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Open will impact the region for years

Open will impact the region for years

(With the U.S. Open Week starting Monday, Golferswest.com will re-publish many of the stories our writers have written of the course over the past months and years. This one, written by Bob Sherwin, is the lasting financial the Open [...]

Chambers par-3s’ built-in flexibility

Chambers par-3s’ built-in flexibility

(Editor’s Note: With the U.S. Open starting June 18, Golferswest.com will re-publish many of the stories our writers have written of the course over the past months and years. This one deals with the various and challenging par-3s [...]

Chambers modifies par on two holes

Chambers modifies par on two holes

(With the U.S. Open starting June 18, Golferswest.com will re-publish many of the stories our writers have written of the course over the past months and years. This one deals with some of the unique aspects of Chambers [...]

Chambers: A master work in progress

Chambers: A master work in progress

(Editor’s Note: With the U.S. Open starting June 18, Golferswest.com will re-publish many of the stories our writers have written of the course over the past months and years. This stories deals with how a huge degraded stone quarry [...]

U.S. Open — Northwest Exposure looms

U.S. Open — Northwest Exposure looms

DUPONT, Wa. — Northwest Exposure could become a catch-phrase for some of the golf courses located within a 30-mile radius of Chambers Bay Golf Club, site of this month’s U.S. Open. Among the beneficiaries will be [...]

Cougars eager to test home-course edge

Cougars eager to test home-course edge

PULLMAN, Wa. – The last time a Washington state men’s collegiate golf team hosted the conference championship, it won the team title. That was six years ago, when the Washington Huskies captured the Pacific-10 team championship [...]

Troon North — 25 years and counting

Troon North — 25 years and counting

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — At the time, creating a golf course on land seemingly best suited for critters like snakes and lizards must have appeared to be a goofy idea. But 25 years later, you can say it was a [...]

Greatest place, greatest day in golf

Greatest place, greatest day in golf

MONTEREY, Ca. – They are professional golfers on the Tour and thus have far different priorities and perspectives than us regular folks. Yet having said that, it’s hard for me to understand how anyone can pass [...]

Scotland Golf: Kings at Gleneagles

Scotland Golf: Kings at Gleneagles

During the spring of 2012, my son Bobby and I went on a golfing tour of Scotland. One of our stops was Gleneagles, an inland non-links course. There are three courses there, The PGA Centenary course, where [...]

Poppy Hills: A repolished treasure

Poppy Hills: A repolished treasure

MONTEREY, Ca. – When it comes to golf courses, renown golf architect Robert Trent Jones II believes a certain exulted status has been achieved by those on the Monterey Peninsula. The beauty of these courses, he [...]