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Chambers Bay Golf Course

University Place, WA Public

4.4

Panelists

146 Reviews

Overview

Prodded by his partner, Bruce Charlton, and their then-design associate Jay Blasi, veteran architect Robert Trent Jones Jr. agreed to a radically different, vertical-links style when building Chambers Bay in an abandoned sand quarry near Tacoma. By the time Golf Digest named it as America’s Best New Public Course of 2008, the course had already been awarded the 2010 U.S. Amateur and 2015 U.S. Open. In the Amateur, Chambers Bay proved to be hard, both in the firmness of its dry fescue turf (Jones called his fairways, “hardwood floors”) and its difficulties around and on the windswept greens. For the U.S. Open, the firmness and surrounds were more manageable, but the greens were notoriously bumpy. That’s now been remedied, as the fescue turf on the putting surfaces has been replaced with pure Poa Annua.

About

Holes 18
Length 7585
Slope 135
Price $275
Facility Type Public
Designer Robert Trent Jones, Jr. and Bruce Charlton

Panelists

Ratings from our panel of 1,900 course-ranking panelists

4.4

100 GREATEST/BEST IN STATE SCORES

Shot Options
7.54
Character
7.38
Challenge
7.6
Layout Variety
7.54
Fun
7.27
Aesthetics
7.71
Conditioning
6.84

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