Course Rating

Join 75,000 GSGA members in Georgia and millions more worldwide using the World Handicap System.

GHIN is the largest handicapping service and your GSGA Membership Card includes your GHIN Handicap Index and a record of your recent scores. When you maintain a GHIN Handicap Index at a GSGA Member Club, you will enjoy the game more because you can compete on an equal level with anyone.

Your Handicap Index will now be updated each time you post a score. The GSGA/GHIN software package includes handicap computation, tournament pairing program, Course Rating/Slope Database and Stroke Hole Allocation Service.

Course rating is an important core service that the Georgia State Golf Association provides to its Member Clubs. The GSGA maintains accurate and up-to-date laser measurements and USGA Course Rating/Slope Rating information for golf courses in Georgia. For GSGA Member Clubs, there is no additional fee for this service. Courses are rated at least every 10 years or when substantial changes are made to the golf course. GSGA course rating volunteers are trained annually to assure that their work is done is accordance with the current standards of the USGA Course and Slope Rating System.

National Course Rating Database

Course Rating FAQs

Answers to frequently asked questions about course rating.


The Georgia State Golf Association (GSGA) is the governing body of golf in Georgia and serves as an Allied Golf Association to the United States Golf Association (USGA). Membership in the GSGA is open to all golfers, facilities and golf clubs throughout the state. Golfers that join the GSGA have access to invaluable resources that allow them to advance their knowledge of the game and numerous opportunities to play in both competitive and fun, casual events. By becoming a member of the GSGA, you will be joining a community that includes more than 350 clubs and 80,000 golfers who all have one thing in common: a passion for the game of golf.