Posted by Disc Golf Station on 1/25/2011
If you've got an iPhone, then check out these Disc Golf Apps. Some are good, some are bad, all are Frisbee related...
Disc Golf Tracker - $0.99
Disc Golf Tracker is a scorecard app. I think the best thing for a scorecard app is for it to be simple. While this app is fairly simple, you still have to click a few times to record your score, which I don’t particularly like.
The best thing about this app is that you can take pictures within the app itself for players and even courses. Here is me messing with Disc Golf Tracker.
You can add handicaps and even send your final scores via email and facebook. If
you’re looking for a cheaper scorecard app (or you just prefer real
images), but still keep track of your scores, then get this app.
A lot of people are
talking about how they love the User-Interface… I don’t see it (the shot
above is the coolest thing about this app…).
The name doesn’t leave you much to go on, so I will enlighten you. The DiscGolf App for the iPhone is a great way to keep score of all your rounds. It’s very easy to use with fantastic graphics. There are two things that I love about this app. First of all, when you are trying to record your score, you want it simple (like I said above). You don’t want to have to fumble around and click more than, say, 5 times to enter your score. You want to record it and move on to the next hole. With DiscGolf, just click a player and one of the numbers. You don’t even have to type anything. Done!
Secondly, this app is great for keeping a history of your rounds. Not
only is there a history built in to reference whenever you like, but
immediately following your round, you can email yourself (or post that
bad boy to Facebook) and your friends the scorecard with all the info. You can even track of everything in Excel if you wanna be weird.
One word of advise though. We were playing out on the course and needed to take a look at the actual scorecard and it took me forever to find it. It’s the tiny “Options” link at the top. Then, Summary.
Pocket Putt - $1.99 -
This app is not worth $0.99, let alone $1.99. It’s a lot like the popular app, Paper Toss, except not as fun. This is a game where you slide your finger up the screen to try and sink your putt. There is nothing else to it. The only thing I like about it is the serene environment it places you in. It has great graphics, little moving wind lines and cute bird-chirpy noises, but that’s where the goodness ends. And, although I will say, I wish some of the other apps had cute bird-chirpy noises, this app is kinda boring. I only review this app to say, please don’t get it. Even if you do like it, you won’t after 2 minutes.
It looks cooler than it is…
iDisc Golf Pro - $0.99 –
First things first. Go to Options. Turn OFF Background Music and turn ON Sound Effects. I
don’t know why the default is the other way around, because that Music
will get into your head and you will want to shoot yourself in the face.
This is a fun little disc golf game. If
you are thinking of disc golf but you can’t play because you’re stuck
at the doctor’s office or at work… you can always get a quick round in
with this app. There aren’t a lot of disc golf game apps out there, so there isn’t a lot to compare it to, but I will say it can be addicting. You just roll your finger up the screen to shoot and can even do anhyzer and hyzer throws.
What would make this game way better is if you could connect two iPhones and play together. But instead you have to switch the phone back and forth. Also, there are only 4 courses to choose from. That’s pretty lame. But, like I said, there aren’t a lot of disc golf game apps out there, so if I had to choose one, it would be iDisc Golf Pro. It really is quite enjoyable. Aside from the wind having an abnormally large effect on the disc, the overall environment of the game is fairly accurate. Play conservative, play smart and you will win. Just make sure you don’t putt with your driver J. If
you are on a road trip with a fellow disc golf buddy, download this app
and you guys (or gals) will enjoy countless minutes of disc golfy
goodness. By the way, there is a free version, iDisc Golf Lite, if you’d like to try that one out.
DG Caddy - $1.99 -
Yet another scorecard app. First off, I will say this is great because you can really learn a lot about your game. It has something that no other app can offer you. History of your shots. You can add discs to the app (including images). Then you can record what shots you took, whether it was right-hand, back-hand, how much hyzer you used and then rate it. You can go back at look and see how you did and what you need to work on.
If you are looking for
a different type of app that offers some actual feedback about your
game, then I would give this one a shot. Throw tracking can take forever! But if you’re diligent you might actually get something out of this.
**BONUS APP REVIEW**
Doodle Ultimate - $0.99 -
Ok, I know this app isn’t for disc golf, but it’s still really fun! I
will admit, after I downloaded this app, I sat there for about 30
minutes straight, playing, trying to get better to get to “Hard”. But
you won’t win at Hard… It’s a very simple game with simple controls and
honestly, I couldn’t even figure out how to go back to the menu to end a
And if you play good enough defense, the computer will never throw. But you just have to give the other guy some space to bait him a little bit. I don’t play Ultimate, so I don’t know all the rules, but it seems like you should have to throw the disc at some point…
Is this app worth $0.99? Maybe not. But you could have a lot of fun with it for a little while like I did.