Golf.com app finds links for Windows phones

A new, nicely designed application for Windows Mobile smartphones serves up golf course info and ratings to match your preferences.

Start screen for Golf.com Course Finder (Credit: CNET Networks)

When it comes to mobile applications, simple can be good. Golf.com's new one for select Windows Mobile 5 and 6 phones makes it easy for links-lovers to find all the course location and details they could want while on the move--except for directions and hours of operation. They also won't be able to add personal course ratings or send a new favorite link to a friend from the application.

But never mind all that. Golf.com's free Course Finder beta, which heavily promotes its partnership with Microsoft, does what it needs to by providing a golf-themed interface with clear options to search for a course by name, location, or a customized preference. The returned results include a short list of entries with the course's name, address, rating, and price. The details page also lists amenities, has a click-to-call functionality, and can add the phone number to your contacts list.

You can get Golf.com Course Finder by texting "GOLF" to 58585, or by visiting http://www.golf.actionengine.com/provision with the phone's mobile browser.

About Jessica Dolcourt

Jessica Dolcourt reviews smartphones and cell phones, covers handset news, and pens the monthly column Smartphones Unlocked. A senior editor, she started at CNET in 2006 and spent four years reviewing mobile and desktop software before taking on devices.

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