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Reigate Heath Golf Club

WHS 1 - Course & Slope Rating

Course Rating & Slope Rating

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

Slope Rating represents the relative difficulty of a course for a  bogey golfer (20 handicap) 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. Reigate Heath's Course and Slope Ratings are:

     
Tees                         Course Rating  Slope Rating     F9               B9
White           Men              68.2                 120                34.3/122     33.9/118
Yellow          Men              66.4                 118                33.5/119     32.9/117
Red              Women        71.4                 129                35.5/128     35.9/130


You can look up the ratings for other courses anywhere in the World on the  USGA couse rating & slope database.


A golfer's handicap for a specific course is determined by multiplying their  Handicap Index by the the  Slope Rating and dividing by  113, as described on the Course and Playing Handicaps page. 


How our Slope Ratings were calculated

MEN
A male scratch golfer is defined as someone who hits the ball about 250 yards with a driver and 230 yards with a fairway wood. The England Golf course assessors calculated that a male scratch golfer should average 68 strokes from the white tees at Reigate Heath. This is the Course Rating.

A male bogey golfer is defined as a typical 20 handicapper who hits the ball about 200 yards with a driver and 170 yards with a fairway wood. The assessors calculated that the average score for a male bogey golfer would be 90 strokes. This is the Bogey Rating.

Subtracting the Scratch Rating from the Bogey Rating and multiplying by a Constant of 5.381 gives the Slope Rating of 120.


WOMEN
A female scratch golfer is defined as someone who hits the ball about 210 yards with a driver and 170 yards with a fairway wood. The England Golf course assessors calculated that a female scratch golfer should average 71 strokes from the red tees at Reigate Heath.

A female bogey golfer is defined as a typical 24 handicapper who hits the ball about 150 yards with a driver and 130 yards with a fairway wood. The assessors calculated that the average score for a female bogey golfer would be 102 strokes. Subtracting the scratch rating from the bogey rating and multiplying by a Constant of 4.240 gives the Slope Rating of 129.





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