As of 2015, good golf GPS devices include Garmin Approach S6, Arccos Golf, Garmin Approach G6 and SkyCaddie LINX. Each device scored at least 93 out of 100, and achieved A- or better grades.
The Garmin Approach S6 features overhead hole maps, touchscreen distance location to any point on the golf course and a swing tempo training aid. It retails for just under $400.
The Arccos Golf pairs with the iPhone to generate course maps, distance information and shot tracking for post-round stats and analysis. This device retails for approximately $300.
The Garmin Approach G6 provides excellent course image detail, colored layup arcs, distance calculator and scorecard with multiple options, statistics and club distance averages. It retails for about $250.
The SkyCaddie LINX features hazard, layup and target information along with green maps in a wrist watch application. It incorporates Bluetooth functionality to update course maps in real time. It retails for $225.