Considered by many to be one of Robert Trent Jones II’s best designs, Chambers Bay provides a unique links test located within easy reach of the hustle and bustle of Seattle. The ethos of Chambers Bay was to create a course which was enjoyable for golfers of all playing abilities and handicaps, whilst still having the potential to test the very best in elite amateur and professional golf. The course that meets the elite in world golf for the US Open in 2015 will play over 7,500 yards with 9 par-4’s over 480 yards.
At every turn this golf course provides a photo opportunity. Situated in an area of stunning natural beauty, Chambers Bay meanders along the shores of Puget Sound. The dramatic elevation changes across the course have created many stand out holes, ranging from the lofty drive on the 14th hole (the fantastically named Cape Fear which requires a carry of 320 yards from the championship tees) to the par-3 13th hole (named Lone Fir for obvious reasons when playing it) which plays down towards the water and has an air of Pebble Beach’s magical 7th hole about it.
Having already hosted the 2010 US Amateur since opening in 2007, the course is rightly considered one of the finest new courses to have been built. The finest from professional golf will do battle in the 2015 US Open with many believing it will provide a test a kin to an Open Championship with fast running fairways and winds whipping in from the Puget Sound.