The 5 Best Apple Watch Golf Apps of 2020

Let Apple Watch be your golf caddy

The Apple Watch is a handy tool for monitoring your exercise and health. In particular, Apple Watch golf apps can help improve your game while enhancing your golfing experience. Here are some of the best Apple Watch golf apps that address stats, tracking, scorekeeping, shot selection, and more.

If you're a golfer without an Apple Watch, there are still a number of great golf apps for iPhone and Android.

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Best-Looking Golf App: Tag Heuer Golf

Tag Heuer Apple Watch golf app screens
What We Like
  • Great visual interface

  • GPS tracking

  • See 3D maps of tens of thousands of golf courses.

  • Club recommendation feature.

  • Measure your shot distance.

What We Don't Like
  • You'll need a premium subscription to unlock some of the most useful features.

  • App may track your location even when you're not using it, which drains battery life.

Tag Heuer, typically known for its high-end watches, has created one of the slickest golf apps around. Tag Heuer Golf is professionally designed and continuously supported with bug fixes and new features.

Access more than 39,000 maps of golf courses around the world and check your distance to the green, while flagging hazards. Measure your shot distance, save your scores, and get pro insights on how to improve your game. You can even save your rounds as workouts in Apple's Health app to stay on top of your fitness.

Download and use Tag Heuer Golf for free, but you'll need to upgrade to a paid subscription to access additional features, including saving your scores and seeing real-time stats. Subscriptions range from $6.99 per month to $39.99 per year.

This app was previously known as Fun Golf GPS before merging with Tag Heuer.

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Best for Connecting With Other Golfers: TheGrint

TheGrint watch screens
What We Like
  • Fun social features add to a collaborative feel.

  • Simple interface makes app easy to use.

  • Track points for in-golf games like Skins.

What We Don't Like
  • You'll need to upgrade to a premium subscription to access some of the app's best features.

TheGrint describes itself as a "golf society," with features that allow golfers to connect with golfing friends, see their scores, and comment on their games.

The free version of the app includes handicap scoring and a GPS range finder for more than 37,000 golf courses worldwide. Set up foursomes and compete with other groups in real-time, learn your strengths and weaknesses by viewing stats, and track points for in-golf games like Skins.

Upgrade to a Handicap membership for $19.99 per year and get a handicap from the USGA. Pay $39.99 yearly for a Pro membership and take advantage of next-level performance statistics. You'll also be able to use the app's Scorecard Picture Service, where you take a picture and the app will upload it for you.

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Best for Counting Strokes on Your Wrist: Trivit

Trivit watch screens
What We Like
  • Easy touch controls on the Apple Watch.

  • Simple score tracking.

  • Free.

What We Don't Like
  • No golf-specific features.

Trivit isn't a golf app, but it's a great companion on the course. Trivit is officially a tallying app made to track and count anything by quickly tapping your Apple Watch. This is a great tool for keeping track of your golf strokes, a feature other dedicated golf apps sometimes overlook.

Use Trivit to track strokes per hole, putts on the green, or just total strokes over the course of play. Set up this free app by adding a tracking item for each hole, which allows you to keep track in the midst of play right from your wrist.

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Best for Saving Battery Life: Golf Pad Golf GPS & Scorecard

Golf Pad GPS watch screens
What We Like
  • Easy-to-use interface.

  • Keeps track of your full playing history.

  • Optimized to save battery life.

What We Don't Like
  • You'll need to upgrade to Golf Pad Premium for Apple Watch integration.

As an iPhone app, Golf Pad offers an impressive slew of free features, including detailed scoring, maps, a one-tap shot tracker, and social media integration. Find your distance to the pin, and take advantage of shot tracking and elevation. There's no registration required, so you can just jump right in and start using it as you golf.

To use Golf Pad with your Apple Watch, however, you'll have to upgrade to the $19.99 Golf Pad Premium, which also includes handicap scoring and advanced player statistics.

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Best Golf App to Improve Your Swing: Zepp Golf

Zepp watch screens
What We Like
  • See real-time swing metrics.

  • Easy to use with a simple interface.

  • Track swings on the course or at a driving range.

  • With the Apple Watch, you don't need a Zepp sensor for some swing-analyzing features.

What We Don't Like
  • Battery drainage reported.

  • Advanced analytics require a pricey Zepp Golf Sensor.

Zepp is a training system that aims to improve your game before you hit the course. The free app's video features allow you to capture your swing and add special effects, such as ball tracing and voiceovers, When you're finished, share your highlight reel with friends or the Zepp community.

When you add a Zepp sensor in addition to the free app, you'll gain the ability to measure club speed, backswing, and more. But when you're using an Apple Watch, you don't need a sensor to get some of your swing metrics, including temp, hand speed, and hand plane. Just glance at your wrist to see this data.

Buy a Zepp Golf Sensor to take your training to the next level if you're looking to hone your skills in more detail.

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