Course Rating

The Louisiana Golf Association rates golf courses in accordance with USGA Guidelines. Golf courses are rated every ten years, or more frequently if built within the last ten years. Re-rates are warranted after significant hole construction or course renovations. There is no charge to LGA Member Clubs to rate or measure their courses.

The LGA Course Rating Team is comprised of LGA staff members and a group of trained volunteers. When rating a golf course, the course rating team evaluates each hole using the USGA Course Rating System. The majority of the team’s time is spent measuring distances to various obstacles from specific landing zones based on shot parameters. After rating the obstacles, the rating team plays the golf course to gain greater insight, from a playing perspective, and to clarify any doubts or questions that may arise on specific holes or shots.

After determining the rating data, the information is entered into the USGA Course Rating Program. This program calculates USGA Yardage Ratings and obstacle values for a scratch and bogey golfer, as well as the USGA Course Rating and Slope Rating for every set of tees.

For more information about the course rating process, please contact us.