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Golfshot has re-launched its augmented reality feature Golfscape AR, and it is now available for all iOS members in Golfshot and Golfshot Plus! Golfscape AR pinpoints your position using a 360-degree view of the entire course to help identify potential hazards and lets you choose your desired landing area.

According to Merriam-Webster Augmented Reality can be described as: “an enhanced version of reality created by the use of technology to overlay digital information on an image of something being viewed through a device (such as a smartphone camera); “.

No other golf app lets you experience AR out on the course. Golfscape was a Winner of the Apple Design Award and has been named to the Apple App Store Essentials Hall of Fame.

Before you get started with Golfscape, here are a few tips to make your experience more enjoyable.

 

Turning on AR

To launch AR, simply click the AR button in the bottom left hand corner

Calibrating/Re-centering the Pin

Golfscape uses a combination of the compass and new AR kit on the iPhone to determine the direction to the hole. Depending on the accuracy of these items on your particular device, you may see some shift in their position. If the markers on the Golfscape screen are not centered, you may need to recalibrate your device. Just tap on the recalibrate button located at the bottom of the Golfscape screen. From here, center the finder on the flag to set its position.

 

Other Features on the free version of Golfshot include: 

Distances to the center of green and basic hole information on 40,000+ courses worldwide.

Access to Golfscape AR green and layup distances.

3D flyover previews of the entire hole/course.

Stroke Play and Stableford scoring for 8 golfers.

Simulated handicap tracking or purchase a Handicap Index® in-app.*

Search, book, and play thousands of GolfNow tee times.**

Apple Watch and Android Wear OS distances to center of green with basic hole information.

Earn, view and share awards based on game progress.

Track, record, and review each shot and clubs used.

Statistics for Fairways, GIR, Recovery, Putting, Pars, Scoring, and Clubs.

Easily customize your equipment with club set, make, and models.

Get excellent in-app customer support and instantly request course updates.

 

Tips for Golfshot Pro Golfscape AR

How to Score from the Golfscape AR View:

To score while in AR Mode, just tap on the pencil icon, located at the bottom of the screen to enter your score.

Turning on Layups:

To turn layups on in settings, you must first click on the menu button, then go into your settings. Then select the GPS, Scoring, Caddie option, select Layups and switch Use Custom Layups to on.

Features Included on Golfshot Plus Include:

Distances to front/center/back of green, all hazards/targets, and zoom in on layups.

Access to Golfscape AR green, layup, and hazard distances.

3D flyover previews of the entire hole/course.

Stroke Play and Stableford scoring for 8 golfers.

Simulated handicap tracking or purchase a Handicap Index® in-app.*

Search, book, and play thousands of GolfNow tee times.**

Apple Watch and Android Wear OS distances to center of green with basic hole information.

Earn, view and share awards based on game progress.

Track, record, and review each shot and clubs used.

Statistics for Fairways, GIR, Recovery, Putting, Pars, Scoring, and Clubs.

Easily customize your equipment with club set, make, and models.

Get excellent in-app customer support and instantly request course updates.

 

Features on Golfshot Pro Include: 

Distances to front/center/back of green, all hazards/targets, zoom in on layups, and club recommendations.

Access to Golfscape AR green, layup, hazard, and club distances.

3D flyover previews of the entire hole/course with club recommendations.

Advanced Skins, Nassau, and Match Play game scoring for 8 golfers.

Link your own GHIN® Number for Handicap Index® tracking / posting.*

Get $20 off your first GolfNow Hot Deal tee time.**

Apple Watch and Android Wear OS distances, scoring, tracking, and club recommendations.

Earn, view and share awards based on game progress.

Track, record, and review each shot and clubs used.

Statistics for Fairways, GIR, Recovery, Putting, Pars, Scoring, and Clubs.

Easily customize your equipment with club set, make, and models.

Get excellent in-app customer support and instantly request course updates.

 

If you haven’t downloaded the latest Golfshot iOS with Golfscape AR, make sure to get it on iTunes!

*Golfscape AR is only available for these Apple devices running iOS 11 or later:
iPhone 8
iPhone 8 Plus
iPhone X
iPhone 7
iPhone 7 Plus
iPhone 6s
iPhone 6s Plus
iPhone SE
iPad (5th generation)
iPad Pro
iPad Pro (2nd generation)