Golf GPS SwingU 4+

Rangefinder, Stats, Watch app

Swing by Swing Golf, Inc.

Designed for iPad

    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases


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

The SwingU app 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 hazards
• Digital scorecard that easily tracks your score & putts and auto advances hole-to-hole
• Free handicap after posting scores from 3 rounds
• Track your shots and gain insights on how far you hit your clubs
• Tap the flag on any hole and get distances to 5+ tiers of the green
• Daily golf instruction tip from our team of top-100 instructors
• Apple Watch – get distances and keep score for you and your friends
• HealthKit features have been included when using the Watch on the course; e.g. track calories burned

• 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
• The only golfer community-verified course database in the world


Upgrade to SwingU Plus, our AI-powered digital caddie platform with the following:

• “Plays like” yardages using live wind speed & elevation
• Club recommendations based on your club distances, shot tracking, wind speed & elevation
• Green Maps for over 13,000 courses powered by StrackaLine
• Hole insights – your hole stats vs. all SwingU golfers, showing your tendencies for strategic decision making
• Hole notes – record notes / reminders per hole and reference those notes next time you play the course
• Enhanced scorecard & stats – record your score, putts, driver accuracy, bunker play, and penalty tracking and get detailed round summaries revealing strengths and weaknesses
• On-the-course games – handicap-adjusted scoring including Stroke Play, Skins, Stableford, Match Play & Nassau.


Upgrade to SwingU Pro to access our elite golfer game-improvement platform, including the following:

• SwingU Versus, the world’s easiest-to-use strokes gained statistics platform, used by more than 50 active tour players and 100+ active college golfers
• Stats & performance comparison vs. your target handicap (ranging from +6 to 30 handicaps)
• Relative handicap for every facet of the game: driving, approach, short game, bunker play & putting
• Post-round #1 game-improvement priority & prescriptive drill from a top-100 teacher revealing where you should focus your practice time
• Anytime, anywhere access to 600+ lessons or drills from top-100 teachers
• All features of SwingU Plus



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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Despite years of optimizing the app, constant use of GPS running in the background can decrease battery life.

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What’s New

Version 8.0.2

* Green reading maps added to course explorer
* Minor bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
101.4K Ratings

101.4K Ratings

CCrunk ,

Good Phone App, Horrible Watch App

The phone version of the SwingU app is pretty good. It tracks your handicap, it has an intuitive interface to input scores, and is pretty accurate on distances on the course. The club tracking is nice and the stat tracking is really informative on how you have played over several rounds too.

However, my issue with the app is mainly through the Apple Watch version. I’ve played 90 rounds with this app and the watch version FREEZES EVERY SINGLE TIME. I’ve even tried keeping my phone in my pocket while playing too, which is not very comfortable, and it still freezes. Restarting the app when this happens sometimes fixes the issue, but not for long. I even went out and bought the cellular version of the Apple Watch recently because I thought that it might help. No luck. It is very frustrating because I enjoy the phone app itself and get use out of many of the features. I just wish I could use the watch version more on the course and didn’t have to go to my phone after leaving every green to input my scores.

If the developers could figure out how to solve the Apple Watch bugs, this would be a perfect golf app. But for now 3/5.

Developer Response ,

Thank you for the review and feedback regarding the Apple Watch. We would be happy to work with you to improve your experience if you could please email Please keep in mind that currently the watch pulls all information from the phone, so you need to keep it on your person during the round, as we do not take any GPS data from the watch itself.

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

[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!


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