# Can You Use 9 Holes For Handicap?

Posting 9-Hole Scores

Nine-hole rounds should be recorded as such when you post your scores.

They may not immediately have any impact on your handicap index.

However, if there is another 9-hole round in the system for you, the two will be paired together as if they comprised the two halves of an 18-hole round.

## Can you calculate handicap for 9 holes?

Calculating a 9-Hole Handicap Differential

Play a 9-hole round of golf and write down your score. Calculate the adjusted course rating by dividing the given course rating by 2. This applies only to 18-hole courses. If you have played a 9-hole course, you will not need to adjust the course rating.

## What is a good golf score for 9 holes?

What’s a good golf score for 9 holes? 45 (bogey golf) is good score for 9 holes so if you multiply it by 2, I would say 90 is good for 18 holes. Bogey golf is one step closer to par golf. If you can break 90 as a beginner golfer, that’s a good golf score.

## What is the maximum score you can take on a golf hole?

If you’re in the process of establishing a handicap index you can use the USGA maximum handicaps (36.4 for men and 40.4 for women) when referencing the chart below. This will give you a temporary number that you can use until you’ve entered enough scores to established a proper handicap.

## How many rounds does it take to establish a handicap?

The minimum number of 18-hole rounds required to establish a handicap is five, which are subject to peer review by other members of the association. After you have played more than five rounds, your handicap index will be based on your best 10 rounds over the past 20 entered.