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Rules of Handicapping FAQs

The Golf Course

Q. What is a Slope Rating™ and what does it represent?

A. Playing length and obstacles impact higher-handicap players more than lower-handicap players, and Slope Rating measures the relative difficulty of a golf course for players who are not scratch players compared to those who are scratch players.

It is determined by comparing the Course Rating™ to the Bogey Rating™. A course of standard difficulty has a Slope Rating of 113. (Appendix G, Rules of Handicapping)