Re: Chambers Bay - Tacoma, WA
Newcastle is an upscale course in the Oki Golf portfolio, with the Coal Creek course providing great views of the city.
The Home Course in Dupont (south of Seattle) is a new course getting good reviews.
White Horse is another new course (north of Seattle, also on the Olympic Peninsula side of the Bay) getting raves.
Kayak Point in Stanwood (farther north of Seattle) has a very good reputation.
Willow's Run in Redmond is an option if you find yourself on the Eastside/Microsoft area.
West Seattle is a nice city muni just south of downtown.
Seattle Golf Guide provides a lot of basic information in one place for courses in the area.
Hope this helps.