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.

## What is a good slope rating for 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 high 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.

## 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).

## How is golf slope rating calculated?

The USGA Slope Rating is a numerical value that indicates the relative difficulty of a set of tees on a golf course for a bogey golfer in comparison to a scratch golfer. In order to calculate the slope rating, the difference between the bogey and scratch rating is multiplied by 5.381 for men and 4.240 for women.

## 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 is the Slope Rating of St Andrews?

A golf course of standard playing difficulty has a Slope Rating of 113.

## What is a Slope Rating of 113?

Slope Ratings range from 55 to 155, with the average being 113. When you play a course with a Slope Rating higher than 113, your Course Handicap will be higher than your USGA Handicap Index. When you play a course with a Slope Rating lower than 113, your Course Handicap will be lower than your Handicap Index.

## Is a Slope Rating of 135 hard?

A course with a Slope Rating of 135 is not necessarily more difficult than a course with a Slope Rating of 113. Add your Course Handicap to the USGA Course Rating of that same set of tees.

## What slope should a 10 handicap play?

On a course with a 72.0 rating, a 10-handicapper will score, on average, 82 to 88. Slope Rating, which the USGA instituted in 1984, is an analysis of the relative difficulty of a course for a bogey golfer when compared to the scratch golfer.

## What does a slope rating of 125 mean?

1a – Two courses with the same Slope are of equal difficulty. Wrong! A course with a rating of 71.5/125 is about two strokes more difficult than a course with a rating of 69.6/125 at every handicap level.

## What is my handicap if I score 110?

If you shoot 110, your handicap is probably going to be about 35. At some point, if your handicap gets high enough, the GHIN handicap system may max out your handicap. This is to keep the game fair for those that are trying to compete.

## What’s my handicap if I shoot 90?

The lower the number, the better the golfer. For example, if you typically shoot around 90 on par 72 golf courses, your golf handicap would be around 18.

## What is slope vs rating?

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 does slope rating affect my handicap?

Using a Slope Rating recognises that relative difficulty affects golfers in different ways and that a number of factors are at work. So a Slope Rating takes that relative difficulty of a course and the player’s WHS Handicap Index to calculate a Course Handicap for each course and each set of tees for every player.