With the upcoming 115th U.S. Open Championship, Pierce County is being put on the map and recognized for it’s beauty and golf courses. Bringing this much attention to the area makes us locals take a second look at what we call home, and be as wowed as we were when we moved here.

Gig Harbor’s Tourism and Communications Director, Karen Scott states, “Gig Harbor is at the center of some of the best golf in Washington. Beyond proximity, Gig Harbor delivers amenities golfers seek out in a destination – great food, local watering holes, welcoming lodging, and more.”

However, with the number of spectators and golfers that will be flooding Pierce County come June 15-21, 2015, there has been concern over parking and closed roads near the Championship. USGA announced parking and spectator guidelines April 15th: King 5 News release

Also download this press release from USGA regarding spectator and parking guidelines (sourced from GigHarborGuide.com): USGA Press Release