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The four Bushnell Phantom 3 GPS handhelds and Wingman Mini speaker on display at the 2024 PGA Sho

Bushnell Phantom 3 FIRST LOOK & Review — Handheld Golf GPS with Slope!

We've got video footage, images, and interviews with the experts at Bushnell Golf! It's the 2024 Phantom 3 GPS golf handheld with slope — a first for this brand, and it's still crazy affordable!

Third time’s a charm, right? And Bushnell Golf has proved it by adding slope-compensated distances to their Phantom 3—not available in the previous two iterations of this VERY reasonably priced GPS golf handheld!

We’re at the 2024 PGA Show to gather in-person intel and to put our hands on this welcome new piece of golf tech! And we’re happy to share all the details we have so far with you!

So let’s get to it!

PGA SHOW VIDEO: PlayBetter Golf Reviewer Marc Interviews Ryne from Bushnell About New Golf Products!


What’s New & Exciting on Bushnell Golf’s Phantom 3 GPS?

Bushnell Phantom 3 golf GPS handheld in a hand at the 2024 PGA Show!

A lot was improved on the previous Phantom 2 GPS from Bushnell Golf. And this new version has these things in common with it:

  • Front, Center, and Back Distances to the Green 
  • Up to 6 Hazards per Hole
  • GreenView with Moveable Pin Placement
  • Shot Distance Calculator
  • Large, Easy-to-read Font
  • 38,000+ Preloaded Courses
  • Free Bushnell Golf Mobile App
  • Battery Life: 14+ Hours
  • Auto Hole Advance

Blue Bushnell Phantom 3 golf GPS held in a hand at the 2024 PGA Show

And here’s what’s new and improved on the what might be the best golf handheld GPS of 2024:

  • NEW patented slope-compensated distances!
  • NEW touchscreen with Intuitive UI!
  • NEW auto-prompt score entry!
  • NEW round timer and odometer!
  • Stronger BITE Magnetic Cart Mount!

First Impressions at the 2024 PGA Show

The Bushnell Phantom 3 side view held in a hand at the 2024 PGA Show 

For only $149.00, this is going to be a popular golf GPS device on the course in the 2024 golf season — for loads of reasons in the way of features that are packed into this handheld that manages to be conveniently slim, and yet easy to read and powerfully useful!

Added Slope Distances

Never before featured on a Bushnell Golf GPS handheld, this is an amazing feature addition for only $150.00! 

Like with the Bushnell iON Elite golf watch, while you’ll get your distance to the front, middle, and back, you’ll also make better club choices knowing the distance with the elevation factored into your yardage. 

Phantom 3 Touchscreen

The addition of the larger screen and larger font on the Phantom 2 was fantastic. But a touchscreen with Intuitive UI (meaning easy to use!) is a game-changer! 

Bushnell Phantom 3 Price (vs Phantom 2)

The previous Phantom 2 GPS is still $129.99 (while supplies last) on PlayBetter.

So, the good news is … the 2024 Bushnell Phantom 3 will only cost you $20 more at $149.00! (But not until late spring; we’re hearing May—hopefully in time for Father’s Day!).

One reason the Bushnell Golf is a golfer go-to brand is that they offer some of the best golf tech in the industry, trusted by the pros, with high-quality and (I’ll say it) sexy style, and they somehow manage to offer pricing for the average golfer! How we do love Bushnell Golf at PlayBetter!

Bushnell Phantom 3 Review

PlayBetter golf reviewer Marc is at the 2024 PGA Show in Orlando getting up close and personal with this golf tech right now! That is, before it’s even available. 

But once PlayBetter gets their hands on one, Marc will be thoroughly testing this GPS golf handheld to bring you one of his honest, in-depth reviews. 

So stay tuned by checking the PlayBetter Golf Blog, signing up for the newsletter (just drop your email in the form on this page), or follow us on social media (icons in the header and footer) — to find out when we have these products in stock or ready for pre-order!

And, don't forget to check out the two other new Bushnell Golf products being announced at the PGA Show: the Bushnell Pro X3 rangefinder and the Bushnell Wingman 2 GPS speaker!

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