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Rules of Handicapping FAQs

The Golf Course

Q. Who provides the Course Rating™ and Slope Rating™ for each golf course?

A. The local Allied Golf Association, with support from the USGA, is responsible for training staff and volunteers for conducting the on-course rating of all golf courses within their jurisdiction.

The Course Rating System™ is what allows players to use their Handicap Index® at the various courses and sets of tees they may play. Without the dedication of the AGA staff and volunteers, the World Handicap System™ would not function successfully.

To find your local AGA, click here.