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Golfing if one of the most popular sports in the world. It’s easy to pick up and play, but difficult to master and it’s one of the few sports you can play well into your golden years. It’s a great activity to play with friends when the weather is nice. You’ll likely be taking your smartphone with you, so why not make it work for you? Here are the best golf apps, golf GPS apps, and golf range finder apps for Android!


18Birdies

Price: Free / $4.99 per month / $49.99 per year
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18Birdies is one of the newer golf apps. It has a ton of features for golfers. They include a golf course GPS function, scorecard, stats from your prior games, leaderboards, and more. It even keeps track of friendly wagers. The free version includes all of the above features. There is also a subscription version for $4.99 per month. That includes more advanced stats, more advanced GPS, and some other features. The subscription version may not be the best idea for hobbyist golfers. However, the free version is still rather good.
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Golf GPS Rangefinder

Price: Free / $19.99 per year
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Golf GPS Rangefinder is one of the unique golf apps. It features support for over 40,000 golf courses and that's impressive. Some other features include aerial maps, scorecards, a one-tap shot tracker, leaderboards, stats about your previous games, and even support for Android Wear and Samsung Gear smartwatches. There is a subscription option for $19.99 per year that adds more features. Additionally, the developers have hardware devices that sync with this app. The subscription and hardware stuff is optional, though.
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Hole19

Price: Free / $7.49 per month / $49.99 per year
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Hole19 is one of the newer golf apps. It has a bunch of features, including a GPS rangefinder, digital scorecard, performance tracking, and more. It supports over 40,000 golf courses and even a ratings guide. The premium subscription features distance tracking, better stats, auto-change holes, and Android Wear support. The monthly charge is $7.49 per month or $49.99 per year. It's not bad for hobbyists who frequently golf. However, a subscription cost isn't recommended for those who only golf occasionally.
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Hole19

mScorecard

Price: Free
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mScorecard is one of the few really good free golf apps. It's basically a scorecard app. It keeps track of things like your score, strokes, fairway hits, sand saves, penalties, and other golf scoring stuff. The app also keeps record of game histories, handicap, stats, and game wagers. It does have a couple of GPS features, but that's not why you get an app like this one. We haven't found many scorecard golf apps that work as well as this one does. It also doesn't have any advertisements that we could find.
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mScorecard

theScore

Price: Free
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theScore is one of the few really good sports news apps. It covers a variety of sports, including football, baseball, basketball, hockey, and also golf. That includes the PGA, LGPA, Ryder Cup, European Tour, and many others. The app is experiencing some update pains at the time of this writing. However, it's generally a really good experience. It's also a good idea for those who enjoy golf and other sports as well. theScore is a free app with advertising.
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theScore


Skydroid

Price: $1.99 / $2.99
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Skydroid is another all-in-one golf app. It has a lot of the features that we've discussed with other apps before. That includes a GPS tracker that gauges distances to the green, water traps, bunkers, trees, and target points. It also features free course downloads, shot tracking, a tee-time booking service, and a few other fun features. It boasts a library of over 30,000 courses. The app costs $1.99 up front with some in-app purchases that range up to $2.99. There is no subscription service with this one.
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SwingxSwing Golf GPS

Price: Free / $4.99 per month / $19.99 per year
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SwingxSwing is another one of the all-in-one golf apps. It boasts features for GPS, score keeping, and more. The free version of the app includes a GPS rangefinder, digital scorecards, handicap scores, tee-time booking via TeeOff, and support for Apple Watch and Android Wear. There is an optional subscription to Looper for some additional features, including a virtual caddie, better weather stats, club tracking, and more. The free version is good enough for enthusiasts while the subscription version is actually not half bad for those who take the game a little more seriously.
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SwingxSwing Golf GPS

Yahoo Sports

Price: Free
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Yahoo isn't doing so great these days, but their sports news app is actually pretty fantastic. It features scores, stats, news, and highlights from most major sports, including football, baseball, basketball, hockey, and of course golf. The app works fine on its own. Those who create accounts get a few extra features but nothing serious. It's a good, solid app for sports fans and golf fans who like other sports as well. Otherwise, the app is entirely free with advertising.
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Yahoo Sports

YouTube

Price: Free / $9.99 per month
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YouTube is an excellent app for most things and that includes golf. The video service has tons of golf content. You can find highlights, tutorials, opinion videos, instructional videos, and all kinds of other stuff. Many official organizations have YouTube channels with tons of little video clips and commentary as well. Of course, you probably already know this. Everybody knows YouTube. In any case, the app is free with ads. You can also pay $9.99 per month for YouTube Red to remove ads, enable background play, and other features.
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YouTube

Various official golf apps

Price: Free (usually)
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Golf is a rich sport with many leagues, tournaments, and other events over the course of any given year. As it turns out, there are a ton of official golf apps out there. The PGA and LPGA have official apps do some tournaments like the Masters Tournament. These apps usually have scores, updates, news, highlights, and other such information. Some of them are for temporary use, like the Masters Tournament app, but they're actually fairly good at what they do.
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Various official golf apps

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