Scorecard & Ratings

The USGA Course Rating System™ is the standard upon which the USGA Handicap System™ is built. It affects all golfers in the calculation of a Handicap Index®. Players “play to their handicaps,” when their net scores (gross score-handicap strokes) equal the USGA Course Rating™.

The USGA Course Rating System takes into account the factors that affect the playing difficulty of a golf course.

Course Rating is a number that the USGA believes would be the number of strokes a “scratch” golfer would score on the course. The higher the Course Rating the more difficult the course — for a scratch golfer.

The USGA also rates each course with a Slope Rating. This number rates the course according to the play of an average golfer. The higher the Slope Rating the more difficult the course — for the average golfer. The USGA says a slope of 113 is average, and slopes can go from 55 to 155.

Men’s Tees USGA Course Rating USGA Slope Rating Yardage
Gold 72.7 131 6601
Blue 71.2 128 6269
White 69.7 124 5949
Combo (w/r) 67 122 5440
Red 66.2 118 5293
Combo (r/b) 63.9 102 4598
Black 62.3 102 4174
Women’s Tees USGA Course Rating USGA Slope Rating Yardage
White 75.5 134 5949
Combo (w/r) 72.7 126 5440
Red 71.7 126 5293
Combo (r/b) 67.5 117 4598
Black 65.0 108 4174

Blue Heron Hills Scorecard

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