The R&A’s Official Rules App for the iPhone and iPad offers you the complete package, covering every issue that can arise in a round of golf. From on-course behaviour, through a summary of the fundamental Rules, to the complete Rules of Golf (effective January 2016), you’ll soon find the answer you’re looking for.

The Quick Guide to the Rules will make sure that you know what to do if you find yourself in any of the most frequently-occurring Rules scenarios. Designed for quick and easy reference, the Guide is fully illustrated and contains numerous images, diagrams and video footage.

You’ll also find a guide to the essential Etiquette of the game, in which two-time Open Champion Padraig Harrington explains the rights and wrongs relating to pace of play, care of the course, and consideration for other golf course users.

Should you need more detail, the complete Rules of Golf (effective January 2016), will cover every eventuality, and once you’ve become an expert, you can test yourself with an interactive Rules quiz.

You might just save a couple of strokes…

What’s New

Version 3.5

New splash screen

Ratings and Reviews

3.8 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

deegowfer ,

Text overwriting

I fully anticipate that this will be a full and excellent reference for golfers. However, after installing, the first thing I’ve noticed is that menu items down the left of the screen are overwriting each other. It’s hard to read what each individual menu item is, though following each helps to clarify, as the page headings show what they should be. From doing this I have found that, for example, “Ball in motion deflected or stopped” interferes with (overwrites) the items above and below it. While it is still possible to access each, it is very unclear and confusing. Fix this glitch and I’ll happily give this the remaining two stars.

golf bee ,

Learned loads with this

The quiz is brilliant - I’ve learned a lot by playing a quiz each day

golfer rory m ,

meaningful app for folfers

i love this app.

super useful!

like a teacher


R&A Championship Limited
111.9 MB

Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.


English, Chinese, German, Spanish, Swedish

Age Rating
Rated 4+
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