How to Add 27-hole Golf Complex to Course Database



Some golf complexes have three 9-hole courses. These three 9-hole courses can be variously combined to form three 18-hole golf courses. Let's say that the three 9-hole courses are named...


  1. Course A
  2. Course B
  3. Course C


The three 18-hole courses formed from these three 9-hole courses would be...


  1. Course AB (or BA)
  2. Course AC (or CA)
  3. Course BC (or CB)


Typically the golf complex has names for each of the 9-hole courses and they may also have names for the combined 18-hole courses. Such a complex has six different courses a golfer could play; three 9-hole courses and three combined 18-hole courses. Handicap System makes it unnecessary to enter a 9-hole course if it is part of an 18-hole course. Only the 18-hole course need be entered. Once an 18-hole course is entered, scores may be posted for eighteen holes or the front or the back nine. Handicap System automatically creates the 9-hole front and back which make up an 18-hole course.


When Adding Courses


Note: Courses in the database are available to all groups using Handicap System. Please makes sure when adding a course that the information is correct and it is the most up-to-date information.


  1. Gather this information: Course ratings and slope of all tees for each 9-hole course and for each 18-hole combination course, yardages, pars and handicap hole order (the course website, club house and/or the USGA Course Rating Database should have these)
  2. Add the three combined 18-hole courses, but not the individual 9-hole courses (adding an 18-hole course automatically produces a 9-hole "front" and "back" course available for posting scores)
  3. Follow "do's" and "don'ts" below


"Do's" for Entering 27-hole complexes


To keep the Course Database accurate for others who may use the courses you enter, please follow these guidelines:




"Don'ts" for Entering 27-hole complexes


To keep the Course Database accurate for others who may use the courses you enter, please follow these guidelines:




Handicap Hole Order


The golf course complex may have handicap hole order for each of the three 9-hole courses. It may also have an established handicap hole order for each of the three combined 18-hole courses. If so, enter the established handicap hole order for the 18-hole combined courses. If handicap hole order has not been established for the 18-hole combined courses, use odd numbers 1 through 17 for the front nine and even numbers 2 through 18 on the back nine following the order established for the individual 9-hole courses. For instance, if both Course A and Course B are played as Course A(front)B(back) for the combined 18-holes, and each of the 9-hole courses have their handicap hole orders designated as 1 through 9, then convert the front nine (Course A) to all odd (1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17) and the back nine (Course B) to all even numbers (2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18). If Course A and Course B both have odd numbers for the handicap hole order and the combined 18-hole course is A as the front and B as the back nine, then add 1 to each of the numbers in the back (Course B) to make them even (1 + 1 = 2, 3 + 1 = 4, 5 + 1 = 6, etc.).



Example


You will note in this example that each of the three 9-hole courses has handicap hole order in odd numbers 1 through 17. For the combined 18-hole courses, the odd numbers for handicap hole order (1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17) on the course serving as the back nine have been converted to even numbers (2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18) in the same order (1 becomes 2, 3 becomes 4, 5 becomes 6, etc.).



Course AB



Course AC



Course BC