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Calculate Golf Handicap: Free Calculator with WHS Updates
If you want to calculate a golf handicap there are several steps you need to take. You can do it manually by following the steps below or you can use our online calculator. If you want to learn more about handicaps and the factors involved, read our article How to Calculate Golf Handicap - The Basics to gain a further understanding. But for now let's give it a try with our easy to use tool. It will calculate an unofficial handicap for you based on a single score for a specific golf course.
If you and your golf group just want handicaps for your local game, feel free to get a ReachTheGreen.com handicap for every player!
Follow these Steps to Calculate a Golf Handicap
- Get the Course Rating and Slope Rating from the USGA Course Rating and Slope Database™ for the course you play the most. An an example, the White tees at Pebble Beach show an 18 hole Course Rating of 71.8 and a Slope Rating of 134. If you usually play 9 holes, use the 9 hole rating!
- Average the best 8 (it's no longer 10 as of 2020) scores from your last 20 rounds at the course you choose. If you haven't played 20 rounds, just enter an average score. Remember that our calculator is just estimating an unofficial handicap based on your entries.