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“Open space with a fabulous view”
Review of Chambers Bay

Chambers Bay
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: With tawny fescue grasses, towering sand dunes, massive fairways, and breathtaking views of the Puget Sound and snow-capped Olympic Mountains, Chambers Bay brings the traditions of Scottish linksland to the Pacific Northwest. Located in University Place, Washington, this 18-hole, walking-only course provides an authentic links experience for players of every ability. Chambers Bay Grill is known for both its delicious food and panoramic views which makes it the perfect place to celebrate the end of a round or simply enjoy the splendor of the Puget Sound, the majestic Olympic Mountains and expansive golf course views. Frequented by golfers and locals alike, the Grill is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner with a full bar service and an interesting list of Northwest wines. The Grill also hosts frequent specialty events including Winemaker, Brewmaster, and Distiller dinners. This 930-acre site also includes over two miles of saltwater shoreline, two and a half miles of urban creek and canyon. Enjoy a walk on the beach and over 5 miles of public trails or relax at Central or North Meadow.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase
Tacoma, WA
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56 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Open space with a fabulous view”
Reviewed September 20, 2012

As non-golfers, my family has come to appreciate this unique gem on Puget Sound. Although the centerpiece is the county-owned golf course, the site of the 2015 US Open, there are numerous attractions around it for non-golfers. A 3-mile paved trail circles the golf course and provides a great up and down workout with awesome vistas. An expansive lawn provides space for kite flying, frisbee throwing and picnics. Our favorite feature is the long waterfront, including a sandy beach, accessible by footbridge and a short hike.

Visited August 2012
1 Thank JohnHTacoma_WA
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Olympia, Washington
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34 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Challenging Course but Beautiful”
Reviewed September 20, 2012

You know this course is going to be hard if it's hosting the 2015 US Open. It's quite expensive but both times I have played I have been in a tournament so it's been far less expensive. It is also great for exercise as you do a lot of walking up hill and down hill. My husband loves this course but this is not for a beginner golfer. The restaurant is also delicous and offers a great happy hour!

Visited August 2012
1 Thank Megan A
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Mishawaka, Indiana
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257 reviews
62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Beautiful area, awesome golf course”
Reviewed August 29, 2012

nice place to visit and walk. the golf course is one of the best in the United States, and is slated to host the US Open in 2015. Walking only, no carts. Prepare to be humbled.....

Visited July 2012
1 Thank thevinoman
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University Place, Washington
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53 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“So gorgeous, So relaxing!”
Reviewed August 29, 2012 via mobile

Excellent walking/jogging paths, exhilirating fresh air off the Puget Sound, and of course (excuse the pun) championship golf course make this one of the best reasons to enjoy this amazing recreational area.  Do yourself a favor and pay it a visit.  Best of all it's free!

Thank feltisjs
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Oceanside, California
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331 reviews
109 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
“More than Golf”
Reviewed July 10, 2012

The Chambers Bay recreation complex is amazing. Beach, rec areas, and the golf course will be the site of the 2015 U.S. Open. We played a round at the course and it was amazing. It is a links style course so it felt like we were playing in Scotland or Ireland. We also ate at the restaurant at the course. Excellent food. If you want an appetizer try the flat bread ones. Superb and very reasonable priced.

Visited July 2012
Thank LodiWineBob
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