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Chambers Bay

Average Rating 4 of 5
# of Reviews 22
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    Welcome to Chambers Bay, Washington State’s golf masterpiece – a unique tribute to the historic links of Scotland and Ireland. With Puget Sound providing a serene backdrop to Chambers Bay, this breathtaking layout winds through a stunning coastal setting, among windswept dunes and native fescue grasses. The snow-capped Olympic Mountains rim the western shore and eagles keep silent watch overhead. In every sense, Robert Trent Jones II has created an awe-inspiring design that is as spectacular as the beauty surrounding it. <br> <br>This Washington state golf course is conveniently located just outside of Tacoma, in Pierce County, and less than an hour’s drive from Seattle, this 18 hole championship golf course provides a traditional, links-style layout featuring impressive emerald greens, dazzling fairways, and brilliant tees. The overall views are just as spectacular as your soul escapes into the history of the game. This walking only, public resort links-style golf course provides that incomparable venue for large-scale tournament events as well as intimate private group outings. <br> <br>This is golf in its purest form and nature at its best. So if you are looking for golf in Washington, we invite you to share the experience of Chambers Bay, Pure Links Golf.
Golf Course Membership
Public
Golf Course Type
18 Holes
Latitude
47.20033442874204
Longitude
-122.5698173046112
Skill Level
Advanced
Address
6320 Grandview Dr W
City/County
University Place
State/Territory/Province
WA
Zip/Postal Code
98467
Country
US
Phone
877-295-4657
Web Address
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Review Date
September 6, 2014

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Value Rating
 4 of 5

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Reviewed by: christopher haas, Shoots in the 80s

Summary:
I am 76 & played with my son 42. The walking part for me is a killer. I thought a links course would be flat but this is EXTREMELY up & down. I estimate the walk is 6/7 miles. Fantastic lay out but we played Aug 2014 & the greens were only average. I shot 86 with a 12 handicap & my son 81 with a 7 so if you're a hacker you will NOT like the experience. It is well worth the money & visually one of the most attractive courses I've played. With walking only there are many, many divots that have not been sanded. If you play make sure there are no temporary greens as we played 10 months before the US Open & there was talk about temporary greens and limiting play.

Customer Service:
Excellent customer service. Everybody from the pro shop to van drivers to caddies to the starter could not have been more polite and welcoming. The starter accommodated my son with an earlier tee time as we had to fly out earlier and was very , very helpful.

Similar Courses Played:
In Ireland Ballybunion, Lahinch. In Scotland Carnoustie. NONE of these courses are as hilly as Chambers Bay. The walking part for me at 76 was extreme. You have to be young and fit. Even my son at 42 was puffing with the up and down.


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Review Date
August 10, 2014

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Value Rating
 3 of 5

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Reviewed by: Patrick, Shoots in the 80s

Summary:
Beautiful, fun course. Perfect setting.

Customer Service:
Very rude Caddies.

I played in a Group of 3 with family. The other 2 had caddies but I did not. The caddies didn't know we were family, and they gave me a hard time the entire round. Apparently because I had the audacity to play without a caddy.

It started on the first hole. My Mom's caddy walked right across the line of my 20 foot putt. I asked him to please not do that, and he said "it doesn't matter."

It was a sunny day and I was carrying my bag and got a little sweaty, and one of the caddies told me I was fat.

Also, My Dad was playing with his wife who is a good golfer, and she drives it well. My Dad's Caddy was making fun of him for "not driving it as far as your wife".

One caddy berated me for approaching the bunker from the wrong spot, when I didn't even have a club in my hand. I was looking at my lie, not getting in the bunker.

I shot a good score for me, and the course is beautiful. But the caddies were unprofessional.


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Review Date
October 15, 2010

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Value Rating
 4 of 5

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Reviewed by: Tunarick@bellsouth.net, Shoots in the 80s

Summary:
There have been a few occasions in my golfing career when playing a round of golf, I came across a golf hole so beautiful and stunning, that the hair on the back of my neck stood straight up and goosebumps ran down my arms. The first time it happened was at the Challenge at Manele (Lanai, Hawaii) on the 12th hole. A breathtaking par 3 that requires your shot to travel 500 feet over the ocean to a green that extends out on a cliff. Bill Gates chose that spot upon which to take his wedding vows...need I say more?
October 8, 2010, I again, got to experience that same feeling, standing on the 8th fairway at Chambers Bay Golf Course. Looking down at the holes to be played and the holes just played, on a piece of land that can be described in a thousands words...or none. The air from my lungs were forced out in awe. I stood there for several moments with the view, stunning with the rays of sunlight slipping through the clouds as though it were God shining his light onto a special piece of earth....
Maybe if I had a bad round, I would not have felt so moved...but I shot an 83 on a course that required every bit of my 10 handicap. And a tap-in birdie on 18 was a very pleasing way to end the round.

Without question, if you make it out to that part of the country, Chambers Bay is a MUST play.


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Review Date
July 26, 2010

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Value Rating
 2 of 5

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Reviewed by: ehings, Shoots in the 80s

Summary:
I've played Chambers Bay ten times now. The course is now playing extremely hard for most amateurs. The fescue rough is very deep and balls hit into it are usually lost. Most of the greens are very sloped and this again is very difficult for most amateurs. I can't think of another course that is this difficult. That being said, it's my opinion that there aren't really any exciting holes. For having a blank canvas to carve out great holes, where are they? Where are the wow holes? The entire property has nice views, but the holes themselves aren't very exciting. My favorites are 10, 13, and 14. The back nine is far superior to the front. We should remember that this course was created for major championships and not for the average amateur golfer. It is a difficult walk and they have now even resorted to carting golfers between the 3rd and 4th holes. I consider that to be a design flaw. Also, slow play is the norm. I also noticed that there are several bunkers between the greens and the next tee and this needlessly creates slower play. Finally, I would like to see a lowered green fee for all Washington golfers. I feel this course is worth $75 and I think they would get a lot more business. For hosting the US Amateur in less than a month, it seems that business is way down from what it was last year.

Customer Service:
I've made several complaints to the course through the survey they email you after you play. In particular, the employees are either unprofessional or always have a hand out for a tip. The caddie supervisor frequently calls golfers "bud" or "dude." I didn't appreciate the expectance of a tip for taking my clubs out of the van. I could do that myself.

Similar Courses Played:
Spanish Bay. I haven't played there, but it seems like Whistling Straits is very similar to this course.


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Review Date
January 28, 2010

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Value Rating
 5 of 5

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Reviewed by: Bob Marts, Shoots in the 70s

Summary:
Wonderfuls Links golf experience. I have played the best in Europe and I never thought I would see a real Links course in America. Well this is the real deal. I realize that most Americans who have never played in Scotland or Ireland will not know what I am saying, but real Links golf is far different that what they call Links here.
The course is perfect in every way. A great test of golf and shotmaking. I can see why the USGA immediately put two championships here. I love the combination of long, short, narrow, wide. I love the tough greens with real fescue, something most golfers here never even see. If you can't get to St.Andrews, this is the closest you will get.

Customer Service:
Great, I got a good caddie who showed me around and helped me play the correct kind of shots into hole. Better know how to bump and run and play in the wind.

Similar Courses Played:
St. Andrews, Ballybunion,


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