So you have an iPhone (3G, 3GS, 4 or 4S – the original iPhone doesn’t have a GPS chip), play golf, and are looking for GPS-based distance information while you are on the course. Should you get a dedicated GPS device, or purchase one of the iPhone golf GPS applications available?

Key takeaways on iPhone golf GPS applications:

Don’t forget that distance readings are as the crow flies, and thus will differ from sprinkler heads or other on-course markings if there is elevation change between the player and target. Same goes for the hole measurement from the tee, where the iPhone application will show as the crow flies, where the course measurement will likely be longer, following the route of the hole, around doglegs and water hazards.

For full details, check out our iPhone golf GPS applications reviews and rankings.

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