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