Finding the best GPS for golf can be a daunting task, but I have researched and reviewed some of the top GPS’s for golf in 2015 that are available on the market. So depending on your price range, here are the best GPS’s for golf for you to have a look at.
The latest watch for golfers is the Golf Buddy slim WT4 GPS which is loaded with more than 37,000 course maps, it has both analog and digital features and is also designed for off course use. You can easily view hazards and greens with the ability to move pin placements on the green to get a precise yardage.
The Bushnell Neo-X Golf GPS Watch is the latest version to come to the market; this is the lightest and thinnest golf GPS watch around. It comes pre-loaded with more than 30,000 courses, features automatic course recognition, and in addition to providing yardages to the front, center and back of greens, it also provides yardages to hazards, a function to measure shot distances, tells time and has a stopwatch, timer and an odometer. It is legal for tournament play.
The Garmin Approach G7 is the latest addition to the Golfing GPS Family, with a $279.99 price tag you get to experience precise distances for more than 30,000 international courses with free lifetime updates, PlaysLike Distances, Smart Notification, Big Numbers Mode, a rechargeable 15 hour battery and access to the online share-and-compare golf community within Garmin Connect
The Garmin Approach G6 is the top golf GPS introduced by Garmin , it has 25,000 course pre loaded and does not include any additional annual fees for upgrades.it selects the courses near you and advances automatically between holes. Yardage seems to be very accurate and simple to use, the G6 is able to track your statistics This has an 8.6 rating from over 50 reviews.
Another very popular Garmin GPS is the Garmin approach G5, this was the previous model to the G6 and was a very successful model, but the G6 has some additional features which makes it my pick for the best Garmin GPS for golf.
The Garmin was the perfect aide for course management, and I know it saved me several strokes. Even though I had never visited this course before, each time I walked up to the tee box I was filled with confidence because I knew exactly what club to use and where to aim. I could see the shape and depth of every green, and I knew where my margin of error was when making my approach.
I found it to be accurate and the touch screen is easy to use. I do like that it pretty much gives me what I want with out all the extras.
Pros + Simple and effective + Accurate (within a couple yards of on-course markers and center of green) + Good battery life (at least 4 rounds per charge) + Includes AC/USB adapter (computer not required to charge the device) + Large LCD display; numbers easily seen at a glace + No issues with software, setup, course selection, downloading + Good value, this is the best of the cheaper priced handheld GPS for Golf but does have an $10 annual data fee.
The uPro starts by providing the avid golfer with aerial and satellite photographs of the golf course, so you can see what the hole looks like before you play it. At the same time, the unit’s built-in GPS system clearly locates the golf course hazards and flagstick, so you know what you’re up against at any moment. With each glance at the 2.2-inch, high-resolution color screen, you can see a different view of the fairway, check out the upcoming sand traps and water hazards, or receive a distance marker that helps you select the correct club length. Even more impressive, the uPro’s SmartView technology anticipates the hazards that you’ll face on your next shot, so you can plan accordingly based on the strengths of your game. No annual subsription.
The included, simple-to-use software lets you download up to 20 golf course maps on your unit at one time. Simply connect your GolfLogix GPS to your personal computer, and the software walks you through a few easy steps to download golf course maps from the GolfLogix database of more than 15,000 golf courses. The software is compatible with Windows 2000/XP/Vista as well as Mac OS X (Tiger/Leopard). Download your favorite course for free or become a member for a low annual subscription fee and gain access to the entire worldwide database.
Other features include:
- Distance of last shot feature
- Large number displays that are easy to read for all ages and eye-visions
- Personalized name on main screens for security and anti-theft
- Displays in yards or meters
- Includes multi-use belt or bag clip
- GolfLogix Course Manager software with USB drivers
- 1-year warranty