This time of year we start to think about Spring and hitting the old golf course - those lush fairways, manicured greens, dangerous lakes and those damn sand traps. There are many golfing apps - some for simply scorekeeping, some will help you with your game, some will help you find a golf course, some allow you to follow golfing tournaments, golfing wallpapers, and others are game apps.
We tried to pick a variety of Golf Apps to cover all of the different types that are available. There are two things you must understand about the Golf Apps - one is that most of deceit ones cost a little bit of money and so some of these have a purchase price associated with them, and secondly, most Golf Apps do not have that many downloads for whatever reason. So let's take a look at the a few Golf Apps and see if there are any the may strike your fancy.
We had to offer a golfing wallpaper - here is one for $.99 that will give you 20 Golf Wallpapers for your smartphone. It will create a folder on your SD Card called Golf Wallpapers.
Flick Golf Extreme
This is one of the most extreme courses you could ever play golf - Play on the Grand Canyon, Icebergs, Skyscrapers, an Oil Rig, or on a Jet Fighter. The 3D graphics are absolutely gorgeous. There are no rules, no clubs, and no laws in Golf extreme...just a lot of fun.
Fun-Putt Mini Golf
Fun-Putt Mini Golf is the best $1.99 you can spend to have legal fun with over 100 holes to challenge you at many levels - and there are no additional fees for extra holes, the initial charge gives you all 100. There three 18-hole courses and eleven 9-hole courses and new courses are planned that you will receive free. There are two power control methods - Swipe and Power Bar depending on your preferences.
Mini Golf MatchUp
Mini Golf MatchUp is the number one mini golf game with over 1 million downloads, it has over 190,000 reviews and over 44,200 Google+s. This game is free but has purchase add-ons like all great games. There are 5 fun courses and has over 70 holes and dozens of obstacles to keep the game play fresh and exciting. There are realistic physics and ball movements, you can play several games at once and connect with friends on Facebook, Twitter, and SMS.
Golf Score Card
This is a nice looking app, full of color and easy to use - however, this is basically a paperless score card. This is the number one app for golf that keeps your score, stats are in detail, with no subscription fee required. It supports over 38,000 worldwide courses and used by golfers in 191 countries. It has a course browser, a handicap option, live leaderboards, with special features to enhance and make your game more enjoyable.
This Application will actually film, record, and analyze your swing. You can choose from over 50 swings from the PGA, LPGA, and Champions Tour Players - you get two swing downloads in the free version, but can add additional swings for a small fee. Some of the available golfers are Freddy Couples, Nick Price, Vijay Singh, Karrie Webb, and many more. Landscape or portrait mode, submit/view analyzed clips, access to video drill from V1 instructors, and even email a screenshot of analyzed video. You can also print your snapshot on a Wi-Fi printer.
The Masters Golf Tournament
This is the official android app for anybody that wants to follow the Masters Tournament. Even sitting on your living room couch, with your smartphone, and this app you can be close to the excitement and beauty of the Masters. It provides eight live streams of video content, live highlights channel during ESPN and CBS broadcasts...via 3G or better mobile services or Wi-Fi. Enjoy exclusive live scoring, course overview, comprehensive news coverage, and more.
Golfshot: Golf GPS
OK, this app costs $29.99, so I had to include it just because it costs so much - not really, but the price is amazingly high. They developers claim this is the number one Golf GPS App worldwide with over 40,000 professionally mapped courses. This beautiful UI allows an Aerial view, distances to any point, track distances, handicap calculator, and keeps scores for a foursome. With over 1,911 reviews and 4,381 Google+s, it is certainly a popular App.
Grab It Here On Google Play
SkyDroid - Golf GPS
This is another GPS golf application - costs $1.99 - that handles the distance to every green, bunker, or trees and keeps your score and statistics. It will give you a satellite view of every course and by placing your finger on the map, it will give you the distance to that spot, making it easier to select the proper club. There are over 25,000 golf courses mapped out for you to view and there is never an extra charge. This is one of the cheaper, full-featured GPS Golfing apps.
Golf Pad: GPS Rangefinder
Golf Pad is an advanced golf GPS rangefinder, scorecard, and shot tracker - all in one and totally free. There are over 30,000 courses from around the world and more courses are added daily. It is optimized to save battery life and is easy and intuitive to use with a polished User Interface, and even has Pebble Watch support. Track where your balls go, measure the lengths of you shots, view aerial maps, track your putts, penalties, sand and fairways for up to four players.