# What Is My Golf Course Slope Rating?

The USGA calculates Slope Rating with the following formula: bogey course rating minus Course Rating, with the result multiplied by 5.381 for men or 4.24 for women.

## How do you find the Slope Rating of a golf course?

You calculate slope rating by finding the bogey rating, which is like the course rating, but measured for a bogey golfer. Then subtract the course rating from that figure. Then multiply that figure by 5.381 for men and 4.24 for women. Then round up to the nearest whole number.

## What is the Slope Rating of my course?

The course’s Slope Rating indicates the difficulty of a golf course for a ‘bogey’ golfer (20 handicapper for a man, 24 for a woman) relative to a scratch player. So essentially, the difference in difficulty of the course between a scratch and bogey player make up the Slope Rating.

## How do I find out my course handicap?

A Course Handicap is the number of strokes a player receives on each particular course. Determine a course handicap by multiplying the Handicap Index by the Slope Rating (from the course and tee you choose) and dividing by 113 (standard difficulty rating).

## Is a 130 Slope Rating hard?

The “standard” or base slope rating is 113, meaning a course that is rated at 113 will play to a standard difficulty level. On the other hand, taking on a course with a slope rating in the 130’s or 140’s is going to present a serious challenge to a player with a mid or high handicap.

## What does a Slope Rating of 130 mean?

From Tom’s tees, a slope of 130 gives him a 12 Course Handicap. Mary gets one stroke PLUS the difference between the course ratings, or 73.2 – 71.1 = 2.1. Rounded to the nearest whole number (. 5 or more is rounded up).

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## What is the average slope of a golf course?

The average slope rating of a golf course is typically 113. If the slope of a golf course is less than 113, the course is easier than the average golf course.

## Is a higher Slope Rating harder?

The higher the slope number, the harder the course is for the bogey golfer relative to the difficulty of the course for the scratch golfer. Slope numbers can range anywhere between 55 and 155 with the average slope in the United States being 120.

## How do I calculate my Course handicap from my index?

Course Handicap Calculation Pre-2020 the calculation to find the Course Handicap was: Handicap Index X Slope Rating/ 113. The new calculation for Course Handicap will be Handicap Index x (Slope Rating/113) + (Course Rating- Par).

## How do I calculate my handicap using slope and rating?

Handicap differential = (Adjusted Gross Score-rating of the course) X 113 / Course slope ratings. The course rating is simply the scores of a new golfer on a normal course under a normal playing condition. Slope rating is the rating of 113 for a course based on the standard difficulty.

## How do I calculate my 2021 course handicap?

Use this equation: Course Handicap = Index x (Slope Rating of Tee on Course / 113).

## What is the difference between course handicap and playing handicap?

Principle of the Rule: The Course Handicap calculation converts a Handicap Index to the number of strokes a player requires to play any golf course with a Course Rating and Slope Rating. A Playing Handicap is calculated by applying the appropriate handicap allowance to a player’s Course Handicap.

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## What does a slope of 140 mean?

A slope of 140 is an abrupt one, meaning that a 15 handicap will score much higher than the course rating plus 15. Factors that contribute to course rating are carefully enumerated by course raters, usually from the state golf association, trained by the USGA and these associations.

## How do you read slope and course ratings?

Course Slope is a number between 55 and 155, with 113 being the average. The higher the number the more difficult the course. As with course rating each set of tees will have a slope rating. For example, the blue tees might be 123, the white tees 119, and the red tees 114.