Golf Shot GPS is one of the applications that is available to guide you as a GPS on the golf course that you are currently playing on. It is very useful for all golf players. This golf app as an option for statistics which will help you record everything as you play your round on the course. It even allows you to use the scorecard that comes with it and if you would like to create an account you can go ahead and do that too. This will allow you to set a nickname for your scorecard and you can basically use any name you like, even your real name if you wish.
When you open up the app there will be an option for you to select that reads ‘Play Golf’. If you click on that it will ask you to find a golf course based on your current GPS location. It can also tell you which courses are near you and how far they are from your current location. At the bottom of the screen will be an option for you to use the GPS, in the case that you are already on a course. In this mode you are able to zoom in and it can give you overhead aerial pictures of the course. These are sourced from Google Maps which is probably the most accurate source available.
Using these pictures you can identify all the bunkers, as well as any other water hazards that may be in your way. Basically the app will be able to guide you and show you what obstacles to keep away from. On the screen you will see a little light blue dot, this represents your current position. If you scroll further up on the green you will see another white circle and this is where the hole is, where you should be hitting the ball towards. You do have the ability to zoom in and zoom out if you need to get a closer look at anything that you see on your screen.
This golf GPS app will allow you to have a view of the whole course that you are playing on from above like a bird would have. It is almost like having an unfair advantage over your other buddies who are playing without it. It also gives you information like the range of your shot, which is how far the hole is from your current location. It also gives you access to over 27,000 courses worldwide, so most major golf courses are available to you unless it is a very new course. You may have to wait for the next update for that one to be added. This app is available in the Apple App Store and the Android Market.