How To Get A Handicap
The Quick Tip
Your Handicap Index will be issued after you post a minimum of three 18-hole rounds of golf, or six 9-holes rounds, or any combination of these for a minimum of 54 holes.
Scores are posted on the Golf Canada Score Center.
Please remember that only acceptable scores - that is scores for games played under the Rules of Golf - are to be used to post for Handicap Purposes.
Once your Handicap Index is established, it will update daily as you post new scores.
Once you have posted 20 scores, your Handicap Index will be averaged over the best 8 of your last 20 games. (Note, 9 hole scores will be combined to reflect 18 hole values.)
- The Score Center automatically converts your Handicap Index to your Course Handicap.
- Your Course Handicap is used in many Club events.
- Your Course Handicap is used to determine the Maximum Adjusted Score used scores are posted to the Score Center.
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The Full Story
Rule #2 “Scores Acceptable for Handicap Purposes” (Rules of Handicapping) outlines complete information on acceptable scoring.
Rule #5 “Handicap Index Calculation” (Rules of Handicapping) outlines complete information on how a Handicap Index is developed and maintained.
Rule #6 “Course Handicap and Playing Handicap Calculation” (Rules of Handicapping) outlines complete information on Course Handicaps and Playing Handicaps.
Click to access the Rules of Handicapping and details on the rules noted above.