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jim8flog

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Question for those involved with course rating.

We had a new course manager start after the course was rated.

He has changed the course set up in a number of ways such as
Longer carries between tees and the fairway on some holes. Now too long for shorter hitters.
Grown a lot of the rough from around 4 inches to no cut whatsoever.
Narrowed some fairways in key landing areas, particularly for shorter hitters
Narrowed approaches in to the greens (some are nearly non existent)
Brought the OB in closer to the playing areas.

There has been no increase in length to any holes

Would all of this warrant a rerating?
 

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Question for those involved with course rating.

We had a new course manager start after the course was rated.

He has changed the course set up in a number of ways such as
Longer carries between tees and the fairway on some holes. Now too long for shorter hitters.
Grown a lot of the rough from around 4 inches to no cut whatsoever.
Narrowed some fairways in key landing areas, particularly for shorter hitters
Narrowed approaches in to the greens (some are nearly non existent)
Brought the OB in closer to the playing areas.

There has been no increase in length to any holes

Would all of this warrant a rerating?
Probably. Ask your County but they will likely ask for more details.
 

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I recently played at the course I was member of for a few years, and it has just been re-rated. CR and slope both went up. No discernible changes to the course, although the members generally thought both were rated too low previously.
 

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Question for those involved with course rating.

We had a new course manager start after the course was rated.

He has changed the course set up in a number of ways such as
Longer carries between tees and the fairway on some holes. Now too long for shorter hitters.
Grown a lot of the rough from around 4 inches to no cut whatsoever.
Narrowed some fairways in key landing areas, particularly for shorter hitters
Narrowed approaches in to the greens (some are nearly non existent)
Brought the OB in closer to the playing areas.

There has been no increase in length to any holes

Would all of this warrant a rerating?
Your county rating team should be contacted for advice.

However, I would say these changes absolutely warrant a full re-rating since they would almost certainly mean a significantly higher Slope Rating for men, and Course Rating for women, due to disproportionately affecting the model bogey man, and affecting both model (scratch and bogey) women.

Also, on the face of it, some of these changes are lunacy unless you are planning on hosting US Open-style events and don't care at all about the playability of the course for the vast majority of members.
 
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