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How do I download courses on the Golf Buddy?

Last Updated: Feb 03, 2015 03:11PM EST
Go to, and click on Support on the menu bar. Once under Support, please click on Downloads from the options located on the left. Please select the appropriate GolfBuddy Course Manager program based on what type of computer you have and which GolfBuddy unit you own. Proceed to the installation of the program. Once you are finished, you should see a small icon on your desktop. To begin downloading your courses, first you must complete our online member registration form to create a custom User ID and Password. You can gain access to this form by clicking the Sign Up button on the welcome screen of the GolfBuddy Course Manager. Once you have completed the member registration form, please follow the steps below to download courses.
  • Before logging in, please make sure that your unit is turned ON and connected to the USB cable.
  • Open our GB Manager program and log in with your User ID and Password.
  • Please wait until the words "Device connected" are displayed on the upper-right white bar.
  • Once the device is connected, please select a country from the left menu.
  • Proceed by choosing a state or a province from the left menu.
  • Please select the courses you wish to update by placing a check mark on the box located on the left of the course name or click on All located on the top of the course information bar to update the entire state/province.
  • Press the green Download Selected Courses to GolfBuddy button on the bottom right corner to download the courses.
Platinum units
  • Please connect your unit to the computer using a USB data cable.
  • Open the G3 or GolfBuddy World Course Manager program and log in.
  • Step 1: Device Connection - Please wait until the screen displays that the device is connected. When this happens, please proceed by pressing the blue button titled Next at the bottom of the page.
  • Step 2: Firmware Information -Please proceed by pressing the blue Next button.
  • Step 3: Select Countries to Update - Please select the country (or countries) that you would like to update. Once you have made your selection, you can either update the entire country or just a certain state, province, town, etc.
  • Once you have made a selection please proceed by pressing the blue Next button.
  • If you receive a small gray box, please make sure that the Newly Updated Only box is checked marked.
  • When finished, you will see Update Complete on the screen and on the top right you will be on the Finish tab with a blue check mark on it.
  • If you are finished updating courses, please close the program.
  • On the unit, please press the Exit Syncing Mode message on the bottom of the screen. After the unit restarts you can then safely remove the unit from the computer.

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