Myopia Named Among 100 Most Prestigious Private Golf Clubs in the World by Links Magazine

As Myopia Hunt Club in South Hamilton climbs the country’s Top 100 Courses ratings lists, its prestige is apparently growing as well, if that’s possible.

The winter 2013 edition of Links magazine places Myopia with the likes of Cypress Point, Augusta National and Pine Valley as one of “The 100 Most Prestigious Private Golf Clubs in the World.” The list is provided alphabetically, with Myopia placed between Muirfield Village in Dublin, Ohio, the best of Jack Nicklaus’s creations, and Nanea Golf Club in Kona, Hawaii.

The magazine does list a “top ten,” namely Augusta, Pine Valley, Cypress Point,The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews, Honorable Company of Edinburgh Golfers (Muirfield), National Golf Links of America, Shinnecock Hills, Chicago, Merion and Sunningdale.

Two other Massachusetts clubs are listed: The Country Club in Brookline and Kittansett in Marion. Two other New England clubs made the grade: Wannamoisett in Rhode Island and The Country Club of Fairfield in Connecticut.

Myopia also ranks highly among Links’ online¬†readers in the publication’s interactive “Links 100: found on its website,¬†the top one hundred courses in America. As of today, Myopia ranked 33rd with a 5.47 score. Cypress Point is No. 1 at 9.2. Essex is well regarded as well, ranking 53rd with a 4.9 score. Other Massachusetts clubs in the current top 100 are The Country Club at No. 22, Boston Golf Club at 39, Old Sandwich at 46, Kittansett at 48 and Eastward Ho! at 78.

Why Salem isn’t on both lists baffles this observer; the imperfectionism of rankings, I guess.

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