UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wa. – If you bring up the Chambers Bay web site, you’ll be able to keep track of the countdown clock before the first tee time of the 2015 U.S. Open at the course. It’s already up and running and already down under 1,070 days to go.
Indeed, it’s still four figures in terms of days but there is no idle time for the five-year-old links-style course. Folks at Chambers have been busy revamping the tees and greens, hiring agronomists, and moving dirt around in preparation for the first Open ever in the Northwest – after 114 years everywhere else.
Over the next three days, beginning Saturday, Golferswest.com will look at how the course is preparing for the professionals in three years. We toured the course with General Manager Matt Allen and addressed the issues with USGA’s Executive Director Mike Davis.
We’ll focus on what has changed since it opened in 2007 – and even how it has changed since the 2010 U.S. Amateur. We’ll talk about the new ‘Chambers Basement’ pot bunker on the finishing hole and the steps being taken to make the par-3s even more compelling.
The series starts Saturday with – Chambers: A master work in progress.