Mountain/Lake at Cinnabar Hills Golf Club

4.4256000000 4.4 stars from 5 (336)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6853 yards
  • Slope: 140
  • Rating: 73.2
  • 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 6853 yards 73.2 140
Cinnabar 72 6397 yards 71.3 132
Quicksilver 72 5850 yards 68.6 127
Oak (W) 72 5010 yards 68.1 120

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 336 Reviews
5 stars:
172
4 stars:
142
3 stars:
17
2 stars:
3
1 stars:
2

recommend this course

317 out of 328 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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"Friday afternoon"


tuanqtran's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/21/2017
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Reviewed on

Cinnabar is always a challenging course but the layout is fair. It is better for mid to low handicap. High handicap players will struggle and lose lots of balls. The course was in great condition and pace of play is usually 4-4.5 hours.


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


"This course is always fun to play"


Kyle7985175's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/21/2017
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Reviewed on

I've played this course several times and never tire of it. Great layout, unique set of holes, always in fantastic shape


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



kozmabike's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/21/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great layout, good views"


7rob771's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/05/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

I've been hearing a lot of positive talk about this course so I went to play it. Very well takin care of, the staff was polite and proffessional. Every hole offers something different. Not an overpowering track. Played 3 wood off the tee the hole round, plenty of club. Greens were sanded and I didn't get a heads up about that info when I booked my round. That's the only negative thing. I see them Rollin quick when that's gone though. Gets a little windy late in the day up there, place is open to the elements. Would recommend to anyone wanting to go to a nicer track.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/04/2017
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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



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