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Garmin Approach G5

Discontinued. Replaced by the Garmin Approach G6 >>

NEW! Now preloaded with U.S. and Canadian golf course maps including fairways, hazards and greens (11,834 U.S. courses and 842 Canadian courses and growing!) You can download the latest course updates for free!

NEW! Enhanced with stat tracking software that records putts per round, fairways hit and greens in regulation and tracks club distance averages. If you already own an Approach G5, you can download these enhancements at

Give your golf game a boost of confidence with the Garmin Approach G5, a rugged, waterproof, touchscreen golf GPS packed with thousands of preloaded golf course maps. Approach G5 uses a high-sensitivity GPS receiver to measure individual shot distances and show the exact yardage to fairways, hazards and greens.

Eliminate the Guesswork

Approach displays and updates your exact position on stunningly detailed, preloaded course maps throughout the United States. Approach’s highly sensitive GPS receiver pinpoints your position and removes guesswork from your game. And as you move, Approach automatically updates your position, so you’ll always know your yardage. There's no subscriptions or setup fees, and Approach is compliant with USGA and R&A rules.

Touch Your Target

Need to measure distances for your next shot? Touch any point on the sunlight-readable display, and Approach shows the precise distance to that exact spot—fairway, hazard, landing area, or the front, middle and back of the green.

Get on the Green

Approach helps you zero in on the pin with Approach's Green View. Just tap the flag on the map to zoom in on the green — then you can drag the flag to position it where you see it, giving you more accurate yardage.

Keep Score Digitally

Approach doubles as a digital scorecard for your foursome. After the game, you can save and review the scores on your computer at home.

Add More Courses

Garmin is constantly adding more courses to their map data, as well as updating and improving their course maps for Approach G5. Download the latest courses for free.

Garmin Approach G5 Physical & Performance:
Unit dimensions, WxHxD:
2.3" x 4.5" x 1.4" (5.8 x 11.4 x 3.5cm)
Display size, WxH:
1.53"W x 2.55"H (3.8 x 6.3 cm); 3" diag (7.6 cm)
Display resolution, WxH:
240 x 400 pixels
Display type:
Transflective color TFT touchscreen
6.8 oz (192.7 g) with batteries
2 AA batteries (not included); NiMH or Lithium recommended
Battery life:
up to 15 hours
yes (IPX7)
High-sensitivity receiver:
Garmin Approach G5 Maps & Memory:
Preloaded course maps:
yes (Canada & US)
Course capacity:
Garmin Approach G5 Features:
Touch-targeting (touch target on display to see the distance to any point):
Manual pin positioning (tap and drag flag on green for precise yardage):
Course preview (see detailed, hole-by-hole preview) :
Digital scorecard (keep score for up to four players) :
Computer scorecard review (save and review scores on computer) :
USGA and R&A compliant (legal under the Rules of Golf) :
Garmin Golf GPS Menu Screen
Garmin Golf GPS Approach G5 Menu Screen
Garmin Golf GPS Approach G5 Hazards Screen
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User manual button
Garmin Approach G5 Accessories

Garmin Approach G5 Golf GPS

In the box:
• Approach G5
• Belt Clip
• USB Cable
• Quick start manual

Garmin Golf GPS Approach G5 Distance Screen

Garmin Approach Series
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