Golf Pad: Golf GPS & Scorecard

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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. 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 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
*Live Score Tile for your watch with real-time score updates at a glance
***Launch Golf Pad directly from your watch face: adding the Golf Pad app complication to your watch face allows you to launch Golf Pad with a single tap!

Playing in or organizing a golf tournament? 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! 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

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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!

★★★★★ 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
Apr 21, 2024

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
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This app may collect these data types
Location, Personal info and 3 others
Data is encrypted in transit
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Ratings and reviews

32.3K reviews
Mark McQueen
April 20, 2024
I have used Golf Pad for over 5 yrs and have loved it. I actually have a lifetime premium subscription. I recently bought a Wear 6 smartwatch and I've been quite frustrated with how the watch doesn't sync distances at the same rate as my phone does during the round and I have to keep opening the app on my watch. I've tried to use the watch at least 4 rounds and I may get a distance on the tee box maybe 5 of the 18 holes and once I leave the tee box, I can only count my strokes. Watch needs work
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Golf Pad GPS
April 21, 2024
Hey Mark, please send an email to They will work through this with you and get you up and running asap as this is not a known issue.
Adam Estep
April 3, 2024
The app is ok. It's solid for the most part. Good information. Ok UI. The real issue for me is the scoring on the watch. You have to hit a button for every single shot. It used to be you put in the score at the end. Put in total, putts, and penalties. Now it's way less convenient. You either teach each shot as you go or you stand there on the green at the end hitting "track" then "shot" or "putt". It's just cumbersome. Go back to the old way please. Edit: shot tracking is off
9 people found this review helpful
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Golf Pad GPS
April 3, 2024
Hi Adam, you can turn off shot tracking and go back to the manual entry!
Jonathan Reyes
April 3, 2024
I've been using Golf Pad for a few years now. The customer service is the reason I added an additional star. I usually receive quick responses as well as course mapping within 48 hours. The only downside is the calculation used to get the actual distance to the green. i.e, 145 yds to the hole, wind blowing against me at 20 mph and it shows that the real distance is now 140 yds.. The initial distance is very accurate, not so much the elevation, temperature, and wind factor.
10 people found this review helpful
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Golf Pad GPS
April 4, 2024
That's super interesting and something we have not heard. Can you please send that information to and they can look into it. Out plays-like distances have been spot on and we would like to resolve this for you!

What's new

Fixed playing handicap calculation for UK