Official Slope/Course Rating

Course Rating represents the difficulty of a golf course for a scratch golfer (0 Handicap Index), calculated to the nearest 0.1.

Slope Rating represents the relative difficulty of a course for a bogey golfer (20 to 24 Handicap Index) compared to a scratch golfer.

A course with long carries, narrow fairways, lots of hazards and thick rough will have a high slope rating because these features are more of a challenge to bogey golfers.

Slope Rating can be anywhere between 55 and 155. 113 is the neutral value that is used in handicap calculations. The GB&I average Slope Rating is 125. Pastures Golf Course ratings are:

Tees Gender Length/Par Course Rating/
Slope Rating
Bogey Rating Front Nine Back Nine
White Men 4940/64 65.1/114 86.3 32.7/112 32.4/116
Yellow Men 4615/64 63.9/113 84.9 31.9/114 32.0/112
Red Woman 4645/68 68.1/110 93.9 34.0/108 34.1/111

Official ratings Certificate

WHS Course Rating Poster to explain the process: