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Chambers Bay now offering all-you-can-play passes

Post by Todd Milles / The News Tribune on Oct. 7, 2010 at 12:01 pm with 14 Comments »
October 7, 2010 12:01 pm

For the golf-playing junkie who can make the stressful seven-mile hike up and down the dunes of Chambers Bay Golf Links, this deal might be for you:

Starting in January of 2011, an eight-month, unlimited-play pass will be offered to Pierce County residents for the price of $1,300. The months of play would be January through May, and October through December.

A 12-month pass is already available for $2,400, and is good for play during the peak summer months.

Guests, whether they be from the country or out-of-the-area, who play with golfers with the extended pass would be guaranteed the lower in-county rates, depending on the time of the season (though there may be restrictions on what time of the day those guests could play).

For more information, check the course’s link out.

Leave a comment Comments → 14
  1. nonstopjoe says:

    Unreported is whether Chambers Bay made money during the first six months of 2010 (which ended 06/30/10). Also, has the county reached agreement with the deep-pocketed developer to construct a multi-million dollar clubhouse/lodging facility?

  2. You have to be effn kidding us Todd !

    How many have $1,300 / $2,400 is disposable money sitting sround in these times !

    This Landenberg Scam took at huge hit during your little tournament, and now this !

  3. possum1 says:

    “has the county reached agreement with the deep-pocketed developer to construct a multi-million dollar clubhouse/lodging facility? ”

    Crickets Chirping ! Mr. Developer, you still there ?

  4. Localborn says:

    How much has the course generated for the county? I realize the course is about to be the course for the US Open…But it is not until 2015! So why does it cost so much to play? Really the course is decent, but it is expensive just for the sake of being expensive…Make it profitable…Make it available…

  5. uratroll says:

    This pet project of Landenbergs doesn’t generate revenue for the citizens of Pierce County. It sucks it away. This is a playground for the privileged few who can afford the green fee’s. Keeps the riff-raff out you know. I’d say that about 95% or more of the citizens of the county will never have the disposable income to play this couse even though it’s kept green with their tax dollars. What scam, tax dollars that could certainly be used for something more important than a game. A blackhole is the only thing being generated here!

  6. nonstopjoe says:

    I wonder if New Tribune reporters have been cautioned to go easy on how Chambers Bay is doing financially? The numbers for the first six months of 2010 are now over 3 months old – if they were good, one suspects that’d have been front page news. Utter silence causes one to wonder.

  7. jacknojack says:

    I played this course in November of last year for $50. Way way over rated.
    They don’t allow the use of golf carts, thus cutting out a very large portion of older golfer, less revenue, less tax dollars.

  8. steilacoomtaxpayer says:

    This is a good deal. People need to stop complaining about the greens fees. This is a world class course. No, unlike every other park, boat ramp or ballfield in Pierce County, this one is not afforable by everyone. So, what is the issue? Give up on envy, greed and resentment. Ain’t got the dough, don’t go.

  9. Localborn says:

    What makes the course a good deal steilacoomtaxpayer? Played the course a few times. Played more prestigious courses than Chambers Bay, and let me tell you I felt like I got my money’s worth elsewhere. Every time I have played Chambers Bay there has been room to play. No waiting and no backlog…I wonder why such a good deal would be so available…I know why…Overrated! You tell me what business is in it to lose money? To restrict access. No envy and no greed. Resentment that it is not set up to win. Others in the county lose their incomes and livelihood and this course is costly to those who play it and those whose tax money support it.

  10. Daisydog says:

    I raise my left rear leg in a salute that only a dog could do!

  11. “Unreported is whether Chambers Bay made money during the first six months of 2010 (which ended 06/30/10). ”

    They were still losing money as of the end of June. Heck they weren’t even covering their operating expenses, much less paying off the loan.

    If you we’re so lazy, you would have asked for that information from the county.

  12. I haven,t heard any wild cheering about how much profit was derived from the recent tourament,or if it lost money,for that matter.If their claim is they made money,I would want an independent auditor to check the figures to make sure,someone hadn,t cooked the books.It appears that the 2015 tournament is going to cure all of Chambers Bays financial woes.Supposed to, that is.I would bet that if Chambers Bay was put up for sale,there would be no one interested unless the county guanteed the purchaser would show a profit.

  13. We’ll all be getting rebates on our utility bills thanks to the huge profits generated by the last tournement ?

    Right ?

    Crickets Chirping – Never Mind !

  14. nonstopjoe says:

    If you check the internet it’s apparent that many Chambers Bay tee times are available and, presumably, unused. Why not offer half-price (or less) greens fees to Pierce County walk-ons – as a way of increasing play and revenue?

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