Golf GPS by SwingU

Golf GPS by SwingU

By Swing by Swing Golf, Inc.

  • Category: Sports
  • Release Date: 2009-10-16
  • Current Version: 6.0.7
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 155.55 MB
  • Developer: Swing by Swing Golf, Inc.
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
Score: 4.5
From 42,447 Ratings


Formerly known as SwingxSwing, SwingU is the top-performing, free golf GPS rangefinder & scorecard app in the world, with more than 4 million users around the globe! This is not a "trial" version with "limited functionality" -- it is FREE FOR LIFE and extremely accurate, reliable, and battery-efficient, rivaling any other golf GPS app or expensive golf GPS handheld or watch on the market! WHAT YOU GET WHEN YOU DOWNLOAD * GPS rangefinder that works on every course in the world with distances to greens (front, middle and back) and every obstacle on the course * Digital scorecard that easily tracks your score & putts and automatically advances hole-to-hole * Free handicap after posting scores for three rounds * On-the-course gaming including stroke play and skins * Daily feed of golf instruction tips from our team of top instructors * Tee time booking with our partner, TeeOff by PGA Tour * Apple Watch integration - get distances, keep score and track shots too! WHY DO MILLIONS OF GOLFERS USE OUR APP? * Reliable and easy to use - one tap and you’re playing * Constantly improving with new functionality and new technology * Commitment to user satisfaction with quick, reliable customer service * Community-built course database: works on every course in the world OWN YOUR GAME AND UPGRADE TO LOOPER Upgrade to Looper, our on-the-course virtual caddie. With additional technology and functionality, you can truly own your game with Looper, which includes the following stroke-saving features: * Real-time wind speed, elevation and “plays like” distance * Shot tracking to measure club distance with club recommendations during your round * Improved distances to green with five distances across each green from front-to-back * Enhanced scorecards with score, putts, driver accuracy, bunker play, and penalty tracking * Additional on-the-course games with handicap-adjusted matches & competitions such as Stableford, Match Play, Nassau, and Syndicates * Looper benefits from our premium partners like TeeOff by PGA TOUR, Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy and more! INSTRUCTION & TRAINING FEATURES: SwingU is the ONLY personalized, 1-on-1 golf instruction & training app in the world, offering next-day lesson responses from the SwingU team AND a VOD library of drills used by major winners! SwingU is led by Gary Gilchrist, Golf Digest Top 25 Teacher and owner of the world’s top junior golf academy. UPGRADE TO SWINGU PREMIUM: * Anytime access to Gary's premium video-on-demand library of 500+ drills and lessons * Film, save and categorize your golf swings inside your own swing locker * One (1) lesson request per month with swing analysis and drills customized to your skill level and goals * ALL Looper features UPGRADE TO SWINGU PREMIUM PLUS: * Five (5) lesson requests per month with swing analysis and drills customized to your skill level and goals * ALL Looper & SwingU Premium features OTHER INFO Monthly and yearly subscription upgrades are available. Payment for in-app subscriptions will be charged to your iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase. Subscriptions automatically renew unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24 hours before the end of the current period. Account will be charged for renewal within 24 hours prior to the end of the current period. Subscriptions may be managed by you, and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to your iTunes Account Settings after purchase. Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that publication, where applicable. We’re proud to offer the SwingU app with no third party ads. As a registered user, you'll be subscribed to the world’s top golf daily newsletter which includes promotions from our partners. You can unsubscribe anytime. Continued use of GPS running in the background can decrease battery life. Visit for our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.



  • Awesome! Updated to latest - now has tilt perspectives

    By harold h
    Way cool, the development team listened to me (and probably many others) You can tilt the perspective of the map to your own view to get a good readout/vantage point Great work, great tool, still a bit glitchy with the 3d tilt but regardless a fantastic golf tool companion
  • Update issues

    By bdot137
    Been using this app for over a year without problems. Most recent update has resulted in the inability to login. It appears to be hung up between login and session expired login again. Problem recently corrected by developers. Great app.
  • If it worked...

    By Flakey on Apple Watch
    Regarding the Apple watch: This app looks very cool. But it is very frustrating because it loads up fine, works for a few holes, then sticks and doesn’t go to next hole.
  • Stats

    By hiddenlinks
    I love keeping my personal stats. Your program makes it easy to do. Great job I used a lot of others this one is the best by far.
  • Bad upgrade

    By Brenna0326
    I have used this app for the last three years. I agree with some of the reviews. The old app was better than the summer of 18 upgrade. I have an iPhone 6 if that matters Often the app cannot find me and often it will crash and just show a white screen. I relaunch the app to get back to where I was. It is annoying. If they can fix the white screen issue it will be a good but not great app
  • Good GPS, Does Not Work With Apple Watch Alone

    By McQ14
    First, the good. I bought the Looper level of the app to use with my Apple Watch Series 4, LTE, and iPhone. The app looks great. On the iPhone, the GPS is accurate and fast. I found the lack of controls (compared to other apps like SkyDroid) to be a small issue but nothing that would prevent me using this app. However... The bad (for me, at least): The app doesn’t advance holes automatically for me. Also, it would not function correctly on my Series 4 Watch. Specifically, it would not stay awake and on my watch screen. I had followed all the instructions the developers gave me yet every time I would look at the watch to see distance to the hole, there was my date and time showing - no SwingxSwing app! I kept having to go to my apps and press on it. And again, wouldn’t advance holes automatically. I don’t use it to keep score, only for GPS distances. That, coupled with the app not working with the watch alone (one of the reasons I like LTE is I don’t need the phone at all times) was the deal breaker for me. I believe this was just my expectations not being in line with what the developers have created. The app is good. Their customer service was fast and professional. I’m just sorry this didn’t mesh for me and I had to cancel my subscription. My only suggestion would be for the devs to make their website better by including some tutorials, and very clearly stating these types of things (like the app only working when the phone is on and nearby). Lots of people don’t want their phones on the golf course.
  • Amazing feature set

    By Artis7389
    The features available on this app for free are awesome. For less than the cost of one Pro V1 Ball per month you can do the Looper upgrade. I love it. Shot tracking is awesome. Tip: track ALL your shots, not just the ones you’re happy with. That gives you a much more realistic picture of your averages and better club recommendations. Basic distance feature is very helpful. I can find distances to many course features I can’t shoot with a range finder. I also love the stats and being able to track things over time. I used to do all this manually with score cards and Excel, but now it’s done for me and available at my fingertips while I’m playing. Great app - nothing bad to say. A couple of suggestions: the ability to add some personal notes to a hole would be cool. Also a feature to share a score card via text, email, save image etc. would be cool.
  • Some features gone update!

    By Geohough
    Good pgm for tracking ball, and I was wrong. You can still go online to see your rounds. I like this. Only upgrade I would like to see is the ability to track other players scores from my watch - which either you can’t do or I can’t figure out how.
  • Handicap? +2 to +3

    By kevoMizuno
    I love the app- very accurate at the golf clubs I have used it but ur handicap equations can’t calculate a “+” handicap under zero? It seems that the app just calculates anything that should be +1 or +2 to just 0.0? Is that correct? Can that be modified in upcoming updates?
  • App functionality is weak at times

    By StarLakeGolfer
    I have experienced several “simple functionality” issues during my 1st 3 rounds with the App = crashes requiring rebooting my iphone, lockup when trying to use the layup function (sometimes fixed itself after a few minutes of “ignoring the problem” i.e. = didn’t use the App & had to guess on distances to preferred landing zone... BAD), difficulty “finding” simple features like “Tee selection” for the round (how about an option in settings for “preferred tee” - if the tee is NOT SELECTED at the start of the round it seems to be IMPOSSIBLE TO CHANGE = BAD... some examples of a need for a more FLEXIBLE & EASIER TO NAVIGATE interface. I don’t want to be a rocket scientist to figure out “HOW” to find “WHERE” & “when” to make a change - frustrating, on an otherwise good App with some very useful information on the “Hole GPS screen”! However, I am not yet convinced that this info is in fact accurate & useful, ex. = “plays like x yards”, helpful a bit, but sometimes bordering on “NO that isn’t going to work & my decision for club selection actually did work”. Bottom Line... Functionality of GPS is fast, but somewhat inconsistent on reliability. User interface needs to be improved for “Setting changes” = more flexible? Layup feature, especially, needs improvement on functionality & reliability of loading - I want the answer NOW, not a few minutes from now when the players following are getting irritated!!!