SwingU is the top-performing, free golf GPS rangefinder & scorecard app in the world, with more than 6 million users around the globe!

This is not a "trial" version with "limited functionality" -- it is FREE FOR LIFE and extremely accurate, reliable, and battery-efficient, rivaling any other golf GPS app or expensive golf GPS handheld or watch on the market!


* GPS rangefinder that works on every course in the world with distances to greens and every obstacle on the course

* Digital scorecard that easily tracks your score & putts and automatically advances hole-to-hole

* Free handicap after posting scores for three rounds

* Daily golf instruction tip from our team of top-100 instructors

* Apple Watch integration - get distances and keep score for you and your friends!

* HealthKit features have been included when using the Watch on the course. Track calories burned while you play!


* Reliable and easy to use - one tap and you’re playing

* Constantly improving with new functionality and new technology

* Commitment to user satisfaction with quick, reliable customer service

* Community-built course database: works on every course in the world


Upgrade to SwingU Premium, our AI-powered digital caddie and instruction platform. With additional technology and functionality on-the-course, you can truly own your game through an integrated strokes gained analysis system, SwingU Versus, that tracks and analyzes every facet of your game.

With SwingU Versus, compare your game versus a target handicap, a scratch golfer or a tour pro; and see how you stack up across all five categories on the course: driving, approach shots, chipping and pitching, bunker play and putting.

Each facet of your game will be given a “relative handicap” so you can easily and accurately identify the area of your game that needs the most attention. SwingU’s AI-driven algorithm will assign you a prescriptive drill, focusing you on the game-improvement priority that will lower your handicap and scores FAST!

* SwingU Versus

* “Plays like” yardages

* Shot tracking & "smart" club recommendations using live wind speed & elevation

* "Zoom-in" distances for greens

* Enhanced scorecards & stats with score, putts, driver accuracy, bunker play, and penalty tracking

* Additional on-the-course games with handicap-adjusted scores including Match Play and Stableford

* Exclusive library of 600+ drills and lessons from top-100 teachers including Stan Utley, Gary Gilchrist, Jim Hardy & Chris O’Connell, Jason Sutton and more

* Ad-free in-app experience


Monthly and yearly subscription upgrades are available. Payment for in-app subscriptions will be charged to your iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase. Subscriptions automatically renew unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24 hours before the end of the current period. Account will be charged for renewal within 24 hours prior to the end of the current period. Subscriptions may be managed by you, and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to your iTunes Account Settings after purchase. Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that publication, where applicable.

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

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What’s New

Version 7.4.0

- Games are BACK! We apologize for the inconvenience but games are back in the app exactly how they were prior to removing them.
- We've added a wind direction arrow in that will tell you the direction of the wind while you're on the course. The arrow is relative to the hole layout shown on the screen, and DOES NOT use the internal hardware to determine which way you are facing.
- When saving a round using the Versus scorecard, you will now be directed to the strokes gained analysis for that round.
- We've updated our minimum iOS version to support iOS 14. If you are on an earlier version, please update your iPhone to 14 or later!
- Other bugs and small enhancements.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
82.5K Ratings

82.5K Ratings

[Hand Shake] ,

Potentially Very Good

UPDATE: customer service was very helpful in explaining why my handicap hadn’t changed. I had played on a course with temporary greens (no putting, assume two puts) & other factors that resulted in an unusually low score. The handicap calculation limited my handicap to no more than 5 strokes above that score. I was able to easily exclude that round to get a more reasonable handicap. Problem solved! I’ve changed my rating to 5 stars!
I have just short of 700 rounds played with this app and I continue to use it. Unfortunately, according to the app, for the last two months or so my handicap has not varied by even one tenth of a point. That’s obviously incorrect. I have started using a separate app to calculate my handicap. I generally like the stats from this app but for some reason for “successful scrambles” I get a percentage (which seems correct) and under that it always says “4/5”. By itself that not a big deal, but combined with the erroneous handicap calculation I start wondering about all the other data. Not very confidence inspiring. OTOH, it works very well with my Apple Watch 6 - that’s one reason I keep using the app.

Developer Response ,

So glad to hear that we were able to help you out in understanding your handicap calculations and improving your experience! Thank you for the updated review!

ec jb ,

Quit working on my Apple Watch

I really liked the app and all the funtionality. The overhead satellite shots and distance calculation seems to be second to none. It had a really great interface with my watch, and gave me front middle and back of green distance. Also incredibly easy to enter in scores and know where you are in the round. Recently I found that a local course did not match up with my scorecard. I went on the website to edit the golf course, and they did have the correct information on their website. However, in my app the back nine was incorrect for nearly every hole. Their support got back to me quickly, but something is not right between the scorecard on my app and what they show on the website. For the last three weeks, I have not been able to use my Apple Watch with the app. I work for a company that uses Apple exclusively, and I’m all up-to-date with the latest technology. I’ve gone online and spent half an hour going through mediocre instructions on how to set up the watch. It is all to no avail. It’s very frustrating having to pull out your phone all the time and not be able to use your watch. I am going to try GolfLogix. If the watch functionality works, it has five stars. Without the watch, three stars at best. To be clear, I used this for a year and a half with no problems, then all of a sudden around the beginning of June my watch no longer worked with the app.

Developer Response ,

Thank you for the review and feedback and we would be happy to assist you further if you could please email

Lewisbigtins ,

Swing U Versus

This was a total waste of time and money. All this does is focuses on the distance of each of your shots once your off the box. You say it’s for analysis and for swing u to send you advice on each type of shot you had. First of all it obvious only keeps track of 1 individual game at a time. Therefore if you have a tree sitting right in the middle of the fairway and you have to go over and around it, the app can’t see that and just treats it as a normal shot. There’s no room for analysis, and whatever analysis the app gives you would be counterproductive. Why do bunker shots only matter from 50 yds in? Just because you have to have a different type of swing from inside that distance. Doesn’t really make much sense. Why only cover recovery shots from certain distances? Also I’m at the point where if I miss the green on a chip from inside 50yds, I’m going home. This whole portion of stats are now just useless for me and just takes time for me to plug in. Swing U Versus just takes too long to record. The old way was 10x better. It looks like you guys are trying to be too sexy. Keep it simple, keep it about accuracy and the important factors that make golfers better. Distance is not one of them. If you can’t hit an approach accurately from 100yds you certainly can’t do it from 200yds so why keep track of that? Why would you want to focus on something you already know you need to improve? It’s redundant

Developer Response ,

Thank you for the review and feedback and I apologize if you do not see value in the Versus feature. The point of the feature is to take aspects of your game and try and pin point where you are losing strokes both in a given round and overall to help you lower scores and improve on your overall game. This is not just about distances but about finding areas to work on and get better.

We know that not every user will find this feature beneficial but we offer it for those that want to use SwingU as an improvement tool. If you do not want to enter the Versus data or receive round analysis you can disable Versus in the pre-round settings and return to our normal Premium scorecard where less information is requested and regular stats are kept.

If you have any additional questions about using the app with or without Versus, please let us know,

App Privacy

The developer, Swing by Swing Golf, Inc., indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Used to Track You

The following data may be used to track you across apps and websites owned by other companies:

  • Location
  • Identifiers

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Location
  • Identifiers

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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