to keep course green edge to edge and the drainage low areas collect water? Not an effect on play for the most part but roll out may have been reduced. Hit it where your suppose to and course is great. Greens good and tee boxes playable. Possibly a bit shaggy for a Troon facility at this price point. $71 list price but less with Troon card for us.
In my local area (Sacramento) this would be an upper level condition course.
Facility and customer service was great First time playing it and not sure of comparable in area.
Recommend this course
7 Likes.
10/21/2018 Got out early on a coll Sunday start 50 deg. 7:45 am. Course in good playing condition and we got right out one tee time early twosome following three some to keep or pace of play right to keep away from greenskeeper cutting holes for the day. Which happened to be the club championship for the members, men and women divisions.

Course was in great shape overall as expected or better for the $$ price point. A perfect fall day in NorCal for golf and the greens always challenging speed wise were rolling true and very nice. For example, Par 3 8th tee shot short right rough chip on high left of pin. Roll my 18' L to R downhill just past hole cut just over a ridge in middle of green to hard off it goes 20' past to front. Made my third from 6' below hole to avoid a 4 putt! Not my usual putting prowess. My only 3 putt of the day.

Under new ownership recently with some staff changes. The customer service great as it was prior to new ownership. Easy to get a beverage at the turn cart was out too.

Recommend playing as AVGC fall the weather is perfect too. good combination.
5 Likes.
10/14/2018 Course in great condition. Above average value for the price point. Greens smooth and fast from above the hole with Johnny Miller design undulations makes putting fun!? Holding good on well struck shots. For example number 8 170 yds to back pin hit pin high stopped 11' past 6" in fringe missing a closest to the pin to 13"6" on green
Fairways rolling out rough ok thin in a few spots where it would help to have some. For example #15 caught drive too good and it went straight through blind fairway landing area into environmental marked hazard. I don't do that too often. Whitney Oaks is one of the few area course that has the Bermuda grass that goes dormant in cold weather.
Right now it's all green and recommend playing. A few forced carries make it a challenge all the time.
5 Likes.
9/9/18 = 9+9=18 Played 7:40 twosome following twosome and so on. Their earliest time is 7:30 to let the maintenance crew prep the course. That leaves a few early times and possible additional revenue loss but I don't manage or own just playing and saying.

Course conditions all around good. The greens had been light punched with small hole wide space tines in the last week and were a bit bumpy and slow. But if that is all the fall service schedule requires the greens should heal and be good to go in 5-7 days. The bunkers are finally playable and consistent on all holes. I was in a few hard packed machined darker sand/soil some impediments but an overall improvement from a few years of sketchy bunkers (some were GUR I think due to costs not the former excellent superintendent's efforts) I wonder if a topping of real bunker sand would make them excellent now? I don't know but machined and playable condition now.
Some tee boxes a bit shaggy and unlevel but I don't want to be over critical and the price point is not the upper elite green fee so in line with what I expect.
Overall great design and experience. A few more houses keep popping up around the perimeter, but still has the nature feel.
Woodpeckers, Hawks, mountain jays, buzzards, turkey, squirrel, deer spotted today.
Chipped in on the last two holes and took my opponent by two strokes so the lightly punched greens did not effect my last two holes. My buddy missing a 12" birdie putt on 12? Not 'cuz of the greens either. He made the par come backer!
Fun to play. Recommended.
5 Likes.
Played 8/25 in an event (NCGA WNT) Conditions very good all around as the usual at this Troon run facility.
One of the really nice courses in NorCal available to the daily fee player. They really go out of the way to make you feel like a member for a day. All course conditions above par.
The weather wasn't too hot for late August and a cool face towel provided at the end was a nice way to refresh, enjoy a draft and the view from the patio overlooking course. The tee shot on #1 is memorable top of a hill to the fairway below.
Always consistent conditions as I have played here annually or more for four years.
Never disapointed
8 Likes.
Played 8/17 7:20 first out. Cool and crisp 47 degrees. Course in good/great shape most everywhere. The front 9 (newer) goes out along the Martis Valley with the Truckee airport to the east and ski area to the west. Sun came up quickly and warmed up and dried out the dew on the fairways. Rough not to deep but was enough to make fairways desirable location. Back 9 (older) is more target golf up through the trees towards the ski area. Course is over 60 years old.

Greens excellent shape as most fairways. Summer conditions with maybe a touch too much water in areas that don't drain away well. Not a complaint just keeping fairways nice and green.

Played the recommended tees for our handicap and had a great morning. Very playable the staff was great. One item of note was signs in parking lot and entry to course stating alcohol policy strictly enforced. No beverage cart out for the back 9 but I was offered a bloody mary at the bar just after 7am.

A lot of choices for golf in Truckee area this one is nice and priced in line with what you get and the quality of the competition in Tahoe. Meaning you can pay more and get more. Depends on the budget. Fun course great weather.
8 Likes.
Played 7 Am first out on Thursday 8/16. Same comments as last review. They had sprinklers running on first fairway so we waited a few minutes. Cool morning start just what we wanted and skies clear smoke from wildfires gone too. The greens had some type of fertilizer on them and the mower left a few dabs of foam on the greens maybe one or two spots that were a little larger than the ball not a factor putting just an illusion on par 3 once.
Conditions tee to green excellent. Greens holding med/fast and true. All that you'd expect of a course with this rack price green fees. $180 We played with a golf moose voucher so enjoyed the savings.
If you want to play Tahoe golf in prime conditions Coyote won't disappoint you right now.
The severe downhill 13th hole par 3 and the short par 4 dog left 14th ; need to pay attention to elevation and distances if playing the first time.
8 Likes.
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