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Cinnabar Hills Golf Club - Lake/Canyon Course23600 McKean Rd
San Jose, CA 95141
Phone: (408)323-5200Fax: (408)323-9512
This club has three nine hole courses that can be played in three eighteen hole combinations. The design work is exceptional allowing for varying degrees of golfing skills and alternate means of reaching the greens. Nearly every hole has a receptive side to approach the putting surface and an opposing, shorter, more demanding angle into the flagstick. The skill and confidence level of the golfer will determine his or her strategy of how best to play into the green. The name comes from the rich, red ore that was once mined in the area. The courses were carved in and around the hills, which preserved the natural character of the land. Each of these courses is named, for the most part, after its terrain simulation. The Lake Course has six water hazards which come into play. The Canyon Course concentrates more on sand bunkers, which there are twenty seven of. The Mountain Course has a very hilly terrain and makes negotiating the greens difficult. No matter what combination a golfer plays, there will always be a great challenge. The designer of the courses has made the emphasis on playing different styles all on the same facility. This course was not intended for distance, rather the need to utilize all of the clubs in a bag to be successful. The turf is mowed and watered to tournament conditions on a daily basis. The turf is managed expressly for the game of golf. This means that green and moist is not their goal. You will find their course to have a tanning color to it when they can control the conditions. It is better for the long term health of the turf and the consistent playability of the course to have the turf border on stress at all times. Their philosophy of a firm, consistent playing course means that your drives will roll further, but you may have to play a bump and run shot into the greens. The greens, combined with the properly chosen ball, will hold a quality golf shot from the fairway. You may want to play a softer ball than you normally do. Shots played from the rough will not hold as a general rule, unless played under the highest degree of skill and knowledge.
|Holes: 18||Greens: Winter Rye||Fairways: Winter Rye|
|Dress Code:||No dress code|
|Season:||Open all year|
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Canyon/Lake, Jul 15, 2004
|reviewer: Jerry Izu
from San Jose, CA
|Greens in excellent condition, well-worth the $50 discount green fees if you play before 8:00AM on weekday. Wind can be challenging, and the Santa Teresa foothills in the background make for some optical illusions which makes some distances look closer than they actually are. For example, on Canyon's Par 5 9th, one may be tempted to "cut the corner" to reach the green in two, but the carry over the ravine is quite far! Be prepared to lose your about half your handicap of golf balls.|