This U.S. Open is all about distance, and it has nothing to do with how far it is from tee to green at Chambers Bay.

With dunes and mounds creating isolated stretches, fans are struggling to see their favorite players up close.

The lack of clear views and proximity to the players is frustrating for fans expecting to follow their favorite groups from the first tee to the 18th green. At Chambers Bay, that is an impossible task. The patrons who attempt the journey, even for small stretches, are confronted by a massive crowd and collect dust and sand in their shoes.

USGA championship director Danny Sink says ""We knew it was going to be interesting with the dunes out here."