First it was the osprey nest, which was at Chambers Bay for years and something many of us enjoyed watching. Then it was the dog park. Now it is a ban on boats on Chambers Bay near the U.S. Open site, not to mention parking restrictions on Grandview Drive West.
I don't know why Chambers Bay was even selected for the site. The things that make that park attractive and the unique signature of our environment are being stripped away. By the time they're finished, the U.S. Open could be held anywhere.
Maybe the sponsors can paint over the sky to remove the view, and then nobody will know if it is in the Pacific Northwest or someplace else.
I am sick to death of the U.S. Open. A public park, built and maintained with public funds. is being exploited for the use of a few and excluding the rest of us who use the park for other than golf purposes. It's blatant commercialism.
Surely a large bird's nest, a few walkers and hikers, a few dogs and a few boats showcasing our multi-use park could be accommodated by the golfers. But wait: Those birds, dogs and people wouldn't be paying huge entrance and use fees. They'd just be utilizing the space taxpayers have paid for and been promised.
I don't for a minute buy the "terrorism" argument. I am disgusted with the whole thing.