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4.5
506 Reviews (506)
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3 Stars
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1 Stars
4
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.3
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.2
95.3%
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483 out of 506 reviews
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4.5
30 Reviews (30)
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Conditions
4.4
Value
4.2
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.5
93.3%
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28 out of 30 reviews
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4.4
45 Reviews (45)
5 Stars
28
4 Stars
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Conditions
4.2
Value
4.2
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.4
93.3%
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6854 yards
Slope 139
Rating 73.6
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Cinnabar Hills Golf Club
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Course Details

Year Built 1998
Golf Season Year round
Architect John Harbottle III (1998)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Proper golf attire required.

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4.5
506 Reviews (506)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 47
Patio Dining 25
Dinner 24
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 74
Forced Carries 59
Bunkers 50
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 62
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 60
Locals 41
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 60
Convenient to the City 31
In the 'Burbs 18

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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Course is in great shape!

Played in 3 hours today. Great condition and fast pace.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Simply Superb

Had the pleasure of playing this gem and what a course! We played the Canyon/Lake course and it was superb. The Canyon is by far the best 9 holes in the Southbay area. Great layouts and magnificent views! Just found my favorite course to play.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

had a fine time

Really would recommend this course to play. Great conditions. Staff even worked with us when it was apparent we would need to change the tee time slightly due to traffic in the Bay Area.

Only negative was that it seemed that several more of the holes than is usual did not allow cart entrance, resulting in fairly long walks to the ball and difficulty judging distance, and slowing pace. It was the one negative thing against many positives of this course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

W!onderful Course, Hellpful Staff, I Need Practice

Booked for a visit from my son. They had us on the Mountain and Canyon 9s. We asked if we could play the Lake 9 because we'd played the other two at prior visit. Very accommodating and they agreed. Course was in excellent condition and greens were very nice. Will go again, hopefully soon!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Good Views, slowish play

This was my first time playing and I played the Lake and Canyon 9's. I thought the course had a fair amount of challenge and fairness. not overly long or overly tight, does require decent carry off the tee on many holes. Play was slow on the first 9 then I was able to pass the group at the turn and it got much better.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
1.0
First Time Playing

Terrible Customer Service

Well we had such a poor experience here and luckily we were able to cancel our tee time through golf now a couple hours before. This was our final round of golf we had scheduled before heading back to LA and we got to the course earlier then expected. We checked into the pro shop and my wife then went back in to see if we could tee off any earlier. The guy in the shop said no and that they were pretty much fully booked the next couple hours. She even offered to pay the difference but they still said no since the tee time was prepaid.

So we say that's fine and I go to warm up, which is near the number one tee. I was there for about thirty - forty minutes and realized only about two groups teed off during that time. So I went on golf now to see if there were any times available and there were plenty of tee times before our tee time!! Out of frustration and not wanting to spend my money there due to poor customer service, we were luckily able to cancel our reservation with golf now and headed back to LA.

There's too many nicer golf courses to put up with this kind of service. I certainly will never come back.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

People with pull at this course can treat other golfers badly with no repercussions

I was here golfing with my 10 year old son. There was a foursome who were loud and intoxicated and we could hear them from several holes away. Before we played 6 on Canyon, they sped past us and went down the cart path. I assumed that they were going in and we’re not going to play their round. My son and I played the long par 5. From the second shot on we could hear them on the tee box to number 7 hitting multiple drives and being extremely loud. When I got up to 7 I said to the group, it is ok to have fun on the course, but you cannot, as a foursome, hop in front of us and expect it to be ok, especially after being on that tee box for at least 15 min. The father in the group became belligerent, was very intoxicated, and started talking about how he was a big deal here and threatened me with physical violence as he screamed at me and my son. He would not leave it alone and the only reason the altercation ended without him hitting me was because one of the boys held him around the waist and drove off. I alerted the staff by phone of what happened. They came out and assured me that they would make sure the person was not permitted to stay on the property. I thought that was the proper course of action given that he had threatened violence and made my 10 year old kid cry because the scene he caused was so ugly. When we got done with the round, I asked if they had found the person and talked to him. I was informed that he was a big deal there, that he was in the restaurant drinking away and keeping his good time going. I was shocked. Could not believe that the course management would stand for this kind of behavior and that apparently he can do anything he wants there. The employee stated there was nothing he could do because this person “had power there” and was a bigwig. I asked the employee, I was dealing with to let him know that I do not care how much pull he has, I thought it was really crappy that he made my 10 year old kid cry on a golf course.

I have played here many times, never had any type of negative interactions with any golfers or staff. I was extremely disappointed that this happened and that the golf staff would permit this kind of behavior.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Golf at sunrise

The pace of play was spectacular, as it was sunrise on a beautiful August morning. The courses were very hard, not for the beginner, but in very good shape. I enjoyed the round, played in 2.5 hours and would do this again. Thanks for the great value at a great venue!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Amazing Find

Was in the area visiting and looking for a place to play. By chance we picked this course and what a great find. I have played some of more well known courses in the bay area and this one more than holds it's own. In fact dollar for dollar this course beats the competition. Every aspect of the operation is 5 star. I found my new favorite course in the bay area/silicon valley

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

An excellent visually challenging course

Cinnabar Hills is a beautiful well-maintained course. Visually, it is quite challenging because all of the tee shots are downhill, and the placement of your shots need to be in the fairway. This course has an excellent practice area, and a beautiful environment for golfing and other entertainment. This is one of the best courses in the San Jose, California area, and the course layout will always inspire great golfing concentration.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great layout

Has a day free before flying home. I was looking for a place near San Jose for a couple of us to play. Read good reviews about this place. I chose wisely. Reasonable rates in a beautiful setting. You wouldn’t know you were 20 minutes from downtown.Great layout. Nice mix of holes and the place was in great shape. I’ll definitely come out again next next time I’m in the area.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great and challenging course.

Excellent and friendly staff. This is a difficult golf course with great views, undulating fairways, and elevated tee boxes.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Cinnabar Hills

Course was in great condition. Greens rolled quick and smooth, the rough was to be avoided.. Great variety of holes. Highly recommend Cinnabar

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Course conditions best i have seen for 10 years.

Outstanding and difficult course, but you have to expect that when playing this wonderful Golf Course. Had to wait for a few minutes as we caught up to a tournament at the 6th hole that was ahead of us on the Lake course, after that it was smooth sailing.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging

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