Chambers Bay, in University Place, Wash., has been selected by the USGA to host the 2033 U.S. Amateur Championship. It will be the sixth USGA championship contested on the public golf course, which is owned by Pierce County and managed by KemperSports.
“There have been several memorable moments for us already in Chambers Bay’s short history, and the property remains a favorite for players and fans alike,” said Mark Hill, USGA managing director, championships. “We’re grateful for our continued partnership with Pierce County and look forward to bringing this premier championship to such a special property.”
The announcement also included the 2027 U.S. Junior Amateur going to Chambers Bay.
The Robert Trent Jones Jr. design, which opened in 2007,, traverses a rugged landscape along Puget Sound. The 250-acre course, built on the site of a former sand-and-gravel mining operation, is the centerpiece of a 930-acre park owned by Pierce County.
Last year, Chambers Bay hosted the U.S. Women’s Amateur, which saw Saki Baba, 17, of Japan, cruise to an impressive 11-and-9 victory over 21-year-old Canadian Monet Chun in the 36-hole championship match. Chambers Bay also hosted the 2022 U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championship, won by Florida teenagers Kiko Francisco Coelho and Leopoldo Herrera III; the 2015 U.S. Open, won by Jordan Spieth; and the 2010 U.S. Amateur, won by Peter Uihlein. Chambers Bay is the only municipal course to have hosted the U.S. Amateur.
“We are delighted to welcome the USGA back to Chambers Bay and Pierce County,” said Bruce Dammeier, county executive. “Golfers from around the world have embraced the challenge and natural beauty of our championship venue, and we look forward to watching the best amateurs take it on.”
One of the USGA’s three original championships, the U.S. Amateur is open to amateur golfers who have a Handicap Index not exceeding 2.4. A field of 312 golfers will play two 18-hole rounds of stroke play. The championship is decided by a 36-hole final, and the champion and runner-up are invited to the following year’s U.S. Open Championship.
A stroke-play companion course will be named later. In 2010, The Home Course in nearby DuPont served as the stroke-play co-host. The Home Course is the site of the 2023 U.S. Women's Amateur Four-Ball Championship.