Chambers Bay used to be an old gravel pit.  In fact, I used to live in an old apartment 5 minutes from there, where you could hear gravel trucks backing up 24/7 (beep! beep!) When all the gravel was depleted in 2007, Pierce County turned it into a golf course with a goal of hosting a U.S. Open in 2020.  This course is so great, it was chosen in 2015!

We’ve played it many times, and can vouch that it is a true test of golf.  Links style golf, with rolling hills and no trees in play.   Although the pros complained the greens were “like putting on broccoli”, at least they had beautiful dry sunny weather and light winds.   It was an extremely well run event, with efficient transportation and thousands of enthusiastic volunteers.  Well done, Pacific Northwest!