Tips for Choosing the Best Golf Watch

Like millions of other people, you are probably here because you are a golf junkie.  Well, welcome to the party!

As you all know, the game of golf has more gadgets than Batman’s utility belt, and GPS golf watches are becoming quite a thing.  With so many makes and models out there it can be hard to choose which ones to buy.  In this post, we hope to clear some of that up and steer you in a direction that can help you start the process of narrowing down your search.

Stick With the Major Players

One thing you can do right off the bat is cross lesser known brands off your list.  A golf watch is an investment, and the last thing you want to have happen is to invest in something you hope performs well for you just to find it is more of a hassle than a bonus.  So, rule out the knockoffs and stick with the big guns and you will be off to a good start.

If you watch golf or subscribe to any of the top golf magazines out there like Golf Digest, you have probably seen advertisements for some of the hottest watches from the top brands.  The brands to keep your eye on include:

  • Garmin
  • Callaway
  • Bushnell

If you choose any of the brands mentioned above, you will most likely be happy.  When I was shopping for a new watch, I went with Garmin and made sure I read as many Garmin golf watch reviews as I could because I did not want to spend all that money and not be happy.  I recommend you do the same due diligence.

Check The Features

Believe it or not, these watches all have different features.  The days of them simply providing yardage are gone and they now can do so much more.  When you are shopping for a watch, make sure you take note of the features from some of the top models on your list and compare them side by side.  Once you decide what is important to you it will be easier to narrow down your search.


You can never read too many reviews, especially when looking at products like this.  You can use Google to scour the web for review website, look around Facebook, or visit Amazon to see what people that have actually bought the watch have to say about it.


The bottom line is that golf watches are awesome.  Once you really figure out how to use yours, it will become a great asset to you on the course.  If you take your time and follow the guidelines listed above I have no doubt you will end up with a product you love!

Here is a short video that shows some of the great features of the Garmin Approach S60: