DID YOU KNOW: As an OGA Member, which automatically makes you a Pacific Northwest Golf Association Member, you are eligible to play Chambers Bay Golf Course and receive huge savings off the normal price. The site of the 2015 U.S. Open Championship offers savings of up to $100 for a round at the world-renowned course (and save even more for rounds scheduled earlier in the week).
As Chambers Bay makes the turn into its Summer Rates (June through September), a normal non-resident rate is $275 (not including taxes). OGA Members can play the very same course for the following prices:
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The 2015 U.S. Open Championship was marked by its many firsts. It was the first U.S. Open in the 115 year history of the championship to be played in the Pacific Northwest. The first U.S. Open played on fine fescue putting surfaces. The first Open since Hazeltine in 1970 to be contested on a new course. The first Open in which a hole was played as a par-4 one day and a par-5 the next, where the range in tee placements on a single hole could extend its length by 100 yards or greater. The first Open televised by Fox Sports, revolutionizing the way the game is viewed. And the last Open where the anchored putting stroke was within the Rules of Golf.
In the end Chambers Bay proved, as it had done during the U.S. Amateur, that it could offer a test of golf which identified the best players in the world. Starting the final day Jordan Spieth found himself in a four-way tie for the lead which included the world No. 1 Jason Day and two other players in the top 11. He withstood a final round charge from world No. 3 Rory McIlroy, a course record setting final round 64 by Adam Scott (World ranked No. 7), and a U.S. Open record tying back-nine 29 from Louis Oosthuizen (World ranked No. 14). Dustin Johnson (World ranked No. 8) found himself on the 18th green with two putts to force a playoff in the 115th U.S. Open Championship. This dramatic scene climaxed as he watched his second putt miss left and 21-year-old Jordan Spieth walked away as the youngest player, and only the sixth in history, to win both the Masters and the U.S. Open in the same year.