Golf GPS & Scorecard by SwingU

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About this app

SwingU is the top-performing, free golf GPS rangefinder & scorecard app in the world, with more than 6 million users around the globe!

The SwingU app is FREE FOR LIFE and extremely accurate, reliable, and battery-efficient – rivaling any other golf GPS app or expensive golf GPS handheld or watch on the market!

• GPS rangefinder that works on every course in the world with distances to greens and hazards
• Digital scorecard that easily tracks your score & putts and auto advances hole-to-hole
• Free handicap after posting scores from 3 rounds
• Track your shots and gain insights on how far you hit your clubs
• Tap the flag on any hole and get distances to 5+ tiers of the green
• Daily golf instruction tip from our team of top-100 instructors
• Apple Watch – get distances and keep score for you and your friends
• HealthKit features have been included when using the Watch on the course; e.g. track calories burned

• Reliable and easy to use – one tap and you’re playing
• Constantly improving with new functionality and new technology
• Commitment to user satisfaction with quick, reliable customer service
• The only golfer community-verified course database in the world


Upgrade to SwingU Plus, our AI-powered digital caddie platform with the following:

• “Plays like” yardages using live wind speed & elevation
• Club recommendations based on your club distances, shot tracking, wind speed & elevation
• Hole insights – your hole stats vs. all SwingU golfers, showing your tendencies for strategic decision making
• Hole notes – record notes / reminders per hole and reference those notes next time you play the course
• Enhanced scorecard & stats – record your score, putts, driver accuracy, bunker play, and penalty tracking and get detailed round summaries revealing strengths and weaknesses
• On-the-course games – handicap-adjusted scoring including Stroke Play, Skins, Stableford, Match Play & Nassau.


Upgrade to SwingU Premium to access our elite golfer game-improvement platform, including the following:

• SwingU Versus, the world’s easiest-to-use strokes gained statistics platform, used by more than 50 active tour players and 100+ active college golfers
• Green Maps for over 13,000 courses powered by StrackaLine
• Stats & performance comparison vs. your target handicap (ranging from +6 to 30 handicaps)
• Relative handicap for every facet of the game: driving, approach, short game, bunker play & putting
• Post-round #1 game-improvement priority & prescriptive drill from a top-100 teacher revealing where you should focus your practice time
• Anytime, anywhere access to 600+ lessons or drills from top-100 teachers
• All features of SwingU Plus



Monthly and yearly subscription upgrades are available. Payment for in-app subscriptions will be charged to your iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase. Subscriptions automatically renew unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24 hours before the end of the current period. Account will be charged for renewal within 24 hours prior to the end of the current period. Subscriptions may be managed by you, and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to your iTunes Account Settings after purchase. Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that publication, where applicable.

As a registered user, you'll be subscribed to the world’s top golf daily newsletter which includes promotions from our partners. You can 1-click unsubscribe at any time.

Despite years of optimizing the app, constant use of GPS running in the background can decrease battery life.

Full terms and the EULA are available at:
Updated on
Jul 29, 2022

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.
This app may share these data types with third parties
App info and performance and Device or other IDs
No data collected
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Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted
48.4K reviews
jimmy tyndall
July 29, 2022
I love every feature this app has to offer. As accurate as any high end range finder. Just running the free standard app delivers pin point accuracy. You can't go wrong installing this app. I've used Swing U in North Carolina , South Carolina, Florida and Alabama. They list so many golf courses. The satellite images are crystal clear. Touch anywhere on the screen to know the distance to any particular point. This app is definitely worth having and using.
3 people found this review helpful
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Swing by Swing Golf, Inc.
August 1, 2022
Thank you so much, Jimmy, for the great review! Happy to hear that the app has been by your side on all the courses you play!
Kevin Sar
August 2, 2022
Solid app, ive used it for years. All my friends have an account too but what we wish is that we'd be able to sync scorecards when we play with each other so only one of us needs to keep score. We have each other as friends with email addresses but they don't sync which is annoying. Otherwise solid app.
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Swing by Swing Golf, Inc.
August 4, 2022
Thank you for the review and feedback, Kevin, and we have been having discussions regarding this feature request so please stay tuned for future updates to the app. If there is anything else you would like to see in the app to improve your experience, please let us know,
Josh Lacey
June 11, 2022
App has worked great while I'm on the course, though the insights/notes are slow to load at times. Been having a lot of issues saving my rounds this year which is very frustrating. I shouldn't have to attempt to save my round 30 times over a half hour and still have no success. Last round I waited a couple hours and it eventually saved, but frustrating when you want to review your performance while the round is fresh.
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Swing by Swing Golf, Inc.
June 13, 2022
Thank you for the review and feedback, Josh, and you should be able to save the round to your account as long as you have an active internet connection through either data or WiFi. If that is not the case please email so we can review this further.

What's new

*Minor bug fixes