Golf Course Rating, Marking & Measuring | Massachusetts

Course Rating Program

As part of its member services package, Mass Golf rates Member Club courses in accordance with the United States Golf Association® (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 more than 100 trained Course Raters, making up five regional teams throughout the Commonwealth, Mass Golf rates approximately 40 to 50 courses annually during the rating season, which generally runs from early May to late October. Precise course and slope ratings are provided for each set of tees so that all golfers can enjoy the benefits of an accurate and equitable handicap system.

If you are a Mass Golf Member Club interested in having your course rating, please email