Golf GPS & Scorecard by SwingU

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48.9K reviews
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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.

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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
Jan 25, 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.
This app may share these data types with third parties
App info and performance and Device or other IDs
This app may collect these data types
Personal info
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted
48.9K reviews
Hadrian Kim
August 26, 2022
Working well now as before. Have used this now for years. It's been deoendable, but for the first time I get an error that it cannot save the round. "please try again in a couple minutes". Very frustrating and have had to screen shot whole games in the meantime. Maybe leaving after a long time of use.
21 people found this review helpful
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Swing by Swing Golf, Inc.
August 30, 2022
Thank you for the updated review and if you have any further questions, please let us know,
David Wittmers
November 18, 2022
Soon as you get used to the interface it is very useful. I love the real time birds eye view to look at intermittent distances between you and the green (i.e. bunker). Havnt tried the premiums, but free is great. The shot tracker works well but I wish you could quickly erase previous shot data without having to delete clubs. Could use friend interactive features. Trying out samsung watch tomorrow with the app. If it works well enough that I dont need to pull my phone out in the rain, five stars
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Swing by Swing Golf, Inc.
November 21, 2022
Thank you for the review and feedback, David, and you should be able to delete individual shots from the Clubs page without deleting an entire club. If you have further questions or need assistance please email
A Google user
September 29, 2018
I gave the app a high rating when I first got it because I really liked the features. I have since upgraded and now the GPS no longer works while I'm playing. Sometimes it will start working on a few holes, but the distances are way too long. Almost as if it is combining two holes, i.e., 800 yards, etc. The only advice I get is to reset my phones GPS. I'm not sure how to do that. I have tried opening maps, but that doesn't help. I have a Samsung Galaxy S7. Any help would be appreciated. It's only a score keeping app at this point.
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Swing by Swing Golf, Inc.
October 1, 2018
I apologize for the issues you are having with the app, and we certainly want to work with you to improve your overall experience. If you could please email with the operating system you have, as well as the app version you are running, and the course that you played, so we can review and resolve these issues.

What's new

*Minor bug fixes