Over the past 10+ years I have been afforded the opportunity to work on some amazing projects. In each instance, the success of the project was largely based on the team involved. It has been a privilege to work with great clients, operators and contractors in an effort to create timeless golf courses. These friends were kind enough to share their experience working with me.
OWNERSHIP
"Jay is an excellent golf architect who excels in creative ideas and concepts. Jay helped create a world class golf course for us, Chambers Bay. Chambers has received international attention and has been awarded a US Open. Jay was central to making it happen and making sure that every detail was correct."

 John Ladenburg –

Former Pierce County Executive and Project Visionary

“Jay and I worked extensively during the design and construction of the Chambers Bay Golf Course, site of the 2015 U.S. Open. Jay is an outstanding golf architect. His vision and passion to create something special at Chambers Bay helped transform a former gravel pit along the shores of Puget Sound into a world class golf course capable of hosting our country's national championship. It was a pleasure working with Jay at Chambers Bay.”

 Tony Tipton –

Pierce County Special Projects Manager / Chambers Bay Project Manager



Jay and Tony during construction at Chambers Bay

"I worked with Jay on the redesign and enhancement of Edinburgh USA Golf Course. Having worked with many other architects in a wide range of disciplines, I can attest to Jay's professionalism and his ability to work with the contractor to ensure the best product was delivered and the design intent was achieved. Jay's communication and people skills were important to the positive outcome and everyone's commitment to the project. I hope to have the opportunity to build or improve a golf course in the future and when I do, my first call will be to Jay.”

 Jay Lotthammer –

Edinburgh U.S.A. Renovation Owner Rep.

CONTRACTORS
Heritage Links worked with Jay Blasi during the construction of Chambers Bay, an award winning golf course project and venue to the USGA's US Amateur and US Open. Jay was very hands on and worked with well our staff during all phases of the construction of the golf course. A lot of time and careful planning and design work was put into the project. Jay's creativity on this very challenging site was "one of a kind" - Very creative architect and easy to get along with”

Derek (left) and Jay (right) early in the construction process

Jon O’Donnell –

President of Heritage Links Construction – builders of Chambers Bay

“I had the pleasure to work with Mr Blasi at the Patriot GC in Owasso, OK. Jay's clear and concise design intent was simply outstanding. As a shaper I depend on the architect's communication. His drawings and explanations made my job easy. Jay had the raw talent to make the Patriot what is today. I sincerely hope I get the chance to work with Jay in the future.”
Derek Dirkson –

Lead Shaper at The Patriot

OPERATORS

"As an operator, I had the distinct pleasure of working with Jay in the very earliest stages in the design of Chambers Bay. Our mutual client requested a design worthy of consideration for a major championship event. Jay’s dedication, creativity, and architectural skill resulted in a world-class golf venue selected by the USGA to host multiple championships, including the 2015 US Open Championship. While Jay had a unique vision for Chambers Bay, he worked exceptionally well with the client, operator, and the builder to ensure a memorable golf experience sure to garner continued accolades and awards. No doubt he’s one of the brightest young talents to come along in the golf architecture industry in quite a while.”
Mark Hoesing –

Senior Vice President of Operations for KemperSports – operators at Chambers Bay

“I had the opportunity to work closely with Jay from 2005 through 2009 during the creation of Chambers Bay a course in which he was the project architect for Robert Trent Jones II. Throughout the planning and construction of the course, Jay was a nearly constant presence working closely and with Pierce County, Heritage Links and KemperSports teams to produce a truly world class golf course. Early on in the process Jay embraced the vast potential of what Chambers Bay could become, a host site for the US Open, and worked tirelessly to make this vision a reality. The extreme and impressive level of detail he provided to the construction of the course is one of the primary reasons the course was named as the host of the US Open and has earned countless accolades since it opened. He is a passionate professional with an immense talent for golf course architecture.”
Mark Luthman –

COO for Touchstone Golf / Former Regional Director of Operations for KemperSports


Chambers Bay on Opening Day

Back row (L to R): Mark Luthman (KemperSports) Bruce Chalrton (RTJII) Jay Blasi

Front row (L to R): Tony Tipton, Joe Scorcio, John Ladenburg (Pierce County)