Slope Rating

The slope rating of a golf course is a measure of its difficulty for bogey golfers. The term comes from the fact that when playing on more difficult courses, players' scores will rise more quickly than their handicaps would predict. The "slope rating" of a course thus predicts that rise. The term was invented by the United States Golf Association.

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History of Slope Rating
... Dean Knuth, a graduate student at the Naval Postgraduate School, proposed an improved course rating system that involved numerical rating of ten characteristics for each hole ... These ratings along with the weighted factors for each characteristic provided an adjustment to the distance rating for the course ... decision theory and was intended to be a systematic, quantitative approach to course rating ...
Golf Terminology - S
... Slope rating Slope Rating is a number, from 55 to 155, used to determine the level of difficulty of a golf course for a bogey golfer ... An "average" course has a slope rating of 113 ...
Golf - Scoring and Handicapping - Handicap Systems
... purposes only) and two course-specific difficulty ratings the Course Rating, a calculated expected score for a hypothetical "scratch golfer" and the Slope Rating, a number based on how much worse a ... The average Slope Rating of all USGA-rated courses as of 2012 is 113, which also factors into the Differential computation ... A player's Handicap Index is then multiplied by the Slope Rating of the course to be played, divided by the average Slope Rating of 113, then rounded to the ...
Handicap (golf) - Slope Rating
... The slope rating is the USGA mark that indicates the measurement of the relative difficulty for a bogey golfer compared to the course rating ... Slope rating is computed from the difference between the bogey rating and the course rating ... The lowest slope rating is 55 and the highest is 155 ...
Sahalee Country Club - Course Information
... the black (back) tees, the course measures 7,003 yards (6,404 m) with a slope rating of 74.2/139 ... measures 6,754 yards (6,176 m) and has a slope rating of 73.2/137 ... measures 6,331 yards (5,789 m) with a slope rating of 71.0/133 ...