The U.S. Open comes to the Pacific Northwest for the first time in 2015
June 09, 2015
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Designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr., Chambers Bay overlooks the Puget Sound near Tacoma in University Place, Wash.
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The par-three third hole is known as 'Blown Out'. It earned its nickname because of the strong winds that change the way the hole is played on a daily basis.
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The fourth hole at Chambers Bay, known as 'Hazard's Ascent', was a par 5 during the 2010 U.S. Amateur, but will play as a par 4 during the U.S. Open.
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The par-3 ninth hole at Chambers Bay, known as 'Olympus', features two different tees, one of which will sit about 100 feet above the green and will necessitate the most severe downhill shot of any in U.S. Open history.
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The par-4 14th Hole at Chambers Bay is known as 'Cape Fear', and features a downhill tee shot on a hole that could measure as long as 546 yards.
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The 17th hole at Chambers Bay is a breathtaking par 3 along the water with an active rail line running alongside it, which fits its nickname,'Derailed'.
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The dramatic finishing hole at Chambers Bay is known as 'Tahoma', and can play as either a par 4 or par 5.
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