Golf Scorecard Handicap Calculator for up to 8 Players, Stroke Play or Stableford

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This golf scorecard calculator will award handicap strokes for up to eight players.

You can create, view, and print a blank handicapped scorecard, or a completed scorecard with gross and net scores.

Or, if playing a Stableford golf game, a built-in Stableford handicap calculator will add and adjust points based on handicaps.

And finally, you can add and save course hole handicaps and pars, and your group's names and handicaps so you won't have to re-enter them on your next visit.

If you need to calculate a handicap index or course handicap for yourself or your playing partners, use the Golf Handicap Calculator before using this calculator.

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Golf Scorecard Handicap Calculator

Calculate handicapped scorecard for yourself or to score a stroke play or Stableford game between players.

Special Instructions

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Selected Data Record:

A Data Record is a set of calculator entries that are stored in your web browser's Local Storage. If a Data Record is currently selected in the "Data" tab, this line will list the name you gave to that data record. If no data record is selected, or you have no entries stored for this calculator, the line will display "None".

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Scorecard Settings

Scorecard Settings:

Enter the course name, select the course type, select the number of players to include on the scorecard, and then click the "Create Scorecard Entry Form" button.

Save Options (Data tab)

If you only play one course with the same group of players, you will only need to create and save one data record.

If you play multiple courses with the same group of players, create and save one data record per course.

If you play multiple courses with the a diverse group of players, create and save one data record per course and group.

Course:Golf course:Golf course name:Golf course name:

Golf course name:

Enter name of the golf course if you would like it included on the scorecard.

Course type:

Course type:

If the golf course is only a nine-hole course, select "9 Holes", otherwise select "18 Holes".

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Select the number of players to be included on the scorecard. This will populate the player entry form with an entry row for each player. Note that if you need to calculate the course handicap for a player, the popup help for the form includes a course handicap calculator.

Player Entry Form:

Enter the name and 18-hole course handicap for each player. If a player has a minus handicap (worse than scratch), leave off the minus sign (a handicap with no sign is assumed to be a negative number). If a player has a plus handicap (better than scratch), enter the handicap as a negative number (enter +2 as -2).

Note that a Handicap Index and a Course Handicap are not the same things. A player's Course Handicap is derived from their Handicap Index and the course rating, slope rating, and par of the tee they are playing, using the following World Handicap System (WHS) formula.

(Handicap Index) x (Slope Rating / 113) + (Course Rating - Par), rounded off to the nearest whole number.
Course Handicap Calculator
Handicap index:
Tee slope rating:
Course Rating:
Course Par Score:
Course handicap:13

If you would like to save the current entries to the secure online database, tap or click on the Data tab, select "New Data Record", give the data record a name, then tap or click the Save button. To save changes to previously saved entries, simply tap the Save button. Please select and "Clear" any data records you no longer need.

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Help and Tools


How to calculate golf scores using handicaps, stroke play and Stableford.

How to Score Golf Handicap on Golf Scorecard

Before you can calculate golf scores based on handicaps, you first need to know the course handicaps for each player.

A course handicap is derived from a player's handicap index, the course rating, slope rating, and the par of the tee they are playing, and is calculated using the following World Handicap System (WHS) formula:

(Handicap Index) x (Slope Rating / 113) + (Course Rating - Par) (round off to the nearest whole number).

Once you know the course handicaps for each player, the next step depends on whether or not you are adjusting total or hole-by-hole scores.

If you are only adjusting total scores, you subtract each player's handicap from their total score to get their net score.

If you are adjusting hole-by-hole scores, first determine which player has the lowest handicap. Then, for all players on the card, subtract the lowest player's handicap from their handicaps. After the subtractions, you are left with the number of strokes to award each of the players.

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Note that you could award full handicap strokes for all players, but that makes for a messier scorecard.

Once you know the number of strokes each player is to receive, place dots in each player's hole score boxes where their total strokes awarded is greater than or equal to the hole handicap (HDP or HDCP).

If any player has more awarded strokes than the number of holes that your group will play, assign one stroke for all holes and then start over awarding strokes from the hardest hole until the player has received all of their strokes.

To illustrate, based on the number of strokes awarded to Bob, Jan, and Tim, the following scorecard shows on which holes players would be awarded strokes (asterisks).

Golf scorecard showing how to award strokes based on handicaps

As one example, since the hole handicap for hole #6 (2) is less than or equal to the strokes awarded to Bob (2), Jan (4), and Tim (8), all three players would get a stroke on that hole.

Next, as you play each hole, record the gross and net score (gross minus any strokes) for each player, separated by a forward slash (gross/net).

Once you have completed your round, here is how the scorecard might look after totaling up the gross and net scores.

Golf scorecard showing how to adjust gross scores based on handicaps

In the above example, Tim won over Jan after adjusting for handicaps, even though he had a higher gross score.

Stableford Scoring with Handicaps

In case you're not familiar with it, the Stableford scoring system awards points based on score relative to par. Then, at the end of the round, the points are added up to determine which player scored the most points.

While there are several Stableford point systems (Modified Stableford, etc.), the point system used by the calculator is as follows.

Net Hole ScoreStableford Points
Double Bogey or Worse0
Bogey (+1)1
Par (even)2
Birdie (-1)3
Eagle (-2)4
Double Eagle (-3)5

For example, if you scored a five on a par 5, you would earn 2 Stableford points for that hole. If you scored a four on a par 5 (birdie), you would earn 3 points, and so on.

Once you understand the point system, you then use the same method to award strokes as when playing stroke play. It's just that instead of recording the net score for each hole, you use the net score to award Stableford points.

Here is the same example scorecard displayed earlier, but with Stableford points recorded (gross/points) instead of net scores.

Golf scorecard showing Stableford scoring with handicaps

As one example of how to score a Stableford golf game, on the above scorecard, Jan scored a six on the par-five hole #2, which would be a net score of 5. That net score of 5 would equate to a par, earning 2 Stableford points for Jan.

Adjust Calculator Width:

Move the slider to left and right to adjust the calculator width. Note that the Help and Tools panel will be hidden when the calculator is too wide to fit both on the screen. Moving the slider to the left will bring the instructions and tools panel back into view.

Also note that some calculators will reformat to accommodate the screen size as you make the calculator wider or narrower. If the calculator is narrow, columns of entry rows will be converted to a vertical entry form, whereas a wider calculator will display columns of entry rows, and the entry fields will be smaller in size ... since they will not need to be "thumb friendly".

Show/Hide Popup Keypads:

Select Show or Hide to show or hide the popup keypad icons located next to numeric entry fields. These are generally only needed for mobile devices that don't have decimal points in their numeric keypads. So if you are on a desktop, you may find the calculator to be more user-friendly and less cluttered without them.

Stick/Unstick Tools:

Select Stick or Unstick to stick or unstick the help and tools panel. Selecting "Stick" will keep the panel in view while scrolling the calculator vertically. If you find that annoying, select "Unstick" to keep the panel in a stationary position.

If the tools panel becomes "Unstuck" on its own, try clicking "Unstick" and then "Stick" to re-stick the panel.