The Best Rated Golf GPS Systems

By Marc Jenkins

When a golfer takes to the course, selecting the right clubs, balls, cleats and tees can have a significant impact on success. Over the past few years a new piece of technology has appeared into the golf world that is becoming as important in achieving optimal results on the course: the golf GPS System. Golf GPS Systems contain the ability to navigate a golf course similar to how a vehicle GPS system can navigate the road.

Garmin Approach G5 Golf GPS

The Garmin Approach G5 Golf GPS is one of the best-rated Golf GPS systems by several users and retailers available today. The Garmin Approach 5 is completely touch screen and easy to use, with a battery that can last up to 15 hours. It contains 8,800 golf courses within its database and has the ability to update the courses for free. The Approach 5 allows users to access a course with a hole-by-hole preview and total manual pin positioning. There is even a digital scorecard for up to four players and a computer scorecard review, so you can keep all of your games on file via a desk or laptop. The Approach 5 is waterproof, has a USB interface and simply requires 2 AA batteries. The suggested retail price is $499.95.

SkyGolf SkyCaddie SG5

The SkyGolf SkyCaddie SG5 is another high-rated Golf GPS system. The SkyCaddie is ideal for golfers who aren't looking for touch-screen capabilities but still require a large color display screen and the ability to line up shots in a matter of seconds. The SkyGolf patented IntelliGreen technology provides golfers with the ability to measure the green completely from multiple angles or targets. It comes with a water-resistant case and a lithium rechargeable battery with a 14-hour life span per use. The SkyCaddie SG5 is extremely easy to use and can be toted in one hand, because it weighs 5.5 ounces and is only 5.4 inches. The suggested retail price for the SkyCaddie SG5 is $399.95.

SureShot GPS 8800

The SureShot GPS 8800 is another highly rated Golf GPS system. The SureShot GPS 8800 has similar features to the previous two Golf GPS systems mentioned such as distance tracking, pin positioning and a large colorful screen, however, there are some features that are completely different. The SureShot GPS 8800 gives users the ability to see on screen 15 hazard points (bunkers and rough, for example) per hole before actually seeing them in person, as well as a shot-measuring feature that suggests which club to should use for a particular shot. There is also a play analysis feature that allows users to keep record of stats like how many times they hit the fairway and putting percentages. The suggested retail price is $399.95.

About The Author

Marc Jenkins has been writing since 2008. His work has appeared in numerous online publications, and he is also co-host of the Double Play Sports Hour, a sports talk radio show on WBCR 1090AM in New York City. He studied English and mass communications at Virginia State University.

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