The Best Golf Gps in 2020
Garmin Approach S10 - Lightweight GPS Golf Watch, Black, 010-02028-00
Bushnell Phantom Golf GPS, Green
- Bluetooth allows for wireless course updates
- Long battery life - play up to 2 rounds before charging
- Preloaded with 36,000 courses in 30 countries
- Easy-to-use interface
- Up to 4 hazard distances per hole
- Auto course recognition
- Auto hole advance
- Integrated BITE magnetic mount sticks to any metal surface
- Includes clip holder to attach to your bag or belt
- Bushnell Golf App included with purchase
Garmin Approach S20, GPS Golf Watch with Step Tracking, Preloaded Courses, Black
- AUTOSHOT Round analyzer measures shot distances with auto recording for post round analysis on your Garmin Connect account
- STYLISH COMFORT Fully hinged, sleek watchband design with comfortable fit. Display resolution: 128 x 128 pixels. Smartphone compatibility - iPhone, Android
- TRUSWING COMPATIBLE When paired, Garmin TruSwing golf swing sensor provides metrics to improve your swing consistency. Display size: 0.9 x 0.9(inches)
- ACTIVITY TRACKING Reminds you to stay active on or off the course with move bar alerts. Displays steps, calories burned, distance and time of day, plus it monitors hours of sleep
- STAT TRACKING Enhanced stats keeps track of fairways hit, greens in regulation and putts per round.Strap material:Silicone
- Sunlight readable, high resolution, monochrome. Connectivity : Bluetooth Smart and ANT+
Izzo Swami 6000 Handheld Golf GPS, Blue (A44084)
- Preloaded with over 38, 000 global course maps; no subscription fees & free updates
- Accurate distances to Front, Center, Back of green; Layup and Carry distances to hazards and doglegs
- Auto course recognition, Auto hole-advance, Individual shot distance measurement
- Integrated magnet for attaching to cart frame for handsfree and eye-level viewing during the round
- Digital scorekeeper; save round scores
- Large, vibrant 2" color display; easy to read and operate
- Included Components: Quick Start guide
TecTecTec ULT-G Golf GPS Watch, Preloaded Worldwide Courses, Lightweight, Simple, Easy-to-use Golf Watches
- EVERYTHING YOU NEED; Measures distances to the front, back and middle of the green. Accurate to within plus or minus one yard. Distances to hazards are included. Measure the distance of your shots. Automatic hole progression while you golf. Access information about over 38,000 courses around the world. And a clock to tell time!
- NOTHING THAT YOU DON’T NEED; Tired of fumbling for your phone in order to use apps that drain your battery down to 0%? Sick of combing through tons of extra features you don’t want? The ULT-G Watch doesn’t include any features that will weigh you down. Only the features you need to take your game to the next level!
- EASY-TO-USE; Learning to use the ULT-G Watch is very simple. There are only four buttons to navigate the screen with. Once the initial set-up is complete, with the touch of a button, the ULT-G Watch will automatically connect to the satellite and begin displaying course information.
- RELIABLE; Durable design. Water and dust resistant. Battery power to take you through 2.5 rounds before needing to be recharged. One-year warranty (Online Registration Required) and lifetime high-class customer service.
- AFFORDABLE; The cost of the ULT-G Watch is the only price you’ll have to pay. No subscription fees for continued service or updates. Try it no risk for 30 days, and if you don’t LOVE IT you will get your money back!
CANMORE H-300 Handheld Golf GPS - Essential Golf Course Data and Score Sheet - Minimalist & User Friendly - 38,000+ Free Courses Worldwide and Growing - 4ATM Waterproof - 1-Year Warranty (Turquoise)
- WORLDWIDE COURSE DATA - Free course data preloaded for over 38,000 (and counting) golf courses around the world (NO subscription fees) - Contact Amazon seller TrueToSource or Canmore directly to add new courses or suggest fixes.
- SIMPLE FUNCTIONS YOU NEED - Manage your game, not your golf assistant! GPS course finder switches hole automatically and gives you easy-to-access distance to green (F/M/B), hazard distance, shot distance, scorecard and of course—digital clock with alarm.
- MAGNETIC CLIP - Powerful magnet lets you clip the CANMORE H-300 on your belt or pants pocket, or directly on a metal surface such as your golf cart uprights. Just don’t forget it there!
- HIGH CONTRAST - White-on-black monochrome display is easy to read even in bright sunlight.
- GREAT SERVICE - 1 year warranty and industry-leading customer service exclusively from TrueToSource on Amazon.
Bushnell Neo Ion 2 Golf GPS Watch, Black/Blue
Garmin Approach G8 Golf Course GPS
- Plays like Distance Gives The Golfer Distances To The Target, Adjusted For Uphill Or Downhill Shots. Display size : 1.5 Inch x 2.6 Inch (3.9 x 6.5 cm). 3.0 Inchdiag (7.6 cm)
- Smart Notification Receive Email, Texts And Alerts From Your Iphone (4S Or Later) Directly On Your Golf Handheld;Physical dimensions:2.1 x 4.4 x 0.6 inches
- Garmin Connect Online golf community lets you play, then share and compare your round; visit connect.garmin.com to find out more
- Club Advice Remembers how far you hit each club, and provides recommendations on which club to use based on your shot distances PINPOINTER Provides blind shot assistance by pointing you in the right direction when you are unable to see the pin (G8 only)
- Big Numbers Mode For easy viewing on your screen, increase the font size for distances to the front, back and middle of the greens AUTOMATIC COURSE UPDATE Device automatically updates courses with a Wi-Fi connection for no additional charge (G8 only)
Garmin Approach S40, Stylish GPS Golf Smartwatch, Lightweight with Touchscreen Display, Black, 010-02140-01, Black Stainless with Black Band
- Stylish lightweight GPS golf watch with a sunlight-readable 1 2” color touchscreen display with metal bezel and quick release bands for easy change of style or color
- Preloaded with more than 41 000 courses from around the world
- Measures and auto-records detected shot distances putts are not tracked and some other shots such as chips around the green may not be tracked pair with optional Approach CT10
- Green View feature allows manual pin positioning quickly reference distances to the front middle and back of the green as well as hazards and doglegs
- Tracks everyday activities such as steps sleep and includes built-in multisport profiles
- Battery life up to 15 hours in GPS mode up to 10 days in smartwatch mode
- Included Components: Approach S40; Charging/Data Cable; Documentation
GolfBuddy Aim V10 Talking Golf GPS Rose Gold (V10 GPS)
- Simple to use talking Golf GPS reads Your distances aloud at the press of a button. Up to 11 languages, 8 preloaded
- Easy to read 1. 2” LCD Display makes it clear and easy to read. Preloaded with 40, 000 courses in over 170 countries
- Wireless course updates via Bluetooth, Plus cast to your smart device via the Golf Buddy app
- Displays real distances to the front, Back and centre of the green. Plus hazards and target distances. Automatic Golf club, course and hole recognition
- Long lasting 15-hour battery life will see you through up to 3 rounds of golf whilst the IPX4 splash proof rating makes it suitable for use in wet weather conditions
- Included Components: Quickguide
St Andrews, Scotland - A Medieval Scottish Town
St Andrews is one of the oldest towns in Scotland and probably the most famous. It's seen sieges, witchburnings, fairs, student processions and lots of golf.
The town retains its medieval character, with four ancient streets running west to east toward St Andrews Bay. From north to south, they are: The Scores, North Street, Market Street and South Street. The ruins of the Castle, Cathedral and several other churches dominate St Andrews from their standpoint on the cliff overlooking the bay at the eastern end of The Scores and North Street respectively. The eastern section of Market Street has buildings going back to the 14th century. Many other buildings in town date to the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. However, new building does occur, especially housing settlements on the southern and western sides and the University of St Andrews' science complex, North Haugh, to the northwest, fronting West Sands beach and the Old Golf Course.
St Andrews takes its name from a legendary voyage. In the fourth century, St Rule (also Regulus) supposedly shipwrecked near the promontory (then called Kilrymont) on which St Andrews is now built. He carried with him the relics of St Andrew. St Andrew, one of the original apostles, was said to have been martyred on an X-shaped cross. The place was named after him and the St Andrews flag, one of the two official flags of Scotland, became a "saltire"-a white cross on a blue background. It commemorates one saint's voyage and the other one's martyrdom. St Andrew's relics attracted pilgrims and were displayed in the Cathedral until 1559. After that, the relics disappeared, either scattered or perhaps buried for safekeeping in the Cathedral cemetery.
A more historical beginning occurred when the famous Irish saint, Columba, founded an abbey on the future site in the 6th century. The settlement grew, eventually pushing the monks out. But that wasn't the end of the Church there by a long shot. St Andrews became the ecclesiastical seat of Scotland in 906 under the Bishop of Alba. Several churches were built from St Columba's time onward, culminating in the building of St Rule's Tower (c.1070) and the Cathedral (1160-1318). In Europe, burgs that had cathedrals were raised in status from town to city. St Andrews became a major medieval port city and a very rich one.
The University of St Andrews was founded in 1413. It is the oldest university in Scotland and one of the oldest in Europe. It continues to thrive today, rivaling Oxford and Cambridge for academic excellence and prestige. Prince William, future King of England, graduated with an Art History degree in 2005 from the University. Though the town itself declined in power and importance in the 17th and 18th centuries, the University and the golf industry have both revived and come to dominate the town. They bolster the town's third main industry-tourism. St Andrews, with its many festivals, museums, shops and one surviving medieval fair (Lammas Fair in August) is a popular attraction, both for foreigners and Scots.
The Middle Ages were the high point for St Andrews. Being the ecclesiastic seat of Scotland, it attracted the anger of Protestant reformers early in the 16th century. Several Protestants were burned for their beliefs, most notably the first, Patrick Hamilton, who was burned in front of St Salvator's Church in 1528. A square of paving stones outlining his name marks the spot. Hamilton was a University student. According to University legend, no student who walks across or stands on the square will ever graduate. Not long after his death, a carved face gradually appeared in the church tower above the spot. Legend attributes it to the impression made by Hamilton's suffering spirit as he rose to Heaven. More likely, it was carved in protest of his death, but either way, it definitely exists and can be seen by any visitor to St Salvator's.
On June 14, 1559, Scottish firebrand John Knox came to St Andrews and preached a fiery sermon against the Catholic Church. Knox was involved with a religious reformist group called the "Covenanters". He incited a mob to strip the altars in the Cathedral and abandon it to the elements. Thereafter, the Cathedral slowly fell to ruin, the victim of earthquake, fire and pillaging of its walls for building materials.
It wasn't Knox's first time in St Andrews. In 1546, he had been part of an attack on the Castle that resulted in the murder of the Archbishop of St Andrews, Cardinal David Beaton. The Covenanters held the Castle for a year before it fell and Knox was sent to the galleys for his involvement.
During this time, St Andrews and Fife were embroiled in terrible witchcrazes that hit their peak during the 17th century. Thousands of people, mainly women, were condemned on flimsy evidence and executed. When first accused, suspected witches would be thrown into Witch Lake, a tidal pool on the north side of town. If they drowned, they were adjudged innocent. If they floated, they were dragged back up to nearby Witch Hill and burned at the stake. That part of town is a very dark and spooky spot on a winter's night when the wind is blowing hard. And the wind blows hard often in St Andrews.
St Andrews is also considered the birthplace of golf. Nobody really knows where exactly golf originated sometime before James II forbade its use in 1457, but St Andrews is a strong candidate. Reportedly, James was unhappy that the game was distracting his troops, who were more inclined to bat balls around the Old Course's infamously rugged terrain than train in archery. The town boasts five golf courses, including the Old Course on the northern side of town near West Sands. Golfers travel from all over the world to play them. These are maintained by the Royal and Ancient Golf Club. St Andrews hosts the British Open in July every five years. The last time was 2005, when Jack Niklaus announced his official retirement from golf.
Finally, and perhaps least-known, is St Andrews' reputation as a fishery, port, harbor and graveyard for ships. St Andrews was a famous port in the 15th century that saw a huge amount of shipping back and forth from the Continent. Its fishery later became famous in the 19th century, drawing workers from miles around and including a colorful, albeit poor and overcrowded, fishing community. The fishery played out in the early 20th century, though a few boats still work the area.
The harbor on the south side of town, being well-protected, was an excellent place to be in a storm. But its bottleneck up near the town's promontory and treacherous shoals, particularly off East Sands beach, have wrecked many ships within sight of safety. Also, the Eden Estuary north of town near the West Sands has confused many a captain who thought he'd reached the Tay at Dundee, instead.
Should you get a chance to visit St Andrews, enjoy its beauty and resources. But also try exploring its rich and fascinating history. In St Andrews, that's as close as the nearest narrow street.