Chambers Bay awarded 2027 U.S. Junior and 2033 U.S. Amateur

Updated: April 4, 2023

Chambers Bay will find itself on the national golf stage as the USGA awarded two more national championships to the course: The 2027 U.S. Junior Amateur and the 2033 U.S. Amateur. Chambers Bay has hosted three USGA events in the past- including the 2015 U.S. Open.

Two more national golf championships will be coming to Chambers Bay golf course in University Place, but maybe not the two that local golf fans most want.

While the announcement is no doubt welcomed news for area golf fans, the bigger question remains: Will the course get another U.S. Open — after hosting it in 2015 — or a U.S. Women’s Open for the first time? In the fall of 2018, the months-long process of replacing the fine fescue greens with native poa annua grass began, a change that was endorsed by the USGA.

The new greens got great reviews when the U.S. Amateur Four Ball was held at Chambers Bay in the summer of 2021 and when the U.S. Women’s Amateur was played at the course last summer.

Since then, the USGA announced more future sites for both the U.S. Open and the U.S. Women’s Open, and they did not include Chambers Bay. There are just two U.S. Open slots unfilled in the next 15 years: 2031 and 2036. The soonest U.S. Women’s Open slot that is not filled is 2033 (2036 and 2037 are also open