Shotzoom Unveils New GolfShot: Golf GPS, Now Freemium for All Users


We reviewed the original GolfShot: Golf GPS way back in 2009 and have been using it since. Just yesterday Shotzoom, unveiled an all-new version of GolfShot: Golf GPS for iOS based on the freemium model, with new features and the ability to make in-app purchase upgrades for Pro features.

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The new app is based on the former PGA TourCaddie app (you may have seen the PGA TourCaddie app update and ‘disappear’) and the free version offers the following features:

  • Real-time GPS distances to the green on 500,000+ golf holes and 41,000+ courses worldwide
  • 3D flyover previews of each hole to help with course strategy
  • Ability to track distances in real time for each shot
  • Easy-to-use scorecard that allows you to keep score for yourself or entire foursome
  • Ability to track fairways hit, greens hit in regulation (GIR), putts per hole, and other vital user stats
  • Unique sharing feature that allows you to share scorecards and photos
  • The latest golf news and offers, both on your app and in our weekly newsletter, “The Pin Sheet”

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For those looking to make the leap with the in-app purchase upgrade to Golfshot Pro ($29.99/year or $4.99/month), you’ll get the additional features below:

  • All Golfshot: Golf GPS features
  • Interactive real-time distances to all hazards and targets on 500,000+ golf holes
  • Personalized club recommendations (based on past performance) of each hole displayed on 3D flyovers
  • Ability to zoom in on a target to plan your shots better and save strokes
  • Scoring for Skins, Nassau, Match Play and other games
  • Includes 6-month subscription to GolfWeek, $20 gift card from GlobalGolf

Below on the right screenshot you can see the Pro feature of interactive real-time distances and club recommendations, which is pretty cool:

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If you’re interested in getting golf help, you can make an in-app purchase for “Tips and Drills” ($9.99/year or $1.99/month):

  • On-demand access to 175+ instruction videos from certified TOURAcademy Instructors
  • Available with Golfshot: Golf GPS and Golfshot Pro

Shotzoom says it has over 1.5 million active users worldwide and Ben Addoms, President of Shotzoom, said in a statement “The all new Golfshot app represents the culmination of over 5 years’ experience in developing golf mobile apps designed to improve golfers scores and their enjoyment of the game.”

What I love about Shotzoom’s golf apps is that they are designed with the help of the pros and seasoned golfers, so you know you’re getting a quality app. Now that the new version is freemium, everyone can try it out at no cost and only upgrade to Pro features if they want to. I can’t wait to try this out on the links this summer.

Click here to download the new GolfShot: Golf GPS—it’s free. GolfShot Classic is still available for $29.99 in the App Store.



  • Chad

    I have Golfshot Classic and I will just stick with that. It does everything I need it to, and I already paid for it. This yearly subscription stuff is just a money grab.

  • The freemium model is the norm now as people don’t want to pay for apps so this is the end result.

    I still have the classic version and it still works great despite the older interface.

  • Andrew Chorley

    Yeah not going to upgrade, I have the golf shot pro and more than happy