** Winner of the 2018 Golf Digest Editor’s Choice Award – “Best Swing and Game Analyzer - App” **

18Birdies is your one-stop shop for all things golf.

Our FREE app offers you a complete set of features to keep you at the top of your golf game on and off the course. Feast your eyes on the full list below.


Just added!
- STROKES GAINED: Want pro-level stats? You got ‘em! Try out our new strokes gained scoring system today

- GPS+ RANGEFINDER: Find your distance from anywhere on the course
- DIGITAL SCORECARD: No more paper scorecards to keep track of
- STATS & ROUND HISTORY: Track your stats in a few taps and view all your past rounds
- APPLE WATCH APP: Get distances, keep score and track stats right from your wrist
- CADDY+ CLUB RECOMMENDATIONS: Personalized distance and club recommendations for every shot
- CADDY+ SHOT TRACKING & HISTORY: Track and view your shots based on distance, shot shape, quality and power
- REWARD YOURSELF: Earn chances to win trips and prizes just for playing golf
- SIDE GAMES: Let us do the math. Play Skins, Wolf, Dots and Points for free!
- QUALITY GOLF CONTENT: Stay up-to-date with the latest golf instruction, news, entertainment and more from the most trusted sources in golf
- STAY CONNECTED: Share your rounds with friends and compete on leaderboards
- LOCAL EVENTS & MEMBERSHIPS: Discover events and memberships in your area to join!


Try Premium for FREE today to take advantage of:

- PARTNER DISCOUNTS: Unlock exclusive discounts and deals to see how much money a membership can save you
- ADVANCED GPS: Get elevation, temperature, humidity and wind data
- PREMIUM LESSON PLANS: Gain instant access to our full catalog of Premium video lessons, taught by top-tier golf instructors
- LIVE WEATHER MAP: Get a detailed doppler radar view of the weather at the course and surrounding area
- ADVANCED STATS: Analyze your golf game with new charts and custom filters
- SIDE GAMES: Unlock full access to our growing library of side games
- GROUP OUTINGS: Host a single or multi-round tournament on one course or virtually on any course in the 18Birdies database
- 18BIRDIES DISCOUNTS: Receive special discounts on purchases through 18Birdies


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In addition to our free app, we offer 2 types of Premium Membership: Monthly and Annual. Monthly membership costs $4.99, and includes a free trial of 7 days. Annual membership costs $44.99, and includes a free 30 day trial. All subscriptions & payments are offered via in-app purchase, and will be made through your iTunes account. Subscriptions are auto-renewing, and you will be charged automatically within 24 hours prior to the end of the current period. You can manage your membership from your App Settings screen within 18Birdies. No cancellation of the current membership is allowed during an active membership period. Any unused portion of a free trial period will be forfeited when you purchase a membership.

Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.



What's New

Version 7.5.0

-Strokes Gained Scoring: We’ve just launched a new scoring mode for strokes gained! Record each of your shots to uncover in-depth stats on your game. Classic scoring is still available.
-Apple Watch Update: Use strokes gained scoring right from your watch!
-Scoring Page Update: Full redesign of our scoring page. We’ve brought GPS front and center while making other features such as side games and targets easier to access and see on one page.
-Bug fixes and usability improvements

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5

6.3K Ratings
6.3K Ratings

Golf bucks change


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

Developer Response

Greetings TM1821. We totally understand your concern with the change to Golf Bucks and while we are unable to comment further, we want to assure you and all of our other golfers that this a step we are taking to improve Golf Bucks and the DreamGames experience. We appreciate your loyalty and sticking with us as we improve the app. Stay tuned :-)

Shot Tracker


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.

App Heading in the Wrong Direction


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


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182 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
You must be at least 17 years old to download this app.
Gambling and Contests
This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
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