COURSE RATING AND SLOPE

 

 

Tee Name           USGA Course Rating (18)         Slope Rating (18)         Front (9)          Back (9)           Bogey Rating (18)         Gender

 

Blue                                      70.3                                     133                         34.5 / 132          35.8 / 133              95.0                        M

White                                    68.5                                     128                         33.6 / 126          34.9 / 130              92.3                        M

Red                                       65.3                                     122                          31.5 / 121          33.8 / 123             87.9                        M

 

Course Rating and Slope

Golf Facts

USGA definition

The USGA states that slope rating is a mark that indicates the measurement of the relative difficulty of a course for players who are not scratch golfers compared to the USGA course rating (e.g., compared to the difficulty of a course for scratch golfers). A slope rating is computed from the difference between the bogey rating and the USGA course rating. A golf course of standard playing difficulty has a slope rating of 113, and slope ratings range from a minimum of 55 (very easy) to a maximum of 155 (extremely difficult).[1]

The USGA slope rating of a golf course is a mark that describes the measure of difficulty for a bogey golfer relative to a scratch golfer at a specific set of tees. It describes the fact that when playing on a more difficult course, the scores of higher-handicapped players will rise more quickly than those of lower handicapped golfers. The slope rating of a set of tees predicts the straight-line rise in anticipated score versus USGA course handicap, as in the mathematical slope of a graph.

A slope rating is calculated from the difference in a bogey course rating and a scratch course rating, more commonly known as the course rating. This difference is multiplied by 5.381 to get a men's slope rating.  Course ratings (bogey and scratch) are determined by course raters, who measure and record more than 460 numbers on a course rating form for each set of tees.