What rangefinder should I buy?

Need help!  After my struggles with measuring distance at Pinehurst #2 this summer, I’ve decided to buy a rangefinder.  The offerings are numerous and the information mountain is staggering.  I have determined that I’d like a laser model rather than GPS because the only real information I need is distance to the flag.  As it is, I struggle to read GPS units in golf carts because my eyesight is poor and I prefer not to golf with my reading glasses.  I have no interest keeping up a subscription for course distances or whipping out my mobile device and struggling to read the display.

I don’t have a clue about recommended level of optical zoom or other bells and whistles but my basic requirements are an accurate read on the flag stick from inside 300 yards, overall reliability, good battery life, and a price tag under $300.  What can I get for that?  A quick check on Amazon indicates the Bushnell Scout 1000 ARC might be a fit but this appears to be used mostly for hunting.  Does anyone use this model?  Can you use a hunting rangefinder for golf?

Please send your preferences and recommendations.  Thanks!