Summary: This is great for the casual golfer, these can be found from 65-90 bucks. I play most golf in California and it had all the local courses I play at, and it holds 100 courses so I added courses in hawaii and in other states that I want to play. First of all, it's just the basics. Front, center and back of green. You can add your own hazards, measures driver distance, and single user score card.
Poor web interface and inadequate course database limits Celestron Golf GPS utility
Amazon Customer "Rod", Amazon
9 July 2011
Summary: I was looking for an inexpensive golf GPS unit for casual use. (I currently use a Garmin eTrek with waypoints I set myself-- works OK for center of green locations but not front edge and back edge). The desktop software installed easily enough. Problems arose when trying to download courses from the web site. First of all, the number of courses is limited-- our two most popular local courses are not included.
Summary: The Celestron units provide only the distance to the front, center and back of the green. What about hazards and other landmarks that would be good to know to avoid water or a fairway bunker? Secondly, they want to charge for each course - I saw $2.99 / course on their website. Who needs incomplete information for $2.99? Also, they show courses on their list of available courses that do not allow the use of electronic devices.