Chambers Bay


Golf Course Architect

Robert Trent Jones II, LLC

Photo Credit

Chris Turvey ROLEX

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

A championship course

In 2006 Turfgrass® were retained by Robert Trent Jones II, LLC, to aid in the initial development of Chambers Bay and to prepare of the 2010 US Amateur Championship. Our involvement extended to crafting construction specifications, root-zone mixes and the grassing plan.

Chambers Bay stands not only as a world-class golf links but also as a pivotal component of an environmentally conscious public works initiative. Situated on the reclaimed grounds of a former sand and gravel mine, Chambers Bay serves as the centerpiece of a 930-acre reclamation plan developed by Pierce County. This project, funded through a local bond measure, serves as a catalyst for economic development.

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.