Chambers Bay: Five things you need to know

1 – Chambers Bay was designed by noted architect Robert Trent Jones Jr. 

Chambers Bay: Five things you need to know

The land first found use as a rock quarry as far back as the Steilacoom Indian Tribe and the first European settlers in 1832.

2 – The municipal course is owned by Pierce County, whose residents receive discounted green fees.

Five sets of tees mean the course can be played from 5,250 to 7,585 yards, but only players with medical conditions or disabilities are allowed to use carts, and a caddie must be hired as the driver.

3 – There is only one tree on the entire course, a Douglas Fir behind the 15th green. It has survived an act of vandalism and suggestions it should be removed to give a better view of Puget Sound behind.

“I am an artist underneath it all,” Trent Jones said. “It appeals to me from an aesthetic view. Sometimes you leave things alone. There were discussions that you could see the Sound better if you took it out, but I think it highlights Puget Sound.”

4 – Chambers Bay hosted the 2010 US Amateur championship, which was won by American Peter Uihlein on his 21st birthday.

Other notable names to play in the event were new BMW PGA Championship winner Byeong Hun An, who reached the semi-finals as defending champion, Masters champion Jordan Spieth, Patrick Reed, Harris English and Brooks Koepka.

5 – During the two days of stroke play at the 2010 US Amateur, the scoring average was 79.25 (Spieth shot 72-83).

There were more rounds in the 90s (six) than there were under par (five). Only four players broke 70 and only Patrick Reed shot three under.

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