WORLD HANDICAP SYSTEM (WHS) COURSE RATING AND SLOPE RATING

 

Course Rating

replaces Standard Scratch (SSS) in the new system and represents the score that a scratch golfer is expected to achieve on the course. When the WHS comes into effect the Course Ratings will be to the nearest 0.1.

Slope Rating

represents the relative difficulty of a course from a specific set of tees for a 'bogey golfer' compared to a 'scratch' golfer. A course with many hazards, long carries and thick rough will have a higher slope rating because these features are more of a challenge to bogey golfers. A golfer's handicap for a specific course is determined by multiplying the player's Handicap Index by the ratio of the course Slope Rating divided by the 'neutral' slope of 113.

There will be conversion tables available at each golf club, so the good news is that you won't need to do the calculation yourself !!!