World Handicap System – 2020 Course Rating
- This is the evaluation of the playing difficulty of a course for a Scratch Golfer under normal course and weather conditions.
- For Men, a Scratch Golfer is a Male golfer who hits a driver 250 yards and can reach a 470-yard hole in two and plays off scratch.
- For Women, a Scratch Golfer is a Female golfer who hits a driver 210 yards and can reach a 400-yard hole in two and plays off scratch.37yard
- Based on yardage and other obstacles to the extent that they affect the scoring difficulty for the Scratch Golfer.
- Expressed as the number of strokes expected to one decimal place.
What is Assessed in a Course Rating?
|Length||Obstacles (Difficulty Factors)|
|Measured length of a hole||Topography||Penalty Areas – Lateral|
|Doglegs/Forced Lay-ups||Recoverability from the Rough||Green surface|
|Roll||Fairway||Penalty Areas – Crossing Direction of Play|