Level Of Play

New Golfer - Skill Level 1                                                                                                              

  1. May never have held a golf club
  2. May have been on a golf course
  3. Has never taken lessons
  4. Has little knowledge of golf etiquette
  5. Has uncomfortable stance and swing Is unfamiliar with golf terms
 

 

Beginner - Skill Level 2

  1. Does not play regularly, two to four times a month
  2. Practices rarely, may have had some group lessons
  3. Scores over 125 regularly (18 holes)
  4. Sometimes picks up their ball
  5. Does not always keep score
 

 

Intermediate - Skill Level 3

  1. Plays regularly, but weekly at most
  2. Practices occasionally Scores between 115 to 125 regularly (18 holes)
  3. Has an official handicap over 30
 

 

Advanced - Skill Level 4

  1. Plays regularly, 2-3 times a week
  2. Practices regularly, 1-3 times a week
  3. Scores between 95 to 115 regularly (18 holes)
  4. Has an official USGA handicap of 30 or less (18 holes)
 

 

Competitive - Skill Level 5

  1. Plays whenever, wherever, with whomever
  2. Practices regularly, 1-3 times a week
  3. Plays comfortably in competition
  4. Scores under 95 regularly (18 holes)
  5. Has an official USGA handicap of 25 or less (18 holes)