Medway Mates

To access the course as a Medway Mate register on the home page of the website. We will get back to you within 4 days. If your looking to play before then, call the golfshop to book.

For course access details see the visitor dropdown under golf.

Stableford Scoring System

The stableford method of scoring is a point system which originated in England in the 1930’s. It involves scoring points based on the golfers result on each hole, using the golf courses index system. For example, a golfer with a handicap of 18 will be allocated one shot to the par of each hole. Thus making a par 4, effectively a par 5. 

The points method is then calculated by allocating two points for a par, three points for one under, four points for two under and so on. Golfers who have a score of one over their handicap par (e.g, a 6 on a hole which has a true par of 4), will receive 1 point. Golfers who have two over their handicap par will receive no points. 

A golfer with a handicap of 17 will receive one shot on every hole except the hole which is designated the easiest on the course according to the index found on the scorecard. At Medway, this is the 9th hole as it is marked 18. A golfer with a handicap of 19 will receive 1 shot on every hole except for the hardest hole on the course, where he will receive 2 shots. At Medway, this is the 6th hole. Here, a 19 handicapper will receive two points for having 5 shots on the hole. 

At the end of the round all points scored are added up and the player having the highest number of points is the winner. When marking the score card, the number of strokes taken must always be shown for holes where points are scored. Thus, the card records both strokes and points.