The Golf Course at Echo Falls. Photo courtesy Oki Golf.

The Golf Course at Echo Falls. Photo courtesy Oki Golf.

Bellevue-based Oki Golf, which owns nine public courses (The Golf Club at Newcastle, Harbour Pointe Golf Club, The Golf Club at Hawks Prairie, The Golf Club at Redmond Ridge, The Golf Club at Echo Falls, Trophy Lake Golf & Casting Club, and Washington National Golf Club) and two private properties (Indian Summer Golf & Country Club and The Plateau Club) announced on March 31 that it is selling The Golf Club at Echo Falls to an international investment group. Echo Falls, located in Snohomish, was the first property in Oki Golf’s portfolio.

Oki Golf Management, LLC, which will provide management services at golf course properties, inlcuding Echo Falls. This the Oki Golf Players Card Program will be honored at the course.

Oki Golf properties and other golf entities in Washington will be in a position to take advantage of excitement surrouding the 2015 U.S. Open June 15-21 at Chambers Bay in University Place. Many courses will offer deals and promotions. The well-publicized event is expected to be one of the biggest events ever for the Puget Sound in terms of attendance and economic impact.

While most ticket packages available at usga.org are sold out, that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on all the U.S. Open fun. Here is a list of “Open for All” events put on by the USGA leading up to and during the U.S. Open.

  1. The 12th hole at the Golf Course at Echo Falls. Photo courtesy Oki Golf.

    The 12th hole at the Golf Course at Echo Falls. Photo courtesy Oki Golf.

    U.S. “Open for All” Trophy Tour
    April 28 – June 16; locations TBD.
    This year’s “U.S. Open for All” Trophy Tour will kicks off in New York, NY, which is the original home of the USGA, and travel across the U.S. for a “whistle stop” tour, stopping at stadiums, local golf courses and other locations to promote the U.S. Open.

  2. Integrating into the Community
    May 4-June 21; locations TBD
    To help promote the 2015 U.S. Open at Chambers Bay, the USGA will hold various community events at regional venues in the greater Seattle area. These events highlight the USGA’s community-oriented values.
  3. U.S. “Open for All” Fan Experience
    June 17-21; locations TBD
    To extend the U.S. Open Championship “beyond the gates,” the USGA will bring tournament fan events Seattle and surrounding areas. Events will include Championship live streaming and interactive fan experiences.
  4. Merchandise Pavilion
    The 41,000-square-foot U.S. Open Merchandise Pavilion features unique apparel, accessories and souvenirs from more than 50 vendors. The U.S. Open Merchandise Pavilion will be open to the public from Thursday, June, 11 to Sunday, June 14 from 10am-6pm. A U.S. Open ticket will not be necessary to fans who want to access the Merchandise Pavilion during those four days prior to the Championship.

If you are a U.S. Open ticket holder, and need information about lodging, logistics, or gate entrance, Chambers Bay, Pierce County, and the USGA have put together an FAQ.