Click here for the new 2020 NZ Golf Rules of Handicapping

Click here for the Handicap Allowance Table
Click here for the email sent 18 March, 2020 to all golf club members 
Click here for the email sent 14 April, 2020 to all golf clubs 


For quick answers to questions like "Why has my handicap changed?", please visit www.golf.co.nz/handicapFAQ.

World Handicap System (WHS)

Golf Clubs can visit the DotGolf website and download the new WHS Playing Handicap Tables.

These are the key components of WHS

NZ Golf will continue to add WHS information to this page.

What you need to know about WHS in New Zealand

Player Journey


Handicap Formula Journey


Course and Slope Rating Journey


Inclusivity Journey




Key Features


Basis of Handicap Calculation


Course Rating and Slope Rating


Playing Handicap


Player Scoring Record


Maximum Hole Score