How KemperSports Helped Make the 2015 U.S. Open a Great Success

KemperSports has an impressive portfolio of municipally owned golf courses that it manages, including Chambers Bay, owned by Pierce County, WA.

When Pierce County selected KemperSports to develop and manage Chambers Bay, it did so knowing KemperSports could deliver results that were in line with the County’s vision. Pierce County was confident in its hire based on KemperSports’ rich history of designing, building and managing world-class golf courses owned by municipal clients.

Pierce County wanted a golf course that would attract top-notch golfers from around the world, as well as be suitable for hosting one of golf’s major championships. Thanks to the support  of KemperSports, Pierce County got its wish.

Rather than just build a world-class, championship-level golf course, KemperSports also made suggestions and recommendations that helped take Chambers Bay to the next level and become the site of the 2015 U.S. Open.

In its development of Chambers Bay, KemperSports utilized environmentally friendly features such as an Audubon Society certification, organic fertilizer, and reclaimed water irrigation systems. The facilities management company also suggested the implementation of parks and picnic areas, as well as miles of hiking and walking paths for the course’s many visitors to enjoy.

It didn’t take long for the popularity of Chambers Bay to take off. Within eight months of being open, the USGA picked the Pierce County golf course to host the 2010 U.S. Amateur, which helped pave the way for one of golf’s four majors just a few years later.

In 2015, Chambers Bay was the site of the PGA Tour U.S. Open and the event was an incredible success. Not only did one of golf’s fastest-rising young stars Jordan Spieth win the tournament, giving him his second major championship, the U.S. Open also helped generate $134 million is revenue for Pierce County.

KemperSports has involved in all aspects of planning, construction, and operations at Chambers Bay.

“KemperSports has been part of Chambers Bay success from the beginning. We value what KemperSports has brought to Pierce County and credit their dedicated service as a big reason Chambers Bay is already a world-class facility,” Pierce County executive Pat McCarthy said.

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