How to Make the Most of a Visit to Chambers Bay: 7 Things Not to Miss
August 3, 2017
Nestled along the edge of the shimmering Puget Sound, Chambers Bay is one of the most beautiful destinations in the region. Ask our own Sheryll Tan, who notes that “there is just so much to see here and love!”
Not only was Chambers Bay Golf Course host of the 2015 U.S. Open, but Chambers Bay offers much more than its pristine golf course—it’s home to everything from hiking to picnicking, with incredible, Instagram-able views at every turn!
Here are 7 tips for making the most of a visit to Chambers Bay:
If you’re an avid golfer, you will definitely want to test your skills at the Chambers Bay Golf Course. “Go golfing where they hosted the 2015 U.S. Open,” Jaron Witsoe suggests. This course is truly second-to-none, with 18 holes in a beautiful setting perfectly fit for any age and playing level.
“I often wonder what goes through golfers’ minds as they get ready to set foot on this challenging links course...” says Krista Osborne. “Do they see the amazing Olympic Mountain Range just after the sun rises or as it sets, do they hear the whistle of the trains that trot by, do they marvel at the doggies that smile as they sniff the grass and salty air, or do the golfers simply stay within the bounds of their laser-focused minds on wind to ball, ball to hole?”
Whatever they see, it certainly keeps them coming back again and again! When you’re done with your game, don’t forget to “get a bite to eat at the [Chambers Bay Grill] restaurant… on the outdoor patio,”Jaron suggests. It’s sure to be a delicious end to your day!
Chambers Bay and the Chambers Bay Loop boast the most picturesque backdrops for getting in your steps for the day! “Chamber's Bay is an incredible space of 930-or-so acres of shoreline, soft forest, steep-level-rolling walking/jogging trails,” says Krista. “The wide open spaces are great places to play ball or fly a kite,” shares Sheryll. Jaron agrees with both Krista and Sheryll, noting that “Chambers Bay is a beautiful area for running or walking. They offer a large open grass field for kites, frisbee, bocce ball...,” and more.
Constructed in 2011, Playground on the Sound is one of the premier areas to take your kids in Chambers Bay. It was a project built through volunteer efforts of community members, like our own Elsa Borgen: “I helped build that playground! For reals! It's awesome to see it gets so much use!”
The playground includes swings, slides, numerous climbing structures, and even a sea-themed sandbox, plus “a covered seating area perfect for a BBQ. [It’s] a great addition to Pierce County, go check it out,” says Jaron. If you want to give your kids a chance to flex their creative muscles and run off some of that summer energy, take them to what Sheryll Tan and Jessica Sieracki simply describe as one of the best and most fun playgrounds on the sound.