Course Raters Required

Scottish Golf are seeking male and female volunteers to join our course rating teams across the country. The role may ideally suit those with availability through the week such as retired individuals or those working shifts, and may be suited to pairs or small groups of people you know with the right skillset. They are particularly seeking volunteers in the regions of:

Perth & Kinross;
Stirling & Clackmannan; and
The Borders.

Course Rating teams are provided with structured training and support from industry experts until you are an accredited course rater. In return you will enjoy playing and rating courses whilst putting something back into the game.

The Benefits of Course Rating

• Rate different golf courses mainly in your region but also across Scotland if
• Enjoy a game of golf as part of your Course Rating duties;
• Receive appropriate Scottish Golf Course Rater uniform and subsistence;
• Receive full training on the USGA Course Rating System;
• Be invited to the Annual Scottish Golf Volunteer Golf Day including 18-holes and
• Grow your network of contacts within the Scottish Golf industry;
• Get to know fellow volunteers and staff throughout Scottish Golf;
• Be automatically entered into a prize draw for tickets to golfing events;
• Be automatically entered into a prize draw for tee-times at high profile golf venues;
• Receive regular communications and keep up to date with what’s going on in
Scottish Golf;
• Be eligible for Scottish Golf volunteering awards;

Course Rating Role Description

Scottish Golf Course Rating Team Member Role Description

Main duties include:
• To work in conjunction with the Course Rating Team Leader to deliver the annual Scottish Golf Course
Rating Programme;
• Conduct course ratings using the USGA Course Rating System;
• Undertake measurements of obstacle factors using a stimpmeter, yardage wheel and other relevant

Ideal Skills & Experience:
• Well organised;
• Enthusiastic and passionate about the game of golf;
• An appreciation of how the golf course is played by a variety of players;
• Good communicator;
• Friendly and able to work with other people;
• Confident with the handling of data and numbers;
• Prepared to make a time commitment;
• Attend Scottish Golf Course Rating Accreditation/Training;

Responsible/Reporting to:
• Scottish Golf – Golf Officer via your Course Rating Team Leader

Time Commitment Required:
All Team Members are required to complete a full accreditation process consisting of;
• An Introductory One- Day Course;
• “Homework” of approximately 3 hours;
• Shadow an existing team on two course ratings;
• Rate 5 golf holes and complete a USGA calibration quiz (25 questions) to become accredited;
• Following completion of accreditation, an estimated 7-10 days per year will be spent on course rating
visits. Typically rating trips are undertaken on weekdays between the months of May and September