Rules of Handicapping FAQs
Course Handicap and Playing Handicap
Q. How do I calculate my Course Handicap™ and Playing Handicap™?
A. A Course Handicap is calculated using the following formula, but a mobile app or Course Handicap table at the course will do the math for you:
Course Handicap = Handicap Index® x (Slope Rating™ / 113) + (Course Rating™ – par)
This number is rounded to the nearest whole number when applying net double bogey or net par adjustments. Otherwise, the unrounded result is retained and used to calculate a Playing Handicap.
Playing Handicap = Course Handicap x handicap allowance.
The result is then rounded to the nearest whole number. (Rule 6.1 and 6.2, Rules of Handicapping)