University Place, Washington
Chambers Bay Golf Course
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6320 Grandview Dr W
University Place, WA 98467-1060
This public course (owned by the County of Pierce) will host the men's 2015 U.S. Open Championship. In preparation for that, the course hosted the men's 2010 U.S. Amateur Championship (Peter Uihlein def. David Chung). Since then, a number of changes to the course have begun. While the term "links-style" course is often misused in describing golf courses, Chambers Bay actually has these sorts of characteristics, thanks in part to the design by Robert Trent Jones, Jr. The course is also an Audubon-certified Signature Sanctuary.
The peak-season (June-September) rate here is $205, although club members, Pierce County residents, and Washington state residents receive various discounts.
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sprinkjm - 5/5/15
I'm the luckiest man in the world. I walked on almost exactly 2 months before the US Open: got lucky because another patron was unable to make it due to illness.
Played the blues (but not the tips), I am a 5.x index, and I played probably the best round I've played in 8 months, and didn't break 80. However, every time I messed up, it was my fault, not the courses fault. I wish I'd been able to get a caddy, but none were available---doing so might have enabled me to cut 4 strokes off that I can immediately think of (e.g., this green won't hold, this plays a club longer for most folks).
Would recommend if you like to play tournament golf, if you're an average golfer who plays to drink beer and smoke cigars, you will probably have a much better time sitting in the clubhouse and spending 2 bills on beer and cigars.
tnthoma565 - 10/10/14
I played from the White tees GHIN 15.7, had a Caddie and shot 89 with a 9 on the last hole, chunked it into the pot bunker 130 out, took 3 shots to get out. With out the Caddie the first time score would have been closer to 100. Recommend a Caddie or play with some one who has been there before. Great course, Huge Greens, did not loose a golf ball. Would like to play one more time before the Open!
Slick Vic - 7/28/14
Round takes 5.4 hours...otherwise it's a pretty decent course!
bigdaddy2564 - 7/27/14
Beautiful American Links course. The course was in good shape. Green speeds were inconsistent. Take a caddie if its your 1st time playing at Chambers Bay. Their help with shot placement and reading the greens was invaluable. A must play on any golfjunkie's bucket list. Staff was super friendly. A bit over priced for a county owned course.
halbmeyer - 5/13/14
I played two rounds here and agree with the first comment, this is a challenging course to walk given the course layout. With that said, it is in pretty good shape given that they are getting ready for the Open next year. Not overly hard if your game is sharp, they do need to get the greens in order (which I understand they are working hard on) if they want to attract the low handicap golfers. I really enjoyed playing this course and will hopefully play it again soon!
feature - 5/4/14
My two problems with Chambers are
1) Pace of play due to no carts allowed
I personally do not mind walking, and actually enjoy it while I'm playing at Chambers, but the golfing public is not used to having to walk this much, and the hills can be pretty severe for the average golfer. This leads to extremely long rounds, especially when it is busy. With the course as firm as it always is, I don't understand why no carts are allowed.
The cost is pretty out of line for the average quality of the turf & greens. The greens consistenly are unhealthy and many times you have to play 2-3 temp greens while they are healing some of the more distressed ones. Then the pace of greens becomes inconsistent, and definitely not worth the hefty price tag. If the course was always in tip top shape, with consistent greens and all 18 greens open all the time, it might be worth it a couple of times per year. But even then, you don't feel like it's worth over $200 peak season.
rickjclapham - 3/9/14
amazing layout each hole is a challenge, greens need work which let me down for such an amazing coarse!
johnpost - 7/19/13
Take a caddie, Charles W was great, we both got into it. It's different than your traditional US courses.
dominicfrank - 6/10/13
OK, so I cant see the US Open being a success here. Not exactly a hard course and there arent many places to put harder tees. Greens are true to links which means they are barely average to put on. The experience is worth the trip and the staff is top notch. View every step (no carts allowed) is worth paying 100 bucks just to walk the course. PLay this course !
fishbone9 - 6/8/13
Overall, this was an awesome course. Be prepared for a workout as this is a walking only course which led to some of the slow play.
Best Score: 71
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