The Official Rules of Golf

4.3
1.03K reviews
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Content rating
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About this app

The USGA’s official app for the Rules of Golf, which is always kept up to date with the latest Rules content. The following documents are included in this app:

• Player's Edition of the Rules of Golf
• The Full Rules of Golf
• The Official Guide to the Rules of Golf (includes Interpretations, Committee Procedures, Model Local Rules, and the Modified Rules for Players with Disabilities)
• Note – The Player's Edition is a shortened version of the Rules written specifically for golfers. The Full Rules and the Official Guide are designed for referees and tournament administrators, and are available after enabling Expert Mode within the app’s Settings.

App features include:

• Every Rule, Definition and Interpretation available instantly
• Rules videos, FAQs, topic overviews, and quizzes
• Powerful search tool to quickly locate information on any Rules topic
• Simple, fast, and intuitive navigation
• Quick hyperlinking to all definitions, Rule number references, and related Rules documents

Additional resources on the Rules of Golf are available at www.usga.org/Rules.

Have any questions? Feel free to reach out to us anytime at rules@usga.org or 908-326-1850!
Updated on
Jul 28, 2022

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4.3
1.03K reviews
Ralph Currier
March 19, 2021
The biggest drawback to the app is the inability to move the app to the SD card. Many Androids, like mine, have precious little hard drive space available. Useful apps, like the USGA rules, are, unfortunately, the first to be deleted when space is at a premium. A problem that could simply be solved by allowing the app to be moved to the SD card...
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A Google user
March 7, 2019
Not really designed for course use where most if not all rule disputes take place. Good for indoor use. I challenge the developer to field test this app under real time course conditions. Test both novice and seasoned players to resolve a dispute in under a minute. When they can not you may understand the app is useless. In addition, the developer email contact in the app and below redirects me to AT&T support to force me to sign in to browser I don't use. Does not allow zoom function.
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United States Golf Association, USGA
April 24, 2019
4/24/19 Update - Would love to discuss what you see as the issues/shortcomings with our app in more detail. I just tested the email contact feature in the app and it is working as designed - but you can also reach out to us directly by email at RulesApp@usga.org
A Google user
October 6, 2019
The latest update to this app (version .3) has resolved the issue I was having with offline access to the Rules of Golf. I am now rating this app as 5 stars. It is an indispensable reference for anyone who needs on course access to the Rules. It provides complete, well organized and searchable access to the Rules.
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United States Golf Association, USGA
March 7, 2019
Thanks for your comment. Our app was designed with an offline mode built in - basically after you have opened the app once, all of the content of the Rules themselves is downloaded and accessible going forward even without an internet connection. Please feel free to reach out to us at RulesApp@usga.org if this is not working for you.

What's new

Thanks for using the USGA Rules of Golf app! This update includes:
• Minor code updates.
• Push notification fix.
• No noticeable changes to app functionality for user.