The Official Rules of Golf

The Official Rules of Golf

By United States Golf Association

  • Category: Sports
  • Release Date: 2009-12-31
  • Current Version: 7.0.0
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 74.82 MB
  • Developer: United States Golf Association
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
Score: 3.63102
From 187 Ratings


The USGA’s official app for the Rules of Golf, which is always kept up to date with the latest Rules content. The following documents are included in this app: • The Rules of Golf • The Official Guide to the Rules of Golf (includes Clarifications, Committee Procedures, and Model Local Rules) • Note – The Official Guide is designed for referees and tournament administrators, and is available after enabling Expert Mode within the app’s Settings. App features include: • Every Rule, Definition and Clarification available instantly • Rules videos, FAQs, topic overviews, and quizzes • A powerful search tool to quickly locate information on any Rules topic • Simple, fast, and intuitive navigation • Quick hyperlinking to all definitions, Rule number references, and related Rules documents Additional resources on the Rules of Golf are available at Have a question? Feel free to reach out to us anytime at or 908-326-1850!



  • App NOT working at all

    Something is wrong this app it is no longer working at all. Is there something USGA can do to fix this issue?
  • App won’t open. Keep getting ‘retry’

    By Bksgolf
    I can not get this app to open. Deleted app. Restarted phone. Nothing.
  • App won’t open

    By nnnniiiicccckkkkk
    Error message and won’t open
  • This app has stopped working

    By K-M-P
    I'm on version iOS 16.6 (20G5037d) and the app doesn't open it just errors out
  • App stopped working

    By Ianjbruce
    I would have given it 5 stars for the way it used to work but now it gets 1 star because, although it was a great resource, the app has quit on me. Recently, when I try to open the app I get the message “Sorry, something went wrong. Retry” Frustrating! (Please help!)
  • Error

    By Golf Minocqua
    It will no longer open on my iPad but works on my phone.
  • Love this app, but currently is will not open on my iPhone 13. What is the problem?

    By Ce golfer
    App will not open on my iPhone 13, what is the problem?
  • Sooners Rules… Mar 13 Comments

    By Lcs47
    If yo are having problems loading app, “Delete and download again “ per Sooners comments dated March 13. It worked for me. Note: I only gave 4 stars because I had to find out from Sooners!
  • App will not open

    By dober_mann9999
    Used app a bit a while ago. Trying to use it now and I keep getting a “sorry try again later” message. Contacted support and they responded with a generic acknowledgement that I contacted them. Nothing more…
  • New rules

    By johnny Dill
    I’ve been a golf pro for over 40 years and feel like I know the rules of golf relatively well but since y’all re wrote them and made the changes, I can’t find many of the simplest rules of golf that have been changed or re written. I spend more time trying to find a rule for varification than if read the whole rules of golf. Mostly just venting but don’t understand why the rules are so confusing now and hard to find to show anyone proof of a rule. Johnny Dill , PGA Golf Professional