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4.6
534 Reviews (534)
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1 Stars
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Conditions
4.5
Value
4.3
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.3
96.0%
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4.6
34 Reviews (34)
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Conditions
4.7
Value
4.4
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.6
97.1%
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4.6
59 Reviews (59)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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Conditions
4.5
Value
4.3
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.5
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6713 yards
Slope 140
Rating 73.0
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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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Reviews

4.6
534 Reviews (534)

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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4.0
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Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
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Handicap 10-14
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5.0
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Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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4.0
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Challenging

Nice layout with several sets but not a course for beginners. Fairways are well maintained. Greens are very fast and firm, maybe a little too fast. Can get windy but overall a great course

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
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5.0
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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
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First Time Playing

A gem

Beautiful challenging course. If in the area, stop and play a round!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fantastic Layout

This is one of those courses that is a joy to play. There are three nines and they are all excellent challenging layouts. I would warn the average player that if you can’t hit 240 yard drives to move up to the silver tees. This course is not about distance. It’s about precision. The “Cinnebar” tees (what is considered “white” on most courses) play to about 6100 yards. But because of the hills and where the speed slots are on the course it plays MUCH longer than that. If you hit your drives around 200-220 Bury your pride and move up to give yourself a chance to enjoy this jewel. The greens are lighting fast and have huge breaks that are difficult to read. But your reward is that each hole brings a different look and provides a variety of club selections that makes for a complete round.

I would pick this course over the more famous in this part of the state such as Pasatiempo and the Black Horse and Bayonet courses. If you are in the area don’t miss it. In fact play all 27 holes.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great challenging course

Cinnabar is the best public course in South Bay period. It’s very consistent throughout the years and well maintained. The three different courses test your skills and force you tp use all clubs.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Pace if play

We teed off at 7:20 expecting to have 3 1/2 to 4 hour round. Ended up being a 4 1/2 hour round which should it be the case teeing off at 7:20. Very slow foursome was the first off. Not a good experience at all.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Good value for money

One of the better courses here in valley where you don’t have to break the bank to play. I played early and hence didn’t see much by the way of wind. I played canyon and mountain and I really didn’t feel it was tough as I did like playing the elevations. There was a little bit confusion with the GPS when I got to 7th and I was not sure where I was going but it worked out well. Since wind was not an issue didn’t have any carry challenges as others have mentioned here ( I played 3 wood as I don’t like driver much )
Will play this course again for sure

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Cinnabar Hills

In my opinion this is the best course in the San jose area pure greens and beautiful course conditions pace of play has always been awesome nothing to complain about at this beautiful golf course

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Wet weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Birthday Outing

The breakfast tacos and Bloody Mary got us started.
Windy, fast smooth greens, a bit wet from overnight rain (carts on cart path only). Always a challenge, great layout. We played Lake-Canyon.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Top notch facility

The best public golf facility in the South Bay. Great staff, well maintained, 3 practice greens, grass driving range and 3 challenging 9s. Tee boxes for every level of golfer but not recommended for a beginner, this is a big pro level course.

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

The best public course in the South Bay!

I haven’t played a public course that can compare to the quality the Cinnabar offers. Looking forward to next time

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

Outstanding Golf Course

I was in San Jose visiting family chose Cinnabar Hills as it was near the home we were staying. I have played many courses this would be in my top 5. Very friendly staff including the starter. Was fortunate to play with someone who knew the layout. Conditions were fabulous , fairways and greens were perfect! Pace of play was great played the round in 3:25. I would play here many times and plan to come back when I’m in San Jose next!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Greens really unfair

So I’ll start by saying, stunning venue. Staff were amazing, everyone was friendly and helpful. The course layout was very “resort” like, they certainly won’t be hosting any high profile events. It was really fun to play though and not a piece of grass out of place. Unfortunately I was able to sample multiple bunkers and they were all very fluffy. The greens though, absolutely ridiculous. Staff told me they were 12, I hit multiple wedges to within 10 feet that would actually spin 10 yards off the green. I’ve never seen anything like it. Downhill putts from 10 feet if missed would go 10 feet by. I played a different course the next day and literally left 5 footers 2 feet short as I was traumatized haha. I would certainly play here again for the experience, but would purposely play 1 club less to be chipping up hill rather than 5 feet downhill.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Track

Cinnabar Hills,, course in great shape, very challenging, greens are fast as lightning. Overall 4 Stars, Staff friendly.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
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

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