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!

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