Summary: Purchased for golf and hunting. Golf: Had to experiment a bit to find best way for pin yardage, started panning the flag and it works fine, distances are accurate; I rely on the rangefinder now even though I have a GPS. And it works fine for hunting. I also like the size, not too big and fits in your hand comfortably.
Summary: Got the Nikon 800 rangefinder last week and have used it on two rounds of golf so far. It works like a champ. Easy to carry and easy to use. Lightweight, picks out your target very quickly (no warm up time), and the scan mode is great to make sure you've hit your desired target. Caveats: I've only ranged flags up to 250 yds (haven't tried anything farther).
Summary: Purchased one of thes not too long ago and have come to absolutely love it. It is light, easy to carry and fits perfectly in your hand. The buttons are located in a position that makes them easy to use. Almost from the first use, I could tell the buttons apart and did not have to look to make sure which I was pushing. Operation of the unit is very intuitive.
Summary: I use my rangefinder for golf and have used products from both Simmons and Bushnell. The Nikon Monarch 800 is in a class by itself in terms of quality of construction, ease of use and performance. The Near Target Priority Mode makes it simple and fast to get yardages to flagsticks or course features. The laser is very sensitive and will detect flagsticks even when the flags are hanging limp and when there are no reflectors on them.
Summary: Wanted to write this review after not finding one on this product from anyone who used it for golf. After purchasing the Nikon 800 Monarch Rangefinder I used it for the first time today for golf. This product worked great, easy to use, and helped me dial in the distance. I would recommend this item for use in golf.