6/5/2015—Chambers Bay Golf Course, University Place, WA
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.
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.
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.