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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 27K+ Reviews 500K+ Downloads
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Ratings & Reviews

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27.3K+ Ratings
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  • 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).
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  • Jul 23, 2020

    By don thompson
    This is one of the best golf apps out there. I use this app every time I golf. It tracks not only the score and other statistics, but it is also great for providing the distance to the hole. I only have one request which would make this app hands down the best; If the app can be tied to smartwatches for GPS tracking. It would may it easier to track the distance to hole as well as shot tracking.
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  • 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
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  • Jul 25, 2020

    By Connor Sharp
    This app is amazing, you can finally have stats like a pro and really get a good idea of your strengths and weaknesses as a player. The range finder and GPS is spot on and great but my favorite feature is being able to look at all the aspects of your game in one place so you know exactly what kind of golfer you are. For beginners and experienced golfers this app is a must have.
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  • 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
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  • Jul 30, 2020

    By David Westendorf
    On trial period still. Like it so far but when you try to watch training video you have to keep touching screen to keep phone from going to sleep before video ends. Hard to follow along with drill if you have to keep touching screen. Need option to keep screen on whole video is playing. Just assumed when I downloaded this and based on cost there is wear os app with it, but there isn't?!?
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  • 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.
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  • Aug 1, 2020

    By Chris O'Neill
    I want to really like this app. I have the paid premium supscription and really enjoy the layout and user interface however the gps accuracy is horrible and half the time i dont even bother tracking my shots because the gps is showing me in a completely different location. I know this is an app issue and not a phone issue because i have also run other golf apps simultaneously and the other app was spot on while 18 birdies was way off. Get the gps bugs worked out.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  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).
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  • Jul 23, 2020

    By don thompson
    This is one of the best golf apps out there. I use this app every time I golf. It tracks not only the score and other statistics, but it is also great for providing the distance to the hole. I only have one request which would make this app hands down the best; If the app can be tied to smartwatches for GPS tracking. It would may it easier to track the distance to hole as well as shot tracking.
    more
  • 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
    more
  • Jul 25, 2020

    By Connor Sharp
    This app is amazing, you can finally have stats like a pro and really get a good idea of your strengths and weaknesses as a player. The range finder and GPS is spot on and great but my favorite feature is being able to look at all the aspects of your game in one place so you know exactly what kind of golfer you are. For beginners and experienced golfers this app is a must have.
    more
  • Aug 4, 2020

    By Sean Crook
    Best golfer's app out there. So helpful for virtual scorecards and keeper of your statistics. The articles and videos are extremely beneficial. Your handicap will go down by using this app. Self verified by me who used to shoot well over 100 and now in the 90s.
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  • 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.
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  • Jul 29, 2020

    By Horushood 78
    Great app. I just started playing. Not sure if i need the premium version just yet. I thought this app allowed me to keep track of my strokes. I thought i was about to track shot and the pin would say shot 1, shot 2 shot 3 etc. I no longer see it
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  • Aug 6, 2020

    By Trevor McClintock
    Incredibly helpful app. Only complaint is that the tee time booking does not work. I really wish I could take advantage of deals. Can anyone help with this?
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  • Jul 27, 2020

    By Michael Slade
    Great! But only issue i have had with this app is, about 1-2 times a round the app will not refresh my yardage. Even if i close the app and restart it. Can be frustrating when fully relying on yardages regularly.
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  • Jul 31, 2020

    By Leland Hopkins
    I have the app. But I'm not sure what the procedures on how to know how far I hit each club.....1. After hitting driver what are the steps to track distances for each club
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  • 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
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  • 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.
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  • Aug 5, 2020

    By peter mcmahon
    Just downloaded the app after playing with some guys who had it. seemed cool and very detailed however after less than 1 day I keep getting "network unavailable " and nothing on the app is working . Very disappointing.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • Jul 30, 2020

    By David Westendorf
    On trial period still. Like it so far but when you try to watch training video you have to keep touching screen to keep phone from going to sleep before video ends. Hard to follow along with drill if you have to keep touching screen. Need option to keep screen on whole video is playing. Just assumed when I downloaded this and based on cost there is wear os app with it, but there isn't?!?
    more
  • 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.
    more
  • Aug 1, 2020

    By Chris O'Neill
    I want to really like this app. I have the paid premium supscription and really enjoy the layout and user interface however the gps accuracy is horrible and half the time i dont even bother tracking my shots because the gps is showing me in a completely different location. I know this is an app issue and not a phone issue because i have also run other golf apps simultaneously and the other app was spot on while 18 birdies was way off. Get the gps bugs worked out.
    more
  • 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.
    more
  • 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.
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  • Aug 3, 2020

    By Erik Olree
    App is broken cannot even get past the main screen. Keeps saying network unavailable. Very disappointed.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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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  • Snow. Snow. Snow.. No. No. No. Sep 22, 2018

    By JoeyK0619
    Why don’t these apps have someone create digital footprints of these courses? Not everyone lives in Death Valley or Las Vegas. We get snow here, Google Earth and Maps images 99% of the time on our golf courses have snow on them, you can rarely make out its features such as bunkers or even the golf hole your playing sometimes. Golf Logix at least understands this that Google images don’t work all the time for some locations because of geographical features such as half the year with snow on the ground. This app is useless to me.
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