Chambers Bay is a public golf course in the northwest United States, located in University Place, Washington, on Puget Sound southwest of Tacoma.
The area first found use as a rock quarry stemming as far back as the Steilacoom Indian Tribe and the first European settlers in 1832. Over the years the Chambers Creek Properties area has been used for varied purposes before becoming a world class 18-hole championship golf course.
The course is classified as a ‘Links” course.
True traditional links courses, including Chambers Bay, share several geographic characteristics:
- A links course is built along a major body of water
- A links course usually has very few trees, if any
- A links course resides on sandy soil that drains easily
- A links course has a natural open layout where the native landscape, wind, and rain play a major factor
- A links course features ground contours that provide remarkable inherent undulations and slopes in the fairways and greens
- A links course rarely has any internal water features
- A links course’s rough areas feature pure seaside grasses
Many golfers love the challenge of a links course, traversing the rugged dunes and experiencing the natural seaside beauty. It’s a very different game to that played on an inland course that’s for sure.
Address: 6320 Grandview Dr W, University Place, WA 98467, USA
Phone: +1 253-460-4653