Rules of Handicapping FAQs
Handicap Index Calculation 101
Q. What is the maximum Handicap Index®?
A. The maximum Handicap Index is 54.0 for all players.
The Committee in charge of a competition may implement a lower maximum limit through a term of the competition and a Committee may also set a maximum Course Handicap™/Playing Handicap™ to be used for the competition. (Rule 5.3, Rules of Handicapping)