Doug Richardson District 6

Successful first U.S. Open at Chambers Bay 

Three weeks ago, Pierce County was buzzing with spectators, golfers and media at the 2015 U.S. Open at Chambers bay. But the championship came to an end and daily life returned to normal. The U.S. Open was the largest event ever hosted by the county, and I couldn’t be more proud. 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 will 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 will greatly help Chambers Bay advertise globally. In addition to the benefits seen on the course, the USGA and Ridgewells Catering gave back to the community by donating 70,000 pounds of leftover food to the Emergency Food Network.

The success of this event would not have been possible without your support in the community. 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.


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 reopened to the public on Friday, June 26.  Tee times can be reserved up to 90 days in advance by calling 877-29.LINKS or visiting

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 reopened on Friday, June 26th.

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 are open, as is the Playground by the Sound which opened July 3rd.

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

Concessions at the U.S. Open

Fans give it their best guess as they try to name which items are top sellers at the U.S. Open. From burgers to hot dogs, to beers and water, get all the numbers on what sold at the concession stand. 
Concessions at the U.S. Open

The fan experience at Chambers Bay

Golf fans describe their experience at Chambers Bay, from snagging player autographs to soaking up the Puget Sound.
Spectator Experience

See more photos and videos

You can see all the great photos at Pierce County's U.S. Open page. Just visit, where you can also see dozens more videos about every angle of the entire experience from start to finish. 

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