Jim McCune

A successful first U.S. Open for Pierce County

After a busy week of spectators, golfers and media occupying Pierce County, the 2015 U.S. Open at Chambers Bay closed with a nail-biting finish. The U.S. Open was the largest event ever hosted by the county. From scenery to food and the distinctive architecture of the links style course, the beautiful Pacific Northwest created a unique experience for players and spectators that is sure to keep them coming back for years to come.

Fans from all over the world enjoyed their time at Chambers Bay. Thousands of people attended the U.S. Open and spectator reviews were overwhelmingly positive. The merchandise pavilion sold more products here than at any other Open in history. That is global advertising for Chambers Bay. In addition to the benefits seen on the course, 70,000 pounds of leftover food was donated to the Emergency Food Network.

The success of this event would not have been possible without your support. With the cooperation of surrounding neighborhoods, the transportation plan ran smoothly and kept traffic disruption to a minimum. Spectators noted the superb hospitality provided by local residents and businesses. The buzz throughout Pierce County created an atmosphere that extended the excitement off the course that players, spectators and residents will never forget.

Thank you again for all of your support! 


Jim McCune
Chambers Bay
Chambers Bay

Reopening schedule for Chambers Bay Regional Park 

Just hours after Jordan Spieth won the 2015 U.S. Open, construction crews were already beginning to remove the infrastructure that supported the championship in order to restore public access to Chambers Creek Regional Park as quickly as possible.

The Chambers Bay Golf Course is scheduled to reopen to the public on Friday, June 26. That day is already sold out, but there is spotty availability of tee times in the following days. Those slots are expected to fill quickly thanks to the worldwide media coverage over the past few weeks. Tee times can be reserved up to 90 days in advance by calling 877-29.LINKS or visiting www.chambersbaygolf.com.

The Chambers Bay Grill, which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner above one of the best unobstructed views of Puget Sound that can be found in the region, also will reopen Friday.

Pierce County Parks and Recreation will reopen Chambers Creek Regional Park in phases throughout the summer as the United States Golf Association removes more than 300 temporary structures.

The Grandview Trail, which crosses the bluff above the property, and the East Slope Trail are expected to reopen this Friday. The Playground by the Sound is expected to reopen July 3.

Most of the other site amenities – the Soundview Trail, the Bridge to the Beach, and the off-leash dog area – will reopen later this summer. The central and north meadows and the fields by the Environmental Services Building will take the longest as the grass is restored. Exact dates will be announced as they become available. 

The impact on Pierce County 

Watch as county leaders examine how the entire U.S. Open championship went. 

Impact on Pierce County

Look inside the hospitality tents at Chambers Bay 

See what happens inside the corporate hospitality tents at the U.S. Open

Corporate hospitality tents at the U.S. Open

Economic development for cities in Pierce County

Puyallup, DuPont and University Place are a few of the cities in Pierce County who capitalized on the U.S. Open.  Find out how local businesses fared and what the U.S. Open at Chambers Bay means for economic development in the region.

Economic development for cities in Pierce County

Photos and videos

See all the great photos at Pierce County's U.S. Open page. Visit piercecountywa.org/usopen, where you can also see dozens more videos about every angle of the entire experience from start to finish. 

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