The Official Rules of Golf 4+

Rules and Clarifications

United States Golf Association

Designed for iPad

    • 3.7 • 180 Ratings
    • Free



The USGA's Official Rules of Golf app including the Rules and Clarifications

The USGA’s official app for the Rules of Golf, which is always kept up to date with the latest Rules content. The following documents are included in this app:

• The Rules of Golf
• The Official Guide to the Rules of Golf (includes Clarifications, Committee Procedures, and Model Local Rules)
• Note – The Official Guide is designed for referees and tournament administrators, and is available after enabling Expert Mode within the app’s Settings.

App features include:

• Every Rule, Definition and Clarification available instantly
• Rules videos, FAQs, topic overviews, and quizzes
• A powerful search tool to quickly locate information on any Rules topic
• Simple, fast, and intuitive navigation
• Quick hyperlinking to all definitions, Rule number references, and related Rules documents

Additional resources on the Rules of Golf are available at

Have a question? Feel free to reach out to us anytime at or 908-326-1850!

What’s New

Version 7.0.0

Thanks for using the USGA Rules of Golf app! This update includes:
• Rules content updates for the 2023 Rules
• Navigation and structure enhancements

Ratings and Reviews

3.7 out of 5
180 Ratings

180 Ratings

Lcs47 ,

Sooners Rules… Mar 13 Comments

If yo are having problems loading app, “Delete and download again “ per Sooners comments dated March 13. It worked for me. Note: I only gave 4 stars because I had to find out from Sooners!

He ain't THAT good ,

Had no idea you had to side scroll

🤦🏻‍♂️ It took me a year to realize you could side scroll. I found it by accident as there was no indication anywhere that the pages displayed that way. Nothing in the “How to use the App” section. I kept going back to the original index and then clicking on the section I wanted as opposed to just scrolling sideways from page to page. 🤦🏻‍♂️
And typical of the USGA and rules people, there are sections that say “for example” but doesn’t list everything. I think people are going to want to know what all those things are, so why not just list them?!?!!
This is such a cumbersome and tedious App to navigate, just like the Rules of Golf are, even in printed form. But that is also typical of many American instruction manuals and basic language where things are muddled because it’s a very “general” type of language and not specific, and is written that way. Even the definitions of the playing areas are labelled as “general.”🙄

BomberUT ,

Super Useful

As a rules official this is my number one source while on the course. The new hyperlinks are extremely useful. Much improved search functionality. Wish list: ability to listen to the content while driving, especially the definitions. Second, PLEASE allow use for test. Haven’t used my books hardly at all this summer. Great resource.

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