What is your Course Handicap?
A course handicap provides you with the number of strokes you need to play to your handicap based on the difficulty of the course and the set of tees from which you will be playing.
It is calculated by taking your Handicap Index * (Slope Rating/113). Note- If playing only 9 holes the formula is different
Your Handicap index is 10.8
KLGC (White Tees) Slope Rating is 133
Your course handicap is 10.8*(133/113) = 12.7 (rounded to 13)
The figure of 113 is used as that would be the slope if the course was of equal difficulty for scratch and bogey players
But don’t worry as signage in the Clubhouse and at the 1st tee showing the Course Handicap for all Handicap Indexes and Tees.
What is your Playing Handicap?
Depending on the format of play, a handicap allowance me by applied to your course handicap. (For individual Stroke Play the allowance is 95%).
Therefore your Playing Handicap would be (using the above example) 13*0.95 = 12.4 rounded to 12.
For allowances to be used for different formats see the table here
You do not have to worry about the arithmetic though – all you have to do is record your gross score and the WHS system will do all the calculations