Our best golf watch list is based on a user ratings from around the web. Different features appeal to different types of players, so take a look at our top six golf watches below and a few new ones that might be worth a look as well.
You may also want to use our Personalized Selection Quiz to find the best golf GPS for your budget and style of play.
|Best Golf Watches|
|Garmin Approach S4 Golf Watch – Read Full Review
This is the golf GPS watch for those who want it all. Besides having tons of courses preloaded, green distances and layup distances, it’s got a touchscreen that allows manual pin positioning, scorecard and stats. And for those who want to be “connected” all the time without looking at their smartphones every few minutes… this watch can display email and text messages plus other notifications from an iPhone.
Review Score: 4.52 (25 ratings)
|Golf Buddy Voice+ Watch – Read Full Review
We expect to see this as one of the highest rated and most popular golf GPS units this year. It adds an hour of battery life and a removable watch band to it’s predecessor (the GolfBuddy Voice). It gives visual and auditory distances to the front, middle and back of every green. It’s simple, convenient and reasonably priced.
Review Score: 4.5 (38 ratings)
|GolfBuddy WT3 Watch – Read Full Review
The GolfBuddy WT3 Watch is definitely a contender. It has distances to front, middle and back, plus to hazards and layups. You can also set the pin position manually. Of course it’s preloaded and never has any fees. If you’re a walker or runner, it can track the distance and time of your journey.
Review Score: 4.5 (8 ratings)
|Bushnell NEO-X Watch – Read Full Review
The Bushnell neo-x is smaller and lighter than it’s competitors, the ratings are great and the price is right! To be honest, if your main interest in a golf watch is having to the front, middle and back, plus layups comfortably on your wrist, this is the one we would suggest.
Review Score: 4.49 (230 ratings)
|Garmin Approach S1 Watch – Read Full Review
The Garmin S1 was the first golf GPS watch to hit the mainstream. It’s popularity and ratings continue to be amazing. Simplicity, convenience and a very competitive price.
Review Score: 4.48 (1285 ratings)
|Garmin Approach S2 – Read Full Review
Bridges the gap between the Garmin Approach S1 and the S3. It offers doglegs, layup yardages and a digital scorecard, but stops short of a touch screen with manual pin positions. Not as good a value as the Bushnell neo-X watch.
Review Score: 4.31 (164 ratings)
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|Izzo Swami Voice – Read Full Review
The Izzo Swami Voice golf GPS is a small basic unit that provides distances to the front, middle and back of every green via audio and a digital screen. It comes with a clip for a visor or a belt and a watchband if you want to wear it on your wrist. Although it seems to be a knock-off of the GolfBuddy Voice+, we think it’s better looking and it works just as well. Preloaded with 30,000 courses and no fees.
*Weighs 1 oz. without band and 1.9oz with band.
|Izzo Swami Golf Watch (v.2) – Read Full Review
Izzo makes great basic golf GPS devices at low prices. This model was released in late 2013 and would seem to compete directly with the Garmin S1. However, the Izzo has a handy scorecard feature, which was a complaint for some users of the S1. Although this watch seems very durable, we would like to see Izzo increase their warranty period from 90 days to a year.
|Bushnell neo XS Golf Watch – Read Full Review
Bushnell already had the smallest and lightest golf watch on the market with the highly rated neo-x, but they are going even smaller and lighter with the neo xs. They’ve also added more targets per hole, but kept the same simple user interface. Another golf GPS watch from Bushnell that will be hard to beat!