What You'll Get
The Scots developed golf to irk common loch pests, like merats, locharoaches, and Nessie, who to this day rarely surfaces for fear of being beaned by a well-aimed ball. Brush up your monster-vexing skills with today's Groupon: for $90, you get 18 holes of golf and a cart for two people at Cinnabar Hills Golf Club (up to a $210 value).
An acclaimed public golf course voted by Golf Digest's readers among the top 45 in the country in 2009, Cinnabar Hills contains vast expanses of well-tended turf and is unmarred by any nearby houses or fire stations. Three challenging nine-hole courses designed by John Harbottle III present vistas so green you'll need to adjust the white balance on your eyes. The rolling hills will make you feel like you're hitting your ball through a hobbit subdivision, while the majestic oaks lining the fairways play home to the club's signature red-tail hawks. As you shank and slice your way through the course's natural slopes and diabolical hazards, be sure to steer your rental cart off-course to the Brandenburg Historical Golf Museum, which hoards precious PGA championship trophies, an original copy of Humphrey Bogart's Dark Laws of Golf, and Arnold Palmer encased in carbonite. Golfers must reserve their tee time at least five days in advance. Cinnabar Hills Golf Club's rates fluctuate depending on the day of the week and the time.
- This is one of the best golf courses in the bay area. There are three 9 holes courses that are equally challenging and scenic. The course conditions are phenomenal and the staff are always friendly. – Scott C., Yelp
- Considering the hot weather in the area, the course was in impeccable condition. The lush fairways and well manicured greens, I just could not ask for more. – sjhan12652, TripAdvisor
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Dec 10, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1/person. Reservation req'd at least 5 days in advance; call for reservations starting 2/8. 24hr cancellation notice req'd. Must split Groupon between 2 ppl; may use 2 for group of 4. Not valid for Cinnabar Hills Hawk Club or w/ other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Cinnabar Hills Golf Club
Cinnabar Hills Golf Club is named after the rich, red ore mined from its hills in the 19th century. Its three 9-hole layouts—The Canyon, The Lake, and The Mountain—foreshadow the property's topographical variety. Elevation changes and scenic overlooks are a constant across this 27-hole complex sculpted into San Jose's southern foothills. The 9-hole layouts can be combined into six different 18-hole playing experiences, keeping the adventure fresh as players select from multiple tee boxes, putt on exceptional Northern California greens, and relish scenic views throughout the course. Oak trees fill the landscape and attract a diverse population of wildlife, including red-tail hawks known for preying on unsuspecting bunker rakes. The enchanting layout and location have helped the course garner numerous awards, including the title of Best Public Golf Course from the San Jose Mercury News, San Jose Magazine, Metro, and the Silicon Valley Concierge Association for many years in a row.
After rounds, golfers can refuel at the full-service restaurant and bar, or bask in the game's rich history at the Brandenburg Historical Golf Museum. Full-size replicas of the four major championship trophies glisten in the display cases, along with a host of other golf artifacts.