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My Day at Chambers Bay

My Day at Chambers Bay

by: Rick Baril My first knowledge of Chambers Bay (CB) came from the RFP issued by Peirce County, soliciting interest from golf course Architects.  Like 50 other firms, we visited the site and submitted a proposal.   Trent Jones II was eventually awarding the design commission. I hadn’t visited Chambers Bay since visiting 8+ years ago, even if I’ve seen plenty of photos. […]

Much Ado About Nothing 2015 US Open at C...

Much Ado About Nothing 2015 US Open at Chambers Bay

The hype is ramping up for the US Open at Chambers Bay.  Why?  Because, it is being billed as completely unusual – staged on a young course, a municipal course, in Northwest US (normally Open’s are stage in the Northeast – and, this feels like it also implies; the wild west, bereft of golf culture and history), on a […]

Golf Course Reviews

Golf Course Reviews

Golf Course Reviews by: Rick Baril I’ve seen hundreds of golf courses during my career; making it a point, during my travels, to visit golf courses.  I’m curious to see any and all golf courses.  It’s an ongoing quest to learn as much as I can about golf and golf architecture. My intention is to write about the courses I’ve visited.  A […]

A Decade of Golf Design…

A Decade of Golf Design…

  Golf Course Architecture magazine recently published A decade of golf design: industry figures reflect on the past ten years.  The article provides comments from golf architects and others; their experience in the profession and golf industry, over the past 10 years. This is an excerpt from the article, “Some are still in the same […]