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Critical Golf: Unbiased Golf Equipment Reviews

iYardage

iYardage

Score

69

Grade

D+

iYardage has most of the features users will want in an iPhone app: graphic hole images, ability to zoom in on the green and adjust the flagstick position, display of hole number and par, distances to any target and the distance to the center of the green, radiating circles around the green at 50 yard intervals, shot tracking, and a scorecard with statistics tracking. That’s the good news. The bad news is that there are few courses mapped (under 100 worldwide, many in Australia, and most of those simply with only scorecard but no additional features). If you want your favorite course mapped you will either have to request it from iYardage, or map it on your own.

The app is advertising-supported, so you’ll see a full-screen ad between holes – but hey, the app is free! iYardage’s graphics aren’t quite as polished as paid apps, but they aren’t too terrible. The process of mapping a course on the computer, which requires use of Google Earth and bit of practice, takes over an hour (this to map the tee, center of green, 30 and 50 yard markers, and trace the tee box and green). And even after doing this, we were unable to to find an email address to send the mapped file. We contacted iYardage through their contact form, but never received a response. So after mapping one course, and never being able to use it, frankly we don’t have a desire to map any more.

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If your courses are already mapped (and thus most likely live in Australia), this app is worth checking out. If not, we would recommend submitting requests to the iYardage site to map the courses for you or giving another app a try.

Download iYardage from iTunes

Version: 2.1.0