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

Have any questions? Feel free to reach out to us anytime at or 908-326-1850!

What’s New

Version 6.5

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.

Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

Buzz Bomb Billy ,

Comment on USGA Rules app

I’m an avid and committed golfer who regularly attends rules workshops and seminars. The RandA and USGA along with the JRC have it right!! Make the rules easier to understand and follow for every golfer. I look forward to the updated app in late 2018 or early 2019.

ottgolfer ,

App Won'tDownload

Unfortunately, this app, unlike the 2018 Rules of Golf app, will not download on my iPad. The icon appears, as if the app has fully downloaded. However, when I try to open it, all I get is a message noting "Downloading the latest Rules of Golf updates,".but nothing actually downloads. Oh yes, I receive another message saying that I have no internet connection, which is wrong, since I have a good connection, which was more than sufficient to fully download the 2018 Rules of Golf app.

Lynger67 ,

Rules of Golf

I like having the Rules and Decisions so readily available. The search feature is great.
Hopefully we will have the same availability when the new 2019 versions come out.

App Privacy

The developer, United States Golf Association, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer's privacy policy.

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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