This is the official mobile app of the Golf Handicap Information Network (GHIN), a service offered by the USGA to golf associations worldwide.
Key features include:
• Score Posting (Total Score, Hole-by-Hole Score and Hole-by-Hole Score with Stats)
• Stat Tracking (Number of Putts, Approach Shot Accuracy and Driving Accuracy)
• Course Maps & GPS
• Enhanced GPS Features (Putt Break Map, Approach Shot Heat Map, Shot Tracking)
• Games & Group Score Keeping
• Apple Watch integration
• Golfer Lookup
• Handicap Calculator
Note: Use of this app is only for golfers of a club using the GHIN services exclusively through their golf association.
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Thanks for using the GHIN App! In this release, we made updates that will enable you to continue to access some features of the app when you have an inactive membership.
Ratings and Reviews
I have a soft cap on my handicap. I believe it is a result of one great round I played at my home course in August. That dropped my index way down. It’s a little disappointing that my index is being constricted because of that. You know it is possible to have one good day on the links in an entire year. Especially if you were a very good golfer at one point in your life. It’s still in there. I just can’t get it to come out nearly as often as I would like. Quite honestly, it’s embarrassing ring the index I am. But it’s what I am. I’m getting older. Can’t hit it as far or as straight. My body doesn’t always cooperate. Can’t practice as much as I would like because of my back. Wish the system could take everything into consideration.
Phone App Great - Watch, not so much
The app for the phone is amazing. I love that it keeps handicap, has enhanced GPS, has heat and putt maps, stat tracking, handicap calculator, etc…. One major flaw is that with the Apple Watch, the GPS still uses yardage from your phone. So, sorry for you if it’s cart path only. Sorry if your partner drops you and takes the cart. The watch app is also constantly closing on your wrist, so, reopening and having to allow it to calibrate again is annoying. GHIN needs to take a note from Hole19 and GolfShot and allow the watch app to utilize the watch GPS on GPS mode only, this way, your watch shows accurate yardage. I find that the biggest difference is the other apps allow Apple Watch with GPS to use the watches GPS and stay open for the full round (phone or not) by utilizing the health app. I use the phone for approaches and around the greens (mainly when we are driving to an approach shot and/or parking to walk to putt and wanting to see the green slopes), then I leave my phone in the cart and I use GolfShot for my watch GPS.
Enjoy the app, though only use for keeping score and then post-round posting. Agree with other comments that it’s a nuisance having to re-click “GHIN” to have it reappear on the face after lowering hand. Biggest gripe, though, is that the user should be able to change face element colors—such as to white background with dark lettering. That, or make the hole being played white lettering (or some other higher contrast color, such as bright yellow). Right now “Hole” appears as gray on a black background in a smaller font size. In bright daylight, this is VERY difficult to clearly see—particularly if one is older and needs “readers” (that I don’t wear while playing golf).
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- United States Golf Association
- 198.5 MB
- Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 11.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip or later.
- Age Rating
- This app may use your location even when it isn’t open, which can decrease battery life.
- GHIN Mobile is powered by the Golf Handicap and Information Network © Copyright 2022. All rights reserved.
- In-App Purchases
- Upgrade to GHIN Enhanced GPS $49.99