JLGolf is a scorecard and golf GPS application, that will assist you on course, with keeping track on your scorecard, and help you around the course with distances to any given point on the course.

Find courses in your area, or create new courses in minutes.

JLGolf is optimized for low power consumption, to minimize battery and network usage, while still having all the tools you need around the course.


The best ducumentation af JLGolf at this point is this pdf Document
Do not expect it to explain full application at this point. But it is the best we have got.

Language support

Currently JLGolf supports Danish, English, Finnish, French,, German, Swedish, Dutch and Chinese (with English being default language).
If you think you could do the necessary translations to support any other languages, please send me an email with info on witch language you would like to translate to.

Feature request

If you are missing a feature in JLGolf, please send an email with info on the feature you need. At the moment about 90 % of all new things in JLGolf is requested by users. There is no guarantee that your request is implemented but I will look at it.

Android version

JLGolf is made for Android phones, targeting phones with min. version 1.5 (which includes around 99.7% of the total marked of android devices on the marked)

You install JLGolf thrue Google Marked. Just simply do a search for JLGolf, download and run.

Other platform version

JLGolf is also available for iPhone.


JLGolf includes a number of options to customize views.

This way you get more clean views without all those info you don't need.
If you do not like statistics, use option to hide all statistics,
If you do nok use Stableford, use option to hide Stableford points.
If you do not use the GPS, use option to hide distances.

If you always input stat data like gir and putts, make hole stat edit the default hole input view.

Options is found in main menu, by pressing "menu" button.

Another important option is rating type. Rating of courses is not the same in all countries. In US slope rating is used, while in EU most countries use course rating. This is very important when calculation rating table, and how many strokes you get on a course. You should not miss this option

Multi view

JLGolf includes multi views that have different impact on battery and network usage.

Full Google maps integration.
This view will use network to give you full maps of the current hole you are playing, with distances to any given point on course, including information on accuracy on the tracking.

Simple distance view.
This view will give you the exact same information as the Google map view. but in a simple view that will not use network, but only GPS information.

Hole view

This view is simple stroke entry panel, that does not require any network or GPS data to be working.

But it can take use of GPS to give you instant information on distances to the pin.


Choose between device default theme, black or white theme depending on how you like your views.
Some people like black backgrounds, while others prefer white background. By choosing your theme you decide how screens are presented to you.

Share rounds

Use share rounds when you keep scores on round, and would like to share the result with fellow players.
When the round is finished you choose to share the round.
Your fellow players will then use List shared rounds, and choose your round to download full round data.
Shared rounds are available for 1 hour after your have shared it.
If you download a shared round, course is automatic downloaded if you do not have it downloaded already.
Be aware that if you do not have created the players referenced in round new players are created for you. A new player is also created if your naming of players is not equal to data in shared round.

History views

When in a round you can compare current scores with previous rounds on the same course.

Choose History to get a view on previous performance on current course.
On Hole tab this will show you how current players have done previously on the hole.
On all other tabes you will get a list of history for all holes, including average score for each hole and tee total.
This way you get a unique view on how well you play each hole on the current course.

Import and Export round data

JLGolf supports simple CSV and XML exports.
From list of rounds, you can choose to export one or all rounds.
Data is saved to sdcard and can be mailed to you if you have your email registered in preferences.
You should not have your device connected to computer when exporting, as sdcard will be unavailable for JLGolf.

Import course data

To import one or more courses you need to create a file named import.xml and place it on your sdcard in a directory named jlgolf.
This file should look like this import.xml file and could be used to eigther create new courses or update course with GPS data.

If you need a sample containing actual data have a look at this sample file
You should not have your device connected to computer when importing, as sdcard will be unavailable for JLGolf.

If you need support for additional formats, please send me a request to add format


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How do I create course, with multi tees

To make creation of courses as easy as possible, you should make the first tee perfect before creating other tees.
By doing this, new tee's are created from the first tee, and you should only make the small changes between different tees.
On most courses par and idx is the same for all tees on the course, and by making sure the first tee is perfect before creation new tees, the next tee only needs info on course rating and slope index.

How do I map course

Course mapping is a course task, and not a tee task.
This means that you does not have to map each hole on all tees. If you change the mapping of hole 1 on white tee, this is automatically affecting all other tees on the course.

This means that you should only map 18 holes on the course.

If using the map view, start on hole one.

First find the green, and when ready to place center of green, click menu and choose "add marker".
Now the marker is added to the next place you click on the map.
To remove a marker, click on the marker and choose "Delete".
Remember to Save markers before leaving mapping.
After mapping first hole, next hole will be even simpler than the first. :-)
Now move on to hole 2.

Go to map view, and as you will see you are placed on the map of the course, making it even easyer to locate next green and add markers.
Start by creating all flag positions, before adding additional markers.

Yards or Metric

To change default distances, go to main menu. Press menu and choose Options. Here you can choose between yard or meter.
Now here go thrue the other options, making sure all options are just the way you like it.

What is public and private courses

A public course is searchable by others, while private courses can be used by you only.
To start always make your course public.
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