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May 2010, Gig Harbor Wash; The Puget Sound region and Pierce County in particular will host the two major amateur golf tournaments in the U.S. this August. Only minutes from the beautiful and historic waterfront of Gig Harbor. And although small, Gig Harbor is putting out the red carpet and welcoming golfers and visitors for these events.

August 16th – 19th Canterwood Golf and Country Club in Gig Harbor will host the World Amateur Scratch Players Tournament and August 23rd-29th Chambers Bay Golf Course in University Place will host the 2010 Amateur. Both these tournaments are a stones-throw from all the great things there are to do and see in beautiful Gig Harbor. The place for golfers and fans alike to play after you play. Along the historic downtown waterfront, visitors can enjoy many activities: from concerts in Skansie Park to kayaking in the bay and visiting national treasures like the Skansie Net Shed and Eddon Boat Shop. At UpTown Gig Harbor, visitors are able to experience fine dining, upscale shopping, relax at a spa or take in a movie at the state-of-the-art Galaxy Theatre. Summer is always a busy place in Gig Harbor.

To assist visitors, (or: To help visitors find their sweet spot,) Gig Harbor has a new Concierge Service in place. It provides information and assistance for those interested in being in the area for these events. Call 253 857-4843 or log on to to learn more about Gig Harbor; the place to be in August for great golf, great views, great lodging and great fun. Gig Harbor – Washington’s Maritime Village.

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