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New GolfLogix Apple Watch features make it the most advanced golf GPS watch on the market

With full color, hole-by-hole layouts, precise GPS, and green heatmaps with pin positions, GolfLogix is superior to any other watch app on the market

SCOTTSDALE, AZ (April 9, 2024) – GolfLogix, the world leader in app technology for golfers, is pleased to announce several new features to the Apple Watch application, solidifying its position as the most advanced golf GPS watch app on the market.

The upgrades to the GolfLogix Apple Watch application allow users to more easily view and consider hole layouts, carry distances, approach views, and green reading, all on their wrist, without having to pull out an iPhone. Static, numbers-only views for approach shots and putting have been replaced by new green reading maps.

No other apps for the Apple Watch have these features, which eliminate the need  for golfers to buy an expensive standalone golf GPS watch.

Golfers using the new GolfLogix Apple Watch app can review hole layouts, carry distances, approach view, and green reading all with a quick glance of the wrist. Hole view features allow effortless touch-point distances to anywhere on the course, while shot and stat-tracking are also easier than ever before.  

“Our overarching goal as an 8AM company is to make golf easier and more enjoyable for the masses,” said GolfLogix President and Co-Founder Pete Charleston. “We feel that our new Apple Watch features make it better than any standalone golf GPS watch on the market today. The Apple Watch powered by GolfLogix is the world’s best watch for golf.”

The Most Complete Golf Watch App, From Tee To Green

Among the key features of the Golflogix app for Apple Watch are the following:

  • New tee box features allow users to drive with confidence. Full-color maps of each hole on the course are used for precise GPS distances to hazards and layups.
  • When “Hole View” is engaged, golfers can see the distance to the middle of the green and place a target anywhere on the imagery for precise GPS distances. A simple tap on the “Track Shot” button tracks the starting and ending positions and distance of your shots. Knowing the distances of all your tracked clubs allows you to dial in your distance and shoot lower scores.
  • In “GPS Target View’” a player can visualize a shot by zooming in on the imagery and setting a target to any location for accurate yardages from you to the target and then to the center of the green.
  • “Approach View’” allows you to use GPS distance to determine where you should best land your ball on the green and also set the pin to its exact location on a full-color green heat map.
  • Once on the green, “Putt View” can be activated in order to see the hole's location and help read the line of your putt. Heat maps and directional arrows can be utilized, along with the distance of the putt, in order to get the most accurate read possible.

Keeping  track of your progress is also now easier than ever before. A simple convenient tap and save feature on the GolfLogix Apple Watch app allows golfers to easily keep their score, number of putts, greens in regulation, and fairways hit.

The GolfLogix app is available to download on the App Store. For more information, visit  


About GolfLogix
As the most frequently used app for golf, over 6 million golfers have downloaded GolfLogix on the world's top-selling smartphones. GolfLogix has also created enhanced Green Books for over 15,000 courses worldwide. Dedicated to offering consumers the most advanced green mapping and GPS solutions with the most useful features at accessible prices, GolfLogix helps improve individual performance.

Founded in May 1999, GolfLogix was the first to introduce handheld GPS to the golf industry and holds a U.S. patent for its unique GPS and Internet-based club tracking application. Based in Scottsdale, AZ, the company has been professionally mapping courses for nearly 25 years and owns the largest, most up-to-date golf course database in the world.

In 2009, the rapid advance of smartphone technology led GolfLogix to develop and quickly capture the market with an easy-to-use application providing precise GPS distances. In addition, the software manages scorekeeping and stat tracking, then uploads them to an online clubhouse community where golfers can interact and compete with millions of other players worldwide.

GolfLogix became part of the 8AM Golf family in 2014.

About 8AM Golf
8AM Golf was established by businessman, philanthropist and golf entrepreneur Howard Milstein as the holding company that oversees his golf businesses—all of which are dedicated to helping golfers at every level enjoy the game more. Renowned entertainer and golf enthusiast Justin Timberlake partnered with 8AM golf in 2020 and is now leading creative initiatives across the 8AM portfolio of companies.

In addition to GolfLogix, current 8AM companies include: GOLF Magazine and, the #1 media brands in golf; Nicklaus Companies, the most renowned brand in golf; legendary handmade club maker Miura GolfTrue Spec Golf, a brand-agnostic club-fitting company; Club-Conex, a global leader in the design and manufacturing of adjustable golf club adapter systems; Fairway Jockey, which provides golfers with the ability to buy custom clubs online; 3’s, which combines a fun atmosphere and top-notch hospitality with a quality par-3 course and putting area; T-Squared Social, (in partnership with Tiger Woods and Justin Timberlake), a dynamic new concept in food, drink and sports entertainment; and Chirp, a free-to-play gaming app that lets golfers virtually wager on the outcome of pro golf tournaments, rounds, and shots in real time.

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