Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 Golf Edition now available in the UK

Will this smartwatch prove to be a hole-in-one – or will it be a below par release?

The Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 Golf Edition on a white strap with a white background
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If you're a keen golfer, investing in a great golf watch is a really good idea. They allow you to visualise the course in a way you couldn't possibly manage from the ground, offering greater insights to help you make better decisions on the course. Many will even enable you to collect data on your performance, improving knowledge of your own game for more informed choices.

For most people, having a dedicated smartwatch just for golf is hard to justify. That's why a lot of new smartwatches are coming out that are golf-leaning, but still offer more robust real-world usage.

This new Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 Golf edition is one such example. It takes the popular Galaxy Watch 5 blueprint and supercharges it with a host of golf-focused features. For example, users get a lifetime subscription to the brilliant Smart Caddie app, which offers maps for over 40,000 courses, accurate in-play distances and distance tracking for your shots, as well as scorekeeping facilities on the watch itself.

Outside of that, the watch has all the features you'd come to expect in a modern smartwatch. Samsung Health helps to monitor your overall wellbeing though heart rate and blood pressure, and can also take a reading of your body composition to help you understand things like body fat and muscle density.

You'll be able to get notifications, and take calls and texts from your watch. You'll even be able to make payments without your card or phone to hand thanks to Samsung Pay – perfect if you've left your phone in your bag after a round!

The watch boasts a sapphire crystal on top of an AMOLED display, with the case coated in a sleek black finish. There are golf edition variants of the 40mm and 44mm Watch 5 models, as well as the larger Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 Pro, which features a titanium case for extra lightness. They'll set you back £319, £339 and £479, respectively.

Sam Cross
Staff Writer

Online news writer at, Sam has five years of experience in online and print journalism, with work featured in publications like Metro and Last Word on Sports. After years writing about music and football, Sam now turns his hand to bringing you news about new phones, smart home products, smart watches, laptops and TVs. Sam is a longtime fan and user of Apple products, including iPhones, MacBooks and Apple Watches.He’s also T3’s resident football expert, bringing you everything you need to know about the big games, including how to watch them. In his spare time, Sam is a keen guitarist, watch lover and (very) amateur golfer.