Pierce County, USGA sign 2015 U.S. Open contract

The second round of the 2008 U.S. Open was about more than shotmaking, crowds and other on-course activity. Behind the scenes Pierce County Executive John W. Ladenburg was meeting with United States Golf Association officials to make the 2015 U.S. Open official. He joined USGA Executive Director David Fay in signing the contract that clears the way for the best golfers in the world to gather at Chambers Bay June 11-14, 2015.
In February, the USGA announced Chambers Bay will be the site of the 2010 U.S. Amateur and the 2015 U.S. Open.

A new club house, lodging and a practice facility are in the plans for Chambers Bay. It is hoped the clubhouse will be ready for the U.S. Amateur in two years. The USGA will be involved in the process.

Chambers Bay has received an unprecedented number of industry accolades since opening in June 2007.

Among those witnessing the signing were Chambers Bay designers Robert Trent Jones Jr., Bruce Charlton and Jay Blasi.