Poor web interface and inadequate course database limits Celestron Golf GPS utility
Rodney C. Anderson, 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.