I’ve been using the Golfshot GPS iPhone App since I’ve had my iphone 3G. I’ve logged about 150 rounds within the app. I can tell you that the app is the absolute best GPS app out there. I’ve tried Golf Card, VCaddy, and several other cheaper apps, but nothing compares to the Golfshot GPS app. I even have a Golflogix handheld GPS and even that doesn’t compare to this app.
The first great thing about the Golfshot app is that it’s got pretty much every course in the world mapped out. Let’s just say that I haven’t come across a course that wasn’t in Golfshot. Over 35,000 mapped golf courses all around the world! Courses are synced across the internet, so no linking up to your laptop; no storing only 20 courses like some GPS devices; no annual fees!
Secondly, I used to keep my scores on Fairwayfiles.com by manually entering my hole-by-hole scores from the scorecard after each and every round. Now, I store all of my scores on Golfshot, and it keeps great stats, and my USGA handicap. No more broken pencils, no more scorecards, no more confusion. It’s amazing.
Third, the battery on the Golflogix handheld GPS lasted at most 2.5 rounds. I would store AA batteries in my bag as a backup, but sometimes I would forget or my backup batteries would be dead, so no GPS. With the iPhone app, I charge my phone every day anyways, so I never had to worry about the gps not working. On the iPhone 3G, the gps wasn’t as fast and battery does not last as long, but it was still good enough to get through an entire round. On the iPhone 4, I still have a good 20-50% battery left after each round. Not to mention that I can check my email on the course, and do whatever else I need to do along with the golf gps. The gps updates very fast on the iphone 4 too.
Fourth, the stats on this thing is great. All of my rounds are saved online on their website golfshot.com. Not only can I see all of my rounds through the iphone app, but I can also go to the website and review them all. The stats have pie charts, and graphs, and percentages…pretty much everything you need to know where the problems lie.
There are so many features in this app. How about the Aerial view?
Absolutely silly. You can even move the cursor to get exact yardages based on where the pin is on the green. Or if you want to carry the bunker or hazard. This app is amazing.
Layup yardages? You can set the app to tell you the exact distances to your favorite layup yardages:
Overall, I can’t see to say enough about this app. I think the one thing that they can improve is the betting tracking. They have a few options for match play at the moment, but I can’t seem to get it to work very well. It’d be nice to know where I stand in the match against my opponent in an instant. Regardless, this app was well worth the money for $29.99.