Golf Course Assessments
We have a responsibility to assess every golf course for Rating in a 10 year cycle.
The procedure on the day is quite labour intensive and usually requires between 3 and 5 people in order to assess the course within about five hours. This is then followed up by submitting reports to the USGA via England Golf. When multiple tees are involved the process can often take longer. To satisfy the USGA, each Lead Assessor can take up to 12 months to train and in the past we have only been allowed to carry out assessments between April and October.
We are proud to have such enthusiastic volunteers help us and our Lead Raters oversaw a program that meant BB&O (one of the largest counties in the country) had completed every assessment before the introduction of WHS. We continue to maintain our rotation as well as re-visit clubs who have either made changes, or want tees rated for different genders.
We are also responsible for processing temporary ratings for either winter courses or courses undergoing alterations.
Should you want any information about your current rating, a future rating or even a temporary rating then please contact our Head Office on 01844 279600 and we'll be happy to start the process.