The best golf balls
- All golf balls aren't created equally, so we've done the research to find the best golf balls you can buy.
- Our top pick, the Titleist Tour Soft golf ball, delivers outstanding performance and it has a distance that'll work nicely for mid- and low-handicap players.
One of the great things about the game of golf is that you can test yourself on the same types of courses and hole distances as the pros you watch on television. You can even play with the same equipment those men and women use.
Of course, once you take a look at the cost of some of the drivers and irons the pros use, you may want to seek out a cheaper way of copying your favorite pro's game. Even if golfing with the same clubs as the pros may be impossible, you can, at the very least, try playing with the same golf ball that your favorite pro uses.
Even though it may feel cool to use the same ball as the guy who just won the Masters, we should mention up front that you are highly unlikely to receive the same performance from that pro-level golf ball as the pro does. Pro-level balls react differently to the skills professional players have versus the talent of the occasional weekend golfer's skill level.Different levels of golf balls are available to meet the needs of different levels of players, both in terms of skill and in terms of price. So maybe you can play with a ball from the same company as your favorite pro, but just choose a level or two lower than he or she uses.
We've read many expert and buyer reviews to come up with a guide to the best golf balls for every skill level and type of player. You can also check out our guide to the best golf drivers.
Here are the best golf balls you can buy:
- Best golf ball overall: Titleist Tour Soft
- Best ball for amateurs to learn to spin: TaylorMade Project (a)
- Best golf ball for straight flight: Bridgestone e6 Speed
- Best value golf ball: Callaway Warbird
- Best high-end golf ball: Titleist Pro V1
Updated on 10/23/2019 by Owen Burke: Updated prices, formatting, and copy.
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