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 72.9 127 6739
Blue 71.0 125 6305
White 69.0 119 5898
Red 66.5 113 5427
Black 61.6 103 4174
Women’s Tees USGA Course Rating USGA Slope Rating Yardage
White 74.8 135 5898
Red 72.1 123 5427
Black 65.6 108 4174

Blue Heron Hills Scorecard

 

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