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6/5/2015—Chambers Bay Golf Course, University Place, WA<br />
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Chambers Bay Golf Course in University Place, WASH., home of the 2015 U.S. Open.  Here greenskeep Zach Rosier, 18, reseeds patches on a fairway.<br />
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All the grass at Chambers Bay is ‘fine fescue’, a kind of grass normally found only near the seacoast of the British Isles. It takes 4-5 years to grow, is very fragile but widely considered the best grass for golf. The US Open has never been tried on it before.<br />
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Chambers Bay is a public golf course overlooking Puget Sound southwest of Tacoma. The British links-style course is owned by Pierce County, was designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr. and opened in 2007 on the site of a former a sand and gravel mine.<br />
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Photograph by Stuart Isett<br />
©2015 Stuart Isett. All rights reserved.