World Handicap System

Playing Handicap is the Course Handicap adjusted for any Handicap Allowance. It represents the actual number of strokes the player gives or receives for the round being played.

It is the Playing Handicap that is used to determine Competition Results. The links below show the tables for each of the three courses here at Carnoustie.

The explanation of course and playing handicap is also available at the foot of this page for our members who would like to know more about the calculation and new system.