Passing of Cinnabar's Architect, John Harbottle III

On May 24, 2012, the incredibly talented golf course architect of Cinnabar Hills Golf Club and so many other wonderful golf courses in the United States and around the world, John Harbottle III, unexpectedly passed away.  He was 53.  In 1995 and after extensive consideration of many, John was tapped to be the architect for our course.  To much acclaim, Cinnabar Hills opened in August 1998.  John was selected for the job because of his tremendous talent, work ethic and background of work.  Moreover, John was selected because of who he, the man, was as a human being.  While extremely well skilled in his craft, John’s personal character, integrity and “family man” nature made him a natural fit with the Cinnabar Hills ownership group.  Working with John to create Cinnabar Hills was, indeed, a joy…we called him “Gazelle” due to his long legs and enjoyment of walking the land.  We intended Cinnabar Hills to serve as a lasting legacy to our community and John led and helped us accomplish our goal.   It is with great sadness that we extend our deepest sympathy to John’s wife Teresa and children Johnny and Chelsea during this most difficult time.

Below are just part of John's lasting legacy at Cinnabar Hills Golf Club.

Cinnabar Hills - Canyon 6
Cinnabar Hills - Lake 3

Cinnabar Hills - Lake 5

Cinnabar Hills - Lake 7

Cinnabar Hills - Lake 8

Cinnabar Hills - Lake 9

Cinnabar Hills - Mountain 1

Cinnabar Hills - Mountain 2

Cinnabar Hills - Mountain 3

Cinnabar Hills - Mountain 4

Cinnabar Hills - Mountain 6

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