England Golf Course Rating
England Golf will be moving to the USGA course rating system effective 1st January 2014. Information on all Course Rating related web pages will be updated shortly.
In the meantime if you have any questions please contact our Club Services Department at email@example.com.
This section of the website is restricted to members of County Course Rating Teams and operates in conjunction with the England Golf Course Rating Manual.
The England Golf Course Rating System is designed so that, when properly applied, accuracy and consistency of rating of courses throughout England will occur and thereby maintain the correct relationship of handicaps between Clubs.
The System is based on the performance of a Scratch Golfer and takes into account playing length, ten Difficulty Factors rated as they affect the scoring ability of a Scratch Golfer and an adjustment for Location/Wind.
A new principle has been adopted whereby consideration is given to where the Scratch Golfer may wish to play the ball, which possibly is short of the allowable maximum distances; Difficulty Factors are then judged from these chosen points.
Access to this site is only available to trained County Union raters.
A Golf Club version of the System is available as a free download. This manual identifies the process involved in assessing the course for a SSS and identifies ways of changing the SSS through course development. Download your free copy here.