Chambers Bay: Land meets sea at your 2015 U.S. Open host course near Seattle

UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. -- If you're looking for links golf -- where the sea meets the land -- Chambers Bay is your destination.

This Robert Trent Jones II-designed municipal golf course, with green fees of $239 for out-of-state guests, will host the 2015 U.S. Open. Built on the one of the largest sand deposits in the world, the course is designed to run firm and fast, though it should be pretty green in June during the Open.

Chambers Bay has undergone significant changes since hosting the U.S. Amateur in 2010, including some new landing areas and greens, most notably on the seventh, where short balls no longer run back down to the fairway 50 yards below.

For the regular golfer, nos. 1 and 18 are par 5s, but will be played as alternating fours and fives during the U.S. Open as the course is adjusted to a par 70.

Aug 18, 2014

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Mike Bailey is a senior staff writer based in Houston. Focusing primarily on golf in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean and Latin America with an occasional trio to Europe and beyond, he contributes course reviews, travel stories and features as well as the occasional equipment review. An award-winning writer and past president of Texas Golf Writers Association, he has more than 25 years in the golf industry. Before accepting his current position in 2008, he was on staff at PGA Magazine, The Golfweek Group and AvidGolfer Magazine. Follow Mike on Twitter at @MikeBaileyGA and Instagram at @MikeStefanBailey.