World Handicap System
Course and Slope Ratings
Course Rating represents the difficulty of a golf course for a scratch golfer (0 handicap), calculated to the nearest 0.1.
Heaton Moor’s Course Ratings are:
- White tees (men) 70.4
- Yellow tees (men) 69.2
- Red tees (men) 66.8
- Red tees (women) 72.2
Slope Rating represents the relative difficulty of a course for a bogey golfer (20 handicap) compared to a scratch golfer (0 handicap).
A course with long carries, narrow fairways, lots of hazards and thick rough will have a high slope rating because these features are more of a challenge to bogey golfers. Slope Rating can be anywhere between 55 and 155. 113 is the neutral value that is used in handicap calculations. The GB&I average Slope Rating is 125.
Heaton Moor’s Slope Ratings are:
- White tees (men) 135
- Yellow tees (men) 131
- Red tees (men) 119
- Red tees (women) 135