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:

TeesGenderLength/ParCourse Rating/
Slope Rating
Bogey RatingFront NineBack Nine
WhiteMen4940/6465.1/11486.332.7/11232.4/116
YellowMen4615/6463.9/11384.931.9/11432.0/112
RedWoman4645/6868.1/11093.934.0/10834.1/111

Official ratings Certificate https://pasturesgolfclub.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/WHS_CourseRatingCertificate-Pastures-GC.pdf

WHS Course Rating Poster to explain the process: https://pasturesgolfclub.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/Course-Rating-Poster.pdf