A stunning and unique modern links on Puget Sound
Famously, many pros did not care for Chambers Bay when they played the 2015 US Open there. Ignore them. This is flat out one of the most scenic, wild and fun courses you can play in America. Elements of Chambers Bay feel distinctly British. Yet, it’s a brawny brute that climbs – and falls – some truly massive hills, giving it a unique feel for a links course. There are huge dunes, extensive waste areas and even an active rail line bordering several holes. This is such a wonderful modern American take on a classic links course, and it’s a total bucket list experience.
Every once in awhile you lace up your golf shoes and step onto a special golf course. You know it the instant you get there. There is something about the views, the environment, and most importantly the feel that tips you off to know you are in for an extraordinary experience. That is exactly what happened to me when I descended from the streets of University Place below to the links of Chambers Bay.Golf Course Gurus
It was designed by Robert Trent Jones Jnr and is actually a pretty true model of the old-fashioned links courses of Britain and Ireland. Set on the Puget Sound, it’s certainly much closer to the pure form of coastal golf than many other courses in the US which claim to be links-like.Top 100 Golf Courses
Puget Sound golfers enjoy one of America’s most unique golf venues, a rolling, rollicking time machine with an unbeatable view, to boot. It’s more Ardglass than Augusta, with country-club conditioning replaced by firm, fast fairways and long, wild grasses; crisp pines and colorful azaleas replaced by a single tree, Lone Fir, which stands sentinel behind the iconic 15th green, backdropped by Puget Sound and, in the distance, the peaks of the Olympic Mountains.Cascade Golfer
What To Know
Yardage & Tees
When to Play
April through September are the drier months in Tacoma, where Chambers Bay is located. Being in the Pacific Northwest, expect the fall, winter and spring to be wet but mild. Any time you can get on Chambers Bay should be great, but expect more sun, less rain and better views during May through August.
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Visitor Tee Times
Rentals & Caddies
Book a caddie by calling (253) 552-4869 or by completing the form here.
Golf clubs are available to rent for $55. This fee includes two sleeves of balls. The clubs are Taylor Made Reserve clubs ahead of time by calling (253) 460-4653 x5 or by completing the form here.
Pull carts are available and included with your greens fee.
Golf carts are only available to those with permanent disabilities. Carts require prior approval and you must be accompanied by a caddie. Learn more here.
Other Things To Know
Year built: 2007
Architects: Robert Trent Jones III
Course guide: View Chambers Bay helpful hole-by-hole course guide here.