As someone who has attended several professional golf tournaments both inside the ropes as a caddie (Tam O'Shanter Niles, Illinois, 1951-1958) and as a fan (Oakland Hills U.S. Open, Ryder Cup and others), I would like to respond to the golfer and fan complaints about Chamber Bay.
To the whining golfers: The conditions, good or bad, are the same for everyone so get over it.
To the whining fans: You gotta be kidding.
Chamber Bay"s elevations and lack of trees make it a natural amphitheater for watching a golf tournament. My son and I had a wonderful Father's Day at the tournament. We could get as close as we needed to be at several locations where we could watch the action on several holes at a time with or without our binoculars. And the only grandstand we used was the one at the practice area.
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In sum, the weather was perfect; the views of the course and Puget Sound were spectacular; the volunteers and other people involved were great; and the lines for beer, food and merchandise were short.
So congratulations, and thanks to all the organizers and staff who made it happen.