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Distance to hazards on watch

Would be great to see the distance to say bunkers or water on my Apple Watch. This feature has been available on Garmin gold watches for many years Thanks and keep up the great work!

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Hi Cindy, great news, I am looking forward to this new feature.

@Carlo Kassam - I've confirmed with the team that iPhone is on the roadmap for completion this year. Things can change, but that's our plan. Thanks for asking!

Johnrancher - yes, these forum topics have a way of morphing with multiple "conversations" being shared. I appreciate your feedback. We're getting close to watch hazards. Stay tuned. 

Ok I apparently misread your post so I thought it was available on smartwatch. That's what this topic is about after all. Still happy with the progress, but I'll store my excitement for later use.

Hi Carlo! Our engineering team is working on this feature for the iPhone app. We plan to add it as soon as possible, however, there's no target date yet. 

Here's the latest information about hazards:

Hi Carlo - I'm asking the team about the iPhone ETA. Thanks for asking! 

Johnrancher - we are just as excited! Can't wait to hear how you enjoy it! 

Do you expect this great feature to be available on the iPhone this year?
No way! Finally! Thanks! On holiday now... but will start using it asap.

Hazards are available in Premium version on Android phones at this time. iPhone is next, with watches to follow. There's no concrete target date yet.  I appreciate your comment and feedback. The team is working hard to make this happen for our users. 

Hi Cindy, I appreciate that the Hazard feature on the smartwatch is on the roadmap, can you give an indication of when this feature can be expected?

Hi Luke - it is a big undertaking, however, we are currently working on this. We do plan to have an option for users to contribute as well once we lay most of the ground work. Thanks for your comment and for sharing the link to the mapping tool. - Cindy

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Hi Cindy, Could GolfPad not just adjust the tool to allow us to mark the front/back of any hazards ourselves?

That would allow us to get the hazard distances that so many seem keen for, whilst also saving Golfpad lots of legwork.

NB: For anyone unfamiliar with the tool, watch the short video at:


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Hi Cindy, glad this feature is on the roadmap, but understand that the mapping itself is a big undertaking.

Could GolfPad not simply allow us (the users) to map out the bunkers in exactly the same way we can currently map out a missing course? Via

NB: For anyone not familiar with the tool, watch the video on


Hi Cindy, appreciate mapping out hazards on 40k courses is difficult! Perhaps make a way for people to mark hazards themselves on their local course? As an idea - a button in the app to mark the front of the hazard using GPS location in the same way "mark flag" exists. Of course this needs to be uploaded and be for the benefit of all players of the course. Rob

Hello all - distance to hazards is a HUGE undertaking, as you can imagine with 40k world wide courses supported. This requires human eyes. :) We've expanded our team and we are officially starting the project of mapping the hazards on the most popular courses to start. We appreciate your continued support. 

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