Tacoma, Wash. – The Pacific Coast Golf Association (PCGA) has announced that the 57th Pacific Coast Amateur Championship will take place July 23-26, 2024, at Chambers Bay in University Place, Wash.
This marks the third time that Chambers Bay will serve as the host for the Pacific Coast Amateur, following its successful hosting in 2017 and 2021. This continuation of tradition further solidifies the reputation of Chambers Bay, which is owned by Pierce County and managed by KemperSports, as a premier destination for high-profile golf championships.
“We are delighted to welcome the Pacific Coast Amateur back to Chambers Bay and Pierce County,” said Chambers Bay General Manager Zac Keener. “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 next July.”
The Pacific Coast Amateur is one of seven prestigious amateur championships comprising the Elite Amateur Golf Series (EAGS). In this series, players accumulate World Amateur Golf Ranking (WAGR) points and vie for the Elite Amateur Cup. Top finishers in these tournaments earn exemptions to compete in USGA Championships, as well as PGA TOUR and Korn Ferry Tour events.
“The 2024 Elite Amateur Golf Series will once again be contested at some of the most storied, iconic, and championship-tested venues across the country,” said Andy Priest, chair of the Elite Amateur Golf Series. “Chambers Bay’s championship resume speaks for itself and we are excited to watch the world’s top amateurs compete at the Pacific Coast Amateur as the race for the Elite Amateur Cup heats up in late July.”
The Pacific Coast remains the premier amateur championship on the West Coast, and is circled on all amateur golf calendars in North America. It consistently receives a strong “Power” rating from WAGR, as assessed by The R&A and USGA.
Recent champions of the Pacific Coast Amateur include Doug Ghim (2017), Isaiah Salinda (2018), Quade Cummins (2019), Devon Bling (2021), James Leow (2022), and Tyson Shelley (2023). Noteworthy past champions who have gone on to achieve success on the PGA TOUR include Will Zalatoris, Aaron Wise, Andrew Putnam, Jason Gore, and Billy Mayfair, among others.
Much of the championship’s recent success can be directly attributed to the exceptional quality of the venue, and in 2024, Chambers Bay will continue this proud tradition.
“Chambers Bay continues to be a great partner with the Pacific Coast Golf Association,” said Troy Andrew, executive director of the Pacific Coast Golf Association. “Chambers Bay stands out as an ideal championship venue due to its proven history of attracting the world’s top amateurs and delivering a rigorous test that helps determine the most deserving player as the champion. We are extremely grateful to Chambers Bay, Pierce County Parks, and the Pierce County Executive’s office for their continued support and hosting this championship for the third time.”
Past host sites for the championship have included premier venues in the western U.S. and Canada such as The Olympic Club, Eugene Country Club, Seattle Golf Club, Capilano Golf and Country Club, and Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, among others.
Washington Golf will be the host association for the 2024 championship.
About Chambers Bay
Chambers Bay opened in 2007 and was designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr. Owned by Pierce County, and managed by KemperSports, Chambers Bay has been the site of numerous regional and national championships and is the first municipal and just the third public course to hose all three original USGA championships (2010 U.S. Amateur, 2015 U.S. Open, and 2022 U.S. Amateur). It also hosted the U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championship in 2021. Visit chambersbaygolf.com for more information. For more information about KemperSports, visit www.kempersports.com.
About the Pacific Coast Golf Association
The Pacific Coast Amateur Championship is one of the oldest and most prestigious amateur golf championships in North America. The first tournament was held on the links of San Francisco Golf Club at The Presidio in 1901. After being played until 1911, the Pacific Coast Amateur then ceased to exist, only to be reconstituted at Seattle Golf Club in 1967. Today, 15 member Pacific Rim golf associations comprise the Pacific Coast Golf Association. For more information visit, pacificcoastamateur.com.
About the Elite Amateur Golf Series
Launched in 2022 to challenge the best of the best in amateur golf, the Elite Amateur Golf Series brings together the top amateur championships in a collective series of competition, the Elite Amateur Cup. In addition to hosting the best players, Elite Amateur Cup events are contested at the best sites and have the longest history of successful champions. The Elite Amateur Golf Series maintains a proven track record that prepares elite players for the toughest competitive tests, making the championships the majors of amateur golf. Visit eliteamateurgolfseries.org for more information.