Golfers could be hacking up the Chambers Bay Golf Course's fairways as soon as June, project manager Tony Tipton said Wednesday.
Construction on the links-style course is on budget and about 80 percent complete, Tipton said. All told, the county is spending more than $20 million to build the 18-hole course, an entry road, utilities and a walking trail on waterfront property in University Place.
Here's a status report on what's going on at the former gravel mine, what's yet to be done and other information about the course:
Grass: Crews have planted grass - a fescue mix - on 13 of the course's 18 holes and hope to finish all "grassing" by the end of the month, Tipton said.
Soundview Trail: Paving on the trail - which will run through and around the course - is scheduled to be completed by Oct. 1.
Clubhouse: Pieces of the modular building could begin arriving by the end of September. Construction crews hope to have the clubhouse assembled and in place by early October.
Greens fees: The price has yet to be set. The range originally proposed - $65 to $150, depending on the season - probably is still applicable, Tipton said. A final decision will be made by spring.
Carts: Only people with specific medical conditions or disabilities will be allowed to ride in golf carts. Everyone else must walk. Caddies will be available, or golfers can carry or pull their own clubs.
Online updates: The county has a Web page with information about the construction schedule. Go to www.chambersbaygolf.com.