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Address: 23600 McKean Road, San Jose, CA 95141
Phone Number: 408-323-5200
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Activities: Golfing
Description: Golfers of all skill levels are challenged on three distinct nines: the...
Golfers of all skill levels are challenged on three distinct nines: the Canyon, the Lake and the Mountain.
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Really tough. There were no holes where you get to relax. Come mentally prepared or you will lose to the course.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
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Sacramento, California
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Sacramento, California
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30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

Really tough. There were no holes where you get to relax. Come mentally prepared or you will lose to the course.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015 via mobile

Very nice course. The staff are very eager to help and friendly. Played in a ladies scramble best ball tournament and had a blast. Highly recommended

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Arcata, California
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109 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Cinnabar Hills offers spectacular views from dramatically raised tee boxes along with some fun and challenging golf. Players will want to be decent golfers as the course has some challenging features including large elevation changes, long forced carries, rolling fairways, fast greens and wind. Considering the drought, the course was in great shape. Pace of play was also good at... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States
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41 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Even if your not a golfer you can still enjoy the beautiful views of the course and the mountains in far South San Jose. Nice quiet outdoor seating and good lunch menu. Excellent practice facility, grass tees, sand, chipping, and three practice greens.

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Cecilia A, General Manager at Cinnabar Hills Golf Club, responded to this review

Thank you so much for visiting Cinnabar Hills. We are glad that you enjoyed yourself and hope you come back again next time you are in town. Ron Zraick, General Manager (408) 323-7803 More 

Sollentuna, Sweden
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178 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

With three different 9 hole courses with different characteristics this is a place you can go often to play without being bored. I played Canyon and Lakes which where very different. As the Canyon name implies you play narrow ( not ridiculously narrow though) holes which require precise but not too long tee shots. Common for both courses is that... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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431 reviews
88 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

I played this course in a tournament so the first time it wasn't as good as this time. My client & I played this course in under 3hrs & we were both impressed. A lot of tough holes & course was in descent shape (a bit dry, but ok). People were friendly & we played through with no issues. Very... More 

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Houston
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107 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Played this course for the first time yesterday. Beautiful place, fairways running up, down and sideways on the hills, greens always perched in the middle of danger. Bring lots of golf balls if you can't hit it relatively straight. The fairways are ample but due to the sever slopes it is easy to miss them. Many carries over gunch filled... More 

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Cecilia A, General Manager at Cinnabar Hills Golf Club, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review Cinnabar Hills. We’re glad that you enjoyed your experience. We too wish that more folks would rake bunkers, fill divots and repair ball marks. We hope that the next time you are in town, you come back and visit us. Sincerely, Ron Zraick General Manager Cinnabar Hills Golf Club 408-323-7803 More 

San Jose, CA
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52 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This is my home course - not sure why I never thought to review. Staff is super friendly - my brother summed it up when he visited - "This would be an expensive country club back in Boston." They will go above and beyond to help you out if they can. This is a tough course to play - you... More 

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Wadsworth, Ohio
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38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Course in very good condition considering the drought situation in CA. Greens were receptive even late in the day, but for some reason CA golfers don't repair ball marks - go figure. Its a pet peeve of mine. Course winds through gorgeous hill country and the last two holes provide a view that makes climbing the hillsides worth it. Old... More 

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Hercules, California
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88 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Hi gang, We played here June 2014 on a Groupon special @ $54.50 p/p. We were assigned to play the Lake 9 and the Canyon 9. Sadly I was playing with an injured hand and I couldn't acquire a serious grip on the club, so my shotmaking was somewhat compromised. I enjoyed the challenge but being a first-timer on the... More 

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Address: 23600 McKean Road, San Jose, CA 95141
Phone Number: 408-323-5200
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose

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