Chambers Bay, the host of the 2015 United States Open, is a links-style course in University Place, WA, a 50 minute drive south of Seattle. As a public course, Chambers Bay offers the very rare opportunity to play a major championship venue in the United States.
You can forget about the pros whining about the greens (now that the USGA has pulled out of town). This beauty has returned to its top form and will not disappoint – but you had better bring your “A” game. The slopes of the fairways and greens make it imperative that you control your ball. There are no carts offered at Chambers (unless it is medically required), so wear a supportive golf shoe and make sure you load up a protein bar or two in your bag.
I’d build a vacation around 18 holes at this glorious layout, as there are plenty more spectacular tracks nearby. But if you have to pick one, the views, the challenge and the legend of Chambers Bay will guarantee you a truly unforgettable round. Take a picture in front of the Lone Fir and it will make all your pals back home jealous. The summer rates can be steep, but you are guaranteed the sun (sometimes up to 16 hours of it – we’re that far north). If you don’t mind the possibility of that famous Pacific Northwest drizzle, check out the shoulder seasons, when it may be damp but rates are reduced and there’s still plenty of daylight.