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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Don’t see your course in our database, want to learn more about our features, or just want to share your feedback? We love hearing from you, so go ahead and shoot us an email at – and we’ll get back to you pronto.

In addition to our free app, we offer two types of Premium membership: Monthly and Annual. Monthly & Annual memberships include a 7-day free trial. All subscriptions and payments are offered via in-app purchase and will be charged to your iTunes account as soon as we confirm the purchase. All subscriptions auto-renew, unless turned off at least 24 hours before the end of your selected subscription duration. Your account will be charged for renewal within 24 hours prior to the end of the current period, depending on the option you have selected. All subscriptions can be managed through the App Store. Note: If you upgrade to Premium before the end of your free trial, any unused portion of the trial will be forfeited. For more information, please review the 18Birdies Privacy Policy and Terms and Conditions below.

Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.



What’s New

Version 8.23

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Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
13.3K Ratings

13.3K Ratings

Gdell1021 ,

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

Let us know how it goes, and if you have any questions/feedback, don't hesitate to reach out to us at

TM1821 ,

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 :-)

Scotted12 ,

Good but could be a whole lot better

The major problem with the app is when using the Apple Watch. Yardages are not consistent. Example; I could be standing on a par 3 tee box and look for yardage say 140 yds. The next time I raise my wrist it displays 709 yds. And it doesn’t change til I move 10-20 yds away. These yardage discrepancies could happen anywhere and almost always every time that I use the watch a 2nd 3rd 4th time. As I stated this is only with the Apple Watch. When I use the phone yardage is always correct. This is quite annoying and does nothing to speed up play. I am currently in touch with someone from support and watch is configured as the app directs. I have deleted and reinstalled the app on both the watch and iPhone and has not improved and phone and watch os are up to date. The other thing is with support he claims that I am not responding to his emails, which I am, so there is delays in him responding to my questions. I don’t know whether there is a problem with your email system. I will follow up with another review when and If they can get it working.

Developer Response ,

Hello Scott - Thank you for your review and apologies for any difficulties you've had with our watch app. Please be advised that you should keep the 18Birdies app on your phone active within ~15 yards of your watch for optimal performance. This cuts down on the need for your watch to switch between its Bluetooth & cellular connection with your phone. This can be especially pronounced on courses with worse reception. For more information, please see Apple's guide here: Furthermore, we usually respond within 24 hours to questions or feedback. If you experience any delays in our responses, please check your email account's spam folder. It could accidentally be filtering out some of our support team's responses to you. As always, please don't hesitate to reach back out to us at Thank you for using 18Birdies. We're always looking to improve the golf experience.


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Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



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