Finding the right Golfshot membership is important, especially if you have an Apple Watch. At Golfshot, we have 3 main levels of membership, Free, Plus and Pro. The membership with the most features for Apple Watch is our Pro subscription.
Here is what each subscription entails when it comes to the Apple Watch.
FREE AND PLUS MEMBERS
Golfshot Plus and free members users can view a hole’s par, handicap, and length, as well as real-time GPS distances to the center of the green.
Golfshot Pro members enjoy the above features plus additional benefits including:
- Real-time GPS distances to the front, center, and back of each green
- Real-time GPS distances to all key hazards and targets
- Crisp aerial images of each hole
- Close up aerial views of the green
- Scoring, including putts
- Shot tracking
- Auto Advance
You can review our more extensive side by side product guide and subscription costs HERE.
I had purchased a gps watch from a known brand but it was to bulky and keeps losing satellite connection. I called help desk and wanted me to return it for a diagnostic check. Glad I kept the receipt and decided to just return the watch to the department store. With that price and refund and a $100 more I purchased the Apple Watch Gen. 5 and the Pro membership from Golfshot. 2 rounds down and tomorrow I play my 3rd with the watch/app. I like all the details And services of the app. I strongly recommend it.
That’s so good to hear! We hope this keeps working for you, stay safe out there!
My iPhone app and Apple Watch app are often as much as 10 yards apart. Anything I can do?
Our app uses GPS distances that your phone uses in general. If you keep your phone in your pocket, that may help. Otherwise please email email@example.com and they may have other ideas you can try!
Me too… I’m a disabled golfer and struggle with tech after a brain haemorrhage but this is so simple to use yet highly useable for every aspect of the game. This is by far the best app for the game, without any doubt! I’m really impressed with it, I’m using Arccos too which is outstanding too… I’d live an affiliation between the two 😉
We are so happy to have you as a part of our Golfshot community! We are so glad our app can be of use to you on the course and it’s simple to use 🙂 Keep up the good work!!
Does you watch and phone app work independently in that if you leave you phone in the cart, the the watch have different yardages?
We usually recommend having your phone in your pocket for the most accurate distances!
But y? What is the point of having a gps on my watch then ? The whole reason I want to try this app is because I don’t want to play golf with a phone in my pocket, highly abnormal requirement. What happens if I only use gps? Does
Ur app start glitching ? Is
The watches gps not good enough ? Plz explain. Get confused.
We do not offer a stand-alone watch app, so the app needs to be used in conjunction with the Phone running the app to also work on the watch.
Will golf shot work with I watch 4 as atm distances all come up at 999
Yes, it just will not be compatible with 1&2. If you’re having this issue please shut the app down, log out and back in and re-sync the course imagery, if that does not work please email firstname.lastname@example.org for further support.
Hi, can I link my whs handicap to the app
We cannot connect WHS scores, only USGA handicaps can be linked to the app.
After setup on new iPhone, the watch app is in German. The App on the phone is English, how domi change language on the iwatch?
Hi there, you will need to go to your Apple Watch app on your iPhone >> Select General >> Scroll down and select Language and reason and ensure it’s mirroring your iPhone or select Custom and select English.
The setting “Use Watch GPS” feature confuses me. You say that you should keep your phone in your pocket for accurate distances, but this setting suggests that it’s using the watch GPS instead? It even says that “leaving this setting OFF will use the Phone’s GPS when calculating distances for display on Watch (For golfers who keep their Phone with them)”
Can you please clarify that if I have the “Pro” version, that I can use my Apple Watch and leave my phone in the cart, or in my golf bag, and still get accurate distances?
You can leave your phone in your cart or bag, however, we recommend it stay close to you for better results such as:
-More accurate GPS Readings
-Faster GPS Updates
-Less Battery Stress on your Apple Watch
How much more accurate and how much faster? If I am a medium golfer will I se any difference?
In reference to watches, it will not matter, it is as fast as your data or wifi connection is. As far as Pro vs. Free, there are more statistics, real-time distances, club recommendations and auto shot tracking available in Pro only.
What Australian courses does your app support ?
If you go to courses in the app, or play.golfshot.com and search by the country you can see the entire list! To get any added, send a blank scorecard to email@example.com!
I’m so glad I’ve just read this because I have been looking at Apple Watch and the only reason I’ve been looking at the Apple Watch over other (better looking) smart watches was Golf Shot. I love the phone app and want it on my wrist. But seeing that I can’t get distances unless I pay $6.99 a month or $39.99 a year means I will stick to using my phone and buy a nice looking smart watch.
I have been using GS with Apple watch 2.
I upgraded to Apple watch 6 and i cannot get it loaded onto the watch. I push instal and nothing happens.
We’re sorry to hear that! Here are some support tips, if issues persist please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org: https://shotzoom.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/360017713654-How-do-I-troubleshoot-with-my-Apple-Watch-
Please provide the same features for Samsung Galaxy watches!
Thank you for the feedback David, we are working on that side. Please be patient, we have quite a small team and quite a lot to accomplish!
I have paid for a pro membership, but I will not work on either my iPhone or I watch. What do I do to get my money back or start it to work ? Is this ap a scame
Hi David, certainly not a scam, if you are having issues please reach out to email@example.com so they can look at your account and troubleshoot this issue.
I’ve waited 10days for a reply about multiple issues that started recently after having the app for years. Ditching the app
Our support team responds in 24-48 business hours. Support@golfshot.com is their direct email for any technical or account questions!
I just bought an Apple Watch 6. I can get golf shot pro on my phone, but on my watch the picture of hole is white with no detail. What is the fix?
Please try these troubleshooting issues: https://shotzoom.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/360017713654-How-do-I-troubleshoot-with-my-Apple-Watch- If those still do not work, please reach out to our support team directly at firstname.lastname@example.org so they can assist in troubleshooting!
What settings should I have it on to keep apple Watch on Golfshot app and not changing back to standard time face and why can’t you run Golfshot app and golf activity workout at the same time?
Hi there! Please email email@example.com so they can walk you through these steps and get you going!
Alisdair, you can turn on ‘activity tracking’ in the Golfshot app and the watch will track your golf workout. It shows in the Apple watch, gives you workout credits and sync’s to the Apple Health app.
I use Arcoss, which is good but Golfshot is BY FAR the best at integrating with Apple Health. Arcoss, you have to start the Golf activity from the workouts and it always pops up when raising your wrist. It makes navigating to the Arcoss watch app a pain.
How do you turn on activity tracking in Golfshot? Using Golfshot Pro on Apple Watch 3. Thanks.
When you start a round there’s an option to turn on track fitness data, this should turn on golfshot in the health/activity app!
I am using the Golf Shot Pro on both my iPhone XS and my Apple Watch 5 however the aerial views do not appear on my watch..when I start a round the watch just says ‘syncing images’ and nothing happens. This was the only reason I paid for the app – to use my Apple Watch solely. Both devices are updated and I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling.
Please help/respond to my email regarding this issue.
For technical help, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org so they can access your account.
Hi, same problem. Images dont sync on my watch
Please refer to our FAQ here: https://shotzoom.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/360045946113-Why-aren-t-my-aerial-images-showing- if issues still persist please reach out to our support team directly at email@example.com.
Hello there! I’m wondering if there’s a feature on the app that suggest what club to use based upon distance and difficulty? I’m still fairly new to golf and I need all the help I can get.
Hi Keith! In our Pro version, we do have club recommendations! You will need to play a few rounds and enter in your equipment so that Golfshot can become familiar with your style of play and your distances with which clubs. After the data has been input a few rounds, it will automatically begin to recommend clubs as a caddie would!
I have been to track my ball with the app. It works fine with the iPhone. but have not been successful with the watch. When i start to track my ball, it starts recoding the distance . when i reach the ball and try to touch the screen for the “at the ball” functionality , it does not work . any ideas??
Hmm, please email our support team, firstname.lastname@example.org so they can check your account and see if there are issues to help fix this!
Is there the ability to use this app on my I watch 6 without having to set it up on my phone and be reliant on my phone ?
Why can’t I just launch the app on my I watch and play ?
We currently do not have a stand-alone app on the watch. We have been working on this but it’s proving more meticulous than expected.
I’ve just purchased the pro version and was hoping to be able to put the score in for my paying partner from the Apple Watch, can I add scores for more than one player on the watch?
Hi there, unfortunately, no you cannot do this on the watch. This can currently only be done via the phone app.
I would switch from Hole 19 to Golf Pro if you could add this feature. I do not want to use my phone on the course, so I need to be able to keep scores for multiple players on the apple watch.
We will keep this in mind when creating our next batch of features and moving forward!
I have using Golfshot Pro with apple watch for over a year now. It is generally a great app – and visually it is intuitive. Some gripes if I may. – single biggest missing feature is that I cannot score playing partners with the watch – this means that I am back to the phone or don’t score for them – neither great solutions and simply not acceptable tbh. 2nd biggest gripe is that when tracking shots it seemingly uses the iPhone and not the watch GPS for tracking distance – again – you are using the watch to not use the phone – I want to put it away and not lose it on the golf course or let it interfere with my game. I should have the ability to close the app on the watch at end of round even if I have not submitted on the app. Curios how improved shot tracking on future Golfshot for all clubs will work say vs. Arccos Caddie. I have recently realised I have clubs that are already fitted with the sensors and am considering a change.
Hi there! With the new auto shot tracking feature, you will not have to utilize your phone for tracking your shots if you enable the Apple Watch settings before you begin. https://shotzoom.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/360063182313-How-do-I-set-up-the-Auto-Shot-Tracking-feature-for-my-Apple-Watch-
As for scoring other members via your Apple Watch, this is not something we have implemented, but it could potentially be something we build into our app in the future. Unlike Arccos, you do not need to set-up each club, by selecting your clubs for shots your Golfshot app will learn your clubs, and recommend them the more you play!
Is there a way to transfer the golfshot workout activity from golfshot to Strava? All other Apple workouts you can import to Strava.
At the moment we do not offer this.
This is an important upgrade. Please include asap!
All other activities automatically transfer to Strava.
Is there a blocker to this?
Please email email@example.com to see if this is a possibility, or to see if there is a blocker.
Can I use the free/plus version with an andriod watch?
Hi there, as long as it is in the OS wearables list, then yes!https://wearos.google.com/#find-your-watch
I am having problems with the GPS. I turn off my Bluetooth from my phone so that it uses the watch GPS instead of the phone (keep phone in the cart). Even doing this I still get the distance from the phone and it doesn’t seem to be using my watch GPS. Anyone else have this problem?
Hi Kevin, please reach out to our support team, firstname.lastname@example.org so they can see what the issue is and get this fixed!
I have this same issue… the Apple watch always shows the distance from the iPhone, not the watch GPS.
Please reach out to email@example.com and they can check into your account and see what’s happening!
hi Golfshot, I’m looking for an app that allows me to find distances to specific places throughout a hole, ie some trees etc. does this app have touch targeting for the watch or is this not possible ? thanks
Hi there, our Pro version gives distances to hazards, bunkers and the green!
Can you download the courses to your iwatch so you don’t need to have cell service in order to get accurate gps?
Hi Danny, unfortunately, no, you do need a Wifi or Data connection to have an accurate GPS.
Is there a way to pre-download the course imagery to the watch prior to getting to the course?
Yes! You can download your course before you go as long as you’re connected to a wi-fi or data connection. We use Google imagery for our courses, so there is a connection needed in order to download them.
Can I use golfshot on my apple watch while my phone is in the car?
Hi Joshua, for best reception we ask that your phone be in range of your watch. Your pocket is best, but even in your Golf cart will do too!
I thought I saw this on my apple watch before…how to see a number +/- vs par.. example the watch will say you at 32 thru 7 holes +3.
I have an Apple Watch 5 and iPhone 6s
Looking into using Golfshot, however, I’ve found that the app just won’t shutdown on the Apple Watch .
The only way around it, appears to be, to uninstall the app on my phone.
Switch both phone and watch off, then restart.
Am I doing something wrong, or is there a problem with the apple watch/iphone interface?
If it is a known problem, please inform me when it has been resolved, and then I might look into the app again.
Hi Steve, at this time the new Apple watch was releasing and there were some bugs detected. Our support team should have fixed this, if you are still running into issues please directly contact support at firstname.lastname@example.org and they can walk you through a fix by accessing your account!
I have subscribed to Golfshot but when the phone syncs with my watch all distances showing are 999. Not corresponding with distances on my phone, how do I resolved? I have deleted the app from my phone and re-installed, still having the same issue?
Hi Jason, please email email@example.com so they can look into your account and see where the issue may lie so they can fix this!
Did you end up getting a resolution for this as I am having the same issue.
For the correct course handicap calculation we recommend going to settings > account > Average to Par > make sure to enter your exact handicap index here and change the handicap style to “Other” > press save.
Please only enter your exact handicap index into settings as Golfshot automatically calculates a course handicap for you for each round using the slope of the tee chosen.
The dots shown on the scorecard represent the strokes received on each hole and also add up to your course handicap.
The course handicap is also shown for each round when you sign in to play.golfshot.com. Stableford scores figure in your course handicap, so if you notice your Stableford scores are incorrect- the issue is with the course handicap. In order to ensure your course handicap is accurate, we need to make sure your course’s tee slope and ratings are accurate.
Hope this helps explains the many nuances to the changes to handicapping around the world and how our system works!
Is there a way to get my Apple Watch 6 to get the distances and not use the distances from the phone?
Yes! Here is the article on how: https://shotzoom.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/360017714914-Do-the-GPS-distances-come-from-the-watch-or-the-phone-
I have been unable to sync the imagery on the watch. I start the round up in my iPhone and have an Apple Watch 6 but the imagery does not come across.
Hi there, please try these tips: https://shotzoom.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/360045946113-Why-aren-t-my-aerial-images-showing- if that still does not work, please email our support team at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Hello Guys ! Does the Pro Version works with Apple Watch Series 3 with IOS 7.3.3 ? All Features ?
Yes! Apple Watch 3 is compatible with all features, including our newest Auto Shot Tracking feature!
Golfshot Plus (with Pro subscription) will not sync the imagery to the iwatch 6.
It worked the first time I used it/set it up. Now whenever I set up the golf game on the phone and the watch tries to sync it won’t sync the imagery. It just gets stuck on 0/18 loaded.
I’ve tried uninstalling app, turning Bluetooth etc off/on. But still won’t work.
Please make sure to have a data or wi-fi, GPS mapping requires this: https://shotzoom.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/360045946113-Why-aren-t-my-aerial-images-showing-If issues persist, please email email@example.com
The app works great but records two rounds when I use my Apple Watch. Do I need to do something differently? Thanks much.
Please email our support team firstname.lastname@example.org and they can check your account, there may be a setting in place or could be a bug that needs fixing!
I also have the issue of the watch not loading the imagery to the watch. How can this be fixed?
Here is our FAQ on loading imagery: https://shotzoom.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/360045946113-Why-aren-t-my-aerial-images-showing- if the issue persists please email our support team directly at email@example.com.
Imaginaries are loading fine to the iPhone but will not be transferred to my Apple Watch 6 (except for the first time)
Please reach out to our support team- firstname.lastname@example.org there have been some known issues with this and they can assist!
For club recommendations, does the caddy take into consideration wind speed as well?
We do not, just the slope and course rating given by each course.
Once i turn on Golf Shot my apple watch stops reporting flights climbed. My home golf course is very hilly nand i would like to know why. This only happened recently
This could be a health kit glitch- please email email@example.com with this so they can access your account to see your settings and help you directly!
Hi, force touch doesn’t work on Iwatch 6. Please may I ask how you get the the menu during play? On the Iwatch?
If you are experiencing technical issues such as this, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, thank you!
Can golfshot be used with any Apple Watch or does it have to be a certain generation?
Golfshot is supported on Apple Watch 3 and up!
Is it possible to sync GolfShot activity with Strava?
At this time it is not possible.
I use the app currently and want to get the Apple Watch to use the app for convenience. However a big reason I use the app is to slide the target area I’m going to be hitting too in order to see how far it is. For edwmple, if I’m teeing off, and there is a dog leg left at 240, I hold down and slide to get the exact yardage. Can I not do this from the Apple Watch?
At this time no you cannot, it can only be done on the phone.
I have a Golfshot pro subscription and an Apple Watch Series 7. The yardage shows on the watch from the tee box to the pin, but the yardage doesn’t change as I move. It just freezes on the original number. Please advise.
For all technical questions please reach out to email@example.com so they can access your account and respond in a timely manner. You can go to our website and contact support, email them or in your app go to settings–> About & Support-> Send Us Feedback to begin a conversation.
Hello, I’ve been using Golfshot pro app for more than a year and this is by far one of the best app I’ve paid for. Although, starting this season of golf, I’ve faced with an issue which I’m not able to resolve. On my Apple Watch, it says “syncing imagery” and is stuck there for sometime. Whenever I skip this, I have no visual on my iwatch, nor how long the pin is. It’s a pain now to use the phone everytime I need this information.
I’ve tried pretty much everything, factory reset on the watch etc. pls help me resolve this otherwise I unfortunately might have to ask for a refund as I don’t see how this will help for my future games.
Hi there, with any issues please always email firstname.lastname@example.org so they can assist in accessing your account and help in fixing any bugs or issues!