Chambers Bay Golf Course, Washington

Chambers Bay Golf Course, Washington Highlights

Chambers Bay Golf Course—You know you want to play it (TM)! Why do we say that? Because, in our opinion Chambers Bay Golf Course was unfairly ganged up on by the golfing media during what was to us one of the most memorable US Opens staged in recent memory. We were glued to the action at Chambers Bay Golf Course from the time the first ball was struck clear through Dustin Johnson’s 3-putt which handed victory to Jordan Spieth. We were mesmerized by the setting at Chambers Bay Golf Course, set next to Puget Sound inside an old quarry, with ruins of the original buildings along-side the 18th tee. The distinctive “lone pine” behind the 15th green was instantly seared into our memory, as were the freight trains passing by in classic Scottish links golf tradition. We were fascinated watching the pros play a high stakes version of links golf that delivered high drama with veritable pinball-machine type bounces especially around the greens. We were amazed by the par-3 9th hole which played from the downhill tee on Friday and where Jason Day so heroically overcame some vertigo to contend. We cringed as we watched Tiger Woods top one into the Chambers Basement bunker on the 18th and moaned when Johnson three-putted. Designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr., it was obvious to us from the start that Chambers Bay Golf Course is a course like none other. There could hardly be a more distinctive setting than the Chambers Bay quarry and sure enough when we arrived and looked out onto the Chambers Bay links, it was like we were back watching it on TV because Chambers Bay looks nearly identical in person. Chambers Bay is also as difficult in person as it looked during the US Open but don’t let that deter you, even the toughest day on this links is redeemed by the beautiful finishing stretch along Puget Sound from 15 to 18 which are a highlight for any golfer, and also very playable. We believe that deep down even those golfers most influenced by some of the coverage of the Open want to make the trip to University Place in Washington and challenge Chambers Bay themselves. How lucky we are in America to have so many new major championship venues come to the fore in recent years, places that welcome visiting golfers the chance to walk in the footsteps of their champions and challengers. Come see Woods’ basement, come visit the Lone Pine, come launch one from the 9th tee, come experience the venue where the best young players of the modern era staged a US Open for the ages. Chambers Bay Golf Course awaits and You Know You Want To Play It! (TM)

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