The Chambers Bay Golf Course is a public golf course in University Place Washington, on Puget Sound. The course is owned by Pierce County and opened for play on June 23, 2007. Kemper Sports Management operates the course. The course is part of the Chambers Creek Properties, which includes numerous non-golf recreational opportunities including a three-mile loop walking trail.
In the same way that the game of golf has a rich history, so does the land on which Chambers Bay was created. The Chambers Creek Properties is comprised of more than 950 acres located along the shores of the Puget Sound. While Pierce County’s ownership of the property is fairly short, the area and the surrounding land began to take shape more than 200 years ago. The area was first used as a rock quarry all the way back in the 1830s when the first European settlers came to the area. Over the years the property has been used as a location for a paper mill, a major industrial center, various lumber companies, a railroad center, a sand and gravel mine, a regional wastewater treatment plant and a preservation and recreational area. That is until today where you will find a world-class 18-hole championship golf course.
The Chambers Bay Golf Course is a traditional “links course” golf course, which means:
- The course runs along a major body of water
- There are few trees
- The course resides on sandy soil that drains easily
- The layout is natural and open with native landscape
- There are no internal water features installed
- The rough areas feature pure seaside grasses
Some of the most notable examples of traditional links courses include St. Andrews Old Course, Royal Troon Golf Club, Carnoustie Golf Links, Ballybunion Old Course and the Chambers Bay Golf Course.
The course was certified on August 14, 2007 by Audubon International as a Silver Signature Sanctuary. Chambers Bay is the first golf course in both the state of Washington and in the Pacific Northwest to receive this certification. This is honor is awarded only to new developments that are designed, constructed and maintained according to Audubon International’s precise standards and environmental disciplines. Chambers Bay continues to uphold strict guidelines and standards that help protect the water quality and wildlife habitat on the property.
On June 15, 2015 Chambers Bay will welcome the U.S. Open as it comes to the Pacific Northwest for the very first time in history. The event will take place on June 15-21, 2015.
Chambers Bay Golf Homes for Sale
While Chambers Bay is not a golf course community you will find that there are numerous Chambers Bay Golf Homes for Sale all around the prestigious golf course. Here you will find numerous custom homes and estate properties that can offer you the finest luxury lifestyle in University Place. The homes around the golf course are located within walking distance of Chambers Bay. Owning a Pierce County Washington Property near Chambers Bay will allow you to enjoy a firsthand experience of the 2015 U.S. Open. You will also be conveniently located near local shopping businesses, restaurants and some of the finest public and private schools in Washington State. Whether you are interested in a custom home or a specific existing property you will find that there are numerous floor plans to choose from including charming single-family properties and expansive estate homes equipped with lavish amenities and stunning views of the surrounding vistas. There are also outstanding modern condos and townhomes available for lease or for sale all around the Chambers Bay golf course.
Currently there is a high demand for rental properties near the golf course to be rented out to the players competing in the tournament. Realtors are collecting information from local residents and comprising a program, which will allow residents to rent out their property during the 2015 U.S. Open. If you would like to learn more about this program don’t hesitate to give me a call.
Living at Chambers Bay Golf
Living at Chambers Bay Golf is similar to enjoying a resort style vacation. The homes, condos and communities surrounding the prestigious golf course are all equipped with outstanding amenities and the proximity to the club allows residents to indulge in a relaxing game of golf any day of the week. If you would like to check out some recently Sold Properties to get an idea of what the market is currently like then give me a call and I would be more than happy to share that information with you. If you are interested in looking for your own home near Chambers Bay then I can help you out with that too! Connect with me via phone or email so we can set up a time to discuss your real estate goals.
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