Summary: Good tool to be used in US but not worldwide. The product description says "comes pre-loaded with course information from across the world". However, if you plan to use it outside of US, make sure to check the company's course library before you buy it.
Summary: Great little item. Looks like a small cellphone. Tells you the distance to the front, middle and back of the green. Keeps track of your scores. If you have a really nice drive, you can mark your spot and go to your ball and it will give the the distance that the ball was hit.
Summary: Good unit. I love the no annual subscription fee. All the courses I have played so far have been mapped. Accurate to 2-3 yards most of the time, verified by range finder and course markers. Most helpful with club selection in the fairway, hitting more greens now.
Accurate, good battery life, fussy menu navigation
G. Weber, Amazon
2 October 2010
Summary: Several years ago I wasted money on a basic Bushnell GPS. It could only hold ten courses, you needed an annual subscription, the software was horrendous. Eventually I got sick of wrestling with the software and abandoned the Bushnell. From that baseline the Golf Buddy is well worth the extra price.
Summary: I have enjoyed my Golf Buddy, wish it displayed a bit more info, ie position on fairway, but I'm just a rec. golfer and doesn't have to be perfect, it gives my the info thats most important, really enjoying it, has been a great help to me on the course.
Summary: Like the idea of not having to purchase a yearly subscription in order to use the GPS. As with all GPS most of the time you get a fair yardage. On some holes it was as much as 6 yards off.....30 feet is considerable. This is a lot better than searching for a sprinkler head.
Summary: My golf buddy arrived in less than a week. Charged her up and went to play. Course recognition is good and the hole advances very well. On a few occasions it has changed holes to adjacent fairways but not a problem to manually switch back.
Summary: I read all the reviews and compared all the features of golf GPS's before selecting the Golf Buddy Pro. I especially liked the feature that all the courses and course information were already loaded on the unit or available for free from the Golf Buddy website.
Summary: I had a SkyCaddie SG2 for several years but was disgusted with the $50.00 annual fee as well as being able to store only 10 courses on the unit. After doing research on golf GPS units, I decided to purchase the Golf Buddy Tour several months ago. It is a fine unit and works fairly well.
Summary: I purchased the Golf Buddy Tour GPS about a month ago. So far it has performed as advertised. Several of us have them and the yardages are usually within a yard of each other. This gives you much more confidence in picking the proper club.