Chambers Bay

USA

Golf Course Architect

Robert Trent Jones II, LLC

Services
  • Construction & Agronomic
  • Specifications
  • Construction Agronomy
  • Grow-in Agronomy

The site of the 2015 U.S. Open Championship

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 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.

Project Outcome

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.