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GOLF DIGEST HANDICAP FAQs
Why can't I find the course I played?
Golf Digest Handicap uses course information from the National Golf Foundation (NGF), which has a database of some 18,000 courses around the country. If the course you played is not populating in our search box, please check the spelling and name of the course. If the course is still not showing up, it may be because the National Golf Foundation does not have complete information about this course.
Why can't I enter scores from international courses?
Currently, Golf Digest Handicap does not recognize courses outside the U.S. because those courses are not in the NGF database.
How do I update information about a round or delete a round?
If you wish to edit information about your round, go to the "Track Your Handicap" page, then click on the individual round you want to update. From there, click "Edit Round". You can also delete the round by clicking "Delete Round".
Is there a maximum number of strokes I can take on a given hole?
Yes. For handicapping purposes, a golfer who might have needed 9 or 10 strokes on a hole still shouldn't put down for more than a net double bogey.
What's a net double bogey? A net double bogey is a score of two-over par after adjusting to a hole's difficulty (holes are handicapped by difficulty on a scorecard from 1 to 18). Put simply: if you're a 10 handicap, net double bogey would be a triple bogey — or a 7 on a par 4 — on the course's 10 toughest holes, and a double bogey on the remaining eight holes. Similarly, for a 14 handicap, a net double bogey would be a triple bogey on the 14 toughest holes, and a double bogey on the other four. The pattern continues.
Can I use my Golf Digest Handicap in formal competition?
Golf Digest Handicap is not an official handicap so it shouldn't be used in events that require a USGA handicap. It can, however, be an acceptable substitute when determining strokes in casual competition.