Stableford and Modified Stableford are the scoring systems of stroke play which take into account the amount of strokes taken at particular holes². The points are awarded in relation to the par at each hole as follows:

Stableford points table , modified Stableford


The side with the highest total number of points scored on all holes wins.

Stableford system avoid golfers giving up after a terrible hole and also increases the pace of play as golfers can simply pick up there ball and proceed to the next hole.

The simple Stroke Play and Stableford score calculator for one hole is available on next page.

See also:

The complete, universal stroke play scorecard

with calculation of Stroke Play net score and Stableford points.


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update: July 2020