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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Minor bug fixes and enhancements
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.
Great Potential. Support is non existent
I have been using the app for several years. I use it essentially as an electronic scorecard with the added bonus of automatically submitting for my handicap. It is helpful for match situations with built-in net scoring and even has flexible percentages of net strokes. It is also decent at keeping track of statistics, though there are other apps which are more powerful and offer more granularity, like club and putt distances. The thing that is annoying is that my course, which is a top course in the state, does not have the green heat maps. I know they exist because other apps offer them. I have emailed the developer on several occasions and only get the message "you have already submitted this request," with no path forward. Additionally, the app occasionally has a bug which does not allow proper score input, and reverts to the keyboard instead of the numerical pad input which gives an error in advancing to the next hole. Lastly, the Apple Watch integration has promise, but crashes too many times to be useful.
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- United States Golf Association
- 192.3 MB
- Requires iOS 14.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 14.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 14.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip or later.
- Apple Watch
- Requires watchOS 4.0 or later.
- Apple Vision
- Requires visionOS 1.0 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