Make use of your smartphone during your next round of golf. Most of these apps are free!
Take advantage of the technology you’re already carrying in the palm of your hand. Using these handy apps, the next time you are on the golf course you can keep track of everyone’s score, handicap, make bets and, most importantly, improve the quality of your rounds.
Launch monitors and rangefinders can cost hundreds of dollars, but most of the apps on this list are free or require only a small subscription fee. If you don’t mind taking out your phone to write your score or find your distance, these apps are ideal options for you.
All of these apps are available on the Apple, Google Play and Android stores, take no additional golf equipment to use and most are completely free to use. Time to start having more fun on the course, conveniently powered by the smartphone you’re carrying anyway.
Tracks bets and friendly match play
Offers national social interaction
Chance to win monthly prizes and money
Can use offline
Keep up to 4 players’ scores
Tracks fantasy golf
Offers social interaction
Chance to win actual prizes
Intuitive user interface
Satellite imagery overlays
Additional wellness features included
Complete and undisputed rules of golf
Easily readable and well-indexed
Image and video rules demonstrations
Play on-course betting games with friends
Scorekeeping for groups and individuals
GPS with moveable targets and front, middle, and back green yardages
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Marley Sims is GOLF Magazine and Golf.com’s Associate Manager of Commerce. She manages editorial commerce content.