We covered three great golf courses in part one of this blog series, but as you probably already know, three courses are never enough! Here are three more fantastic courses you’ve got to play if you’re in Massachusetts.
The Country Club, Brookline
This USGA Charter course is a must-play, there’s no doubt. It boasts three main courses, Main Course (composed of the Clyde and Squirrel nines) which essentially packages the original 18 holes together, Primrose Course that contains an additional nine holes that were once used for executive play, and the Composite Course.
The Composite Course, considered by many to be the best configuration at the club, mixes and matches holes from all the courses on site to create a long, competitive course that’s frequently used in major golfing competition. Boasting microscopic greens and rocky topography, it’s a considerable challenge for any golfer. The Country Club is currently in talks with USGA to bring the US Open back in 2022. Stay tuned!
Boston Golf Club, Hingham
With plenty of blind approaches, up and down shots and thick, unforgiving roughs, Boston Golf Club plays like a light version of a links course. The 2004 Gil Hanse design really takes advantage of the natural landscape, with a gentle sprinkling of nasty hazards like pot bunkers.
The Championship tees measure 7,020 yards, with a slope rating of 141 and a course rating of 75; the forward tees are just 4,951 yards long, with a slope rating of 127 and a course rating of 70.3. This is truly a course that can take a player from their first tee off through the top of their game without missing a beat.
Myopia Hunt Club, South Hamilton
Not too far from the Boston Golf Club is the Myopia Hunt Club in South Hamilton. Designed to be one of the most difficult golf courses in the world in 1894, it was so difficult that during the 1901 US Open, not a single pro golfer was able to break 80 in any round.
It saw a number of updates from 1995 to 2005 to bring it up to modern playing standards, including a significant lengthening and several new tees. It now holds the honor of being the only golf course that contains two of the top 100 signature holes in the country. Even if it’s no longer a favorite of the pros, Myopia is a great course for the average player, with lots of challenges and plenty of room for success.
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