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Best Golf Apps For iPhone
Golf has moved on so much in recent years and the technology we see in equipment, clothing and shoes has translated into the apps we can now get to accompany our golf. Not long ago, best golf laser rangefinders of best golf GPS watches were a luxury item. Nowadays you can get course yardages straight to your smartphone for free.
GPS apps have become incredibly popular over the last ten years and there are lots of them on the App Store. We've selected a handful of our favourites below, some free and some paid for and all we know are accurate and genuinely helpful out on course. We've also included some of our favourite golf games available on the iOS devices as well as some great utility apps such as the PGA Tour app and the official England Golf app for those living in the UK.
iPhone 13 Pro Max
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Apple once again leads the phone world with its top-tier iPhone 13, the iPhone 13 Pro Max. Building on last year's Pro Max, this model features improved cameras, a larger battery and a long-await 120Hz ProMotion refresh rate. Apple still equips it with a might chipset too, and the latest version of iOS so you can enjoy all of the App Store's many apps to their fullest. That means the best golf apps for iPhone are at their very best on this phone. Check out some other deals on iPhones below...
Best Golf Apps For iPhone
One of the most popular golf games on iPhone, Golf Clash has nearly 2 million reviews of its live, multiplayer golf game. Tee off on beautiful courses against players around the world, as you compete in tournaments, 1v1 golf games and challenge your Facebook friends! Upgrade your clubs and unlock tours as you master your golfing skills, in the quest to be the Golf Clash champion. It's easy to learn but difficult to master.
Mind Caddie: Golf Mental Game
You've tried lessons, podcasts, books, YouTube, and self-teaching. It's now time to work on the most important factor that has more impact than any swing mechanic. Your mind. Learn how your mind and the ability to control it leads to more consistent golf as used by major winning PGA Tour players from the man who coaches them, Karl Morris.
With practical lessons and by filling out a personal golf journal, the app aims to help the mental side of your game immediately Start your 14-day free trial with the app and begin your journey to a better mind for golf.
Arccos Caddie App
Golf’s first Artificial Intelligence platform, the Arccos Caddie app syncs with Arccos Caddie sensors to automatically track your shots while delivering Smart Distance club averages and game insights. The system also includes an A.I. powered GPS rangefinder and caddie advice for any hole on earth to help golfers of all skill levels make smarter decisions, improve faster and shoot lower scores.
You'll need a set of Arccos Caddie Smart Sensors to use this app, but once they are paired up you should quickly see how much A. I. and data can help you work on your golf game and see where you can improve.
Golf Monthly App
Established in 1911, Golf Monthly is the UK's leading multi-platform golf media brand and with our app you can stay up to date with all of our content whether it be from our prestigious magazine or our ever-expanding online presence. Gear and course reviews, interviews with the worlds best, and instruction tips from professionals and coaches alike, our app gives access to it all. You can also buy our latest issues in digital versions along with issues from our archive.
Shot Tracer App
The app that allows you to track your ball flight just like you see on the TV. The company say it’s the the ‘fastest growing sports app in 20 countries around the world’, and Greg Norman recently became an investor. Features include a fully automatic tracker on your ball, swing comparison and a new distance pop-up feature. It provides total distance information once the ball has landed, and tracer reaches the landing spot.
MyEG Golf App
MyEG is the official app of England Golf. Providing England Golf members and iGolf subscribers access to their full WHS profile, friends activity and relevant golfing notifications.
MyEG features the ability to monitor and view your handicap index and playing record, see scores counting towards your Handicap Index, follow your friends with peer review of golfing score history and receive notifications such as handicap updates, friends' activity and general updates and offers from England Golf
VPar is the go-to app for live scoring, GPS for 30,000 courses, stat tracking and challenges. The app allows you to set up live leaderboards and tournaments with your friends, a brilliant feature that can enhance your weekly roll-up or society and, in this day and age, is a great solution from having to handle and swap a scorecard.
It also allows you to track your stats like driving accuracy, greens in regulation and putts to help you gauge what part of your game needs improving.
This is the must app for any day out with a group of friends. We liked it so much we also added it to our list of the best golf GPS apps too.
Super Stickman Golf 2
This super fun turn-based golf game sees you take on 32 dynamic courses with moving obstacles, portals, magnets and more await you on the most creative courses to date.
Play on your own, with online multiplayer or with a friend in mini games and races around the course.
TAG Heuer Golf App
This tracks your rounds and offers you the chance to get a 3d flyover of the thousands of courses available. It’s easy to use and you can get yardages to the green and any trouble as well as real-time club recommendations.
You can also get definitive feedback on your shot distances so when you crunch a drive you can quickly work out exactly how far you’ve just hit it. So, when you get a carry two holes later, you’ll have a very good idea of how far the driver is travelling.
Should you update to the premium you can enjoy on-device scoring, and keep the scores of four of your golfing pals and look after all the Stableford scores.
Hole 19 Golf GPS & Scorecard App
All your scores in one place and a great all-round addition to your golfing gadgets. This looks after score keeping, yardages, stats and checking out courses in advance and it will cost you nothing. The furthest most of us get after a round is to make a note of how many putts we take - now it’s all there in front of us to know where the real good and bad bits of our game are.
Toptracer Range App
This can only be used with Toptracer-enabled driving ranges which, if you haven’t experienced before, make practising so much more enjoyable. Here you get ball-tracking technology, tackle a variety of courses and give your game a thorough work-out without it feeling like hard work.
With this app you can take your stats to another level by tracking your shot history by club and see how your scores compare to other leaderboards.
Motocaddy GPS App
Motocaddy’s free GPS app has over 40,000 courses loaded in and gives precise GPS yardages to the front, middle and back of the greens. It has an extensive list of features which includes overhead course maps which includes yardages and shot measurements. Golfers can also use a Shot Planning option that enables you to see distances to any target. The local course search allows players to select their chosen course and move between holes with real ease.
The latest app version has been completely redesigned and now includes a host of visual and user enhancements, lifesaving AED & CPR features (available in the UK & Ireland only), plus statistical tracking to help golfers gain further insight into their game.
The Motocaddy GPS app has also been developed to allow pairing with any Motocaddy Connect trolley model via a Bluetooth connection on a compatible smartphone. This allows the trolley's screen to display front, middle and back distances to the green along with par of the hole and clock. It also offers a round timer and shot measurement - both fully controllable from the trolley handle, plus optional smartphone notifications. Check our guide on the best electric golf trolleys in the UK or best electric golf caddies in the US to see which Motocaddy models have this capability.
PGA Tour Mobile App
The official PGA Tour app, provides schedules, live leaderboard, video highlights from tournaments and player stats. If you're unfamiliar with a certain course, the app offers a course profile with images of each given hole. You can swipe through the round and select any individual hole from the course. Finally, you can keep a tab on your favourite player by accessing their scorecard from any of the rounds.
Golfshot: Golf GPS + AR App
The Golfshot app now features a one off purchase price to use all its features, rather than the Lite and Pro version that was previously available.
Golfshot brings to you Auto Shot Tracking with Apple Watch. The app automatically tracks every shot you take that features a more seamless experience complete with flyover review of each hole.
Get the most comprehensive and powerful set of GPS features to play your best golf while managing your game all in one place. Enjoy real-time distances to the green, hazards and targets on over 40,000 courses worldwide along with rich scoring and shot tracking, detailed statistics, entire course flyover previews and club recommendations.
In-app purchases include monthly subscriptions to lessons and other great golf content to help further your game.
For more golf equipment related to GPS, be sure to have a read of our best golf GPS guide.
V1 Golf App
With V1 you can capture, compare and improve your golf swing! You can record and analyse your swing by comparing it side-by side with a model professional swing. You can also use to app to send your swing to a PGA professional. In return, they will send you a swing too and provide analysis on ways you can improve. It also includes drawing tools, playback option and game improvement drills.
Rules Of Golf R&A App
The official R&A app provides an official interpretation of the Rules of Golf from the game’s ruling body. It offers clear answers to many practical problems you can encounter while out on the course and videos of familiar situations that you find yourselves in. This is free and is one of the best golf apps for iPhone because it includes everything from what happens when two balls are lost in a lateral water hazard or if your opponent has played your ball by mistake. Whatever mess you get yourself in this app should at least be able to get you going again.
And when you’re not out on the course you can enjoy the quiz – it’s now available in more than 10 languages.
Golf GameBook Scorecard & GPS App
Join almost million other golfers using Golf GameBook to keep track of your scores and to improve your game. Collect statistics, analyze your game, arrange tournaments and follow your friends on course. With GPS maps you can plan & measure your shots.
Golf’s GameBook provides a digital scorecard which makes live scoring enjoyable and sociable. It does all the maths for you and collects your personal golfing stats. Another feature of the app is that you can share your memorable moments from the course with your own golfing community. It has an international user base in over 100 countries.
You'll need a Shotscope watch to use this app. If you do have a Shotscope device this app is a great accompaniment as it allows you to upload your performance data using your phone and view your stats wherever you are.
Simply download the app, login, connect and upload your performance data. You don't need your phone to track your game, just play uninterrupted and enjoy your data in the palm of your hand after you're finished.
Dan is a Staff Writer and has been with the Golf Monthly team since early 2021. Dan graduated with a Masters in International Journalism from the University of Sussex and primarily looks after equipment reviews and buyer's guides on the website. Dan was a custom fit specialist at American Golf for two years and has brought his expertise in golf equipment to a huge range of buyer's guides and reviews on the website. A left handed golfer, his handicap index is currently 9.8 and he plays at Fulford Heath Golf Club in the West Midlands. His golfing highlight is shooting 76 at Essendon Golf Club on his first ever round with his Golf Monthly colleagues. Dan also runs his own cricket podcast and website in his spare time.
Dan is currently playing:
Driver: Ping G425 Max
Fairway: Ping G425 Max
Hybrid: TaylorMade Rocketballz
Irons: Ping i59 (4-PW)
Wedges: Ping Glide Forged Pro
Putter: Wilson Staff Infinite Buckingham
Ball: TaylorMade TP5 Pix
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