Designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr., Chambers Bay opened in 2007. The Home Course, in nearby Dupont, Wash., was designed by Mike Asmundson and opened in 2007.
The fairways will range in width from approximately 28 to 105 yards. Although most USGA championship courses have a buffer between their fairways and primary rough, Chambers Bay likely will not incorporate this cut due to the nature of the course’s fine fescue. The primary rough will be cut at a height of 3 to 4.5 inches. Fescue area in dunes will be grown from 6 to 18 inches. The greens will measure about 11 feet on the Stimpmeter for the duration of the championship. Green approaches and closely mown areas will be cut to a height of .450 inch, while teeing grounds and fairways will be cut to a height of .500 inch.
The 2010 U.S. Amateur is the first USGA championship to be conducted at Chambers Bay. The state of Washington has hosted 21 USGA championships prior to this year, including the 1952 U.S. Amateur at Seattle Golf Club (won by Jack Westland).