“This book truly captures the dramatic and colorful backstory of how, against all odds, an eight-month-old publicly-owned facility was selected as the first course to host the U.S. Open in the Pacific Northwest.”

Told with award-winning photography and extensive interviews with all the key players, “America’s St. Andrews” is the story of how a newly-opened and untested facility was selected as the site of the largest sporting event ever to be held in the Pacific Northwest… Read More



"It's stunning. The layout, photographs, text and presentation are all first-rate!"

- Colorado AvidGolfer magazine

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"There is a Chambers Bay because of John Ladenburg, and there is a U.S. Open because of Bob Jones." -- Pierson Clair

Chambers Bay Facts

Pierce County had originally planned on 27 holes for Chambers Bay, but was convinced otherwise by Bruce Charlton, the right-hand man for Robert Trent Jones, Jr., who prepared the design firm's presentation to the county.

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View an extended gallery of the award-winning photography inside America's St. Andrews.

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