Brandenburg Historical Golf Museum at Cinnabar Hills in San Jose

Brandenburg Historical Golf Museum at Cinnabar Hills in San Jose

A hidden gem for golf lovers

Superb collection at the Brandenburg Historical Golf Museum at Cinnabar Hills in San Jose

By Paul Knowles

San Jose’s Cinnabar Hills may be the golf fan’s version of Hotel California: you can show up any time you like, but you can never leave.

At least, there’s no way you will be out of there quickly.

It’s not that the course takes a long time to play – Cinnabar Hills Golf Club is 27-hole facility, offering three Par 72 options ­– 18-hole combinations of the Mountain, Canyon and Lake courses that measure between 6617 and 6854 yards from the tips, so the usual four hour schedule for a round should work here.

It’s not the course that may demand extra time – it’s the club house.

Bobby Jones original letter about the first Master

Bobby Jones original letter about the first Masters

Because Cinnabar Hills is home to one of the finest collections of golf memorabilia outside the World Golf Hall of Fame. From Bobby Jones’ original letters, promoting the creation of The Masters, to memorabilia from golfers ranging from Arnold Palmer to Sam Snead and Byron Nelson, from Seve Ballesteros to Tiger Woods; to captain’s jackets from the earliest Ryder Cups; to replica copies of the great trophies of the game – it’s all here.

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