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Golf GPS 18Birdies Scorecard & Yardage Rangefinder

Golf GPS 18Birdies Scorecard & Yardage Rangefinder

18Birdies LLC

The best free GPS Yardage Rangefinder with Scoring, Stats, Tee Times & handicaps

4.8 Ratings 40K+ Reviews 500K+ Downloads

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  • img Community
    Going 3 swings over each par 3 can be a bit embarrassing when you are on the course with your boss or friends. 18Birdies has hours of instruction videos and stat tracking to help you improve your golf game.
    img by Mark
    1 year ago
  • img Expert
    1. Track yardage toward the pin anywhere on over 35,000 courses across the globe with an accurate mobile GPS rangefinder powered by Google Maps
    2. Get rid of that pencil and paper! Use the digital scorecard with a beautiful layout that makes it simple to keep track of scoring to up to 4 players
    3. Keep the fun going no matter your skill level with side games to add friendly wagers to each round

    Reviewed by Chris on March 6, 2018

  • Great app that has shaved strokes off my game Jul 1, 2019

    By Jonny Grubb
    I used to use the free version of this app when I first started golfing about 3 years ago. Since I have gotten better and have started to hone in on my distances with each club, the premium version of this app has helped me shave almost 16 strokes off my game (from 36 to about a 20) and I keep getting better. Yes, the more I golf the better I get but this app definitely assists me out of the course - it’s like having a caddy in your pocket. The distance feature helps me decide which club to hit, the GPS is very accurate and with the ability to see distances to lay-up spots and traps I have gained more confidence. Why spend 200+ dollars on a range finer when this app does that and way more. I like being able to pair up with others in my group for easy scoring, and it cuts down on the amount of cards I need to keep. If you take the time to put in your GIR, fairways hit, birdies, and par goals, it also does a great job of showing you metrics on where you tend to miss. Overall, I am very happy with this purchase and would recommend it to any golfer regardless of handicap. Furthermore, it does not drain my battery like most other apps do (I can sit on 15% battery with the battery saver feature in the phone settings on for just about the entire round).
  • Apr 25, 2021

    By Johnny Witchella
    Takes getting use to. Was confused at first, but once you get it down it's very simple. The app is also very accurate, I compared the yardages to my rangefinder and they were on point.
  • Amazing app Jun 20, 2020

    By ryancarty
    This app is fantastic. I tried a bunch of apps that have similar features and this one was by far the cleanest, most updated, and well laid out app. It also has the most features in front of the paywall that I’ve found, but Premium gives you awesome additional features. The GPS is super useful, entering stats is super simple and doesn’t take you out of the game. You can keep as thorough stats as you want. I like that I can add my exact clubs. They even had my ‘94 Big Bertha irons. They didn’t have one of my more obscure old clubs, and I emailed them asking if there was a reason, and they replied that I should refresh because they added them. Can’t beat that customer service. This feels like it was made by people who really enjoy golf, and less of a “company” if that makes sense. The social aspect is a fun way to keep in touch with friends and see their progress and easily add them to a score card. Love the app! Features I would love: • Automatic handicap calculator (I know this is being worked on to meet the new calculation methods) • Green slope maps (even if its Premium only) • Add a ball path tracer AI (maybe as part of the existing AI. Would be fun to share in the social area, and also see your ball flight
  • Apr 6, 2021

    By James Altobello
    Bug Identified and Fixed Quickly. I experienced an error when attempting to play a match with a friend when he created the match on his phone using an IOS device. I couldn't use the app with the error. I reached out to Support, and they quickly responded with a suggested work around. Turns out, they were able to identify a bug and fix it with an update. The notification and service was exceptional. 18 Birdies is a must on the course! Only app I use!
  • Golf bucks change Jun 30, 2018

    By TM1821
    Great app for use on every course I have played so far. GPS is usually very accurate and helps with club selection. One thing they changed though is how many golf bucks (currency used in app to enter contests) you get per round played. You use these golf bucks to get scratch cards for 5 per scratch. You used to get 40-50 per round depending on if you played with another 18Birdies user. And another 10 for sharing your round. Now you get five for finishing a round and one to share your round while the scratch cards are still five per ticket. There are options to share your shots or share your score per hole for five GB each but I don’t understand why that gives you more than playing a full round. I get the social aspect they are pushing but that is going the wrong way with it. I don’t understand that change and had to write a review since they respond to each one it seems like. Just looking for clarification on the golf bucks change. It used to be my favorite part of the app and kept me coming back to it but now with that change, golf bucks seem pointless now
  • Good but could be a whole lot better Nov 20, 2018

    By Scotted12
    The major problem with the app is when using the Apple Watch. Yardages are not consistent. Example; I could be standing on a par 3 tee box and look for yardage say 140 yds. The next time I raise my wrist it displays 709 yds. And it doesn’t change til I move 10-20 yds away. These yardage discrepancies could happen anywhere and almost always every time that I use the watch a 2nd 3rd 4th time. As I stated this is only with the Apple Watch. When I use the phone yardage is always correct. This is quite annoying and does nothing to speed up play. I am currently in touch with someone from support and watch is configured as the app directs. I have deleted and reinstalled the app on both the watch and iPhone and has not improved and phone and watch os are up to date. The other thing is with support he claims that I am not responding to his emails, which I am, so there is delays in him responding to my questions. I don’t know whether there is a problem with your email system. I will follow up with another review when and If they can get it working.
  • Apr 28, 2021

    By John Carmichael
    Great app. Tracks handicap. Accurate GPS. You can see what your friends shoot even when you're not playing with them.
  • Apr 23, 2021

    By Jacob Long
    Absolute must have app to play a real round of golf. Google earth view of the course with accurate yardage, obstacles etc. Allows you to play new courses with ease.
  • Great app that has shaved strokes off my game Jul 1, 2019

    By Jonny Grubb
    I used to use the free version of this app when I first started golfing about 3 years ago. Since I have gotten better and have started to hone in on my distances with each club, the premium version of this app has helped me shave almost 16 strokes off my game (from 36 to about a 20) and I keep getting better. Yes, the more I golf the better I get but this app definitely assists me out of the course - it’s like having a caddy in your pocket. The distance feature helps me decide which club to hit, the GPS is very accurate and with the ability to see distances to lay-up spots and traps I have gained more confidence. Why spend 200+ dollars on a range finer when this app does that and way more. I like being able to pair up with others in my group for easy scoring, and it cuts down on the amount of cards I need to keep. If you take the time to put in your GIR, fairways hit, birdies, and par goals, it also does a great job of showing you metrics on where you tend to miss. Overall, I am very happy with this purchase and would recommend it to any golfer regardless of handicap. Furthermore, it does not drain my battery like most other apps do (I can sit on 15% battery with the battery saver feature in the phone settings on for just about the entire round).
  • Apr 25, 2021

    By Johnny Witchella
    Takes getting use to. Was confused at first, but once you get it down it's very simple. The app is also very accurate, I compared the yardages to my rangefinder and they were on point.
  • Amazing app Jun 20, 2020

    By ryancarty
    This app is fantastic. I tried a bunch of apps that have similar features and this one was by far the cleanest, most updated, and well laid out app. It also has the most features in front of the paywall that I’ve found, but Premium gives you awesome additional features. The GPS is super useful, entering stats is super simple and doesn’t take you out of the game. You can keep as thorough stats as you want. I like that I can add my exact clubs. They even had my ‘94 Big Bertha irons. They didn’t have one of my more obscure old clubs, and I emailed them asking if there was a reason, and they replied that I should refresh because they added them. Can’t beat that customer service. This feels like it was made by people who really enjoy golf, and less of a “company” if that makes sense. The social aspect is a fun way to keep in touch with friends and see their progress and easily add them to a score card. Love the app! Features I would love: • Automatic handicap calculator (I know this is being worked on to meet the new calculation methods) • Green slope maps (even if its Premium only) • Add a ball path tracer AI (maybe as part of the existing AI. Would be fun to share in the social area, and also see your ball flight
  • Apr 6, 2021

    By James Altobello
    Bug Identified and Fixed Quickly. I experienced an error when attempting to play a match with a friend when he created the match on his phone using an IOS device. I couldn't use the app with the error. I reached out to Support, and they quickly responded with a suggested work around. Turns out, they were able to identify a bug and fix it with an update. The notification and service was exceptional. 18 Birdies is a must on the course! Only app I use!
  • Golf bucks change Jun 30, 2018

    By TM1821
    Great app for use on every course I have played so far. GPS is usually very accurate and helps with club selection. One thing they changed though is how many golf bucks (currency used in app to enter contests) you get per round played. You use these golf bucks to get scratch cards for 5 per scratch. You used to get 40-50 per round depending on if you played with another 18Birdies user. And another 10 for sharing your round. Now you get five for finishing a round and one to share your round while the scratch cards are still five per ticket. There are options to share your shots or share your score per hole for five GB each but I don’t understand why that gives you more than playing a full round. I get the social aspect they are pushing but that is going the wrong way with it. I don’t understand that change and had to write a review since they respond to each one it seems like. Just looking for clarification on the golf bucks change. It used to be my favorite part of the app and kept me coming back to it but now with that change, golf bucks seem pointless now
  • Good but could be a whole lot better Nov 20, 2018

    By Scotted12
    The major problem with the app is when using the Apple Watch. Yardages are not consistent. Example; I could be standing on a par 3 tee box and look for yardage say 140 yds. The next time I raise my wrist it displays 709 yds. And it doesn’t change til I move 10-20 yds away. These yardage discrepancies could happen anywhere and almost always every time that I use the watch a 2nd 3rd 4th time. As I stated this is only with the Apple Watch. When I use the phone yardage is always correct. This is quite annoying and does nothing to speed up play. I am currently in touch with someone from support and watch is configured as the app directs. I have deleted and reinstalled the app on both the watch and iPhone and has not improved and phone and watch os are up to date. The other thing is with support he claims that I am not responding to his emails, which I am, so there is delays in him responding to my questions. I don’t know whether there is a problem with your email system. I will follow up with another review when and If they can get it working.
  • Apr 28, 2021

    By John Carmichael
    Great app. Tracks handicap. Accurate GPS. You can see what your friends shoot even when you're not playing with them.
  • Apr 23, 2021

    By Jacob Long
    Absolute must have app to play a real round of golf. Google earth view of the course with accurate yardage, obstacles etc. Allows you to play new courses with ease.
  • Apr 27, 2021

    By thomas mahan
    The amount of info you can input during a round on a scorecard and the stats you can see if you add in everything is amazing. Love that it tracks your handicap for you and show you your net score along with your gross score. 10 out of 10
  • Good but needs work Jul 30, 2018

    By Gdell1021
    I have tested out several GPS apps. I like 18B because of the layout and user interface. It’s clean and provides the type of info and stat tracking I’m looking for. I’m not into the social aspect but if more of my friends had it, maybe I would be. I agree that the shot Tracking system currently in place is essentially unusable and complicated so I choose not to use that feature. I can’t speak about premium features as I only have free version now. One thing I would like to see added is a list of things like: yards to a dogleg; yards to layup, yards to bunker, yards to front,middle,back of green etc like other apps offer. Sometimes it’s just easier to quickly see the distances already calculated rather than zooming in with my finger to pinpoint the location. If this could be incorporated, it would improve on an already great foundation.
  • Getting worse Aug 23, 2019

    By todaytheday
    May have to switch golf apps. I’ve liked the app very much and think it’s well developed, but don’t care for recent changes that will have me looking elsewhere. The ‘solid shot’ feature, while well intentioned, is annoying and pretty worthless. Leave it as a buried option, but make it less prominent. The GPS and tracking seems to be less accurate than previously. I regularly had been using as a striving-to-improve amateur the shot tracking feature that was available with the free version, but now is only available as an advanced feature with paid subscription. Honestly, I would consider paying for the app, but $99 a year is exorbitant, especially as most the other golf apps are nowhere near that and I’m a 2-3 times a month golfer, if that. A lot of the advanced features seem nice, but are more than I need currently. The shot tracking is very nice to have to improve club distance knowledge. I would consider a one-time fee app or paid ‘lite’ version with fewer features including shot tracking, but not worth current subscription price. It’s really too bad.
  • Shot Tracker Jul 12, 2018

    By jjsand1788
    This is a great app. Elevation changes don’t always work great in areas where it is really hilly and possible shotty phone service. I also much preferred the old shot tracker. The new one is way to complex and harder to use. Takes more time to get the exact post up of the shot and could lead to misleading shot yardage’s. The old one allowed you to move the pins to disk in the exact location and give you a read. If it was not for that I would give 5/5 rating. Edit* After further use of the app I am still just as unpleased after the recent update and will be looking for other apps. Golf bucks are worse in every way now, elevation changes do not show up most of the time, shot tracking is extremely inaccurate and hard to use (due to lag and takes longer to dial in your location which just adds to length of round and takes your actual focus off playing golf), and wind is always off. Bring back the older version or make significant improvements. That being said the yardage’s are accurate and good. Nice for keeping score.
  • Apr 23, 2021

    By Shawn H.
    Stop with the huge ads. You'll see an improvement in engagement if you do more, short ads vs 1 big long one.
  • May 4, 2021

    By Daniel Wedlake
    Keep getting a network error when opening a course. I have good bars but will retry from a different location
  • It WAS good...but now they want $$$ Sep 21, 2018

    By AB2ski
    I used to love this app. In fact I turned on so many buddies on to this. It’s so great! Well, it used to be! Apparently, now to create a tournament with my buddies, I need to pay a monthly or yearly subscription??? Really? $5/mo or $50/yr??? What really? Seriously? Look, I’m fine with buying an app, but a subscription model for a cool app that I may use 5-10 times a year? At most? More likely 2-3 for those super fun outings where we actually make a tournament! This is a total fail by 18 Birdies and just goes to show ya that nothing is ever really free. Even when they still give you ads. Here’s a thought 18 Birdies team...give the free account level like 5 tournaments a year. A casual user would be fine with that. If I’m someone that’s playing more tournys than that a year, then it would make sense for me to buy up my subscription level.
  • Apr 5, 2021

    By fobers95
    Used to like this app till a few days ago when I went to play a round. Kept getting a message saying a new update was able to be installed on this device. Can't get the update to install at all. Have Uninstalled the app and even logged out of the app. Still can't get the message to stop popping up. Even restarted my phone to see if that would help.
  • Apr 5, 2021

    By Andrew Dalrymple
    App keeps asking me to update but it is the latest version so I cannot use it at all. Edit 1: directions given don't quite work. Adding a star though because devs reached out so quickly and tried to help, which counts. I emailed them directly.
  • Horrible customer service Sep 21, 2019

    By lostdaug
    If you just want a free gps service go ahead and use this app. Don’t ever use this app to book a tee time!!!!! Did it once and never again. They make you pay for the tee time at booking and if there are any problems you will get no refund unless you cancel before 24 hours before tee off. So if you are like me that looks for times at night for the next morning you are never able to cancel or change your tee time. I found this out the hard way and payed for 4 when only 2 played because I had 2 guys drop out last minute which happens to us all. Life happens! When I contacted them all I got was an automatic response stating cancellation policy. When I responded for more info all I got was crickets. Been more than 24 hours since last email and no response. They don’t care about anything but your money.
  • Not intuitive Jun 3, 2019

    By svkinnan
    The interface is confusing, especially adding additional players to the round. I figured it out finally, but it should be more intuitive. The constant pop ups and ads don’t help at all and given the problems below, I’m not about to pay to remove them. I’m 61 and the text on my iPhone X is too small to read without putting on my glasses. There’s no option to make the text bigger and it doesn’t seem to matter what the IOS system setting is. It only displays in portrait mode and not landscape. Also, I track shots and putts so it should be able to calculate greens in regulation but instead requires me to check that off for each hole. Overall, the interface needs much work to be useful for me.
  • Apple Watch app won’t work Apr 13, 2018

    By MochaUGA
    Using my phone is fine. However as a premium member I would have hoped for a lot more intuitive gps tracking service. Having to manually click to each hole as your golf is annoying. Also, my Apple Watch and iPhone apps will totally disagree with one another on distances by HUNDREDS of yards. Even with both devices side by side. The fact that you scroll hole to hole on the Watch with the dial on the side of the Watch is bad bc your glove will turn the dial and next thing you know you’re looming at the 17th hole while you’re trying to chip up to 3. Not worth it to pay the annual subscription at this point. Buggy as can be. Doubt I’ll continue after my 30 day trial.
  • img Community
    Going 3 swings over each par 3 can be a bit embarrassing when you are on the course with your boss or friends. 18Birdies has hours of instruction videos and stat tracking to help you improve your golf game.
    img by Mark
    1 year ago
  • img Expert
    1. Track yardage toward the pin anywhere on over 35,000 courses across the globe with an accurate mobile GPS rangefinder powered by Google Maps
    2. Get rid of that pencil and paper! Use the digital scorecard with a beautiful layout that makes it simple to keep track of scoring to up to 4 players
    3. Keep the fun going no matter your skill level with side games to add friendly wagers to each round

    Reviewed by Chris on March 6, 2018

  • Great app that has shaved strokes off my game Jul 1, 2019

    By Jonny Grubb
    I used to use the free version of this app when I first started golfing about 3 years ago. Since I have gotten better and have started to hone in on my distances with each club, the premium version of this app has helped me shave almost 16 strokes off my game (from 36 to about a 20) and I keep getting better. Yes, the more I golf the better I get but this app definitely assists me out of the course - it’s like having a caddy in your pocket. The distance feature helps me decide which club to hit, the GPS is very accurate and with the ability to see distances to lay-up spots and traps I have gained more confidence. Why spend 200+ dollars on a range finer when this app does that and way more. I like being able to pair up with others in my group for easy scoring, and it cuts down on the amount of cards I need to keep. If you take the time to put in your GIR, fairways hit, birdies, and par goals, it also does a great job of showing you metrics on where you tend to miss. Overall, I am very happy with this purchase and would recommend it to any golfer regardless of handicap. Furthermore, it does not drain my battery like most other apps do (I can sit on 15% battery with the battery saver feature in the phone settings on for just about the entire round).
  • Apr 25, 2021

    By Johnny Witchella
    Takes getting use to. Was confused at first, but once you get it down it's very simple. The app is also very accurate, I compared the yardages to my rangefinder and they were on point.
  • Amazing app Jun 20, 2020

    By ryancarty
    This app is fantastic. I tried a bunch of apps that have similar features and this one was by far the cleanest, most updated, and well laid out app. It also has the most features in front of the paywall that I’ve found, but Premium gives you awesome additional features. The GPS is super useful, entering stats is super simple and doesn’t take you out of the game. You can keep as thorough stats as you want. I like that I can add my exact clubs. They even had my ‘94 Big Bertha irons. They didn’t have one of my more obscure old clubs, and I emailed them asking if there was a reason, and they replied that I should refresh because they added them. Can’t beat that customer service. This feels like it was made by people who really enjoy golf, and less of a “company” if that makes sense. The social aspect is a fun way to keep in touch with friends and see their progress and easily add them to a score card. Love the app! Features I would love: • Automatic handicap calculator (I know this is being worked on to meet the new calculation methods) • Green slope maps (even if its Premium only) • Add a ball path tracer AI (maybe as part of the existing AI. Would be fun to share in the social area, and also see your ball flight
  • Apr 6, 2021

    By James Altobello
    Bug Identified and Fixed Quickly. I experienced an error when attempting to play a match with a friend when he created the match on his phone using an IOS device. I couldn't use the app with the error. I reached out to Support, and they quickly responded with a suggested work around. Turns out, they were able to identify a bug and fix it with an update. The notification and service was exceptional. 18 Birdies is a must on the course! Only app I use!
  • Apr 28, 2021

    By John Carmichael
    Great app. Tracks handicap. Accurate GPS. You can see what your friends shoot even when you're not playing with them.
  • Apr 23, 2021

    By Jacob Long
    Absolute must have app to play a real round of golf. Google earth view of the course with accurate yardage, obstacles etc. Allows you to play new courses with ease.
  • Apr 27, 2021

    By thomas mahan
    The amount of info you can input during a round on a scorecard and the stats you can see if you add in everything is amazing. Love that it tracks your handicap for you and show you your net score along with your gross score. 10 out of 10
  • Apr 12, 2021

    By Charles Ngo-Manhhung
    Great to navigate around any golf course, the yardage is very accurate, the AI's swing analysis really helps me understanding/fixing my swing's weaknesses
  • Apr 30, 2021

    By Virginio Franco
    Easy, free and very accurate. Too bad it doesn't have green reading ability.
  • Ok Love this app now Dec 24, 2020

    By sepatts
    Ok, at the beginning I did not like this app. Now I realize it was because I did not understand the full capabilities of this app. I initially thought it just provided the overview of the course. It is so much more. This app is for serious golfers who want to track their stats and analyze their swing. I started doing both and am now addicted to the app. It has provided many insights on the parts of my game to improve. It also provides simple drills (in video form) to help correct even the subtle quirks the cause a loss in power, distance and accuracy. The premium version is worth the $100 yearly rate. I will renew when the subscription runs out. Most unfortunate that I only realized the full capabilities after few months; but glad I did.
  • Good but needs work Jul 30, 2018

    By Gdell1021
    I have tested out several GPS apps. I like 18B because of the layout and user interface. It’s clean and provides the type of info and stat tracking I’m looking for. I’m not into the social aspect but if more of my friends had it, maybe I would be. I agree that the shot Tracking system currently in place is essentially unusable and complicated so I choose not to use that feature. I can’t speak about premium features as I only have free version now. One thing I would like to see added is a list of things like: yards to a dogleg; yards to layup, yards to bunker, yards to front,middle,back of green etc like other apps offer. Sometimes it’s just easier to quickly see the distances already calculated rather than zooming in with my finger to pinpoint the location. If this could be incorporated, it would improve on an already great foundation.
  • Great app but… May 1, 2021

    By Nevs1!
    I’ve been using 18 birdies when there wasn’t so many users where I would win lots of their prizes when they had the drawings, too bad they don’t offer that anymore, but anyways.. back to the app, I think it’s still a great app and I like how they are starting to incorporate games with other players in the group, but my one and only biggest issue is the fact that I can’t input other players score into the app on my APPLE WATCH for added convenience, because I’m sure y’all know how hectic it can get sometimes to pull out your phone.. “golf game book” does allow you to input others score through the Apple Watch.. I like keeping my rounds saved with 18 birdies, but it is also great to know where everyone’s at for the round at a glance.. if y’all could add that feature, that would be a great added feature for everyone..
  • Great interface, so so Apple Watch experience Feb 19, 2021

    By Jared52
    I’m really close to putting my money where my mouth is for this app but there is one glaring issue preventing me from doing so. Distances on my Apple Watch Series 3 GPS+Cellular are rarely if ever coming from the watch GPS. When I am riding I don’t want my phone in my pocket, so I have to be cognizant of where I park the cart so I get a good idea of the distance. Sometimes when I am walking to my ball from the cart, the distances are from my watch but that might be 2 holes a round. I did see a note from the dev about disabling Bluetooth on the watch temporarily but that seems to be a bit of a silly work around. Maybe Apple doesn’t provide an API to ensure the distances are coming from the watch but as soon as this part of the app is reliable, I will pay because everything else about this app is worth it.
  • May 5, 2021

    By drew moff
    Need a way to display yardages on a smart watch. But other then that its a great app.
  • Mar 31, 2021

    By Mig Lopez
    I used for about 3 years. Happy with the app. Recently had to change phone and upon reinstalling I noticed all the history is gone. Another potential improvement is to NOT pop up optional screens in the middle of a game. It makes it very difficult under the full sun and the rush of the game.
  • Apr 2, 2021

    By Joey Lewis
    I have an android. I've downloaded every free app I could find and 18birdies is the best free app in my opinion. Only reason I didn't give it a 5 is because I wished the free version had club suggestion; that's the only feature I would want to have with it but personally I'm not going to pay a bunch of money just so i could have that 1 feature. Accuracy is pretty dead on too and its user friendly!
  • May 4, 2021

    By Matt Herring
    Like the app although after last update I can't get on individual course pages to view top monthly scores...needs fixed
  • Great app, obnoxious referral prompts May 23, 2020

    By whsufjbrua
    App works great but the customer referral prompts are ridiculous. I add a friend who’s not in the app to my game as a guest and I’m forced to enter their phone number so the app can send a text to them to invite them to the app. How about you don’t force people to share their friend’s private information just to play a round of golf? That is not my information to share. No way to bypass the phone number so had to enter a fake number and then back out of the prefilled text message that comes up. Also pretty sure they are selling my location and app activity with Facebook. Don’t think I’ve never seen a Facebook ad for golf related products until today, 1 hour after I finished my round.
  • Great app. Here’s a few ideas. Apr 19, 2019

    By yummTwinkies
    I have loved the app so far. It’s so nice to have stats so you can see where you are losing strokes on your game. It would be nice to be able to download the course map so if you are in a rural area, you wouldn’t need your data to load the map. The gps would still work fine. Also, making it easier to invite friends that you are playing with inside of the app so you can see each other’s scores while playing together would be nice as well. Last but not least, please make it cheaper to use the premium version. If it was 5-10 bucks a month, I would be doing it. Just a little to expensive right now for me. Thanks for the great app!
  • 18 Birdies May 24, 2018

    By CountryNinja0321
    This app has been great so far! It definitely takes a few uses to learn all of its features. The only negative that I can say about it is the gps. I think the distances are good on it, but it has some of the holes mixed up, and some of the holes ending on the wrong green. This wouldn’t be an issue if a user could adjust or make corrections to the flag on the green. Other than that this app is awesome because it is free, and it keeps your scores and stats that you put it. All of your rounds are saved in one spot. The only thing I don’t know is how many rounds it can store for you. My friends and I don’t even use score cards anymore. We just use the app together.
  • Golf bucks change Jun 30, 2018

    By TM1821
    Great app for use on every course I have played so far. GPS is usually very accurate and helps with club selection. One thing they changed though is how many golf bucks (currency used in app to enter contests) you get per round played. You use these golf bucks to get scratch cards for 5 per scratch. You used to get 40-50 per round depending on if you played with another 18Birdies user. And another 10 for sharing your round. Now you get five for finishing a round and one to share your round while the scratch cards are still five per ticket. There are options to share your shots or share your score per hole for five GB each but I don’t understand why that gives you more than playing a full round. I get the social aspect they are pushing but that is going the wrong way with it. I don’t understand that change and had to write a review since they respond to each one it seems like. Just looking for clarification on the golf bucks change. It used to be my favorite part of the app and kept me coming back to it but now with that change, golf bucks seem pointless now
  • Good but could be a whole lot better Nov 20, 2018

    By Scotted12
    The major problem with the app is when using the Apple Watch. Yardages are not consistent. Example; I could be standing on a par 3 tee box and look for yardage say 140 yds. The next time I raise my wrist it displays 709 yds. And it doesn’t change til I move 10-20 yds away. These yardage discrepancies could happen anywhere and almost always every time that I use the watch a 2nd 3rd 4th time. As I stated this is only with the Apple Watch. When I use the phone yardage is always correct. This is quite annoying and does nothing to speed up play. I am currently in touch with someone from support and watch is configured as the app directs. I have deleted and reinstalled the app on both the watch and iPhone and has not improved and phone and watch os are up to date. The other thing is with support he claims that I am not responding to his emails, which I am, so there is delays in him responding to my questions. I don’t know whether there is a problem with your email system. I will follow up with another review when and If they can get it working.
  • It’s good.... update okay Oct 4, 2018

    By ThisApp777
    The last major update really made me stop using the app. They are correcting some things. But the one thing they have not corrected yet is scoring simplified. It use to be you enter your score and other players scores popped up immediately to finish your card. Now you have to close yours, swipe up, find the player, find the icon, and then put their score in for each person. All this in the sun clearing screen on a golf course where electronics really should be in the background, not dealing with it all the way to the next hole. To be honest I haven’t used the app since the first tome I tried it on the course and couldn’t stand how long it took to enter in everyone’s score. I try it again every update to see if it’s fixed at home. But it’s still not and that is disappointing. So many good things, but this problem really overshadows them for me.
  • Stunning interface, abysmal Apple Watch experience May 18, 2020

    By Sashosik
    So sad. The app is stunning on the phone. All of the premium features are worth the 99$... but I am obsessed with only using the Apple Watch on the course, and it was a disaster. 2 mains problems. 1. The yardages, omg... the phone is always 3 feet max from the watch. And every other app I’ve test driven on this course had no problem with the yardages. But this one is a nightmare. 130 yard par 3, says 366. I have to pull the phone out of the bag, unlock it, and then MAYBE the yardage matches the phone. Unplayable, unusable. 2. After you record your score and move to record putts, it starts you at the bottom of that page, and you have scroll up to record putts, and then scroll back down to move to next hole... this seems like a temporary bug, or their UX designer is on vacation. Devs, product managers, what would make this app perfect for the Watch. The UI is stunning, UX has some very simple adjustments. This is very easy. Just go play a round with it lol. Please, add layup yardages.. to start, how about just distance to a 100, 125, 150 lay up? Distance to hazards and over hazards would be amazing. Golf Logic does it.. but that’s a big project. I’ll be checking back, this is the best app for the phone.. more or less, but Watch is far far behind. Good luck.
  • App Heading in the Wrong Direction Jul 9, 2018

    By Toolbockts
    I have been using this app for about a year and used a premium membership for a few months as well. As far as golf scoring apps go, this is one of the best. However, one of the main things that differentiated this app from others was the DreamGames features. DreamGames allows you to spend GolfBucks (earned by playing rounds and sharing items in the news feed) for entries in prize drawings. I have won a towel, a hat, a box of golf balls, and even a $150 gift card. This is what kept me coming back to the app each day. Unfortunately, they recently made a change to the way golf bucks are earned by significantly reducing the payouts for various activities. For example, sharing a golf round used to pay a total of 50 golf bucks and now it only pays 5. I expect the reason they did this is because people exploited the previous system to accrue thousands of golf bucks. I feel like the developers are really missing the point on this one, as there are many users like myself that will stop using this app if things continue down this road. The scoring features are good, but they really aren’t better than the other apps out there. If 18Birdies can’t get control of Golf Bucks distribution they will lose much of their user base
  • Apr 3, 2021

    By Patrick Lewandoski
    I love this app! The distances are very accurate and the premium features like their caddy are awesome. I used it so much last year it was burned into my screen on my old phone. Marked down because it isn't compatible with samsung watch, going to try out other apps this year that are.
  • Nice app, but...why no handicap computation? Mar 29, 2019

    By Sadaunhe
    I use your app religiously. GPS values are accurate and consistent. Most of the time. Occasionally, however, the app gets confused and will project yardage for the wrong hole or from an incorrect reference point! Example: I was on the 3rd hole of the Calusa 9, Bell Glade Country Club, The Villages. Suddenly, the app showed me on the 4th hole. Advancing or retreating between holes made no difference. Second example: on the 9th hole on the Seminole nine, the app insisted on computing yardage from the middle of the street. Obviously an error, yet I could not get the app to reset and re-evaluate the yardage from the correct tee box. Lastly, if I go to the trouble to store my scores in the app, why can’t you compute my handicap? Seems a logical next step...? What am I missing?
  • Casual player needs minimal enagagement Jun 20, 2020

    By Baersh
    I am not a golfer by any means, but I play with some friends who like us to use the app when we play together. I don’t really care what clubs tiger woods is playing with nor any other variety of celebrity golfer related “news”. If there’s a toggle for what kind of notifications I receive from the app, I can’t find it. If there isn’t, please add one. I only engage with the app while playing (chats, score tracking, range finding); please don’t make me have to open the app just to clear a notification. I won’t stay to read some article. Open, close, quit—and it leaves a bad taste in my mouth. Otherwise, it’s a fine app for what I use it for.
  • iWatch need bugs worked out Apr 10, 2018

    By Justintime4golf
    Several problems with the iWatch app. Tried using it on several rounds and have not been happy with my experience. 1. App on iPhone has to be opened prior to using it on you iWatch. I usually don’t carry my phone on me during rounds and with other apps have been able to use the app on the iWatch without ever using my iPhone. 2.App does not run in the background and has to be consistently reopened every time you want yardage and to mark your score. 3. GPS takes a long time to refresh and give correct yardage. Compared with other apps I have used. The accuracy and time it takes to give you proper yardage is disappointing. 4. App does not take advantage of the “activity” feature on your iWatch which should log your round as exercise and track your steps throughout the round to help you “close” that green loop on your activity rings. 5.When trying to switch between iPhone app and iWatch app. Syncing is lagging and fails keep current holes or scores the same on both apps.
  • I want to love this but can’t Sep 18, 2020

    By kchizz79
    It’s like they built a world class golf app, with everything you hoped for, but they fell short in a few key areas which make it pretty much unusable. First... How for the love of god do you resume a round when you come back to the app? It shows at the bottom of the page a round in progress but you can do nothing to get back to the round other than “view scorecard and finish”. You then have to start an entirely new round every time!!! If I’m missing something then this is a horribly undiscoverable UX element. Second... Trying to upgrade to premium and it keeps spinning and says there is a problem contacting App Store and to email support. Third... The swing analysis looks really cool. I upload my front on swing and it works perfectly. Upload a down the line and it registers as front on and there is no way to change it. So you can’t analyze a DTL video. It tried to be too smart, you should allow the user to tell it what view you loaded.
  • Getting worse Aug 23, 2019

    By todaytheday
    May have to switch golf apps. I’ve liked the app very much and think it’s well developed, but don’t care for recent changes that will have me looking elsewhere. The ‘solid shot’ feature, while well intentioned, is annoying and pretty worthless. Leave it as a buried option, but make it less prominent. The GPS and tracking seems to be less accurate than previously. I regularly had been using as a striving-to-improve amateur the shot tracking feature that was available with the free version, but now is only available as an advanced feature with paid subscription. Honestly, I would consider paying for the app, but $99 a year is exorbitant, especially as most the other golf apps are nowhere near that and I’m a 2-3 times a month golfer, if that. A lot of the advanced features seem nice, but are more than I need currently. The shot tracking is very nice to have to improve club distance knowledge. I would consider a one-time fee app or paid ‘lite’ version with fewer features including shot tracking, but not worth current subscription price. It’s really too bad.
  • Shot Tracker Jul 12, 2018

    By jjsand1788
    This is a great app. Elevation changes don’t always work great in areas where it is really hilly and possible shotty phone service. I also much preferred the old shot tracker. The new one is way to complex and harder to use. Takes more time to get the exact post up of the shot and could lead to misleading shot yardage’s. The old one allowed you to move the pins to disk in the exact location and give you a read. If it was not for that I would give 5/5 rating. Edit* After further use of the app I am still just as unpleased after the recent update and will be looking for other apps. Golf bucks are worse in every way now, elevation changes do not show up most of the time, shot tracking is extremely inaccurate and hard to use (due to lag and takes longer to dial in your location which just adds to length of round and takes your actual focus off playing golf), and wind is always off. Bring back the older version or make significant improvements. That being said the yardage’s are accurate and good. Nice for keeping score.
  • Apr 23, 2021

    By Shawn H.
    Stop with the huge ads. You'll see an improvement in engagement if you do more, short ads vs 1 big long one.
  • It WAS good...but now they want $$$ Sep 21, 2018

    By AB2ski
    I used to love this app. In fact I turned on so many buddies on to this. It’s so great! Well, it used to be! Apparently, now to create a tournament with my buddies, I need to pay a monthly or yearly subscription??? Really? $5/mo or $50/yr??? What really? Seriously? Look, I’m fine with buying an app, but a subscription model for a cool app that I may use 5-10 times a year? At most? More likely 2-3 for those super fun outings where we actually make a tournament! This is a total fail by 18 Birdies and just goes to show ya that nothing is ever really free. Even when they still give you ads. Here’s a thought 18 Birdies team...give the free account level like 5 tournaments a year. A casual user would be fine with that. If I’m someone that’s playing more tournys than that a year, then it would make sense for me to buy up my subscription level.
  • Apr 5, 2021

    By fobers95
    Used to like this app till a few days ago when I went to play a round. Kept getting a message saying a new update was able to be installed on this device. Can't get the update to install at all. Have Uninstalled the app and even logged out of the app. Still can't get the message to stop popping up. Even restarted my phone to see if that would help.
  • Apr 5, 2021

    By Andrew Dalrymple
    App keeps asking me to update but it is the latest version so I cannot use it at all. Edit 1: directions given don't quite work. Adding a star though because devs reached out so quickly and tried to help, which counts. I emailed them directly.
  • Not intuitive Jun 3, 2019

    By svkinnan
    The interface is confusing, especially adding additional players to the round. I figured it out finally, but it should be more intuitive. The constant pop ups and ads don’t help at all and given the problems below, I’m not about to pay to remove them. I’m 61 and the text on my iPhone X is too small to read without putting on my glasses. There’s no option to make the text bigger and it doesn’t seem to matter what the IOS system setting is. It only displays in portrait mode and not landscape. Also, I track shots and putts so it should be able to calculate greens in regulation but instead requires me to check that off for each hole. Overall, the interface needs much work to be useful for me.
  • Apple Watch app won’t work Apr 13, 2018

    By MochaUGA
    Using my phone is fine. However as a premium member I would have hoped for a lot more intuitive gps tracking service. Having to manually click to each hole as your golf is annoying. Also, my Apple Watch and iPhone apps will totally disagree with one another on distances by HUNDREDS of yards. Even with both devices side by side. The fact that you scroll hole to hole on the Watch with the dial on the side of the Watch is bad bc your glove will turn the dial and next thing you know you’re looming at the 17th hole while you’re trying to chip up to 3. Not worth it to pay the annual subscription at this point. Buggy as can be. Doubt I’ll continue after my 30 day trial.
  • A Rip Off!!! Oct 20, 2020

    By Maximillian
    First of all, being charged $100 after the trial, then told to contact Apple is extremely poor customer service. Stat tracking is lacking... first of all, GIR isn’t something I should have to track. It can easily be calculated based on the score and number of putts, therefore a stat that you have to record, but shouldn’t have to. Next, there’s a difference between chips & pitches, yet I can’t track anything but “chip shots”. Lastly one of the most important stats, first putt distance is not a stat that’s tracked. I hate this app, and the fact I paid $100 for something that should be free is extremely frustrating.
  • Just ok but needs serious work to stay top app Aug 27, 2019

    By beingtoofrank
    Don’t get me wrong this app is great as a gps and score book, but there needs to be a couple changes to actually generate some good in the golf community. 1. Theres a section on who you would like to be matched up with, and then no where to “view” those matches. Matchmaking could be HUGE. When I click the “find groups in my area” it takes me to the shop page. 2. The social “feed” isn’t local, I’m in LA seeing people post in Missouri, I don’t care about them, but if someone was saying “can’t wait to get out on the course this Saturday and they were near me, I’d be able to connect with them and build my network. 3. There’s a serious lack of best ball tournaments, how hard is it to create a tournament where the buy in isn’t over 100. I think so many people are interested in playing in one but tourneys either make the buy in 250 or don’t do it, there has to be a better way.
  • May 4, 2021

    By Daniel Wedlake
    Keep getting a network error when opening a course. I have good bars but will retry from a different location
  • Horrible customer service Sep 21, 2019

    By lostdaug
    If you just want a free gps service go ahead and use this app. Don’t ever use this app to book a tee time!!!!! Did it once and never again. They make you pay for the tee time at booking and if there are any problems you will get no refund unless you cancel before 24 hours before tee off. So if you are like me that looks for times at night for the next morning you are never able to cancel or change your tee time. I found this out the hard way and payed for 4 when only 2 played because I had 2 guys drop out last minute which happens to us all. Life happens! When I contacted them all I got was an automatic response stating cancellation policy. When I responded for more info all I got was crickets. Been more than 24 hours since last email and no response. They don’t care about anything but your money.
  • Removal of once free features was a bad move. Aug 26, 2019

    By CarterNichols
    Have really enjoyed this app since downloading a few months ago but was very disappointed to see that shot tracking has now been removed as a free feature. Would be happy to pay for the app, but $99/year is simply too much, especially for a shot tracker that requires manual input. For ~$250 I can buy a club integrated system that tracks my shots for me and has all the same stat features, but without a subscription. Frankly, I think there were better ways to increase the revenue from this app, which was clearly the motive. Removing a once free feature and grossly overcharging for it was not the correct move, IMO.
  • Update ruined the app. ZERO STARS Mar 10, 2018

    By Jonathan Nickel
    If i could give the app negative stars I would. I had previously used the app for the 2017 season and kept track of at least 20 matches to see how i have been improving. Then when I opened the app for the first time this year, it lost all round history. It couldn't have been the wrong account that i logged in with because I tried all possible emails. The update lost all round history and now limits everything that you can do unless you want to spend 50 dollars a year on an app. Not a reliable score keeper waste of time. Painful. LOOK SOMEWHERE ELSE.

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