Cinnabar Hills Golf Club - San Jose, CA
In my opinion Cinnabar Hills is the best public golf facility in the San Jose area. During my time in San Jose, it was my go to golf course. The course was designed by John Harbottle III in 1998 and was the first new public course to open in the San Jose area since 1968.
Named for the red ore mined here in the 1800's, Cinnabar offers 3 different 9 hole tracks, with my favorite being the slightly more difficult Canyon course. A lot of fun holes with great views and reachable par 5’s. There is more than plenty of wildlife at Cinnabar Hills as well. I have seen foxes, turkeys, and I even recall watching a rattlesnake slither across the 4th fairway a while back.