What is the best golf rangefinder

What is the best golf rangefinder

When you are playing the same course you play regularly it inevitable that we play the course differently every time and have varying distance shots to consider especially off of the tee when the tee boxes get moved, so we are going to look at what is the best golf rangefinder for your game to hopefully enhance your game.

As we know most golfers love to buy the latest technology for their golf game whether it be new golf clubs, new golf apparel, the most up to date distance measuring device, latest golf balls, the best golf shoes on the market, that new wiz-bang golf trolley or the latest gimmick to ultimately improve their golf game – their pursuit for the ultimate golf game is relentless trust me I see them every day of my working life at the golf club I work at and it is scary how much some golfers spend on golf merchandise hoping that their golf game is going to dramatically improve!

Well in these series of articles I am going to look at all products that are available on the golf market starting with looking at what is the best golf rangefinder on the market and if money was no object then which one would you buy, these are the ones that I would recommend dependent on how much detail you need to know when making a club choice for the shot you are confronted with.

Golf distance measuring devices should be chosen on ‘your’ game not someone else’s game, so I would suggest taking into account these points before making an investment in a golf distance measuring device:

1. Do you need to know the exact yardage to the flagstick or just middle, front or back?
2. Is your game that accurate that you need to know the exact distance to hazards or pins?
3. Do you need to know distances on the fairway so you can work out your approach shot to the green distance?
4. This then enables you to aim for a distance so you can hit in your favorite club and distance of choice?
5. Do you play a variety of different courses and layouts?
6. Do you know your exact yardages for all of your clubs in your golf bag?
7. Do you play good enough to take into account weather conditions and slopes of the course?
8. Do want a distance measuring device that you wear or you can attach onto your golf bag?

These are just a few examples of what do you expect out of the distance device you are looking at purchasing, once you know the answer to these questions then you can make an informed decision on the golf rangefinder that suits your golf game.

The Garmin Approach G6 Handheld

If you are a golfer that plays varying different golf courses and need to know the course and different hole layouts then you should consider a Garmin G6 handheld device, this will give you ample information on the best way to play a hole and also knowing where all the contours are. The Garmin Approach G6 Handheld GPS unit introduces a sleek, slim design. Featuring a glove-friendly, colorful 2.6-inch touchscreen, Approach G6 has two buttons for instant access to Green View, Shot Measure and Digital Scorecard. It’s waterproof and tough to take the hardness of the game.

The Approach G6 boasts more than 40000 preloaded international golf courses with free course updates (no extra fees or subscriptions required). The internal rechargeable battery lasts up to 15 hours so you can play an entire weekend on a single charge. Approach G6 doubles as a Digital Scorecard for your foursome with scoring options for Stroke Play, Stableford, Skins, and Match Play with adjustable handicaps.

Colourful layup arcs at 100, 150, 200 and even 250 yards let you know exactly how far you need to hit when laying up. Touch Targeting lets you touch any point on the sunlight-readable display and it shows the precise distance to that exact spot – fairway, hazard, landing area or the front, middle and back of the green. Enhanced stats keeps track of fairways hit, greens in regulation and putts per round. Check your stats during the round or download and print them from your computer afterward. Zero in on the pin with Green View. Just tap the flag on the map to zoom in on the green then you can drag the flag to position it where you see it, giving you an accurate yardage – CLICK ON IMAGES below to read more or buy on Amazon.

What is the best golf rangefinder - Garmin G6 Handheld What is the best golf rangefinder - Garmin G6 Handheld Rangefinder

Garmin Approach S20 Watch

If you are a golfer that likes to combine style with a distance measuring device then you could consider a Garmin Approach S20 watch, Garmin Approach S20 is the golfing partner that doubles as your everyday watch. Elegant, sleek and lightweight, this enhanced GPS device features more than 40,000 courses plus automatic map updates, daily activity tracking and smart notifications to connect with your healthy lifestyle. On the course, you’ll see precise distances to the front, back and middle of the green, as well as hazards. Garmin Auto Shot game tracker measures your shot distances and auto-records them for review on your Garmin Connect account. In addition, receive smart notifications for calls, texts, emails and other alerts right on your wrist – CLICK ON IMAGES below to read more or buy on Amazon.

What is the best golf rangefinder - Garmin S20 Watch What is the best golf rangefinder - Garmin S20 Watch

Bushnell Tour V4 Compact Golf Laser Rangefinder

And finally if you are the golfer that needs to know exact yardages then look no further than the Compact Bushnell Tour V4 – This new laser rangefinder will surprise you with his lightness and his pocket format; it is 30 percent smaller than his legendary predecessor the Tour V3. The Tour v4 is the must-have in the bag, it has the Technologies JOLT like all other Bushnell Golf Laser Rangefinder, this JOLT Technology provides the golfer with short vibrating bursts to reinforce the laser has locked onto the flag. Jolt Technology eliminates all doubt. The Tour v4 can reach the flag from 400 Yards/ 360 metres, it also has the Fast Focus system which permits to easily adjust the optical – CLICK ON IMAGES below to read more or buy on Amazon.

What is the best golf rangefinder - Bushnell Tour 4  What is the best golf rangefinder - Bushnell Tour V4

All of these golf rangefinders will enhance your game and help you with your course management with great accuracy, I have personally tried them all and have a soft spot for all of them but my personal favourite and what i have in the bag is the Bushnell Tour, but I play with many other very competent golfers and all of the choices above are of equal value to all levels of golfers.

I hope that this article what is the best golf rangefinder was of use to your golf game and if you have any questions regarding this article please do not hesitate to leave me a comment below I will be glad to respond to any comments left.

Happy Golfing as Always.

Michael Baker
Bogeys to Birdies

To read a previous article on what is the best golf ball CLICK HERE to read the article.

2 Responses

  1. Hi There,

    So glad that you found the article on what is the best golf rangefinder useful, you will have to let us know what golf rangefinder you chose when you do buy a rangefinder to improve your golf game.

    Thanks once again for the comments and keep in touch.

    Bogeys to Birdies – Golf Tips for the serious golfer

  2. Richard simkin says:

    Interesting article on what is the best golf rangefinder, I struggle with my distances so this article will help me make a good choice on what golf rangefinder to use to improve my game and also my distance control.


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