Chambers Bay listens to the complaints and is about to change

Updated: August 1, 2017

After so many tour players complained about the greens during the 2015 U.S. Open, Chambers Bay is making some changes. The course has been known for hosting national championships and also for its fine fescue throughout the course but the greens were always in question. That is about to change. Chambers Bay is slowly changing its greens from fine fescue to poa annua. It’s not an overnight change, it is expected to take several years.

The greens at Chambers Bay were controversial during the U.S. Open in 2015. But as Chambers Bay tries to lure more championships, the greens will have a different look.

Poa annua is a grass that thrives in the Pacific Northwest but Chambers Bay did what it could to keep the poa out of the greens – even handpicking it out. But that will change now.

The course plans to host the 2019 U.S. Amateur Four-Ball.