## How is course rating calculated?

The Course Rating is calculated from the effective playing length and obstacle factors for 9 or 18 designated holes. The Course Rating is expressed in strokes to one decimal point and represents the expected score for a scratch player. The Bogey Rating represents the expected score for a bogey player.

## What does course rating and course slope really mean?

While course ratings are a measure of the difficulty of a course, slope ratings are a measure of how much more difficult a course is for a high handicap golfer versus a lower one. For example, if you have two courses that each have a course rating of 72, they should be the same difficulty for a scratch golfer.

## How is a golf course’s slope and rating calculated?

How to Calculate Slope Rating Use the Bogey Rating of the course. Ask at the golf course or contact the regional golf association that did the on-site rating. Locate the USGA Course Rating. The rating for each set of tees is usually on your scorecard, or you can ask staff at the course for this information. Subtract the Course Rating from the Bogey Rating. …

## How is a golf course rating determined?

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