What are slope and par on a golf course?

What are slope and par on a golf course?

There’s par for a golf course, and then there are two other numbers on the scorecard: golf course rating and golf course slope (or, simply, rating and slope). You may have never looked too hard at slope and rating and you might be wondering what they are, what they tell you and how they’re determined.

What is the standard slope rating of a golf course?

It is always a number between 55 and 155, with 113 being the "standard" slope. You calculate slope rating by finding the bogey rating, which is like the course rating, but measured for a bogey golfer. Then subtract the course rating from that figure.

What is the difference between golf course slope and difficulty?

The golf course slope is a measure of a course’s difficulty, but it is not considered the better of the two measurements. Golf course slope is actually derived from the golf course rating.

How do you calculate slope on a golf course?

Slope (men) = 5.381 x (bogey rating – USGA course rating) Slope (women) = 4.24 x (bogey rating – USGA course rating) So, once the golf course is rated, the bogey rating and the scratch rating are determined for each set of tees, leading to determining the slope number. What is USGA Golf Course Rating and Who Rates It?