Bayonet and Black Horse to Host 2018 PGA Professional Championship

By | April 20th, 2017

The public-access courses in Seaside, Calif., will host the 51st edition of the championship on June 17-20, 2018. The 312-player event was first conducted at Bayonet and Black Horse in 2012, and the venue was also the site of the 2016 Senior PGA Professional Championship.

Bayonet and Black Horse in Seaside, Calif., a pair of public-access courses, will host the 2018 PGA Professional Championship.

The 51st edition of the PGA Professional Championship will be June 17-20, 2018, marking the return of the 312-player event that was first conducted at Bayonet and Black Horse in 2012. Bayonet and Black Horse also was the site of the 2016 Senior PGA Professional Championship.

“The PGA of America is excited to return the PGA Professional Championship to Bayonet Black Horse, long regarded among the most scenic and challenging courses to have hosted this national championship,” said PGA President Paul Levy. “The staff of Bayonet Black Horse has embraced our championships, and we anticipate another great edition in 2018 for our best playing PGA Professionals.”

“We are honored to be selected as the host of the 2018 PGA Professional Championship, and we welcome the return of the country’s premier PGA Professionals,” said Dick Fitzgerald, director of Seaside Resort Development, which operates Bayonet Black Horse. “By hosting the PGA Professional Championship, Bayonet and Black Horse continues to cement its reputation as a home for professional championship golf and one of the great golf venues on the Monterey Peninsula.”

Overlooking Monterey Bay, Bayonet and Black Horse were named in honor of two U.S. Army divisions. The courses occupy property that was once part of the former Fort Ord military base. Bayonet was designed by Gen. Robert B. McClure in 1954, and after a redesign by Gene Bates, the course reopened in 2007. Black Horse Golf Course, a 1964 joint original design by Gen. McClure and Gen. Edwin Carnes, was named in honor of the 11th Cavalry Regiment (Black Horse), which was stationed at the Presidio of Monterey (1919-1940).

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