How to Calculate Stableford Points

How are stableford points worked out and how to calculate your scores on individual holes.

How to Use Stableford Scoring

To calculate how many Stableford points you score, you need to work out your awarded shots on the particular hole.

By working out the difference, you can quickly convert your shots into points. The table below shows how to strokes to points.


Total Shots Played +/- Awarded Shots
Points Scored
+2 or more


Whatever your handicap - you should be looking to score a minimum of 36 points (2 points per hole x 18 holes). If you score 36 points, then you are playing to your handicap. If you score less than 36 you game was below your handicap. If you score more, then you were playing better than your handicap.

Anything around 43 to 45 points or more - means your a bandit...or just improving quickly:)




18 Handicap Player

If Mr Pink is an 18 Handicap Golfer he will receive one shot per hole.

Par 3 Example

Mr Pink knows he should take 4 shots to complete a Par 3, as he receives one shot per hole. If he plays +1, he would have played 4 and get 2 points. If he plays 0 (i.e. par), he would have played one under his awarded shots and therefore he would get 3 points. If he plays a -1 (Birdie), he would have played 2 under his awarded shots and would get 4 points


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