Myopia Hunt Club

  • 90
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Myopia Hunt Club

Architect: Herbert Leeds
Year: 1896

Off 435 Bay Road
South Hamilton, Massachusetts 01982
(978) 468-1402

Course Access: Private

driving range available
motorized golf carts and caddies available
on-site accommodations

U.S. Open - 1898, 1901, 1905, 1908

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The Itinerant Golfer

Myopia Hunt Club

Planning my trip to Boston this past summer was a bit of a roller coaster ride. Originally I had hoped to play Kittansett, Boston Golf Club and Old Sandwich, but as things go with this Top 100 quest my plans got turned on end and I made adjustments on the fly. Through a series of unexpected events and strokes of luck Myopia Hunt Club popped into the mix and I was afforded an opportunity to play this wonderful and historic club. Myopia Hunt Club is without question one of the more unusual names for a club. Myopia is the clinical name for nearsightedness and not exactly a word that one would think of when it comes to naming a club. Between Old Sandwich Golf Club and Myopia Hunt Club, Massachusetts must win the award for the most uniquely named golf clubs. As the story goes, the club was founded by nine young Harvard men in 1875 for the purpose of playing baseball. All of these nine gentlemen wore glasses which was probably unusual in the year 1875. One can only guess that they found a little humor in this detail and ran with the name Myopia. The name stuck and the club is known today as the Myopia Hunt Club. Although baseball was the catalyst for forming the club, the first decade of the club’s existence saw fox hunting, polo and tennis added to the club’s activities roster. During the first decade is also when the club moved from its… More >