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How To Golf Your Way With OpenPlay

Sign up for OpenPlay by downloading the Scottish Golf App or via the Scottish Golf website. The flexible subscription of £5.99 per month includes:

  • An Official Scottish Golf Handicap
  • Free GPS for yardages at 36,000 courses
  • Exclusive OpenPlay green fees
  • 50% discount on golf booking fees

Golf Your Way To An Official Handicap

Sign up to OpenPlay in two easy steps:

  1. Download the Scottish Golf app
  2. Click on the OpenPlay banner to sign up.

Having a handicap enables you to benchmark your performance over time, enter open competitions or just have a game with your friends where the strokes you receive are based on your actual performance.

OpenPlay is a flexible monthly subscription that will meet your golfing needs, whether you are an occasional golfer, have a busy lifestyle or just like to play a variety of different courses. 

However you play, OpenPlay is Golf Your Way.

Golf Your Way Whenever, Wherever

OpenPlay means you can submit scores for your handicap from any course at any time using the Scottish Golf app. All you have to do is play with someone who can verify your score and hole out every putt.

Tee times can be booked direct with the course or through the Scottish Golf app where courses can offer exclusive tee time prices for OpenPlay golfers.

OpenPlay golfers booking through the Scottish Golf app also receive a 50% discount on the standard booking fee.

Golf Your Way To An Official Handicap

Once you have signed up then you can start submitting scores to obtain your Handicap Index.

Your Handicap Index is calculated using the average of the best 8 scores from the last 20 rounds submitted. This is the maximum set up, so if you have less than 8 rounds then it will still calculate a handicap index for you.

How Your Handicap Index Is Calculated

You can submit scores for your Handicap Index in an open competition, or at any time on any course using a General Play score. This is where you hole every putt, play with someone who can verify your score and submit it through the Scottish Golf app.

Watch General Play video.

Check Your Handicap

Your Handicap Index is calculated daily by Scottish Golf and you can login and see your revised Index through the Scottish Golf app or website the day after you have played.

Your first Handicap Index will show when you have submitted 3 scores and until then the first 2 scores will show as pending. Thereafter every new score will be included in your Handicap Index calculation.

How Your Handicap Index Determines Your Course Handicap