Kent Golf Limited

Vacancy: Kent Lead Course Rating Assessor

We have a vacancy arising for a Lead Course Rater – job description attached below. All of our course raters are volunteers and we are always looking for more helpers to assist with the ratings of courses in Kent.

Role – Lead Course Rating Assessor (one of several)

Objective – To lead some of the course rating assessments in Kent to establish SSS and SLOPE using the USGA Course Rating System to support the World Handicapping System.

This requires undertaking tasks before the event, on the day and afterwards by:

  • Contacting the club to agree a date
  • Obtaining course information from the club
  • Putting together a team of raters for the day
  • Preparing the paperwork for undertaking the rating, covering all tees on every hole and also to be gender neutral where necessary
  • On the day assigning raters to the various tasks
  • Arranging coffee and rolls beforehand as required and then lunch upon return
  • Collecting in all the rating papers and discussing any problems on the day
  • Noting down any issues on the course whilst going around eg. correct penalty area markers, tee blocks/markers in place, out of bounds markers, reviewing local rules on the card, and then reporting back to the club any discrepancies where necessary
  • Upon completion of the data gathering across the course, using the completed rating sheets to compile the rating values per hole
  • After completion of three course rating, then using the excel workbooks and supporting on line access to complete final course rating calculations
  • To become an expert in rating; to be able to answer queries, etc from the clubs and their competition committees
  • Gain knowledge of all England Golf course rating forms
  • To re-assess courses/holes when required due to course changes, etc
  • Maintaining the list of course rating information in Kent
  • Once every four years undergoing rating accreditation – questionnaire and rating several holes against setstandards


  • Like walking golf courses
  • To be a golfer playing to a reasonable standard
  • Basic knowledge of golf rules
  • Good with numbers
  • Computer literate, particularly with excel
  • Training – some reading required and on the job training will be given. An occasional away day may be necessary

If you would like to be considered for this role please contact County Secretary Sarah McDonald via: Tel: 01797 367725 | Email:

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