$301 (cart not included), played on Thursday, June 2015 at 9:30 AM
OK, was in northern Idaho for a golf trip right after the US Open so had to drive to Chamber's Bay to play the course. Accepted the $275 green fee but was very disappointed to find out in the pro shop that extra taxes brought the fee to $315. They should tell you when you book about this excessive tax. Anyway, saw on TV how dry the fairways were and that the greens were pretty bad. But, when I played the fairways were back to a nice green, the bunkers were in great shape and the layout was spectacular. We two players were joined by two other players. Although I usually hit from the back tees, we decided to move up one tee box. However, our newly joined twosome decided to hit with us and they were not good enough to do so as they often could not clear the hazards and we spent many minutes hunting for their balls. So, as you might expect, we were politely warned on the 5 hole to speed up. I told the marshall that the two players that joined us would benefit by moving up a tee box or two but he failed to do anything. Instead he just told stories and jokes and that slowed us up even more. I was not happy as my game was pretty bad over the first 6 holes and finally settled down once I realized we were going to be on this course for over 5 hours. However, the course is a real treat and very challenging. It would have been a great experience except the greens were very bad. Hard, bumpy with patchy Poa, and impossible to make a putt. The course is tough enough and you really need to be able to make a few putts to make the round worth the money. The round took us 5 1/2 hours! I did answer a survey and told the staff of the poor greens and they agreed to comp me and my partner a future round. That was nice of them but I hope I can use it as I live in San Diego.