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.

- First, determine the course rating.
- Next, determine the bogey rating.
- Use the formula: Slope Rating = (Bogey Rating – Course Rating) * 5.381.
- Finally, calculate the Golf Slope Rating.
- 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