Welcome to the Chambers Bay Media Room. We invite you to click on any of the Chambers Bay news stories below to learn more about this new world class golf destination. You may also find additional information on Chambers Bay golf course by visiting the Pierce County website or our Superintendent's Monthly Update, complete with golf course photos.
[News Release]: Championship Prep Work Continues at Chambers Bay
~ Representatives from the United States Golf Association, golf course architect Robert Trent Jones Jr., KemperSports and Pierce County met recently at Chambers Bay to assess progress and preparations for the 2010 U.S. Amateur and 2015 U.S. Open Championships.
COUNTY OKs CONTRACTS FOR GOLF TOURNEYS
The Pierce County Council unanimously voted Tuesday to approve contracts to host two of the nation’s premier golf championships at Chambers Bay Golf Course in University Place.
~ David Wickert, The News Tribune
PLAY AMERICA's NEXT GREAT GOLF COURSE
The golf-course architect Robert Trent Jones Jr. uses the phrase “shock and awesome” to describe one of his latest creations, Chambers Bay, the much-ballyhooed municipal course on a stretch of windswept Puget Sound coastline outside Tacoma, Wash.
~ John Steinbreder, New York Times Magazine
CHAMBERS BAY BLOWS AWAY TORREY PINES IN AESTHETICS, GOLF EXPERIENCE
Chambers Bay is a golf course that grabs you before anyone even says hello. Stepping out of your car and seeing the wide-open course and the striking blue water of Puget Sound stretching out below your hillside perch gives the ultra hyped host of the 2015 U.S. Open a sense of entrance that few golf courses anywhere can match.
~ By Chris Baldwin, Travelgolf.com
MATT ALLEN APPOINTED NEW GENERAL MANAGER OF CHAMBERS BAY
KemperSports today announced Matt Allen as general manager of Chambers Bay, the award-winning links golf course opened in June 2007 just outside of Tacoma in University Place, Wash. In this role, Allen will oversee facility operations of Chambers Bay, awarded the 2010 U.S. Amateur and the 2015 U.S. Open Championships by the United States Golf Association in February.
CHAMBERS BAY TO HONOR RESIDENTS AND GUESTS DURING MAY
Pierce County golfers now have the opportunity to share their award winning Chambers Bay golf course with friends and family. Chambers Bay has proclaimed May as Pierce County Resident Appreciation Month. Residents can invite up to three guests residing outside Pierce County to join them Sunday through Thursday and pay the Pierce County rate.
WCC CHAMPIONSHIPS: Back for More
The West Coast Conference Men's Golf Championship is set to tee off this Monday and Tuesday, April 14-15 at the Chambers Bay Golf Course in University Place, Wash.
USGA STARTS MAPPING CHAMBERS BAY OUT
Make no mistake, Gig Harbor's Larry Gilhuly will be an important figure in the United States Golf Association's preparation of Chambers Bay for the 2010 U.S. Amateur, and the biggie – the 2015 U.S. Open.
~ By Todd Milles, The News Tribune
CHAMBERS BAY BREAKS MOLD
~ Bradley Klein, Golfweek
The USGA's offer to hold the 2015 U.S. Open at Chambers Bay in University Place, Wash., is a significant move for several reasons.
DIGGING AN OPEN LANDMARK
Washington politician transforms gravel quarry into a major site in 2015
~ Ron Sirak, Golf World
Why would the USGA go off script and pick a brand new muni for the '15 U.S. Open? Because Chambers Bay is that good ~ Ron Whitten, Golf World
USGA AWARDS 2015 U.S. OPEN, 2010 U.S. AMATEUR TO CHAMBERS BAY IN WASHINGTON
STATE AND 2011 U.S. AMATEUR TO ERIN HILLS GOLF CLUB IN WISCONSIN
Far Hills, N.J. (Feb 7, 2008) – The United States Golf Association today announced that it has awarded the
2015 U.S. Open Championship to Chambers Bay, the spectacular municipal links course located on the scenic lower Puget Sound in University Place, Wash. The USGA also announced that Chambers Bay, designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr., will play host to the U.S. Amateur Championship in 2010. Chambers Bay will be the third municipal course to play host to the U.S. Open, following Bethpage Black in New York (2002, 2009) and Torrey Pines in California later this year. Chambers Bay will be the first golf course in the Pacific Northwest to hold the U.S. Open.
CHAMBERS BAY GOLF COURSE RECEIVES AUDUBON INTERNATIONAL SILVER SIGNATURE CERTIFICATION.
Audubon International announced today that Chambers Bay Golf Course is the first golf course to become certified as a Silver Signature Sanctuary in the state of Washington and in the Pacific Northwest. Signature certification is awarded only to new developments which are designed, constructed, and maintained according to Audubon International’s precise planning standards and environmental disciplines.
CHAMBERS BAY UPDATE
The spectacular course now under construction in the University Place area near Tacoma, Wash., is moving forward nicely. Though four weeks behind schedule, according to a recent status report released by Pierce County, the 18-hole layout designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr. should be open for play in spring 2007.
WORK BEGINS ON CHAMBERS BAY GOLF COURSE
Construction is underway on the new municipal golf project in Pierce County, Wash. The course will be built over the next year at Pierce County's 937-acre Chambers Creek Properties, serving as the centerpiece of a spectacular urban setting.
GROUND BREAKING SET FOR CHAMBERS BAY
Pierce County will kick off construction of the Chambers Bay destination golf course Tuesday, Oct. 11 at 11:00 a.m. Gathering on a plateau overlooking the scenic site of the 18-hole Scottish links designed by Robert Trent Jones II, LLC , county officials will conduct a ground breaking ceremony at 11 a.m.
CHAMBERS BAY NAME SELECTED FOR WORLD CLASS GOLF DESTINATION
Pierce County today announced Chambers Bay as the official name of the championship-caliber golf course constructed within the 930-acre Chambers Creek Properties, a former gravel mine overlooking Puget Sound. The course, designed to promote the areas economic development and tourism, is scheduled to open in 2007.
KEMPERSPORTS NAMED TO OPERATE CHAMBERS CREEK GOLF COURSE
Pierce County Executive John W. Ladenburg has announced that Kemper Sports Management of Northbrook, IL, will operate the Chambers Creek Golf Course. Kemper Sports also manages the highly successful Bandon Dunes Golf Resort on the Oregon coast.