Canyon/Mountain at Cinnabar Hills Golf Club

4.4199000000 4.4 stars from 5 (331)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6641 yards
  • Slope: 135
  • Rating: 72.2
  • Layout

  • 23600 McKean Rd, San Jose, California 95141, Santa Clara County
  • (408) 323-7815, (408) 323-5200
  • (408) 323-9512
  • www.cinnabarhills.com
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Year built: 1998
Architect(s): John Harbottle III
Type: Public
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes
GPS: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire required.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed

Tees | Layout

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Hawk 72 6641 yards 72.2 135
Cinnabar 72 6269 yards 70.7 130
Quicksilver 72 5713 yards 68.1 126
Oak (W) 72 4859 yards 68.1 118

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 4.4 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.4 stars from 5
Value: 4.2 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.4 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.1 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 331 Reviews
5 stars:
168
4 stars:
141
3 stars:
17
2 stars:
3
1 stars:
2

recommend this course

312 out of 323 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive convenient to the city in the 'burbs   Great for advanced golfers wildlife/ scenic views locals   Challenges include elevation changes forced carries bunkers   Great for drinks patio dining dinner  

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"Cinnabar Hills perfection"


vikramv25's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/26/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is just perfect - with the views and difficulty. It is a pretty challenging course but also allows the intermediate player to enjoy fruits of good shots. The views are to die for. Played in the evening when usually it is has some wind but this time the wind showed up late.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



kwkett's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/26/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"excellent"


Mark1872742's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/16/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

one of the nicest courses I've played everything was perfect


I recommend this course


"Beautiful venue. Terrible greens."


chip4me's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/14/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

With my partner's Hole-in-one on Lake #2, our first time outing was an adventure in a very hilly venue. The greens were in poor shape, like putting on pavement - ice rink fast with hardly any grass.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"One of the best public links"


tehfengfang's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/12/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I have been playing golf for a number of years, this is one of the best public links I have played. From tee to green, its well maintained. The green is impeccable if not too perfect, many 3 putts. I'd recommend this course to any of my fellow golfers without any reservation. " I will be back"


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Spring Golf"


Crockett730's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/11/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Perfect weather and course was in very good shape following the Winter rains and the temp in the low 70's. Great value for the money and the views, terrain, and elevation changes always make this course a great choice!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Mountain Lakes nines"


Andy2045205's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/08/2017
Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great scenery, perfect pace of play. Played as a twosome and hardly had to wait on any tee shots. Course is in very good condition although a bit soft due to resent heavy rains. Lots of birds to view while not hitting a shot.. Golf museum in the clubhouse is very interesting and almost as large as the PGA museum in Florida.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



u159389579's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/04/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Nice course"


Denzil3919855's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/01/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Despite all the rain in the Bay Area, the course was in wonderful condition. Fairways had few wet spots however we were 90 degrees. The greens were true and fast. This is one of my favorite course in the area. If you're traveling in or around the San Jose and looking to play a round for golf, this course is a must.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Nice design, great views"


jcraigbarry's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/27/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This was my second time playing this course, and first time playing the Mountain holes (which I think are the easiest) for our front nine. Lots of elevation changes places a premium on club selection, but also provides plenty of stunning views. We played the Canyon holes for our back nine, and I find it more challenging as it can be quite tight in places. Overall a beautiful course, however with the recent rain neither the fairways nor the rough had been cut which added an additional challenge, though it did not inhibit our experience. Greens were in realtively good shape and rolled true making putting fun. I played with my father who was visiting from Canada and a single who joined us. Pace was OK, but we did spend some time looking for balls as the rough was quite thick.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great as always"


Sandrwws1989's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/26/2017
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Reviewed on

Played in late February and had s great time. I find the course layout pretty challenging, but fair and I like to play here as a reality check for my game.

Despite all the rain, course was in good shape. It was still cartpath only and there were some boggy areas, but ground was firm and very playable. Only negative was some of the sand was still muddy, but understandable given all the rain. One thing that struck me this visit was the nice clubhouse. I don't usually stuy for lunch but perhaps I should give it a try.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/30/2017
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Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Good winter round"


Joe7651456's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/16/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Considering the heavy rain we have had recently, I was delighted with the condition of the course overall. The greens were in good shape despit the high level of moisture causing quite a few small footprints that lingered longer than normal.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Cinnebar Hills"


talberg's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/28/2016
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The day was beautiful, the course was beautiful. Maybe too beautiful-making 18 was doubtful and because of the heavy play and later start time, it was impossible. Played the Lakes 9 which was very challenging. I played with two locals who helped with some of the surprises the course offered. Had my B game that day which translated to lots of B-ogies. My two partners quit after nine which left me behind four foursomes. I played the first hole, then jumped ahead and played the last four on the Canyons nine, which were spectacular.

Regardless had a fine time at a beautiful facility. A bit of a drive, but worth it.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



"Every hole picturesque."


u000001415668's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/27/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course in great shape, greens Where semi quick but very fair,rolled true


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great challenging course beginners should pass"


filamgolfaddict's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/06/2016
First time playing Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A very nice golf course out in the boonies. Nice facilities. Very challenging yet pretty. Beginners should avoid or use the closer tees to have an enjoyable experience. One of the best deals in the bay area on golfnow. Hilly so take an extra club for more GRIs. Greens roll true. Keep pace and bring plenty of balls.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Lack Wifi"


hdankim's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/10/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It was a great outing. We've played Canyon-Mountain course. The staff were friendly and they even had a vending golf cart to service drinks/food.

But....

I was surprised that this course is not listed in Golf Now score keeper and WIFI on the course for iPhone connectivity was not available through out the course (In the heart of Silicon Valley?). Golf cart was equipped with a score keeper but I wasn't sure how to transfer this data to my personal electronic score keeper.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great conditions , great pace"


u00000685682's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/07/2016
First time playing

Reviewed on

We landed in SAN Jose and didn't make the course until 2:00pm. Paid $10 more for 18 hoping to get in 15 given the sunsets at 5. Staff send us (twosome) off the lower used course and we ended up playing 18 in 2:41. Great pace - it was a Monday - and nice staff. Greens were in great shape.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Challenging course"


Barry5545216's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/22/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Beautiful course that is challenging and fun. Very well maintained despite being in the middle of a dry area.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Gardners are a pain"


Tattooted's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/10/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I've played this course many times. I truly love this course I come all the way from daily city. The only problem I have with this facility, is that the gardeners have no concern for any of the players. While we were there , The person I was playing with with getting ready to Chip, and a gardener came up and put a hose right across the fairway in front of him 10 yards ahead of him right across where he had a chip. As we were coming up to the next Teebox a gardener was flooding the Teebox with water! Looking at us almost as if he was mocking us knowing we didn't want that. He stopped for a brief moment while we were slipping all over the place on the Teebox ! I looked at him and he just smiled. Other than that, This is truly a nice course, but I hope this message reaches the staff and they can correct the gardeners and they would show teach them to have a little bit of commonsense while people are playing, and paying the high dollar amount for this course!


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course



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