Golf GPS Rangefinder: Golf Pad

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About this app

Free golf GPS rangefinder, scorecard and shot tracker. Easy to use. Tap to measure distance to any point on the course. Satellite views with aerial flyover of every hole on any of over 40,000+ worldwide course. Conforms to tournament rules. Optimized to save battery life. No registration required to start playing.

Optional: track your game automatically with Golf Pad TAGS! Know the distance of every shot. Get actionable insights like shot dispersion, strokes gained and course strategy. Available at

Just need a fast, free golf gps rangefinder and scoring app? Download Golf Pad GPS, it works with or without TAGS.

Many features that cost money in competitor golf gps apps are included free in Golf Pad GPS. Like instant distance to front/middle/back of the green, detailed scoring for up to 4 golfers, aerial maps with flyovers, tee-to-green shot & club tracking, and more. This is not a trial or a demo. Play as many courses as often as you like, anywhere in the world. It's FREE.

Get extended statistics, smartwatch sync and handicap scoring with Golf Pad Premium. Golf Pad works with Wear OS and Samsung Gear watches, including custom tile and complication to make navigation easier.

Free feature highlights:

* Free golf GPS rangefinder. Instant distance to middle/front/back of the green, or any point on course
* Free PGA-quality scorecard for 1-4 golfers. Track strokes, putts, penalties, sand and fairways for every player
* One-tap shot tracker . Easily record positions and clubs, measure length of your shots. Use it for drives or for every shot from tee to green. Review shots on the map and share with friends
* Free aerial map. Tap to measure golf gps distance to bunkers, water or any other point on golf course
* See rangefinder distances right on your screen, without unlocking the phone
* Keep full playing history. Review and edit scores or add notes for past golf rounds at any time
* Conforms to USGA tournament play rules with Regulation Mode
* Track your progress with detailed statistics, including scoring, putts, accuracy, penalties, fairways, sand, GIR and distance walked
* Play with your friends with group rounds and online Live Leaderboards
* Improve your game with the revolutionary Strokes Gained shot-by-shot analysis.
* Share rounds on Twitter, Facebook, email, or any other way you like. Your friends will see the scorecard, notes and shots map as you play or after the round
* GPS rangefinder supports meters or yards

Playing in or organizing a golf tournament? Please check our 100% free golf tournament software, Golf Pad Events. Whether it's a small friends outing or a club event with up to 100 golfers, Golf Pad Events makes it easy! It provides fully custom event website, golfer registration, all popular scoring formats, automatic scheduling, flights, printed materials, payouts calculation and real-time scoring with the Golf Pad app. Learn more at

Always Evolving

We listen to our users and consistently add new features to make Golf Pad GPS even better. If you have a feature request, a question or need help, see We’re happy to help!

Join over 3,000,000 golfers who use Golf Pad GPS rangefinder & scorecard over SkyDroid, Free Caddie, GolfShot, GameGolf, Arccos, SwingU, 18 birdies, TeeOff, SkyCaddie, GolfLogix, GolfNow, Golf Genius and other golf gps navigator apps. Over 10 million rounds played and counting. Learn more at

Check out our reviews. Golfers LOVE this free golf GPS and scoring app!

★★★★★ Great app!
I've been using this app for a few years now and have never had a problem with it. The accuracy compared with a range finder is spot on. I've played 27 holes using this and still had plenty of battery power left. Great app!
- Tim Williams
Updated on
Sep 29, 2023

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
No data shared with third parties
Learn more about how developers declare sharing
This app may collect these data types
Location, Personal info and 3 others
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted

Ratings and reviews

31.1K reviews
Curt Bonnem
August 12, 2023
Been using with the Tags for 4+ years now. Way better deal than Arccos or Garmin. The tags make it super easy to track shots/distances/scoring. The GPS is very accurate when compared to a shot scope. If you use it for long, the club distances are very accurate. I love being able to look back at a round on the map. Stats tracking is very helpful. The only reason I gave it 4 stars and not 5... Would be amazing if it had greens maps and Strokes Gained against different handicaps.
14 people found this review helpful
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Lorne Solis
May 4, 2023
I have been using the app for the past five years and have tried out quite a few others during that time and none of the others can compare with the amount of features (scoring, games, statistics, etc.) available on this app and how well they work. If there is ever any issue (and I have only encountered one major issue so far), tech support responds very quickly and stays with you until the issue has been resolved.
31 people found this review helpful
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Ryan Brooks
May 14, 2023
I've used this app prolly a good 5 to 6 years. I am a pro membership and it's a great one that will allow areial view of the course and look at all the hazards and freely see distances from where you are at. It's very useful and seems most simple to utilize. Downsides are as follows; handicap holes are hard to know (app automatically calculates your handicap). Statistics are sub-par, I've seen really nice stats from 18 birdies but I don't like the whole cluttered visuals on 18 birdies.
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What's new

Minor fixes and performance improvements