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Use of 9-Hole Course and Slope Ratings in the Calculation of a 9-hole Course Handicap

When an Authorized Association issues Course Ratings and Slope Ratings to golf clubs, the 18-hole ratings should also be presented with front nine and back nine Course Ratings and Slope Ratings. For example

 

 

White Tees (Men)

White Tees (Women)

 

Course Rating

Slope Rating

Course

Rating

Slope

Rating

18-Holes

73.1

132

75.5

138

Holes 1-9

36.1

132

37.3

135

Holes 10-18

37.0

131

38.2

141

 

The calculation of a 9-hole Course Handicap must use the correct Course Rating and Slope Rating for the 9-hole golf course being played.