Robert Trent Jones II / Chambers Bay, Washington, USA
In 2006 Turfgrass were retained by Robert Trent Jones II LLC to aid in the initial development of Chambers Bay. During the period of 2006-2008 we participated in the development of construction specifications, the seed specification and grassing plan.
Chambers Bay Golf Course is both a world-class golf links and the key element of an environmentally responsible public works project. Built on the former site of a sand and gravel mine, Chambers Bay anchors a 930-acre reclamation plan developed by Pierce County as an engine for economic development and funded by a local bond measure.
Robert Trent Jones II developed creative solutions to a number of design challenges presented by this project positioned on the edge of Puget Sound with the Olympic Mountains as a backdrop. The holes are routed between, over, and around a series of dramatic features and planted with fescue, the grass found on traditional British links.
The course was designed to accommodate major championships and can stretch to over 7,500 yards. The award-winning golf course possesses the attributes of the world’s greatest golf links. Chambers Bay has played host to the 2010 U.S. Amateur and the 2015 U.S. Open – won by Jordan Spieth.
Agronomy (Construction Specifications & Seed Specification)