GolfBuddy Voice 2 Review

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The GolfBuddy Voice 2 is light, small, accurate, and incredibly easy to use.


One of the least talked about segments of the golf GPS market is voice (yes, pun intended).  These tiny, easy to use devices are a great choice for the recreational golfer, and the new GolfBuddy Voice 2 is one of the best.

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Setup & Ease of Use

Like all the best GPS units, all you need to do with the GolfBuddy Voice 2 is charge it (one charge lasts for 2+ rounds) and turn it on.  When you get to the course, it automatically identifies the course and hole.  The Voice 2 displays the distances to the front, middle, and back of the green, and a push of the main button will prompt the Voice 2 to tell you the distance to the center.

In addition to the power switch, there are four buttons on the Voice 2.  Two control the volume and the other two activate the voice, change the display, and allow you to measure your shots.  Because the buttons are few and the features are pared down, the Voice 2 is very intuitive to use.

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Accuracy & Performance

Just like the CT2 that we reviewed earlier this year, the GolfBuddy Voice 2 is very accurate.  Compared to both yardage markers on the course and a reliable laser rangefinder, the distances that the Voice 2 produced were within a yard.  It’s also worth noting that in all of my testing the Voice 2 never misidentified the hole I was on which makes using it extremely pleasant.

One of the big reasons that the Voice 2 surpasses previous voice GPS units is that you don’t need to use the voice.  That may sound odd, but let me explain.  Early voice units didn’t have a screen, so the only way to get yardages from them was to use the voice.  I don’t mind the voice when I’m playing solo – in fact, I like it – but when I’m playing with friends I’d prefer to keep it quiet.  The Voice 2 gives you the choice between looking at the screen for front, middle, and back yardages, or pushing the button for the voice.  This also opens up more possibilities for how to carry the Voice 2.

Finally, it’s worth mentioning that the GolfBuddy Voice 2 comes loaded with 40,000 courses and there are no fees or subscriptions required to keep it up to date.

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The GolfBuddy Voice 2 retails for $130 and is available in blue (shown here) and pink.  For a reliable, easy to use GPS, the Voice 2 is a solid value.

There are accessories available for the Voice 2 if you don’t want to use the built-in clip.  You can wear it as a watch ($30), on a belt clip ($20), on a retractable clip ($25) or display it in a cart mount ($25).

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Just like GolfBuddy’s CT2, the Voice 2 is a very accurate, small GPS unit that helps you play quickly and play well.  If you prefer your GPS to be nimble rather than covered in buttons, this one is for you.

Buy the GolfBuddy Voice 2 GPS HERE

Matt Saternus
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  1. Jim Johnston

    First use of Golf Buddy 2. Diamanté Dunes Cabo San Lucas info is out of date for back 9. Please update to reflect changes. # 10 is added, # 18 is eliminated. # 11 green is moved. Front 9 is spot on.

  2. Patrick West

    My Golf Buddy Voice 2 rangefinder is consistently short. (Other Golf Buddys in my foursome are consistent with, for example, the 150 yard marker while mine says 141.) I have a rangefinder on my IPhone which is also accurate but the Golf Buddy is short. On the par 4 394 yard Hole 1, it reads 347. I have tried rebooting but that doesn’t seem to work. (I hold the two buttons down as instructed, the light flashes, but the unit never goes to a ‘sync’ screen and when I try using it on the course, it remains short of the actual yardage.

  3. My screen is completely blank. The voice seems to work, but nothing is coming up on the screen.

  4. had my golf buddy for 5 months will not make 18 holes lose it charge can not find a place to replace the battery

  5. Our battery crapped out after a year without that much use. They say it should last two years.

  6. Tom Glick

    I love my golf buddy voice 2. But today in middle of my round the voice went silent. Rangefinder is working well. Can I turn the voice back on or do I need a replacement? Got it for Christmas this year (2018) and because of the weather haven’t used it much.

    • Matt Saternus


      I would expect that it would be replaced. Contact the company and see what their policy is.



  7. My golf buddy 2 is less than a year old and won’t hold a charge Cant make it 18 holes


    This thing is junk! Already had it replaced after less than a year! Won’t update, won’t hold a charge, always short on yardage. Save your money!

  9. John Whalen

    I have a Golf Buddy 2 that used to measure the yardage accurately; however, after 6-months of use it consistently measures the distances short by 10-15 yards. How can I resolve this issue. Please respond.

    • Matt Saternus


      I would suggest contacting Golf Buddy to see if they have a fix or can provide a new unit.


  10. I’ve just bought a voice buddy. Out of the box brand new the audio is distorted and inaudible.

    Hopefully get it back to the supplier for a replacement.

    Having read the above. I think I’d prefer a refund. And purchase another Voice caddie. I’d lost.

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