USGA Course Rating System
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Once a course has been re-rated under the USGA system and has been provided with its new Scratch course rating, the following regulations must be adhered to:
2.1 Scores must not be handicapped when the length of the course played varies from the actual measured length of the rated course by more than 100 metres for an 18-hole round.
Note – For a round of less than 18 holes, a pro rata length must be calculated; eg for a 9-hole round, the distance is 50 metres.
2.2 In order to maintain the playing characteristics of the course, and subject to the provisions of clause 2.1, the movable tee markers used to designate the Teeing Ground should not be placed more than 20 metres in front or 20 metres behind the relevant set of Permanent Plates.
Note – Handicap Conditions do not prevail when the tee markers, under normal circumstances, are placed outside the above area on more than three holes for rounds of 14-18 holes, or on more than two holes for rounds of 9-13 holes.
To view a spreadsheet of Queensland courses with their new scratch rating click below.
Completed / Audited Ratings Spreadsheet - Click Here to Download
For more information on the pending changes to the Course Rating and Handicapping Systems over the next few years - click here
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