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June 2010, Gig Harbor, WA. – When the 110th U.S. Amateur is played at Chambers Bay Golf Course in University Place, WA on August 23-29 of 2010, it will be the first municipal course to host this prestigious championship, and it will be only the second time the U.S. Amateur has been played in the State of Washington.


On August 16-19, Canterwood Golf and Country Club in Gig Harbor, WA will host the 2010 Scratch Players Championship, preliminary to the U.S. Amateur Championship.  Founded in 1988, Canterwood is ranked 7th in the state by Golf Digest and considered its 2nd most difficult course.


Famous for its maritime heritage and historic net sheds, active fishing fleet, water sports and boating of all kinds, Gig Harbor is putting out the red carpet, welcoming golfers and visitors for these two historic golf tournaments. Each, a chip shot from the beautiful and historic waterfront.  And just a short drive to all the great things to do and see in this thriving Maritime Village.

Gig Harbor’s new Concierge Service provides information about where to stay, play and dine as well as how to get there to those interested in being in the area for these two prestigious golf events. Call 253 857-4843 to learn more.

In addition to Canterwood, lovers of the game can play at the many golf courses in the area.  Including: Gold Mountain, Trophy Lake, McCormick Woods, Madrona Links, Gig Harbor Golf Club and of course Chambers Bay.

Along with spectacular golf and breathtaking views, Gig Harbor offers summer camps and festivals, cycling and walking trails.  Visitors have more than 14 bed and breakfasts to choose from as well as award winning inns, vacation homes and guest houses, four star restaurants, upscale shopping, boating and state-of-the-art theatres.

If you want to get out on the water you've come to the right spot.  Gig Harbor features Destiny Harbor Marine and Gig Harbor Rent-a-Boat.  Both allow you to get up close and personal and explore the beautiful Puget Sound waters.

Golf, outdoor activities, shopping, a local brew pub, wine bars, summer concerts, movies, fine dining and historic sites and the world-famous Tides Tavern all make Gig Harbor the place to play after you play.


So, bring an extra bag, you’ll be packing lots of memories. All the information you need to make your stay in Gig Harbor a memorable one is on our website:


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