The Course Rating system forms the foundation for the Rules of Handicapping. The system enables handicaps to be portable by adjusting a player’s handicap according to the relative difficulty of the golf course being played.
What is course rating?
An indication of the difficulty of a golf course for the scratch player under normal course and weather conditions
What is a bogey rating?
An indication of the difficulty of a golf course for the bogey player under normal course and weather conditions
What is a Slope Rating?
A Slope Rating is the number which indicates the relative playing difficulty of a course for bogey golfers, compared to scratch golfers.
It is the combination of the Course Rating and the Bogey rating that allow us to calculate the Slope Rating of a set of tees.
Details of these ratings for courses across Scotland will be available on the Scottish Golf Website and App from 2nd November 2020 for a course rating database lookup.