When you pick up a scorecard at your local golf course, chances are one of the first couple of statistics you look for are the Course Rating and Slope. Hopefully those numbers will help you select the proper tee to play so that you will have the most enjoyment possible out of your round. The NCGA takes pride in providing you the most accurate Course Ratings possible as one of the best programs in the country.
We typically perform the “Obstacle” evaluation portion of the rating in the mornings and the “Playing” evaluation in the afternoon. When we visit a facility we encourage any club officers, members or golf operations staff to join us to better understand what we do and how a course rating is calculated. We also enjoy the feedback that is provided by the golfers who play the courses the most, its helps the team make decisions when we are discussing features on the golf course.
While there is a waitlist to participate as a Course Rater for the Northern California Golf Association, the strong camaraderie and bonds that are forged in this process last a lifetime. We all are lucky to have the opportunity to give back to this great game and always welcome potential talent to add to our ranks.
For more information please contact Jeremy Gray for an application.
For an explanation of slope, read this article.