The Best GPS for Golf

By Marc Jenkins

Over the past five years or so, GPS systems have become the hot items to have on the golf course and they are improving many players' games. Since they have become so popular, there are hundreds to choose from and, as in any over-saturated market, some products are terrible, many are serviceable, but just a few are truly the best. Here are three of the best GPS systems for golf.

SkyGolf Sky Caddie SG5

The SkyGolf Sky Caddie is absolutely the best (and most popular) GPS for golf that is currently available. The Sky Caddie gives golfers information such as yard distance between the ball and the hole, hazard warnings and a bird's eye view of more 23, 000 courses worldwide. It is extremely lightweight at only 5.5 ounces and has a brilliant 2.2 inch color LCD screen to view everything. There is a rechargeable lithium-ion battery with a 14-hour lifetime in between full charges that provides golfers with endless assistance on the course. The SkyGolf Sky Caddie has a suggested retail price of $399.95 and is well worth every penny. For additional information, visit their website listed below.

OnPar Golf GPS

The OnPar Golf GPS is another great golf GPS on the market today. The OnPar Golf GPS provides users with yard distance, hazard warnings and extensive course details similar to the Sky Caddie SG5, however, it has a touch screen, which some people prefer with hand-held electronic devices. The OnPar also allows users to store up 300 courses in its database, so you can save your favorite courses for continuous use. Weighting just 4.59 ounces and with a height of 4.17 inches, width of 2.8 inches and a depth of 0.63 inches it is totally pocket portable. The OnPar Golf GPS has an internal, rechargeable battery with a life of 12 hours. The suggested retail price is $479.95. For information, visit their website, which listed below.

Garmin Approach G5 Golf GPS

The Garmin Approach G5 is another of the best GPS systems for golf. The Approach G5 gives users a lot of information like the Sky Caddie and OnPar such as distance from the cup, last shot statistics, and also the ability to save your score on certain courses. The free course update feature allows users to go online and update the courses within the system's database. It weighs just 6.8 ounces and is just 2.3 inches tall by 4.5 inches wide with a depth of 1.4 inches making it is easy to carry. Users have the option to use either lithium, NiMH or two AA batteries for the Approach G5 and it has a battery life of up to 15 hours. The suggested retail price is $499.95, for further information, visit their website.

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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