Golf courses and experiences in San Jose, CA

Cinnabar Hills Golf Course

Rolling hills + mountains make for gorgeous golf views. | Photo via @carpe.diem.memento

This article was written by Jessica Te, SJtoday’s editorial intern.

An un-fore-getable time is just around the green.

San Jose’s terrains and year-round sunshine make it the perfect place to tee up — touting nine public golf courses throughout the city. Whether you’re an aficionado or a beginner, we’re taking a look at a few of San Jose’s courses for players of all levels.

⛳ Go big or go home

San Jose hosts one of the two NorCal Topgolf locations where golf meets tech + entertainment. This three-story driving range comes with HDTVs, light-up targets, and food service. Track the distance of your drives and play digital games like “Angry Birds” or virtual courses.

Exclusively found in San Jose, explore a wacky miniature golf experience for all ages at Lost Hills Funtropolous. This superhero-themed family center offers indoor playgrounds, arcade games, laser tag, + more to keep you occupied all day long. Keep an eye out for announcements about special summer deals.

Municipal Golf Course San Jose

The Municipal Golf Course is open every day — rain or shine. | Photo via @seol.titi

⛳ Tee it up

With flat terrains + wide-open fairways, the Municipal Golf Course is a forgiving course for players of all levels. San Jose’s first municipal course was built in 1968, as a standard par-72 course located off of Old Oakland Rd.

  • Course rates: $20-42
  • Range balls: $6-14

Rancho del Pueblo’s short distances are perfect for beginners with only one par 4 hole at 250 yards. Rancho has served the East San Jose community since opening in 2000 and has been known to host low-cost programs to introduce disadvantaged children to the sport.

  • Course rates: $16-18
  • Range balls: $5-10
Cinnabar Hills Golf Course SJ

Experience a championship-caliber course at Cinnabar Hills. | Photo via @carpe.diem.memento

⛳ Shoot for eagle

Challenge your skills at the steep terrains of Cinnabar Hills, the first public course to open in 30 years. This 27-hole course was ranked the 18th Best California Golf Course in 2022 by Golf Advisor and offers six possible 18-hole combinations. The location is known for its spectacular mountain scenery — making it a popular wedding venue.

  • Course rates: $50-120
  • Range balls: $7-16
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