18Birdies is the only golf app you need. Accurate GPS and rangefinding, a digital scorecard to keep your friends honest, a side game tracker to do the math for you, an active golf social network to connect with other golfers, tee times, and lots more.
If that’s not enough, we’re the top-rated app in the App Store with over 10,000 reviews and an average rating of 4.9 stars. We’re also the winner of the 2018 Golf Digest Editor’s Choice Award for “Best Swing and Game Analyzer - App”.
We’re stoked to be the best app to help you stay on top of your game and in touch with your golf community. Read on to see all the awesome features you get for free, and the advanced features you get if you go Premium.
TEE TIMES: Book your next round with 18Birdies – over 6,000 courses available nationwide!
GPS+ RANGEFINDER: Find your distance from anywhere on the course.
STATS & ROUND HISTORY: Track your stats in a few taps and view all your past rounds – forever.
SHOT TRACKING: Our most popular feature! Track and get a snapshot of your shots based on distance, shot shape, quality, and power.
SIDE GAMES: Let us do the math and keep track of those side bets. Play Skins, Wolf, Dots, and Points for free!
INSTRUCTIONAL CONTENT: Gain instant access to our full catalog of video lessons from top-tier, certified golf instructors.
STAY CONNECTED: Share rounds with friends and compete with leaderboards.
LOCAL EVENTS & MEMBERSHIPS: Discover and join events in your area.
SWEEPSTAKES: Enter our one-of-a-kind monthly DreamGames sweeps for your chance to win awesome prizes, including trips to play at bucket-list courses and gear from top golf brands.
*Access a 7-day free trial after you download the app
CLUB RECOMMENDATIONS: Get personalized distance and club recommendations for every shot with our Caddy+ feature.
ADVANCED GPS: Get elevation, temperature, humidity and wind data.
ADVANCED STATS: Analyze your golf game with even more charts and custom filters.
PARTNER DISCOUNTS: Unlock exclusive discounts and deals from your favorite golf equipment and apparel brands.
STROKES GAINED: With strokes gained scoring, you can find out where you are losing or gaining strokes against the field – just like the pros!
LIVE WEATHER MAP: Always be prepared. Get a detailed Doppler radar view of the weather at the course and in the surrounding area.
SIDE GAMES: Unlock full access to all of our side games.
GROUP OUTINGS: Host a single or multi-round tournament and compete against your frenemies near and far.
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Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.
TERMS OF SERVICE
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Fixes performance issues in 8.17
Ratings and Reviews
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 :-)
Good but could be a whole lot better
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.
Developer Response ,
Hello Scott - Thank you for your review and apologies for any difficulties you've had with our watch app. Please be advised that you should keep the 18Birdies app on your phone active within ~15 yards of your watch for optimal performance. This cuts down on the need for your watch to switch between its Bluetooth & cellular connection with your phone. This can be especially pronounced on courses with worse reception. For more information, please see Apple's guide here: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204562. Furthermore, we usually respond within 24 hours to questions or feedback. If you experience any delays in our responses, please check your email account's spam folder. It could accidentally be filtering out some of our support team's responses to you. As always, please don't hesitate to reach back out to us at email@example.com. Thank you for using 18Birdies. We're always looking to improve the golf experience.
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.
Developer Response ,
Greetings jjsand1788, we appreciate your feedback and want to assure you that the recent changes to the GPS screen and tracking are part of the first phase of an overall plan to make the app more awesome and easier to use. This is also the same with GolfBucks, as we are using customer feedback to make this program even better. Regarding the elevation changes, you are correct that there are some occasions where the elevation readings can be affected by cell reception and the mappings of golf courses. Have you experienced this at multiple courses or just one? Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for further assistance and so we can take a look at the courses.
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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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With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.