The Best Golf Laser Rangefinders on The Market
Many older golfers will remember what playing golf was like before the introduction of rangefinders and GPS devices, with lots of time required to locate 150 yard markers (if there were any), and then pacing off to your ball to get a highly inaccurate yardage to the middle of the green.
Thankfully, those days are long since behind us and there are now numerous option available that can makes this a much less painful task with massively increased accuracy. Laser rangefinders are typically the most expensive choice, but they’re also the most accurate.
These are six of the best laser rangefinders on the market today - which you can purchase from Scottsdale Golf.
The Bushnell Tour V5 Slim Shift rangefinder is the next generation of the standard Tour V5 Shift with improved speed and ranging capabilities. Bushnell have moved the battery housing to the back of the rangefinder and the device is slimmer than previous versions as a result.
The Shift model has a button on the side to switch it from slope adjusted yardages to normal competition ready distances. It also features Bushnell’s BITE technology. The BITE magnetic mount allows the laser rangefinder to be secured to a golf buggy without the need for any aftermarket accessories.
The device has a fully rubber front face for better grip, is waterproof and has coated lenses in order to avoid solar burn.
The V5 Shift Slim is one of the best laser rangefinders on the market. The V5 is of a high quality - and is also one of the cheaper options out there.
This device is one of the first of its kind. It uses the Shot Scope H4 as an attachment on the Shot Scope Pro LX+ laser rangefinder. It’s essentially two individual devices which work even better as a pair.
The PRO LX+ makes no compromises, featuring x7 magnification, a 900 yard range and Rapid-Fire detection. The rangefinder is accurate to one yard, has a precision clear lens and adaptive slope technology for the most accurate readings.
This package gives the user two options when playing a round. The H4 is great for hazard yardages and finding out front and back distances whereas the rangefinder is great for finding out an accurate pin yardage, taking into account slope and other factors.
This gives the player the best of both worlds and allows for more accuracy on the golf course at a very reasonable price.
The Voice Caddie SL2 is the most expensive device on this list but is also one of the most advanced. This state of the art laser rangefinder consists of two elements - the laser rangefinder itself and the high resolution touchscreen. This also includes green undulation, course layout graphics and distance readings. In its scope is a bright multi-colour OLED display with best-in-class optical clarity
The SL2 integrates slope compensation, advanced stabilisation, ultra-high-speed processor, and noise filtration to bring the most advanced laser rangefinder ever developed.
This high end model is very pricey compared to others on the market but the casing, display and quality makes it worthwhile.
The Approach Z82 Laser Rangefinder with GPS gives you the most accurate reading on the market within 10 inches of the flag.
The map overlays show the hole layout, so you know the distance to the back, middle and front of the green. The Laser Range Arc feature draws an arc on the 2-D CourseView map at the distance the laser ranged, so you can see everything in play at that distance.
The rangefinder now displays wind speed and direction, which makes figuring out which club to use and which direction to swing much easier. On blind shots, the PinPointer feature will tell you the direction to the pin. So even if you can’t see, you’ll know where to aim.
One smart feature this rangefinder has is ‘find my Garmin’, which means you’ll never lose your device.
Bushnell Golf have been the benchmark for excellence for years and the new Pro X3 Laser Rangefinder is another step above the competition. The Bushnell Pro X3 is the most powerful golf laser rangefinder ever made, it will give you consistent yardage readings within a yard to flags at 600+ yards.
This market leading rangefinder brings you Tour-trusted compensated distances with both Temperature and altitude added to Bushnell Golf’s patented Slope technology - giving golfers the most precise compensated distances ever.
Another feature upgrade for the Pro X3 is its patent-pending Locking Slope-Switch at the front of the rangefinder. By unlocking the switch, slope will be turned on and will show a bright red “Slope” reading, reducing the risk of accidentally slipping the slope-on toggle during tournament play.
This high end laser rangefinder is perfect for any player with a slightly bigger budget, looking to improve their accuracy around the course.
Whilst the Volvik V1 does cost less than many of the other rangefinders on the market, it certainly doesn't skimp on features or functionality and its 6x magnification offers superb quality and a crystal clear view of the designated target.
Many laser rangefinders these days have big price tags, unaffordable to a number of people. Volvik has taken this problem and created a much more affordable product which is great value for money.
The target doesn't have to be the pin, the splendid Priority First Goal feature allows you to pinpoint the nearest hazards making it a much easier task to plot your way down a hole, even on a course you have never played before.
The V1 has a handy battery life indicator so you always know how much charge is left, ensuring you don't run the risk of it dying on you half way through an important round. Although not guaranteed waterproof, the device is water resistant meaning you don’t have to miss out on using your laser during light rain.
If you are thinking of buying a laser rangefinder for the first time, then the Volvik V1 Laser Rangefinder would be an excellent place to start and purchasing a device such as this could improve your scores significantly. If you are an experienced player who has used these devices for years then a more expensive option like the Bushnell Pro X3 could be for you!
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