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Cinnabar Hills Golf Club

23600 McKean Road, San Jose, CA 95141
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Ranked #11 of 81 Attractions in San Jose
Type: Golf Courses
Activities: Golfing
Description: Golfers of all skill levels are challenged on three distinct nines: the Canyon, the Lake and the Mountain.
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English first
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79 reviews 79 reviews
33 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
5 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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San Francisco, California
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58 reviews 58 reviews
24 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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Athens, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014 via mobile

Played Half Moon Bay the day before. I'd play This one twice had I known how terrific a course it is at an incredible value.

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Arlington, Virginia
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187 reviews 187 reviews
53 attraction reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013 via mobile

27 available holes with a solid, challenging layout in a nature park-like setting. The only interference on the playing environment is a high-tension powerline, but otherwise, all you hear are the calling of birds and the screaming of frustrated golfers. Prices are a bit higher than average, but the quality of the course and the facilities justifies the extra cost.... More

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Sunnyvale, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

WEDDING VENUE REVIEW: We physically went to over twenty venues before we found Cinnabar. It was EXACTLY what we were looking for. They have a gorgeous flower bed surrounding the trellis which didn't need any additional decoration! *MONEY SAVER!* Their food was my biggest concern but they totally nailed it. I was a bit scared after the tasting we did,... More

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San Jose, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

GPS carts, panaromic 3 9 hole courses, bent grass fast and impossible greens (3 putt for sure). Really challenging and interesting shot making needed.

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Palo Alto, California
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

First, let me state that this is not your average public golf course. It has all the characteristics of a private club. Excellent service, lush fairways, beautiful scenery. And...most important...fast, tough greens. While getting to the green will take strategy and good ball striking, you will really be tested by the speed and undulations of these greens. Most important --... More

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Austin, Texas
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40 reviews 40 reviews
16 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

Amazing course, I played pebble beach three days later, and this was a great warm up round. Course is beautiful, but is in the middle of nowhere, let me be clear its worth the drive! Condition was amazing, just as good as any course I have played, Open fairways, elevation changes, good greens, scenery was incredible. All the facilites you... More

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