Chambers Bay

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Chambers Bay

Architect: Robert Trent Jones Jr.
Year: 2007

6320 Grandview Drive West
University Place, Washington 98467
(253) 460-4653

Course Access: Public

driving range available
walking only - caddies available

U.S. Open - 2015

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The Itinerant Golfer

Chambers Bay

After a rather soggy day at Sahalee Country Club I pointed my rental car south and headed for the Tacoma area where I was scheduled to play a round at Chambers Bay the next day. Chambers Bay is located in a town by the name of University Place, which, interestingly enough, is NOT the home of a university. The town was named in the 1800s after the University of Puget Sound purchased a tract of land with the intent of building a new campus there. Even though the new campus was never built and the university sold the land back to the city, the name University Place stuck and it has been used ever since. Chambers Bay golf course was built on what was at one time a sand and gravel quarry that in recent years had been mostly used for recreational off road motor sports. The course received a lot of hype even before it opened in 2007 and the hype continued when less than a year after opening day the U.S.G.A. announced that the course would be hosting the 2015 U.S. Open Championship. At the time I remember thinking how surprising it was that a Scottish links style course only a few months old had been awarded the United States national championship. It seemed like a strange choice for a variety of reasons to me, but regardless it’s cool to see the U.S. Open being held in the Pacific Northwest. I was up bright and early on Saturday… More >