Golf Ball Reviews

Our Golf Ball Reviews, Fitting Guide is a great starting point for matching your game with the perfect ball. The key phrase being “starting point.”

To begin with, you’ve got three golf ball reviews categories to choose from (Value, Premium and Tour). Each of the dozen or so major manufacturers offers at least one Value model, and most offer multiple options in the Premium category. About half of these companies produce Tour models, with several offerings from each manufacturer.

In other words, there are almost too many choices.

Of course, too much of a good thing is still a good thing, and that’s where our tests, comparison, and reviews come in. We take individual golf ball models and give you the important technical info, such as cover material, construction, dimple pattern and any new or innovative features. Then we analyze the ball for feel and distance, plus control on approach shots and in the short game. Finally, we offer a bottom-line assessment of the ball’s performance.

While there’s no substitute for personally testing a golf ball on the course, these reviews should help you sort through the clutter and narrow down your options. Happy hunting!

It All Starts with Golf Balls
Quite obviously, golf balls are not on the ‘optional’ list of golf equipment. If you want to play, you are going to need to find some kind of golf ball that will work for your game. One trip to your local pro shop will reveal the incredible number of golf ball brands and models on the market today. They come in a range of prices, from as little as $10 or $15 per dozen, on up to $50 per dozen and more. To make sure you purchase a box of balls that is a good fit for your game, it is important that you go to the store with a clear plan in mind.
The first thing to understand is that it is not at all necessary to buy the most expensive box of golf balls that you can find. The highest priced models tend to be the ‘Tour’ balls – and while they are great quality, they might not be right for your game. It takes a certain level of ability to use a Tour golf ball properly. If you don’t play at that level currently, you will only be wasting your money.
To decide what kind of golf ball is right for your game, review the points below –
• Save money as a beginner. If you are just getting started in golf, go ahead and buy the least expensive golf balls you can find at first. In fact, if you can find a good deal on used golf balls, you might even be able to save more money. Simply put, when you are just getting started in the game, you aren’t yet good enough to understand or notice the difference between types of golf balls. That isn’t meant as an insult – it is just the reality of learning the game. After you gain some experience hitting shots on the course, you will start to develop a feel for your swing and you can then pick out a better golf ball that compliments your abilities.
• Beware of high spin rates. There are plenty of golf balls available that advertise the impressive amounts of spin they can help you generate. While backspin can be a useful thing on the golf course, sidespin is your worst enemy. Therefore, you need to be careful when picking a ball because it offers a high spin rate off of your club face. Are you good enough to control that spin? Professional golfers can use balls that generate a lot of spin because they are skilled enough to not hook or slice their shots into trouble. If you can control your swing well enough to manage the spin, then feel free to use a higher spin ball. However, don’t just give in to marketing hype – if your game isn’t ready for a high spin ball, steer clear and use an option with a firmer cover (and lower price tag).
• Testing is your friend. There is only so much you can learn from reading about different models and brands of golf balls online. To best determine which one is the right pick for you, try out as many different options as you can. Buy sleeves of three instead of whole dozens at first while you are testing various golf balls. Play a round or two with each ‘contender’ until you have decided which balls provides you with the correct performance characteristics. You might be surprised at how easy it is to tell when you have found just the right ball.
The nice thing about buying golf balls, as opposed to a set of clubs, is that you don’t have to invest hundreds of dollars to put them into use in your game. If you settle on a specific ball, only to later decide that it isn’t quite right for your game, you can always make a switch the next time you need to buy a box. Also, you can always test out golf balls that you find on the course to see if they might work for your game. You never know, the ball you find deep in the woods while looking for your lost drive might be the perfect model to enhance your game!

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2.Bridgestone B330-RXS: Real Tour Performance for Amateur Golfers
3.Bridgestone e5: A Golf Ball with a Feel for Distance
4.Bridgestone e6 Soft Golf Ball Review
5.Bridgestone e6 SPEED Golf Ball Review
6.Bridgestone e6: Is This the Straightest Ball in Golf?
7.Bridgestone e7: Great Ball for those Seeking Long and Low
8.Bridgestone Extra Soft 2016 Golf Ball Review
9.Bridgestone Laddie X 2016 Golf Ball Review
10.Bridgestone Lady Precept: A Top Women’s Golf Ball
11.Bridgestone TOUR B RX Golf Ball Review
12.Bridgestone TOUR B RXS Golf Ball Review
13.Bridgestone TOUR B X Golf Ball Review
14.Bridgestone TOUR B XS Golf Ball Review
15.Bridgestone Tour B330-S: A Softy with Surprising Power
16.Bridgestone Tour B330: A Golf Ball that Does It All
17.Bridgestone xFIXx: A Unique Golf Ball for this Brand
18.Callaway Chrome Soft X Golf Ball Review
19.Callaway Chrome Soft: Change Is In the Air
20.Callaway HEX Black Tour: Firmly among the Top-Performing Golf Balls
21.Callaway HEX Chrome+: Deadly Combo of Speed & Spin
22.Callaway HEX Chrome: Tour Model Hits the Sweet Spot
23.Callaway HEX Diablo: Super Long, Soft Enough
24.Callaway HEX Hot Pro: Softer Twin Wins with Spin
25.Callaway HEX Hot: A Golf Ball that Works Both Ways
26.Callaway HEX Soft Golf Ball Review
27.Callaway HEX Solaire: High-Performance Women’s Golf Ball
28.Callaway HEX Warbird: An Old-School Distance Ball, Pure and Simple
29.Callaway Limited Edition Chrome Soft 58 – Golf Ball Review
30.Callaway New Chrome Soft Truvis Yellow and Black Golf Ball Review
31.Callaway New Chrome Soft with Truvis Technology Golf Ball Review
32.Callaway New Chrome Soft Yellow Golf Ball Review
33.Callaway Solaire and Pink Golf Ball Review
34.Callaway Speed Regime 1: Worth the Price Tag?
35.Callaway Speed Regime 2: Impressive Overall Performance
36.Callaway Speed Regime 3: Uncompromising Tour-Level Performance
37.Callaway Strata Tour Advanced Golf Ball Review
38.Callaway Superhot 55 Golf Ball Review
39.Callaway Superhot 55 Yellow Golf Ball Review
40.Callaway Superhot 70 Golf Ball Review
41.Callaway Supersoft Pink Golf Ball Review
42.Callaway Supersoft Yellow Golf Ball Review
43.Callaway Supersoft: Dream Ball for Average Golfers
44.Callaway Warbird and Warbird Yellow Golf Ball Review
45.Maxfli Revolution Low Compression Golf Ball: High Launch is Best Featu
46.Maxfli Revolution Spin Golf Ball: A Little Love for Under-the-Radar Go
47.Maxfli U/2 Model Golf Ball : Distance to Spare; Spin is a Nice Bonus
48.Maxfli U/3: Performance Trumps Feel with this Golf Ball
49.Maxfli U/4: Spin it Like a Tour Pro
50.Maxfli U/4x: Firming Up the “U” Series Golf Balls
51.Maxfli U/6: Six Pieces Add Up to One Fine Golf Ball
52.Nike 20XI-X: A Whole New Ballgame in 2013
53.Nike 20XI: New and Markedly Improved Golf Ball
54.Nike One RZN X: Bomb it, Gouge it and Spin it (a Little)
55.Nike One RZN: Holding its Own in a Very Tough Crowd
56.Nike One Vapor Speed: A Good Pick in Premium Golf Ball Category
57.Nike Power Distance Long: A Golf Ball that Delivers as Promised
58.Nike Power Distance Soft Golf Ball: Good Price, Solid Performance
59.Nike RZN Black: Another Step Forward for Brand’s Golf Balls
60.Nike RZN Platinum: Surprising Stability in High-Spin Ball
61.Nike RZN Red: High-Flying Option in the Swoosh Lineup
62.Nike RZN Tour ball & RZN Speed – Golf Balls Review
63.Nike RZN White: All You Want in a Premium Model
64.Pinnacle Bling Golf Ball: Distance Ball Makes Colorful Statement
65.Pinnacle Gold: Long as Ever, with a New Touch of Softness
66.Pinnacle Rush and Pinnacle Soft Golf Ball Review
67.Slazenger RAW Distance Feel Golf Ball: Surprising Performance, Superio
68.Slazenger RAW Distance Golf Ball: Tee it High and Let it Fly
69.Srixon Q-STAR XV PURE WHITE and TOUR YELLOW Golf Ball Review
70.Srixon Q-STAR: A Winner in Every Way
71.Srixon Soft Feel Golf Ball: Hard Not to Like this Distance Ball
72.Srixon SOFT FEEL LADY SOFT WHITE and Passion Pink Golf Ball Review
73.Srixon Soft Feel Lady: Dreamy Feel from All-Around Performer
74.Srixon SOFT FEEL SOFT WHITE and TOUR YELLOW Golf Ball Review
75.Srixon Trispeed Tour: Length, Control are this Golf Ball’s Strengths
76.Srixon Trispeed: Great for Distance, Decent for Spin Golf Ball
77.Srixon Z-STAR PURE WHITE and TOUR YELLOW Golf Ball Review
78.Srixon Z-STAR SL: A Tour Ball for the Rest of Us
79.Srixon Z-Star Spin Skin Golf Ball Review
80.Srixon Z-Star XV Golf Ball Review
81.Srixon Z-STAR XV PURE WHITE and TOUR YELLOW Golf Ball Review
82.Srixon Z-STAR XV: Great Marriage of Cover and Core
83.Srixon Z-STAR: Splendid from A to Z
84.Taylormade AeroBurner-Pro Golf Ball Review
85.Taylormade AeroBurner-Soft Golf Ball Review
86.TaylorMade Burner: High-Launch Golf Ball Fulfills its Promise
87.Taylormade Distance + Golf Ball Review
88.TaylorMade Kalea Golf Ball Review
89.TaylorMade Lethal: Excellent All-Around Performance from New Tour Golf
90.TaylorMade New Tour Preferred, and Tour Preferred X Golf Ball
91.TaylorMade New TP5 and TP5x Golf Balls Review
92.TaylorMade Project (a): Spin it Like a Tour Pro
93.TaylorMade RocketBallz Urethane: Spin to Win with this Golf Ball
94.TaylorMade RocketBallz: Long and Straight, Hold the Spin
95.TaylorMade SuperDeep: Low Compression Equals Highly Rewarding Feel
96.Titleist DT SoLo: Great Value in a Distance Golf Ball
97.Titleist DT Trusoft Golf Ball Review
98.Titleist NXT Tour Golf Ball: The ProV1’s Affordable Cousin
99.Titleist NXT Tour S: Softer of Two Siblings Golf Balls
100.Titleist ProV1: The No. 1 Golf Ball for Good Reason
101.Titleist ProV1x: Lower Golf Ball Flight, Same Great Performance
102.Titleist Tour Soft Golf Ball Review
103.Titleist Velocity: Addictive Distance and Feel Off the Tee
104.Top Flite Bomb Golf Ball Review
105.Top Flite Gamer Soft Golf Ball Review
106.Top-Flite D2+ Distance: Value Golf Ball Exceeds Expectations
107.Top-Flite D2+ Feel: Name Fits this Fine Value Golf Ball
108.Top-Flite D2+ Straight: Excellent Choice for Iron Accuracy
109.Top-Flite Gamer Tour: Less Distance, More Spin than Gamer
110.Top-Flite Gamer: A Game Changer for Distance Golf Ball Brand
111.Top-Flite XL Distance: No Apologies for Classic Distance Ball
112.Volvik Crystal Golf Ball: Bright Future for Colorful Performer
113.Volvik Pro Bismuth Golf Ball: Another Winner for Upstart Brand
114.Volvik S3 2016 Golf Ball Review
115.Volvik S4 2016 Golf Ball Review
116.Volvik Vista DS 77 2016 Golf Ball Review
117.Volvik Vista iS 2016 Golf Ball Review
118.Volvik Vista iV: Colorful Option in the Tour Category
119.Wilson Staff C:25: Good Fit for Underrated Golf Ball Family
120.Wilson Staff Duo Soft Spin Golf Ball Review
122.Wilson Staff DUO Spin: A Happy Medium, Indeed
124.Wilson Staff DUO: Contender for Best Value among Golf Balls
128.Wilson Staff FG Tour Urethane Golf Ball Review
129.Wilson Staff FG Tour X: All the Right Moves
130.Wilson Staff FG Tour: A Real Softy
131.Wilson Staff Fifty Elite: Terrific Performance, Even Better Price
132.Wilson Staff Zip: Get this Golf Ball if You Can