Why The All-In-One Golfshot GPS App Is A Game-Changer For Golfers

The extensive Golfshot GPS app has plenty of features to help golfers play better and shoot lower scores

iPhones seen with the Golfshot GPS app
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If you're looking to take your golf game to the next level, an accurate GPS can help you plot your way around the course and ultimately lower your scores.

How far is the bunker to carry? Can you reach the ditch that cuts into the fairway? Will your 7-iron be enough to get back to the pin? Golfshot can give you all of that information and much, much more.

Golfshot is a feature-packed and user-friendly experience that gives golfers everything they need to enjoy their round, play better and get to know the course they're playing as well as their games, swings and data like never before.

It's much more than just simply a GPS app, with feedback on your swing, statistics and data to help you know where to make the improvements necessary to take you to the next level.

With GPS distances on over 47,000 golf courses, an award-winning augmented reality feature to view holes, a Swing ID feature to help you improve your technique, auto-shot tracking, caddie-like advice, scoring and stat tracking and plenty more, Golfshot is undoubtedly one of the best golf GPS apps on the market today and it really can help you become a better golfer.

It's only getting better with the introduction of Auto Strokes Gained, which is coming very soon, as well as Swing ID on the practice range too.

Take a look at some of the many stand-out features from the app...

Golfshot Key Features

Auto shot tracking

Golfshot tracking feature

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This incredible Golfshot feature allows players to track every shot with just your Apple Watch, meaning you can get all the tech and data you need without the use of other devices.

It's a completely automated experience that allows golfers to enjoy a hands-free experience, let Golfshot track your shots and get valuable insights into your game!

Simply turn on auto shot tracking in the app, connect your Apple Watch and play.

So how does it work? Golfshot uses machine learning to teach your Apple Watch what a golf swing looks and sounds like so it can detect each shot you take. Play as normal, hit your shot and then when you take your next swing it uses GPS tracking to see how far the ball has gone. That distance is then saved as a 'Tracked Shot'.

It's super cool and gives insights into your game to help see where you went wrong and bask in the glory of where it all went right.

Swing ID

Golfshot swing ID feature

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Swing ID gives personalized swing stats and visual analysis on every shot you take!

To access Swing ID, simply scroll to the left on the Apple Watch to view swings in real time. After your round, you can view swings from the main Swing ID cell on the home screen. Golfshot allows you to adjust your personal targets to keep track of your own progress and work on improving your swing, and it even lets you look at swings for each separate club to see your averages.

Is your rhythm off with your fairway wood? Do you go too hard when swinging your sand wedge? The app will be able to tell you.

It measures various different, and important, metrics like hand speed, swing tempo, rhythm, your backswing, transition and swing path.

Swing ID on the practice range is also coming soon!

GPS Distances

Golfshot GPS functionality shown on iPhones

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Get real-time distances to the green, hazards and targets on over 47,000 courses and 500,000+ holes worldwide, the most on-course data ever provided, right from your phone or wearable.

Yardages include numbers to the center of the green with total hole yardage, par, and difficulty all displayed to allow you to plan and strategize your way around the course. You also have access to detailed 3D course and hole flyovers to see where exactly the penalty areas, bunkers and other potential hazards are on the hole you're facing so you can plan your way to par or birdie accordingly.

Thanks to the Auto Shot Tracking, you'll also be able to access club recommendations to put your mind at ease that you've got the correct club in hand for the shot you're faced with.

Golfscape AR

iPhone showing Golfshot's AR feature on a golf course

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Golfshot's Golfscape AR is an award-winning, one-of-its-kind augmented reality feature that lets you view hole distances in a completely unique way.

Experience augmented reality with a 360-degree view of the entire course by using your device’s camera to scroll, pinpoint, and identify all hazards, layups and targets, in real-time. It's seriously impressive tech and very helpful, ensuring that you always know what challenges you're faced with.

Golfscape AR won the Apple Design Award and was named to the Apple App Store Essentials Hall of Fame.

Scoring & Statistics

Put away the pencil with digital scorecards and statistics that go where you go for easier scoring and game tracking.

Golfshot users have access to a plethora of statistics on GIR, Putting, Scoring, and more to ensure you know where your strengths and weaknesses are so you can plan your next round and hopefully shoot a lower score.

Voice Assistant

Leave your phone in your pocket and listen to real-time, hands-free distances and hole information to the green with Golfshot's Voice Assistant.

If you're an iPhone user, you can even ask Siri, “Hey Siri, get my distance to the green.” 

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Elliott Heath
Senior Staff Writer

Elliott Heath is our Senior Staff Writer and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016 after graduating with a degree in Sports Journalism. He manages the Golf Monthly news, features, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. He covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as four Open Championships on-site including the 150th at St Andrews. His first Open was in 2017 at Royal Birkdale, when he walked inside the ropes with Jordan Spieth during the Texan's memorable Claret Jug triumph. He has played 35 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Western Gailes, Old Head and Turnberry. He has been obsessed with the sport since the age of 8 and currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 2-5. His golfing highlights are making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, shooting an under-par round, playing in the Aramco Team Series on the Ladies European Tour and making his one and only hole-in-one at the age of 15 - a long time ago now!

Elliott is currently playing:

Driver: Titleist TSR4

3 wood: TaylorMade SIM2 Max

Hybrid: TaylorMade SIM Max

Irons: Mizuno MP5 4-PW

Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5

Ball: TaylorMade TP5x