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Bayonet and Blackhorse are outstanding value alternatives

Aside from the well-known Pebble Beach golf course, Spyglass Hill golf course, and Links at Spanish Bay golf course, there are two more golf courses that recently reopened that offer some of the better values for Pebble Beach golf vacations.

Here's what Golf Odyssey said about the two Carmel alternatives ( "For excellent bang for your buck at another tour-quality venue, play a round at the Bayonet and Blackhorse facility in Seaside. Even before a blade of grass was touched for the current renovations, both courses were really good and tough.

Now, some of the holes have been rerouted, bunkers have been updated, and the green complexes strengthened. Finally, thanks to the removal of overgrown trees and brush, almost every hole looks out on Monterey Bay."

Green fees range from $75-$115 Monday-Thursday, and $95-$160 Friday-Sunday and holidays. No, that's not what one would consider "cheap," but not much is in this neighborhood. More importantly, when you consider the quality of these courses, and that some of their nearby neighbors command more than twice or even three times as much, it's easy to see why Golf Odyssey thinks they are among the best values you'll find on a Pebble Beach golf vacation.

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