There won’t be a second course at Chambers Bay.
Pierce County, Wash., officials have asked a California-based developer to revise its plans for a site south of the 2015 host of the U.S. Open. The proposed $150 million plan called for a second 18-hole course and a luxury hotel. However, after seeing the kind of space the USGA needed to present the national championship in June, officials decided a second course wouldn’t make much sense.
“We feel that even though we could technically squeeze another 18 holes in, it might make it so we’re not competitive for a future (golf) event,” said Pierce County deputy executive Kevin Phelps, according to The News Tribune.
Developer Bob Sonnenblick, who had intended to hire Chambers Bay architect Robert Trent Jones Jr. to build the second course, will soon present revised plans for the site with a smaller hotel.