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  • Golf rangefinder with true GPS capabilities and automatic course.
  • No membership or download fees.
  • Stores up to 20,000 courses and 1,000 scores; target information is preloaded.
  • Large, high-resolution color screen with dynamic green view which changes the shape of the green, depending on your angle of approach.
  • Runs on a rechargeable 12-hour Lithium Polymer battery with AAA battery backup; Measures 2.25 x 4.25 x 1-Inch; weighs 4.23-Ounce; 90-day warranty.
  • The exact distance to greens, bunkers, lakes, lay-up points, and hazards.customizable target technology lets you customize your own targets.
  • And hole recognition preloaded with courses from across North America able to load courses worldwide.
  • Comes with a belt clip/plastic holster, USB data cable, rechargeable battery, wall charger, user's manual, and software CD.
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Liberate yourself from the hidden cost of membership and download fees with the GolfBuddy Tour GPS Rangefinder. Coming preloaded with courses from across the USA and Canada, with the ability to store up to 20,000 courses from 30,000+ courses worldwide, the Tour GPS Rangefinder delivers the information you need at no additional cost once you have purchased the unit. Delivering true GPS capabilities with automatic course and hole recognition, each unit features the dynamic green view, which changes the shape of the green depending on your angle of approach. Target information is already preloaded, but customizable target technology allows you to add up to 11 targets per hole--in addition to what the GolfBuddy already provides. With no annual membership or membership fees to keep up with, an easy-to-read high-resolution LCD screen, straightforward usability, and powerful game-improving technologies, the GolfBuddy Tour GPS Rangefinder is sure to become your best friend on the course.

Accuracy: The GolfBuddy will help you gain confidence by knowing exactly how far and where to go. The GolfBuddy's large, easy-to-read full-color screen gives you the exact distance to greens, bunkers, lakes, lay-up points, and hazards.

Technology: Each unit features the dynamic green view, which changes the shape of the green, depending on your angle of approach. Target information is already preloaded, and the GolfBuddy features custom plotting technology which lets you add up to 11 of your own chosen targets to each course in addition to what the GolfBuddy already provides.

Simplicity: With its unique automatic course and hole recognition feature, the GolfBuddy will automatically know which course you are playing and which hole you are on. There is no need for aiming or manual operation to obtain distance information to the green when using the GolfBuddy. The GolfBuddy is a true GPS unit... Just turn it on and play.

Power: The GolfBuddy features 20,000 course storage capability, dynamic green technology, target customization technology, and a digital scorecard. The GolfBuddy is a full feature rangefinder, making it the most powerful GPS device on the market today.

Benefits:

  • True GPS tracking with automatic course and hole recognition
  • High resolution color LCD screen
  • Preloaded with courses across North America
  • Ability to load courses from all over the world
  • 30,000+ available courses
  • Course data storage capability up to 20,000 courses
  • No membership fees or course download fees
  • Durable and water-resistant design
  • Multi-lingual
  • Scoretracking module
  • Simple and Easy Operation

How it Works:

  • Score Tracking: GolfBuddy's score tracking feature allows you to keep a record of up to 1,000 rounds of golf stored into your unit. In addition to keeping your score, it also stores information for the course you played on and the date you played. This feature comes in handy for keeping your handicap, as well as going back to track your scores on previous rounds that you played at a certain course on a specific day.
  • Calculate Shot Distance: Knowing the actual distance that you hit with each club is critical to playing your best golf. The Mark Feature on the GolfBuddy allows you to measure your shot distance at the touch of a single button. From your current position, all you need to do is take your shot, push the Mark Button on the side of your GolfBuddy and travel towards where your ball has landed, and you will get an accurate measurement of how far you hit your shot.
  • Remaining Distance Display to Targets: (1) Hazard Avoidance--The various natural and man made hazards on the course make up the character of the course and give the golfer varying levels of difficulty. Knowing where these hazards are, and how to avoid them can eliminate strokes from your game. The GolfBuddy displays distance values for each of the "in play" hazards, as well as aspects of the terrain, which affect shot selection and course management. Golf Buddy lists all items, which can affect your play, even if you cannot see them from your present location. (2) Layups and Carries--Knowing the location of a hazard is only one part of the equation. To effectively avoid the hazard you need to know the Lay-up (approach) distance, as well as the distance to pass the item (carry distance). The GolfBuddy gives you each of these values when required. The GolfBuddy is designed to offer you a variety of information screens so that you are constantly aware of every distance.
  • Automatic Course and Hole Recognition: Without GolfBuddy's automatic course recognition feature, sorting through the list of thousands pre-loaded courses to find the course and hole that you are on would be a difficult task. The minute you power on your GolfBuddy, it automatically locates the course and hole that you are on and brings up the yardage information within moments. GolfBuddy's Auto Hole Recognition feature tracks your position on the course and automatically advances to each hole as you play. This allows you to keep your mind focused on your game without having to deal with the trouble of manually setting your unit as you advance towards the next hole.
  • Continuous Distance Updates and Your Current Position: From the moment you turn on your GolfBuddy, it begins measuring distance values to the green and to all target points. Distance measurements are automatically updated so there is no need to manually refresh the screen as you move along the course.
  • Golf Course Customization: In addition to the targets that are already programmed into your unit, GolfBuddy also allows you to add up to 11 additional targets per hole. This allows you to add specific carry distances and preferred lay-up points.
  • Remaining Distance Display to the Green: Knowing the actual distance that you hit with each club is critical to playing your best golf. The Mark Feature on the GolfBuddy allows you to measure your shot distance at the touch of a single button. From your current position, all you need to do is take your shot, push the Mark Button on the side of your GolfBuddy and travel towards where your ball has landed, and you will get an accurate measurement of how far you hit your shot.

Specifications:

  • Size: 4.25 x 2.25 x 1 inches
  • Weight: 4.23 ounces including battery
  • PC interface: USB
  • Display: high resolution color LCD screen
  • Operating temperature range: 32 to 104 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Power SOURCE: Lithium polymer rechargeable battery with AAA battery backup
  • Battery life: 12 hours
  • Power adapter: 5 volt, 450 mA
  • Durable water resistant design
  • 20,000 course capability

System Requirements:

  • PC with Microsoft Windows 98/NT/2000/XP/Vista
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer version 6.0 or higher
  • 256 MB of RAM
  • 4 MB of available hard disc space
  • Internet access
  • Available computer USB port
  • 2X CD-Rom drive (optional)

Navigating Your Options
Unit Available Courses/Capacity Membership Fees Screen Battery Type/Life
Bushnell Golf GPS 368100 Yardage Pro 12,000 (download up to 100 annually)/10 $34.99 annually Black and white backlit LCD Rechargeable lithium ion/16 hours
Bushnell Neo Golf GPS 12,000 (download up to 100 annually)/10 $34.99 annually 2.1-inch, black and white backlit LCD Rechargeable lithium ion/16 hours
Bushnell Yardage Pro Golf GPS 12,000 (download up to 100 annually)/10 $34.99 annually Black and white backlit LCD Rechargeable lithium ion/16 hours
Bushnell Yardage Pro XG Golf GPS 12,000 (download up to 100 annually)/20 $34.99 annually 2.2-inch, high-contrast black and white LCD Rechargeable lithium ion/16 hours
Bushnell Yardage Pro XGC Golf GPS 12,000 (download up to 100 annually) $34.99 annually 2.2-inch, high-resolution backlit color LCD Rechargeable lithium ion/16 hours
Callaway Golf uPro Golf GPS 18,000/50 None 320x240 high-resolution color LCD Rechargeable lithium ion/12 hours
Callaway Golf uPro Go GPS 18,000 pre-loaded One-time $49.99 activation fee 240x320 high-resolution color LCD Rechargeable lithium ion/10-12 hours
Garmin Approach G3 GPS-Enabled Golf Handheld 12,000/unlimited None 160x240 transflective color TFT touchscreen Two AA batteries/up to 15 hours using NiMH or lithium
Garmin Approach G5 GPS-Enabled Golf Handheld 12,000/unlimited None 240x400 transflective color TFT touchscreen Two AA batteries/up to 15 hours using NiMH or lithium
GolfBuddy Plus GPS Rangefinder Over 14,000/1,000 None High-resolution black/white LCD Rechargeable lithium-polymer
Golf Buddy Pro GPS Range Finder All available courses in North America/20,000 None High-resolution black/white LCD Rechargeable lithium-polymer with AAA backup
Golf Buddy Tour GPS Range Finder All available courses in North America/20,000 None Backlit color LCD Rechargeable lithium-polymer with AAA backup/14 hours
GolfLogix GPS by Garmin (2008 Model) 15,000/20 $39.95 annually 1.25-by-2.25-inch backlit black and white LCD Two AA/22 hours
GolfLogix GPS Smart Phone Membership and Ultimate Retail Accessory Kit 24,000/varies by smartphone $39.95 annually N/A N/A
GPS Golf Guru 4 Precise GPS/PDA Golf Rangefinder with Multi-application capabilities 20,000/200 None 3.5-inch full color touchscreen Rechargeable/14 hours
IZZO Swami 1500 Golf GPS Unit 12,000/10 $9.99 annually Black and white LCD Rechargeable lithium ion/12 hours
OnPar Golf Touchscreen GPS 13,000/300 None Full color backlit touchscreen Rechargeable lithium ion
SkyCaddie SG2.5 Golf GPS (Black) 16,000/varies based on membership plan $29.95-129.95 annually, depending on plan 120x80 backlit black and white LCD Rechargeable lithium ion/14 hours
Sky Caddie SG3.5V GPS Unit 16,000/20 $29.95-129.95 annually, depending on plan High-resolution 2.2-inch backlit color LCD Three AAA
SkyCaddie SG5 Golf GPS (Black) 16,000/10 $29.95-129.95 annually, depending on plan 220x176 high-resolution backlit color LCD Rechargeable lithium ion/14 hours
SkyCaddie SGX Golf GPS 30,000 pre-loaded $29.95-129.95 annually, depending on plan Three-inch, high-resolution transflective TFT-LCD screen Rechargeable lithium ion/14 hours
Sonocaddie Auto Play Golf GPS Pre-loaded with 18,000/30,000 None 220x176 high-resolution backlit color LCD Rechargeable lithium ion/12 hours
Sonocaddie V300 Color GPS Unit 22,000/30 One-time $29.95 or $49.95 fee, depending on plan, or $5 per course after first five free downloads 2.2-inch high-resolution backlit color LCD Rechargeable lithium ion/15 hours
Sonocaddie XV2 Personal Golf GPS 22,000/20 One-time $29.95 or $49.95 fee, depending on plan, or $5 per course after first five free downloads Black and white LCD Three AAA/10 hours
Sureshot GPS Golf System 14,000/10 $29.95-199.95 annually, depending on plan Full color backlit LCD Rechargeable lithium ion/typically lasts for 36 holes

Product Description

The Golf Buddy Tour GPS will help you gain confidence by knowing exactly how far and where to go. The GolfBuddy's large,easy to read screen gives you the exact distance to greens, bunkers, lakes, lay-up points and hazards. Each unit features the dynamic green view which changes the shape of the green, depending on your angle of approach. Target information is already preloaded, and the GolfBuddy features custom plotting technology which lets you add up to 11 of your own chosen targets to each course in addition to what the GolfBuddy already provides. With the Golf Buddy Tour GPS unique automatic course and hole recognition feature, the GolfBuddy will automatically know which course you are playing and which hole you are on. There is no need for aiming or manual operation to obtain distance information to the green when using the GolfBuddy. The GolfBuddy is a true GPS unit... Just turn it on and play! The Golf Buddy Tour GPS features 20,000 course storage capability, dynamic green technology, target customization technology, and a digital scorecard. The GolfBuddy is a full feature rangefinder, making it the most powerful GPS device on the market today.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 2 x 2 x 4 inches ; 9.6 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
  • ASIN: B0019FGK90
  • Item model number: DSC-GB300
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (199 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #71,280 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
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Customer Reviews

Easy to use and very accurate.
Linda L Paslaski
I'm happy I purchased the Golf Buddy Tour GPS Range Finder because it performs as promised.
mrgolf
Overall, it's a good chunk of money to put out but, in my opinion, well worth it.
Gary

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

166 of 169 people found the following review helpful By D. Fisher on March 21, 2009
I read all the reviews and compared all the features of golf GPS's before selecting the Golf Buddy Pro. I especially liked the feature that all the courses and course information were already loaded on the unit or available for free from the Golf Buddy website. And of course, that large color screen. When I received the unit, I immediately put it on the charger while I reviewed the User Manual...it's pretty slim because the unit does most functions automatically. The next day I went golfing. Within 5 minutes, the unit initallized and indicated I was on the first hole of Highlands Reserve. The unit advanced automatically hole by hole without any user input from me. The GPS seems very accurate and the screen is exceptionally bright in all lighting conditions. I did notice that if your riding a cart, it takes a few seconds for the unit to stablize after stopping before giving an accurate distance. I am now using some of the more advanced features including adding and editing my own hazards, measuring distances hit, and keeping track of my scores. Ok, does it really help your game. The answer is yes!
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81 of 82 people found the following review helpful By Christopher Wang on May 23, 2009
I thought long and hard between the skycaddie and the golf buddy. I was nervous that the Golf Buddy was "too good to be true", but decided on it anyway because of the no yearly fees. All of my golf friends have the skycaddie, so I know that it works great. I took the risk with the golf buddy tour and have been very pleased every round. The yardages are exactly the same as the skycaddie, and my friends are stuck paying $50 a year for the same yardages. Not only is the color screen easy to read and shows up in any lighting, the size of the Golf Buddy is perfect. The skycaddie looks like a walkie-talkie while the golf buddy looks like a sleek electronic gadget.

You will not be disappointed with the GBT. I got it out of the box, charged it, went to Heron Bay Golf Course in Locust Grove, GA, turned on my GBT, it instantly recognized where I was, it knew I was approaching #1 tee, and from there on it gave me accuarate distances to the programmed targets. No syncing, no adding courses, just turned the thing on. Even on an overcast day and a rainy day, the GBT still gave me yardages.

Adding your own target, measuring your shots, and keeping track of your score are all very easy. The skycaddie has about 6-7 buttons while the GBT only has two main buttons. It's a synch to use. Apple might as well have invented the thing.

You'll love it. Spend the extra money up front. If you are a wife or girlfriend, get this for the man in your life. He will be amazed that you made the right choice on the best golf gps there is!

CONS? Are you kidding me? No cons!!!
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29 of 29 people found the following review helpful By Valuegal on June 5, 2009
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This has made my golf so much more fun. There is nothing like the confidence in KNOWING which club to pull out of the bag. You turn it on as you get your gear out of your car and that is it. It knows which course you are on and give you the yardage to the first hole with out any further intervention. I just clip it onto my bag and go. It has some other feature that I may learn to use over time, but the yardage it what I really needed. Why pay a yearly fee for other brands? Why be limited to five courses stored at a time? Even my local 9 hole course was pre-installed, of course I checked for my favorite courses on the web site first, they were all included already.
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25 of 25 people found the following review helpful By H. Mortensen on July 12, 2009
This is my first GPS range finder and it is seriously the coolest thing ever!!! It is incredibly EASY to use and has a large, easy to read display. I compared it to other GPS units and settled on this one because all the updates are FREE with no monthly service charge, and it stores over 20,000 courses!!
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92 of 105 people found the following review helpful By Arthur Sams on June 10, 2009
First let me say that the Golf Buddy Tour works as advertised. It always knows what course I'm playing and where I am on the course. The distances are accurate. The functions such as measuring driving distance works great. I am having one problem with the unit. I belong to two Country Clubs. One club is in Florida and one club is located near Washington, DC. Last year both courses underwent major renovations nd both re opened for play this past April. Both courses were loaded in the Golf Buddy with the old configurations. Thus, my Golf Buddy was not usable on my two home courses until the courses are re mapped. I've requested a re mapping but no definitive time was given me. Within 4 weeks the golf course in Florida was remapped. With the additional targets I added the Golf Buddy operates like a charm. Its a great tool. Unfortunately, the TPC Avenel has not been updated since the June request. This course had a complete reconfiguration. Right now it is not usable for my needs at this course.
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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful By GolferBob on April 2, 2010
I had a SkyCaddie SG2 for several years but was disgusted with the $50.00 annual fee as well as being able to store only 10 courses on the unit. After doing research on golf GPS units, I decided to purchase the Golf Buddy Tour several months ago. It is a fine unit and works fairly well. The major selling points are nice color screen, NO annual subscription fees, 20,000 courses preloaded, free course updates, and automatic course recognition. A friend of mine has a SkyCaddie SG5 and when we play together, we compare GPS units. I will say that the SkyCaddie seems to be more accurate, has a diagram of the entire hole being played (Golf Buddy just has a diagram of the green), and has more targets loaded. The Golf Buddy has a limit of 12 targets per hole, which I have found is not enough for several holes on my home course. You can add additional targets on a hole (it is fairly simple) as long as there are less than 12 targets preloaded. Unfortunately you cannot delete any of the Golf Buddy targets to add your own. The SkyCaddie yardages are almost immediate while the Golf Buddy sometimes takes more time to lock into yardages. And the yardages don't always seem to be accurate. The owner's manual of the Golf Buddy leaves a lot to be desired. Hopefully, they will improve the owner's manual in the future. Some of the reviewers have stated that the Golf Buddy customer service is poor. I completely disagree!! I have spoken to several representatives at Golf Buddy and without exception each has been very knowledgeable and helpful. All in all the Golf Buddy is a very good unit and well worth purchasing.
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