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Chambers Bay

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6320 Grandview Dr W
University Place, WA 98467
Pierce County
Phone(s): (877) 295-4657, (253) 460-4653
Fax: (253) 460-0117


Located just outside of Tacoma and less than an hour from Seattle, Chambers Bay sits along the shores of the Puget Sound. The golf course has a rugged and beautiful landscape that features a quarry with roots that date back to the Steilacoom Indian Tribe and the first European settlers in 1832. The layout was inspired by the classic links golf courses of Scotland and Ireland. Robert Trent Jones II designed the course. His challenging links design makes you feel as though you've been transported to the British Isles, even down to the seaside locale. The golf course tumbles across windswept sand dunes with native fescue grass lining the fairways. Wind is also an ever-present challenge on this wide-open layout. Chambers Bay has been a local favorite since opening and it is considered one of the finest golf courses in Washington.

Type Resort
Holes 18
  • Robert Trent Jones, Jr.
Year built 2007
Guest Policy Open
Golf Season Year round
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Driving Range Available Yes
Rental Carts Available Yes - medical certificate required
Rental Clubs Available Yes
Pro Available Yes
Tee Times Welcomed Yes
Price Range Weekdays $59 - $225
Price Range Weekends $59 - $225
Credit Cards Accepted Major credit cards are accepted.


Tee Par Length Slope Rating
Teal 72 7585 yd. 146 78.1
Navy 72 7165 yd. 139 75.6
Sand 72 6513 yd. 135 72.4
White 72 6015 yd. 127 70.2
White (W) 72 6015 yd. 137 76.2
Blue (W) 72 5278 yd. 128 71.5

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  • March 10th, 2013 15:16
    This is a teriffic "links like" course. I say this with good affection for Chambers Bay as links courses are not manufactured, they are sculpted out of natural seaside property. This is a mu ... more»
  • August 18th, 2010 13:45
    We played this incredible course for the fourth time. This time it's set up for the US Amateur with extra fast greens and tall rough. Man, it is alot tougher with this set up. But it was great fun. ... more»
  • May 04th, 2010 09:44
    Wonderful Links golf experience. I didn't know that such a course existed in the US. Everyone calls themselves Links, but if you been to Scotland, you know it usually just lies. This is the real dea ... more»
  • April 20th, 2010 08:09
    Played this course for the first time this past Sunday. What a great course and a great day. It was sunny, about 70 degrees. The course was perfect, hard, fast and tough. It may be the most beauti ... more»
  • March 22nd, 2010 11:48
    Wow, what a course. Beautiful, tough, challenging. I'm a local who thought it was too expensive, but got to play at the $59 local rate. Best value in the NW. Our group is going back the following w ... more»
  • December 21st, 2009 11:49
    Wow. We played last Sunday at the local $49 rate. I am amused by the golfers who don't understand or appreciate LINKS golf! This is easily one of the best in the US like the raters say. Played har ... more»
  • November 21st, 2009 20:36
    Does Chamber's Bay live up to the hype? No, but it's a nice course. I found it amusing that one reviewer states that it's better than Bandon. IMO, there is no comparison, Bandon is much better. I live ... more»
  • November 03rd, 2009 18:14
    I was disappointed in the design. It is stuck/tucked within what looks like an old landfill. You are always in sight (sometimes actually within the line of play) of other golfers! We teed off at 8 ... more»
  • October 27th, 2009 09:54
    Wow, first time here. Best links course in American, just like Scoland. Dumb players who don't understand Fescue grass and greens will never understand this course and it's greatness. The greens we ... more»
  • October 11th, 2009 18:32
    greens are bad, must have a course caddy to play much better if you want to shot in the 70's from the tip. ... more»
  • October 11th, 2009 13:11
    An overall nice coarse, could be improved upon but still vey nice. ... more»
  • September 02nd, 2009 20:30
    This is the best golf deal in America! I payed triple this to play Bandon and Pebble, and this course is better by far. No wonder it got the US Open. ... more»
  • August 04th, 2009 07:58
    This course is csomething VERY special and should not be missed. A MUST to add to your list of courses that HAVE to be played in your lifetime. ... more»
  • June 28th, 2009 16:28
    Grew up playing in Scotland's west coast: Turnberry - Troon etc. This is the BEST US Links golf course I have ever played. Bandon is overpriced and over-rated for golf (great for Social) This is L ... more»
  • June 27th, 2009 09:41
    Wow, more than lives up to the hype. This is easily the best course I have ever played. It's hard to describe how monumental it is. Great choice for the open. This one is better than any course at ... more»
  • May 26th, 2009 17:57
    Awesome track! For a full review go here: The course was reviewed 5/21/09 ... more»
  • March 02nd, 2009 09:51
    Being an average golfer I would say you need to be at least average to get the most from this course. It needs to mature alot, greens are rough, several drainage issues. If I would have payed full boa ... more»
  • February 18th, 2009 10:07
    Absolutly amazing, the only people that may not like this course are the cart golfers that don't like a great walk! ... more»
  • December 23rd, 2008 15:35
    I believe that "group think" is what is driving the hype of this course. The view is nice, but the golf experience is NOT worth $180. I could get the same view from the walking trail above t ... more»
  • October 18th, 2008 00:22
    Chambers Bay, the 2015 U.S. Open host, more than lives up to the hype. This is the type of place that could get the most jaded cynic excited to play golf. ... more»
  • March 17th, 2008 22:26
    The RTJ design team has created a true links course out of an enormous hole in the ground that yielded very high quality gravel and sand for nearly eighty years. It was this sand especially that made ... more»
  • March 01st, 2008 18:25
    This is the site of the 2010 US Amateur and the 2015 US Open. I can see why it was chosen. It is an amazing golf course. The problem is that it opened in June, 2007, and we played it in February. ... more»
  • February 11th, 2008 17:50
    Absolutely stunning...amazing views and a tough challenge. The whole course is just carved out of sand dunes. It feels like your playing in Scotland. Big slow greens undulate when you don't expect ... more»
  • February 07th, 2008 13:03
    soon will be a northwest gem, play once a week and it is great in any conditions. The u.s open should be here someday. ... more»

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