Course Rating Overview

The MSGA rates Member Club courses in accordance with the USGA Course and Slope Rating System. The USGA requires that all new golf courses be re-rated within five years of the initial rating and every 10 years thereafter.

With the work of MSGA staff and trained volunteers, the MSGA conducts approximately 10 to 20 Course Ratings every golf season. A Course Rating ties in directly with the World Handicap System, and accurate ratings ensure that players competing from any set of rated tees can compete equitably.

Have any questions about the rating process or when your club may be due for its next rating? Send an email to our Director of Course Ratings, Mike Doran, at mike@mesga.org.