Playing the US Open Golf Course (set for early August, 2015) before the PGA tour players do was quite the thrill. And what a golf course!
|Stunning Chambers Bay in the background|
The golf course is called Chambers Bay. Chambers Bay Golf Course | PGA.com
|This is one tough, tough golf course. It will test anyone's golfing skills and physical stamina.|
We arrived early enough to enjoy a hearty breakfast before our 11:57 am Tee off.
|Our foursome: L-R Me, Rick, Fred and Denis|
|Fred and I posing before our Tee shots to this ocean side Par 3. It is completely surrounded by bunkers. Hit too long and you're swimming to find your golf ball!|
|Denis readies for his Tee shot.|
The rough is nearly impossible to hit out of. We were forewarned that trying to hit out of this rough would cost us some unwanted strokes.....and it does.
|Check out the fairway bunkers. They are always in play. Good course management is critical.|
|Chipping up to the green...with the only tree seen on the course.|
|Rick on his downswing drive.|
|Each golf hole is identified by crafty names. There is only one tree on the golf course......only one! If one seeks shade, one needs to have an umbrella along.|
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If any of you golf nuts out there in blog land wish to play a true PGA rated golf course, this one is for you. I highly recommend it.
|Kayak Point Golf Course.....an equally tough walk with steep hills and valleys!|
|Plenty of trouble available on this course too!|
|After our second round of the trip, we made our way back north toward the Canadian border. It was near dinner time when we opted to stop into one of the many Bob's Burger and Brew establishments for a well earned meal.|
|With our hunger tamed, we rolled back in to Canada by 9:30 pm. |
What a fun a fun golf trip. We feel we will have bragging rights when we watch the 2015 US Open on television and realize we may have birdied a hole that the pros could not do. Imagine that! ......In our dreams.....in our dreams.....!
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