This editorial will appear in Tuesday’s print edition.
It’s safe to exhale now, Pierce County. Chambers Bay seems to have passed its first big test with flying colors.
The county-owned golf course in University Place received rave reviews from participants in the U.S. Amateur, which ended Sunday, as well as from U.S. Golf Association officials and visiting media.
“Fun” was a word commonly used by the young players, many of whom had little experience playing on more challenging Scottish links-style courses with their uneven fairways, thick roughs, and lack of trees and water hazards.
“I think this place hit a home run this week,” gushed Golf Channel announcer Steve Burkowski. Read more »