The R&A’s Official Rules App for the iPhone and iPad offers you the complete package, covering every issue that can arise in a round of golf. From on-course behaviour, through a summary of the fundamental Rules, to the complete Rules of Golf (effective January 2016), you’ll soon find the answer you’re looking for.

The Quick Guide to the Rules will make sure that you know what to do if you find yourself in any of the most frequently-occurring Rules scenarios. Designed for quick and easy reference, the Guide is fully illustrated and contains numerous images, diagrams and video footage.

You’ll also find a guide to the essential Etiquette of the game, in which two-time Open Champion Padraig Harrington explains the rights and wrongs relating to pace of play, care of the course, and consideration for other golf course users.

Should you need more detail, the complete Rules of Golf (effective January 2016), will cover every eventuality, and once you’ve become an expert, you can test yourself with an interactive Rules quiz.

You might just save a couple of strokes…

What's New

Version 3.2.1

Major update to include content localisation for Swedish.
To view the app in your local language, update your device settings to your preferred language.

Ratings and Reviews

meaningful app for folfers

golfer rory m

i love this app.

super useful!

like a teacher

Excellent, easy to use app - a must for any keen golfer


Never thought i would use the word 'awesome' to describe the rules of golf, but for a topic that is usually quite boring (be honest), this app has actually made me look into a few more rules, instead of just sitting on the book shelf gathering dust.

I like the way they have laid out the navigation - very intuitive - and the related images that help you visualise the rule on the course are a handy feature.

Should hopefully keep you up to date with the new rules as they come out as well.

Totally Awesome


I downloaded the USGA app a long time ago and quickly deleted it as it was very poor.

This app is just amazing, really easy to use, looks great on both iPhone and iPad, the videos are really informative and it's full of things I can use on the course, or to resolve disputes in the bar afterwards - of which there are many.

Well done R&A, this is great, am using the Open app too and that is are leading the way in terms golf apps in my opinion...


R&A Championship Limited
87.8 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
English, Chinese, German, Norwegian Bokmål, Spanish, Swedish
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© R&A Rules Limited


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