Chambers Bay Golf Course


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Average: 5 (10 votes)
6320 Grandview Dr W
Tacoma, WA 98467-1060
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Scottshank must have played somewhere else. This is the most incredible course on the West Coast, and I have played them all. Bandon is ok, but not up to this level. If you can't handle the fescue, go to Bandon where the Poa is taking over. The greens are very tough, lots of slope, and frustrate some players, but they are a challenge. The US Amateur was here in 2010, and it produced some of the best play ever and the highest attendance ever. The US Open here will be wonderful and I predict this course stays in the top 50 in the US forever.


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Not a fan of this course. This is an old gravel pit, too much elevation change, fescue grass always gives a tight lie and bad greens. Why the USGA selected this for a US Open is mind-boggling. Bandon and Pebble are the Major Leagues, this is Double A.


Was stationed at Ft.Lewis and love the Puget Sound. Didn't learn to play till after I left the Army.But it's defiantly one of the prettiest places in America.Just love it there!


Great course and while a great walk is not an easy walk - 1st time players should minimum hire a fore caddie for their group
Greens are vey undulating and treacherous,fairways very firm but trying to play sand wedges from 50 yards and in on such tight lies is nerve wracking
One point - this course is no where as lush green like they show in vids and pics - no complaint just an observation

Course Details/History

  • Architect Name – Robert Trent Jones, Jr., ASGCA
  • Regulation Length Holes – 18
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About This Course

Almost all new golf courses arrive with a splash, but few can claim the worldwide imprint of the newly formed Chambers Bay at University Place, Washington.

Built in 2007, the Scottish Links-style public golf course was designed by noted course architect Robert Trent Jones Jr. His objective was to create a unique golf experience, to put as many holes as possible alongside the sound, to build a course enjoyable for all skill levels but demanding enough for the world’s best players under major championship conditions. His creation immediately was hailed a success. By locating the clubhouse on the far side of the course, away from the water, he has maximized use of the shoreline for the course itself while offering stunning views of the sound for golfers and those in the clubhouse as well. By making it a walking-only course, it gives the feel of the classics of golf, though less than five years old. There are no distractions, not too many add-ons, just a great course ready to be enjoyed.

Right off the bat at the 1st hole, the player gets a clear understanding of the visual treat they are in for. As they tee off, a 50 foot-high-dune lay to the right with the backdrop of the dark blue Puget Sound for added effect. The par-4 5th hole, nicknamed “Free Fall,” is perhaps the most memorable as it plummets 80 feet from the tee to the two separate greens 150 yards apart. To reach the furthest green, a player can use a low-running approach to find the putting surface. While on the closer green, the player needs a more cautious approach due to its ominous sand dunes.

One notable golf publication voted it as the ‘best new course of 2007’ and when looking around at the scenery, a golfing enthusiast can’t help but feel that they are playing in Ireland. The giant sand dunes, rumpled fairways, breathtaking sea views and unpredictable weather give a Celtic-like atmosphere more than 5,000 miles away from the homeland of four-leaf clovers.

You may know it more as a course that hosted the 2010 U.S. Amateur and it is scheduled to host the 2015 U.S. Open, which will be the first-time the event will be held in the Pacific Northwest. But you should also know it as one of the must-play venues in the entire country, a must play for every golfer’s bucket list. So check out one of the nation’s true golfing gems, no golfer will walk away disappointed.

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  • Public, 18 holes, $89 - $175

    Chambers Bay has been ranked as one of the top courses in the U.S. and the World by Golf Magazine's panel of experts.

    Voted the best new course of 2007 by GOLF Magazine, at Chambers Bay the visuals scream Ireland: giant sand dunes, rumpled fairways, stunning sea views, and unpredictable weather. But this superb new course is almost 5,000 miles west of Ballybunion, atop an old gravel mine about an hour south of Seattle, Washington. This Robert Trent Jones II municipal design is a walkers-only feast for the eyes, a relentless test of both swing and stamina. Call it Bethpage Black-by-the-Sea.

    The eye candy commences right at the 1st hole, with a 50-foot-high dune to the right and the backdrop of Puget Sound. It gets better from there. Highlights include the par-4 5th, called "Free Fall," which plummets 80 feet from tee to landing area and which culminates in two separate greens-150 yards apart. The farther green is receptive to a low-running approach, the closer one fiercely guarded by sand. The dearth of forced carries means Chambers Bay is playable for all, though a memorable exception to that is the jaw-dropping par-3 9th, its wavy potato chip-contoured green perched on the far side of a ravine.

    Chambers Bay earns the greatest compliment its possible to bestow on a new course: By the time your caddie replaces the flag at 18, all you can think about is repeating the journey.

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    Design - Golf Course at Chambers Bay Golf Course
    • Year Built: June 2007
    • Designer: Robert Trent Jones II, LLC
    • Greens Grass Type: Fescue
    • Fairways Grass Type: Fescue
    • Water Hazards: No
    • Sand Bunkers: 31-40
    • Yardage Markers: Sprinkler Heads Marked

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Teal tee7276.91357,585
Sand tee7272.21296,541
White tee7270.11226,011
Blue tee7270.51225,253
Front Nine
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Sand tee4653661304804413694495231683391
White tee4363371114064233154354881443095
Blue tee381301923473232833634411322663
Back Nine
Teal tee3985003045345211724252186043676
Sand tee3604262625124501273571425143150
White tee3304022464864071163231194872916
Blue tee311378219437309103279924622590
*Par value varies depending on tee boxes used.