Mountain/Lake at Cinnabar Hills Golf Club

4.5852705882 4.6 stars from 5 (376)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6853 yards
  • Slope: 140
  • Rating: 73.2
  • Layout

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 | Full Scorecard

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

GA Rating Index 4.6 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.3 stars from 5
Value: 4.5 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.2 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.4 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 376 Reviews
5 stars:
199
4 stars:
154
3 stars:
18
2 stars:
3
1 stars:
2

recommend this course

357 out of 368 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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Barknee's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/15/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Always a great time at Cinnabar Hills"



5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/14/2017
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Wasn’t too crowded the day we played so did not really see the group ahead or behind us all day. Course has some challenging holes and is very entertaining regardless of the combination you play. I’ve played two rounds here and have been able to play all three sets of nines, so far like mountain the best. Course conditions are very good, greens are smooth and medium quick. Their grill is very good and the staff are super friendly. Can’t wait to come back to play again!


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


"Challenging and amazing"


Eric1362980's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/25/2017
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This course was challenging just as my friends advised.

I have played a lot of course in N.Cal including Pebble Beach and I rank Cinmabar high on my list as one of the best courses in N. Cal. Great lay out and well taken care of.

Loved the vast difference between the Mountain course and the Lake course. I highly recommend Cinnabar.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"How golf should be"


Jerrod9768636's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/23/2017
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Reviewed on

Cinnabar Hills is the standard of Joe a public GC should be built and run. Challenging holes, well conditioned grass, and proper amenities. When done, a golfer low or high HC, feels they had a great day and worth the price. In the SF Bay Area, every common prairie course is arrogantly charging $80-$90 on the weekends. However at roughly $25 more than average ($110) Cinnabar Hills provides a golf experience that is 2 or 3 TIMES better! So good that I gladly pay it, again and again, but I wouldn't dream of paying $80 at the ones that don't even try. One critique would be that they could step the food up a bit. It is not bad by any means/ better than most in fact. But, it could stand taller along side the great golf, to complete a perfect day. And instead of a fairly quiet club house dining room, I think they would instantly see the buzz of people sticking around and spending more while they indulge after a beautiful round...


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 course in South Bay"


u826453586's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/22/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

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Course is in good condition. Fairways have some type of infection growing but only on a select few of holes. The amount charged is equivalent to the type of course played. I enjoy the canyon side more but the mountain nine was not bad in any sense. The greens set the course apart. Quick, not unfair, and they hold the line of putts. I enjoy the course enough to come back and play again when I get the chance. This is a course all avid golfers should play while in the South Bay relative to green fees. Just don’t expect resort style service before or after round


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



greenjacket88's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/13/2017
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Golf Gem of the Bay Area"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/12/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Arguably the best public course in the Bay Area, always kept in wonderful condition. They have 27 holes so the pace of play is well managed, particularly on weekdays. Greens are always in great condition, fast and true. Bunkers are in good shape, unlike most other courses these days that always seem to be revamping their bunkers 5 years too late. All around it's my favorite course in the area, and my friends and family that visit from out of state all agree.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great golf experience"


Olsongolfers's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/08/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Everything about Cinnabar Hills was excellent. Staff were pleasant, pace of play ideal and course was in excellent condition. A really great day! Can not wait to be back in California to play here again. Definitely Italy recommend playing here!


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


"Cinnabar is always a good day"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/08/2017
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Pro shop Staff is typical attitude, golf club guys, basically congenial, but not friendly.i always enjoy the course but last few rounds, tee boxes are very poor condition and greens were slow and bumpy (assuming the latter) because of the breast the greens were left softer/ longer, don't know. Equally as fun is having Holly be trending the clubhouse bar. She works so hard to take care of everyone there and has a super positive/ friendly attitude. Rounds out a great day of golf.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/04/2017
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Reviewed on


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


"Fun holes to play"


u000005677702's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/28/2017
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Course was well layed out. With great help from the GPS on the golf cart you had knowledge of distance every shot. Some great features for every hole. Would definitely play again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Deteriorated conditions"


Paul2146759's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/28/2017
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Cinnabar always has the best greens , public or private. For some reason they let their tee boxes get overwelmed with weeds, very unusual , since they are usually great. People havent been fixing divots, and for whatever reason neither has the groundskeepers


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



Anne2673438's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/28/2017
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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


"Awesome course"


bencobian's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/27/2017
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Reviewed on

Always in great condition! Fast but fair greens, one of the best courses in the Bay Area!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Talcum Powder sand traps"


DClark68's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/26/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played last Saturday, golf was great, I love this course got to play Mountain and Canyon. I had a little bit of bunker issues on the Mountain course, the sand was a lot softer than I have seen before. Of course the best thing to do is avoid the bunkers in the first place. Only saw the cart attendent twice, on hole 4 and then 17. So make sure you stop at the snack bar at the turn. Greens were rolling nice,nothing bad to say about Cinnabar Hills!


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


"Awesome facility, but watch out"



5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/26/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

There is a cop hiding off to the side on the straight (Bailey Rd I believe) right before (or after, if you're leaving Chgc) the twisty mountain roads. Would hate for anyone to ruin their day before/after a round on this wonderful course by getting a ticket.

Course staff is very nice and helpful. Need more ball washers, the ones we did find were well maintained and had relatively clean water which is always a plus.


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


"A special course"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/21/2017
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Great course, challenging layout, beautiful scenery; definitely not for a novice golfer. Make sure you have ample golf balls.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Good but pricey for what it is"


u103067221's avatar
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/20/2017
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I enjoy playing this course but it's not really a $100 a round destination. I only play it because other SV courses are so jammed on the weekends. However I do enjoy the layouts of each course. The lake course is the most difficult imo.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Love this course"


u645528645's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/18/2017
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Course is so beautiful and in great condition. Wish the quality of food in the restaurant was comparable.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Course was great except that The course was sanded"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/14/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great value.

Hope they have that offer again we would certainly play it again.

Thanks


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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