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Tag: Chambers Bay Golf Course

March
8th

Chambers Bay Golf Course finances: the details

As I reported yesterday, Pierce County’s Chambers Bay Golf Course lost $1.3 million in 2009. The golf course’s fourth quarter financial report spells out the details.

The report shows golfers played 31,834 rounds in 2009 – 17 percent fewer than the previous year. Food and beverage sales declined 15 percent. Merchandise sales were down 22 percent.

The $1.3 million deficit came on $5.5 million in revenue (when you count $812,864 from an internal county loan, the course’s total 2009 revenue was about $6.4 million).

County officials say Chambers Bay will make enough from the 2015 U.S. Open to

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Jan.
20th

Proposed Chambers Bay development: The fine print

Update: The link to the memorandum of understanding wasn’t working. I’ve fixed it and you should be able to download it now.

Today I reported that Pierce County has signed a memorandum of understanding with a California developer to build a clubhouse, hotel, retail center and other facilities at Chambers Bay Golf Course in University Place.

Here’s a PDF copy of the memorandum of understanding signed by County Executive Pat McCarthy last week. Filled with interesting details, including more examples of what that “cultural center” might include (like a Native American cultural center and a golf museum).

Also, below is the county’s press release announcing the agreement, which went out this morning.

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Jan.
19th

Hotel, IMAX for Chambers Bay? Pierce County negotiating with developer

Pierce County is negotiating with a California developer to build a clubhouse, hotel, retail center and other facilities at Chambers Bay Golf Course.

Details are sketchy, and the developer – Ventur-Hospitality of San Bruno, Calif. – must still find financing for the project.

But if the deal comes together Chambers Bay would get the clubhouse and other facilities by 2014 – a year before tens of thousands of visitors are expected for the U.S. Open.

Among the facilities that would be built:

• A permanent clubhouse for the University Place golf course, which has been using a temporary facility since

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