Five points about Chambers Bay golf course, venue for the US Open

Five outstanding points about Chambers Bay golf course, Tacoma, the venue of the 115th US Open starting on Thursday:-

– The par-70 course has two holes – 1 and 18 – that can change daily from par-4s to par-5s. But for the US Open if one is a par-4 then the other is a par-5, maintaining the overall par at 70

– The course was only opened eight years ago on the site of a disused sand and gravel quarry. It was designed by Robert Trent Jones Jnr and is a rare example of a true US links course.

– Chambers Bay has oddly sloping tee zones – some sloping sideways and other downways or upways

– The yardage can vary from 7,200 yards to over 7,600 yards depending on the weather and wind conditions coming in off the Puget Sound.

– It will be the first course in the US Northwest Pacific to host a US Open and the 13th on the Pacific Coast, the last being The Olympic Club in San Francisco in 2012.

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