In other words, if a course is rated a certain way, (let's say 72.0 CR & 130 slope) but the majority of players consistently shoot below their handicaps there, will the rating be reviewed at any point? If so, who initiates the process?
I played at a course recently that seemed ridiculously overrated. Flat, no OB, minimal hazards. Some modest tree trouble, and relatively short (6,200). It was rated as a 70.8/121. I played a poor round and still managed to come away with an 83. My first two tee shots were snapped badly left and I could have easily been re-teeing 3 at many other courses. Here, I walked away one over par through 2. Had I been shooting halfway decently, I would have expected to shoot in the 70's without a sweat.
I understand that there are certain courses that set up better for a certain player's style of play. And that over time he or she might score better than their handicap would indicate at those specific courses. But what about a course where EVERYONE plays better than their handicap would indicate?
Do those courses get re-evaluated and if so, what is the process?