Easier to use and more accurate, there has never been more choice in the Golf DMD and Golf GPS category, whether you want a stripped-back model or one with lots of detail

Buyer’s Guide

Laser rangefinders
These devices tend to suit better players that require more precise distances to the flag. They’re a similar price to higher-spec handheld GPSs, but obviously don’t give you as much detail of the hole and green surrounds. You can use them off the tee to determine bunker carry distances when there’s a lip you can zap. Limitations come when you don’t have a view of the flag for your approach or when hazards are hidden off the tee.

GPS handhelds
These are favoured by serious golfers that like to see the hole view from above and, in the case of the more basic models, are happy to find the centre of the green with their approaches. The higher price point devices will provide detailed hole maps, ideal if you play lots of different courses. They’re also useful on blind shots, plus you can input your score on most of them.

GPS watches
Watches now come with many features including dog-legs, hazards and the ability to pair the watch to your phone so you can receive text and email notifications. They’re ideal for a quick and easy glance at a distance to the front, middle or back before selecting your club.

GPS smartphone apps
These are much cheaper than handheld GPS devices and offer hole views, interactive distances via a movable cursor. They don’t tend to be quite as accurate as golf-specifice GPS devices and will drain your phone’s battery life quickly. The rule on using a smartphone with a GPS app capability is sketchy so check with your club before putting one in play for a competition.

This Month’s Best GPS Deals 

TomTom Golfer 2 at Amazon.co.uk | Was £199 | Now £179

TomTom Golfer 2 at Amazon.com | Was $249 | Now $199

Bushnell Tour V4 laser rangefinder at Amazon.com | Was $399 | Now $374

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Garmin Approach S5

The GPS watch is packed with cutting edge technology

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The Golf Monthly team brings you its GolfBuddy WT4 review, revealing all you need to know about this golf GPS watch

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The Golf Monthly team brings you its SkyCaddie Aire II review, revealing all you need to know about this golf GPS device

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The Golf Monthly team brings you its GolfBuddy VS4 review, revealing all you need to know about this golf GPS device

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The Golf Monthly test team brings you its Nikon Coolshot review, revealing all you need to know about this golf laser rangefinder

£239.99

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Track your every shot with this exciting new piece of equipment

£199.00

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The Golf Monthly team brings you its GolfBuddy PT4 review

£299.95

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£329.95

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Golf Monthly Senior Staff Writer Paul O'Hagan tests the Bushnell Tour V3 JOLT rangefinder

£279.00

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