Enter the course rating and bogey rating into the calculator to determine the golf slope rating. The slope rating measures the relative difficulty of a course for bogey golfers compared to scratch golfers.

## Golf Slope Formula

The following formula is used to calculate the golf slope rating:

Slope Rating = (Bogey Rating - Course Rating) * 5.381

Variables:

• Slope Rating is the measurement of the relative difficulty of a course for bogey golfers compared to scratch golfers.
• Course Rating is the numerical value given to each set of tees at a particular golf course to approximate the number of strokes it should take a scratch golfer to complete the course.
• Bogey Rating is the numerical value given to each set of tees at a particular golf course to approximate the number of strokes it should take a bogey golfer to complete the course.

To calculate the golf slope rating, subtract the course rating from the bogey rating and multiply the result by 5.381.

## What is a Golf Slope Rating?

The golf slope rating is a measure of the relative difficulty of a golf course for bogey golfers compared to scratch golfers. It is used to adjust a golfer’s handicap to the level of difficulty of a specific golf course. The higher the slope rating, the more difficult the course is considered to be for a bogey golfer. The slope rating is calculated based on the course and bogey ratings and is an integral part of the handicap system.

## How to Calculate Golf Slope Rating?

The following steps outline how to calculate the Golf Slope Rating.

1. First, determine the course rating.
2. Next, determine the bogey rating.
3. Use the formula: Slope Rating = (Bogey Rating – Course Rating) * 5.381.
4. Finally, calculate the Golf Slope Rating.
5. After inserting the variables and calculating the result, check your answer with the calculator above.

Example Problem:

Use the following variables as an example problem to test your knowledge.

Course Rating = 72.5

Bogey Rating = 98.3