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Slope rating is the mark that indicates the measurement of the relative playing difficulty of a course for players who are not zero handicap players, or are not scratch golfers. The lowest slope rating is 55, and the highest is 155. A golf course of standard playing difficulty would have a slope rating of 113. Each course is rated from each set of tees for both the scratch golfer and the bogey golfer. The greater the difference between the scores of the scratch and bogey golfer on a certain course, the higher the slope rating will be and the more strokes golfers will receive. Conversely, the less the difference, the lower the slope rating and the fewer strokes golfers will receive.