18Birdies is the only golf app you need. Accurate GPS and rangefinding, a digital scorecard to keep your friends honest, a side game tracker to do the math for you, an active golf social network to connect with other golfers, tee times, and lots more.
If that’s not enough, we’re the top-rated app in the App Store with over 10,000 reviews and an average rating of 4.9 stars. We’re also the winner of the 2018 Golf Digest Editor’s Choice Award for “Best Swing and Game Analyzer - App”.
We’re stoked to be the best app to help you stay on top of your game and in touch with your golf community. Read on to see all the awesome features you get for free, and the advanced features you get if you go Premium.
TEE TIMES: Book your next round with 18Birdies – over 6,000 courses available nationwide!
GPS+ RANGEFINDER: Find your distance from anywhere on the course.
STATS & ROUND HISTORY: Track your stats in a few taps and view all your past rounds – forever.
SHOT TRACKING: Our most popular feature! Track and get a snapshot of your shots based on distance, shot shape, quality, and power.
SIDE GAMES: Let us do the math and keep track of those side bets. Play Skins, Wolf, Dots, and Points for free!
INSTRUCTIONAL CONTENT: Gain instant access to our full catalog of video lessons from top-tier, certified golf instructors.
STAY CONNECTED: Share rounds with friends and compete with leaderboards.
LOCAL EVENTS & MEMBERSHIPS: Discover and join events in your area.
SWEEPSTAKES: Enter our one-of-a-kind monthly DreamGames sweeps for your chance to win awesome prizes, including trips to play at bucket-list courses and gear from top golf brands.
*Access a 7-day free trial after you download the app
CLUB RECOMMENDATIONS: Get personalized distance and club recommendations for every shot with our Caddy+ feature.
ADVANCED GPS: Get elevation, temperature, humidity and wind data.
ADVANCED STATS: Analyze your golf game with even more charts and custom filters.
PARTNER DISCOUNTS: Unlock exclusive discounts and deals from your favorite golf equipment and apparel brands.
STROKES GAINED: With strokes gained scoring, you can find out where you are losing or gaining strokes against the field – just like the pros!
LIVE WEATHER MAP: Always be prepared. Get a detailed Doppler radar view of the weather at the course and in the surrounding area.
SIDE GAMES: Unlock full access to all of our side games.
GROUP OUTINGS: Host a single or multi-round tournament and compete against your frenemies near and far.
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Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.
TERMS OF SERVICE
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Let's just dive right in, shall we? Get the update and head straight to the Play tab for ALL OF THE NEW THINGS:
–You've been asking for it. A new, sleek and simple scoring experience that requires you to do less to score each hole.
–We've moved things around a bit. Take the tour so you don't miss what's new and improved.
-One-tap access to our Advanced Tools, incl. Add Player, Targets, Club Recommendations, Shot Tracking and more.
Love the updates? Let us and others know by leaving us a review!
Ratings and Reviews
Great app that has shaved strokes off my game
I used to use the free version of this app when I first started golfing about 3 years ago. Since I have gotten better and have started to hone in on my distances with each club, the premium version of this app has helped me shave almost 16 strokes off my game (from 36 to about a 20) and I keep getting better. Yes, the more I golf the better I get but this app definitely assists me out of the course - it’s like having a caddy in your pocket. The distance feature helps me decide which club to hit, the GPS is very accurate and with the ability to see distances to lay-up spots and traps I have gained more confidence. Why spend 200+ dollars on a range finer when this app does that and way more. I like being able to pair up with others in my group for easy scoring, and it cuts down on the amount of cards I need to keep. If you take the time to put in your GIR, fairways hit, birdies, and par goals, it also does a great job of showing you metrics on where you tend to miss. Overall, I am very happy with this purchase and would recommend it to any golfer regardless of handicap. Furthermore, it does not drain my battery like most other apps do (I can sit on 15% battery with the battery saver feature in the phone settings on for just about the entire round).
Good but needs work
I have tested out several GPS apps. I like 18B because of the layout and user interface. It’s clean and provides the type of info and stat tracking I’m looking for. I’m not into the social aspect but if more of my friends had it, maybe I would be. I agree that the shot Tracking system currently in place is essentially unusable and complicated so I choose not to use that feature. I can’t speak about premium features as I only have free version now.
One thing I would like to see added is a list of things like: yards to a dogleg; yards to layup, yards to bunker, yards to front,middle,back of green etc like other apps offer. Sometimes it’s just easier to quickly see the distances already calculated rather than zooming in with my finger to pinpoint the location. If this could be incorporated, it would improve on an already great foundation.
Developer Response ,
Greetings - thank you for your review! Our new app version (v7.9.1) includes basic shot tracking as a default option for every round you play. If you'd like to track every shot (as you did before), simply enable "Strokes Gained Scoring" during round setup.
Regarding your suggestions - these are great ideas! You do have the ability to find yardages to certain landmarks/ targets on a course in the GPS screen by tapping and dragging on the white target circle while the GPS screen is open. For more info, please visit our support website at help.18birdies.com
Let us know how it goes, and if you have any questions/feedback, don't hesitate to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Golf bucks change
Great app for use on every course I have played so far. GPS is usually very accurate and helps with club selection. One thing they changed though is how many golf bucks (currency used in app to enter contests) you get per round played. You use these golf bucks to get scratch cards for 5 per scratch. You used to get 40-50 per round depending on if you played with another 18Birdies user. And another 10 for sharing your round. Now you get five for finishing a round and one to share your round while the scratch cards are still five per ticket. There are options to share your shots or share your score per hole for five GB each but I don’t understand why that gives you more than playing a full round. I get the social aspect they are pushing but that is going the wrong way with it. I don’t understand that change and had to write a review since they respond to each one it seems like. Just looking for clarification on the golf bucks change. It used to be my favorite part of the app and kept me coming back to it but now with that change, golf bucks seem pointless now
Developer Response ,
Greetings TM1821. We totally understand your concern with the change to Golf Bucks and while we are unable to comment further, we want to assure you and all of our other golfers that this a step we are taking to improve Golf Bucks and the DreamGames experience. We appreciate your loyalty and sticking with us as we improve the app. Stay tuned :-)
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- 252.6 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- You must be at least 17 years old to download this app.
- Gambling and Contests
- This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
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- In-App Purchases
- 18Birdies Premium $4.99
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- 18Birdies Premium $9.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.