Had the opportunity to return and play the course during this year's US Open at Pebble Beach. The comments that have been made speak clearly to what the course is about. Hats off to Gene Bates for the work he provided in upgrading the layout and fine-tuning the details that were in clear need of attention.
What's unfathomable to me is how the course escapes major attention for those coming to the Monterey Peninsula area. You need to excel in driving the ball well and one's approach play will be tested to finish in the correct landing areas on the green.
Anyone heading to this spectacular area in America is well served in scheduling a round here. One final point, turf conditions have also improved. To be sure -- the Bayonet doesn't take prisoners -- no pun intended!
M. James Ward
Date: July 03, 2019