|Location||University Place, Washington, U.S.|
|Established||June 23, 2007|
|Owned by||Pierce County|
|Operated by||Kemper Sports
|Tournaments hosted||2010 U.S. Amateur,
2015 U.S. Open
|Designed by||Robert Trent Jones, Jr.|
|Length||7,585 yards (6,936 m)|
|Course rating||78.1  (Teal)|
|Slope rating||146  (Teal)|
Chambers Bay was designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr.. The 250-acre (1.0 km2) course is the centerpiece of a 930-acre (3.8 km2) county park. Pierce County bought the land for $33 million in 1992; the property was formerly a sand-and-gravel quarry, popular with off-road four-wheelers and dirt-bikers.
During construction, 1.4 million cubic yards (1.1 million m³) of dirt and sand were moved to sculpt the course. At the time, it was still permitted as a working mine, which meant fewer restrictions for the course architects.
Five sets of tees are available, ranging from 5,250 to 7,585 yards (4,800 to 6,940 m), and as a municipal course, Pierce County residents receive discounted rates. The course is for walkers only, caddies are available but are optional. Motorized carts are permitted only for those with medical conditions or disabilities, and a caddie must be hired as the driver.
Card of the course
|1||Puget Sound||559||5||10||High Dunes||398||4|
|3||Blown Out||167||3||12||The Narrows||281||4|
|4||Hazard's Ascent||530||5||13||Eagle Eye||485||4|
|5||Free Fall||465||4||14||Cape Fear||496||4|
|6||Deception Point||418||4||15||Lone Fir||139||3|
|8||High Road Low Road||557||5||17||Derailed||172||3|
|Navy tees: Rating=75.6, Slope=139 ||Total||7,165||72|
Chambers Bay has just one tree, a Douglas fir behind the 15th green.
The course is part of the Chambers Creek Properties which includes numerous non-golf recreational opportunities including a three mile loop walking trail, part of which travels through the west side of the golf course.
Chambers Bay hosted the 2010 U.S. Amateur in 2010 and will host the U.S. Open in 2015; these events were awarded by the United States Golf Association (USGA) in early 2008. Chambers Bay is the longest course in USGA history.
- "Course rating and slope database, Chambers Bay". USGA. Retrieved August 12, 2013.
- "Ask the Architect, Robert Trent Jones II". March 2008. Retrieved 2008-04-20.
- The Seattle Times, A Northwest Gem, 23-Jun-2007
- "Course Routing". Chambers Bay. Retrieved August 12, 2013.
- "Scorecard". Chambers Bay. Retrieved August 12, 2013.
- USGA (2008-02-07). "USGA Awards 2015 U.S. Open, 2010 U.S. Amateur to Chambers Bay in Washington State and 2011 U.S. Amateur to Erin Hills Golf Club in Wisconsin". Retrieved 2008-04-20.