myCaddie Pro provides users with satellite images and the ability to both pinpoint targets to receive distance information and pick the next target (not required to be the green) to plan the distance one shot ahead. There are up to three levels of zoom available, though the entire hole may not be shown (like some other GPS apps, the tee boxes may not be displayed). The scoring view shows the distance to the center of the green, along with scorecard and statistics to record score, putts, GIR, fairways, up and down and sand saves. Scores, but not statistics, can be tracked for up to four players. myCaddie Pro can also track shot distances. The interface is easy to navigate, but it lacks the polish of some of our top-rated paid golf GPS apps.
myCaddie Pro courses are all mapped by users, not the company. Courses may have been mapped by just one user (so your only option is to use their mapping), or by a number of users (you have the option to select the user whose mapping you want to use, although without any feedback from other users on which user-mapped course is “the best”). Mapping a course on a computer takes approximately 30 minutes – this to enter the par and handicap for each hole, along with six target points for each hole (tee and center of green required). The interface to map the course is web-based and quite straightforward, and the course was immediately available on myCaddie Pro for play (there is no wait while the mapping goes through an approval process).
Note that myCaddie Pro has struggled with the app on pre-iPhone OS 4.0, and the company notes that users “may be required ” to upgrade to OS 4.0 for myCaddie to function.
Overall myCaddie Pro is at the tops of the free iPhone golf GPS apps available and certainly worth the time to check out. We hope they keep working on the look and feel – this app is one to watch.