The United States Golf Association’s official application for the Rules of Golf. This free app includes the edition of the "Rules of Golf” effective January 1, 2016 and, through an in-app purchase of $1.99, the 2016-2017 edition of the “Decisions on The Rules of Golf.” The InApp purchase does not expire. However, the Rules of Golf covered in the app are valid until January 1, 2019, at which time a new edition will be issued by the USGA. There is not an automatic renewal on January 1, 2019 for existing purchasers.

The Rules of Golf app is for you if you are looking for instant access to the official Rules and Decisions that will allow you to play the game by the Rules and resolve disputes quickly. With this application, you will be able to find important Rules information in seconds, such as:

• When a ball is considered lost.
• Whether or not you can stand out of bounds when making a stroke.
• How to proceed when a ball has landed close to a dangerous situation, like a rattlesnake or a beehive.

If you still have questions on a particular situation, call or email the USGA’s Rules experts directly to receive expert advice. Whether it concerns casual water, loose impediments or line of play, no question is out of bounds.


• The only Rules of Golf app approved by the USGA
• Every Rule, Definition and Decision available in the palm of your hand
• Simple, fast and intuitive navigation
• Convenient word and phrase search functionality

* The USGA is the governing body for the game of golf in the USA and Mexico. The R&A Rules Limited is the governing body for the game of golf in all other jurisdictions. Please contact the appropriate governing body in your jurisdiction with questions regarding the Rules of Golf. *

What's New

Version 5.9

Release Version 5.9

This release includes the following enhancements:

- Added the new Local Rule for modifying the Exception to Rule 6-6d
- Added new Amateur Status Decision 3-2a/21.5

Ratings and Reviews

Rules of Golf


I like having the Rules and Decisions so readily available. The search feature is great.
Hopefully we will have the same availability when the new 2019 versions come out.

Awesome app!


Get to the information really easily.


Wine PHd

I am an avid golfer and very interested in the Rules of Golf. This is excellent, exactly like the rule book. Easy to navigate. Don't know why this says by WinePhd, I am bazooka.


United States Golf Association
43.7 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2013 by the United States Golf Association
In-App Purchases
  1. license to the Decisions on the Rules of Golf $2.79


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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