In The United States the average golf handicap for men is around 14 and the average golf handicap for women is around 26.
Golf handicaps are calculated based on a golfer's performance in relation to the course rating and slope, so it's possible for a golfer with a higher handicap to be a better player than one with a lower handicap.
Only 1% of male golfers have a +1 or better handicap.
Less than 30% of male golfers have a handicap of 10 or less.
The most common handicap for male golfers is between 13 and 14.
Updated: 9-May-2023 | Email feedback to this question