9 Top Rated Golf Rangefinders of 2017....

RangefindersUSGA Approved?Maximum RangeMagnification
Bushnell Tour Z6 Yes 1300 Yards 6X Magnification Check Now
Nikon COOLSHOT Yes 550 Yards 6x Magnification Check Now
Bushnell Pro X7 No 1760 Yards 7x Magnification Check Now
Leupold 120464 RX-650 Yes 650 Yards 6x Magnification Check Now
Halo XRT6 Laser Rangefinder Yes 600 Yards 6x Magnification Check Now
Breaking 80 Golf Rangefinder Yes 250 Yards 6x Magnification Check Now
Halo X Ray Z6X 600 Laser Range Finder Yes 600 Yards 6X Magnification Check Now
TecTecTec VPRO500 Golf Rangefinder Yes 540 Yards 6x Magnification Check Now
Callaway Hybrid Laser Rangefinder Yes 1000 Yards 6x Magnification Check Now

Best 5 Golf Rangefinders Review: Pick Your One Now!

1. Bushnell Tour V3 Golf Rangefinder

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Admit it! We want to succeed to any Sport that we like. It feels good to be applauded and praised by people when we perform well in a game. Loud cheers, claps, and shouts when we score high can boost our self-esteem and make us do more in the next games. However, experts who play very well do not instantly get applauded with their performance when they first journey in such Sport. They too went training, and like you started as being amateurs.

Aside from the skill and attitude that you need in becoming a pro, a lot of stuff out there could help you in enhancing your skill and the best player that you’re dreaming of.

Here’s what:

One of the most helpful gadgets in golfing is the laser rangefinder. When I was starting my journey in the golf course, I really feel sorry when I can't even hit a single score. But with the help of this gadget, it gave me a lot of confidence every time I go for a game.

I used Bushnell G-Force DX ARC Golf Rangefinder previously, but a cousin once lets me tried a Bushnell Tour V3 Golf Rangefinder, and after I have tried it, I also bought one for myself. It's quite expensive than the other brands, but it’s worth it.

It’s a product of JOLT Technology and features ergonomic design. This design gives you a satisfying performance without any complications in operating the device. Definitely, it is one of the best golf rangefinders in the season.



What I like most of this device is the always-on Pin Seeking mode just like other Bushnell models. This mode helps you lock onto the closest target directly within a line of sight.

The JOLT design provides you a signal of short bursts of vibration to indicate that it's featured Pin Seeker Technology has locked onto the target, giving you easy and comfortable hit.

Such device is always being admired by its ease and goodness at picking and locking out a device. Others may find the JOLT irritating and disturbing, but once get used into it, you won’t be bothered by its sudden burst anymore.


I consider optics as the heart of a golf laser rangefinder. The Bushnell Tour V3 offers us with fantastic optics which I really like. Just like its preceding model Tour V2, this device has a 5x magnification which gives you a clear view of your target up to 5 to 1000 yards.

However, unlike other Bushnell products, v3 is not designed with a “Vivid Display Technology” which gives you difficulty to see clearly things against a dark background.


Just like everyone on the golf course, accuracy is crucial to maintain a good game. This Bushnell Tour V3 is accurate, providing you a clear view up to -1 Yard, just almost the same accuracy that other models offer.

What makes this model on edge with others is the name it carries, Bushnell, which often receives positive and satisfying golf ball rangefinder reviews from customers.


Measuring 4.3" x 2.8" x 1.6", the Bushnell Tour v3 JOLT weighs approximately 7.4 ounces without its carry case. This golf laser rangefinder is lightweight and wouldn't give you hassle when you carry it. It comes with carrying case to help you feel more at ease when walking around the course.


The device's body is made with plastic so with its accent. It comes in a cool combination of white and black. The grip rubber helps you not easily to slip your device even when wearing gloves.

It also comes with a zippered case in gray with black and red highlights. Netting at the sides prevents your rangefinder from falling.

The elastic loop attached to your case can be attached to a bag or cart, giving you more ease and comfort while roaming around the course. Bushnell too would like you to take care of your device by just including in your case a small dust cloth for wiping to see to it that your lens is always clean.

Unlike other devices, the Bushnell Tour v3 JOLT has only one button for power which is also used for adjusting settings such as enabling the JOLT feature on or off, or switching between yards and meters.

Though others would find it difficult to manoeuvre because you need to use only one button, it is still considered fuser-friendly for some.


It comes with a 3-volt battery and guarantees longer life when used in your game. Moreover, the battery compartment is well sealed to protect the battery from getting wet or over exposure to sunlight.


  • Rain or shine, you can enjoy golf with this buddy as it has an all-weather proof.
  • Can be used for the tournament.
  • Easy to use even for newbies. It has only one button and won’t give you any complication in operating it
  • It comes with a cool cover/case that would protect your device and a string for you to easily attach v3 into bag or cart.
  • Exceptional distance reader.
  • Cheaper than other Bushnell units.
  • Provides scan mode.
  • Faster at picking up targets.


  • The 5x magnification has poor result compared to units with higher magnification.
  • Considered as low end especially on magnifying object.
  • Commonly Asked Questions
  • Insider Tips
  • Conclusion:

Commonly Asked Questions about Bushnell Tour V3 Golf Rangefinder

1. How does it differ from its preceding model, V2?

  • The JOLT Technology gives V3 a more latest and upgraded feature than v2. Other features such as magnification, accuracy, and speed are almost the same.

2. Can you turn off the Volt Technology setting?

  • Yes, you can. Some users do not need such feature. You can just check the user's guide how to turn it off.

3. My JOLT is not working. How can I fix it?

  • Try to press and hold the power button for about 8 to 10 seconds. The viewer will display options. If unsuccessful, please refer to user’s guide.

4. Does it have a warranty?

  • Yes. Just like most products. However, the warranty does not cover user's fault. Malfunctions brought by factory defects are usually given priority.

2. Bushnell PRO X7 Jolt Slope Rangefinder

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Did you know? When it comes to best golf ball rangefinders, Bushnell has been a leading name in the world of golf. It has been a favorite among golfers since the brand released its flagship model. Other brands have only been trying to meet up with Bushnell and only excelled by adding features the Bushnell did not offer.

Fact is: The Bushnell became a favourite with the release of the Bushnell Pro X7 Jolt Slope Rangefinder in 2014. The Bushnell Pro X7 Jolt Slope Rangefinder is used by 90% of PGA players. This product is a step up from the Bushnell Pro 1M and offers better features. To give you a sneak peek into all it has got to offer, here is a closer review of the device.



Featuring its OLED, the Leupold Gx 4ia2 stands out from other golf rangefinders in terms of displaying results. Its provides the golfer a crystal-like view of the course, and definitely helps you find target faster no matter what type of background they have.

Though there are times that seems to be blinking while viewing the result, such distraction can be attributed to weak batteries.


Who would resist a golf rangefinder with up to 700 yards accuracy? Having a 6x magnification and multi coated lens and enhanced laser, this device extremely gives you a precise result. While Bushnell Bushnell Tour V3 has its Pinseeker Technology, this Leupold Gx 4ia4 could also boast its pin hunting technology that makes every shot hits target.

Club Selector

This is a special feature which are is not found in other high end laser rangefinders. Its unique programming capabilities allows you to set club distances and suggests to golfer which club to use after getting the distance reading.


While the Bushnell Pro x7 has the ability to calculate measurement in hilly and uneven terrains, the Leupold Gx 4ia2 too gives a golfer a chance to view the slope of certain shots, however, not that great compared to the latter.

And to disable such mode (which is considered illegal in tournaments), one can just remove the chip that reads the slope for him to be able to still use the device.


With a dimension of 4.2 x 3.0 x 1.4 inches and weight of 7.9 ounces, the Leupold Gx 4ia2 is extremely handy and won’t give player any uncomfortable moments while using the device. Like most rangefinders, this device has ergonomic design.

You can play golf anytime with any condition as it is designed to be weather-proof. A rugged aluminum body gives you an impression that such device is durable and could be used for heavy duty activities, even in hunting.

Having problems with eyecups? This device might suit your needs as it is designed with adjsutable eyecups to make sure it fit comfortable to any size/shape.

It comes with a CR2 Lithium, which is commonly used by most golf rangefinders. This means that you won’t get headaches if you’ll experience trouble with yout batts, as they are easy to find/purchase.


  • With Digital Enhanced Accuracy for faster measurements.
  • Compact and handy
  • Can be view slope areas
  • Can disable slope mode when in tournament
  • Multi-coated lens
  • 6x Magnification
  • Pin hunting technology just like pinSeeking Technology
  • Quick set menu
  • User friendly


  • Expensive than other rangefinders
  • Blinking while reading distances can be destructive
  • Commonly Asked Questions
  • Insider Tips
  • Conclusion:

Commonly Asked Questions about Leupold Gx-4Ia2 Rangefinder

1. What can be done with the Slope mode during tournament?

· Slope editions are discouraged and not allowed in tournaments. With Leupold Gx 4ia2, you can just remove the chip that reads the slope, then you can use it freely in tournaments.

2. The display is blinking at times when viewing targets/objects, what can I do?

· You can check the battery because it might be in low power. You can also restart the device.

3. Does it have Pinseeking Mode?

· No, but it do has a pin hunting mode,,, quite similir to pinseeking but without the JOLT. Pinseeking mode too is quite higher in performance at pinning targets.

3. Bushnell Tour Z6 Jolt Rangefinder

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Need help in choosing your best golf rangefinder? Take a look at this golf rangefinder review so you would have an idea what to pick. As we all know, one of the most important equipments in golf is the rangefinder.

Are you ready?

One of the most talked golf laser rangefinder you will find on the golf course today is the Bushnell Tour Z6 Jolt. The device is proudly brought to you by the famous line, Bushnell. So what makes the Tour Z6 Jolt unique from other models? Well, let’s take a closer look on what this device offers.


PinSeeker with JOLT Technology

Reality is, this feature functions to help you zero in on the flag. No matter your distance from the flag, this feature will be able to lock onto the flag. This amazing feature works hand in hand with a JOLT technology.

When the Pinseeker locates a flag, your device produces a short vibrating pulse and helps you confirm that indeed you have locked into the flag.

Unfortunately, this feature is always enabled in your device, which is why some users may find it annoying.

But hey! Don’t get me wrong! This device when used properly helps you to have a better shot. All you have to do is to focus on an object and the fire its laser for about 8 seconds. Upon release of the fire button, the feature will keep the distance calculated for 8 seconds.

Vivid Display Technology (VDT)

I’m pretty sure that you want to identify actual targets as quickly as you can. Good thing? What you wish is granted through this feature.

What’s more? This is the first golf laser rangefinder from Bushnell with this new feature. One of the things that make it great is the fact that you can use it under any lighting condition. You would also be able to adjust the brightness level of the display.

Fact: You have 4 brightness level/options to choose from. This feature gives all of its display readings in red. This means if you are looking at a point with a dark background, you would be able to read the information easily and quickly.

E.S.P. 2 (Extreme Speed Precision)

Bushnell never fails to give each player its best with this Extreme Speed Precision (ESP 2). Compared to Tour V3 and other hybrid GPS Finders, this device gives you the quickest result.

Looking at its accuracy, this Tour V6 has a lower ranging performance compared to Pro X7, but it still gives a clear result because of its VDT. With this feature you will be able to get displayed distance of 1/10th of a yard even from 5-125 yards.


How can you resist such a marvellous design? This rangefinder comes in a rubber material and a highly durable black case. This allows for better grip of the rangefinder. If you are into the design beauty of these rangefinders, then you will find the Tour Z6 appealing.

Moreover, this range-finder is designed with white aluminium on both sides of the device. This gives a perfect blend with its textured black casing. To allow you move around with it easily, it comes with a carry pouch. You can easily attach this pouch to your golf bag with the aid of the plastic pouch clips.

The casing is also waterproof. The device has just two buttons on it – a red laser button on top and a mode button on its left side which are definitely easy to use. The Tour Z6 eyepiece has an easily adjustable diopter(+/- 2).


The Tour V6 weighs 7.9 ounces. If you include its carry pouch, then it comes with a weight of 11.6 ounces. This is just the right weight to give a laser range finder the firm fit in your hands. It also has a slim size that makes it fit easily into your bag. All of this makes it very durable.

6x Magnification

And though this device has a lower magnification (6x) compared to Pro X7 (7x), it still gives a great view because of this special feature of VDT.


The golf ball rangefinder uses just one 3-volt CR2 battery. You can easily change the battery through a twist cap. This cap is located just below the viewfinder and is uniquely called the Posi-thread™ battery door. You should ensure you change the battery at least once every 6 months.


  • The Tour Z6 comes with a whole new display feature for its yardage and PinSeeker feature
  • It gives you a full field of view
  • The product comes with a warranty of 2 years
  • It has a standard E.S.P


  • You would have to hold down the fire button firmly to get it to function
  • It has some limitations in getting reading while you pan across targets
  • The device is a bit pricey for someone on a budget
  • Commonly Asked Questions
  • Conclusion:


Not satisfied? Here’s to finally help you decide.

A good rangefinder should be able to provide you with all the features it should possess and a little much more. This is what the Bushnell Tour Z6 offers to golfers. The rangefinder may come at a price that is about $50 above the Tour V2 and may be a bit pricey if you are on a budget. This laser range finder makes it up for this price with its features. If you are looking for a great rangefinder and willing to spend a little more for it, then the Bushnell Tour Z6 is what you should settle for.

4. Nikon Coolshot 40 Golf Laser Rangefinder

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Do you want to be victorious in your next golf tournament? Every golfer does! There are lots of helpful devices that would assist you in the entire game.

Along with your skill, these devices would help you play faster and look like more of a professional golfer.

If you're planning to own one, check this all new upgraded powerful USGA-approved range finder brought to you by one of the toughest electronic lines: Nikon!

Guess what? Golfers, may it be professional or newbies prefer to use a rangefinder to know clearly how trees, flags, and other hazards are being laid in the golf course. With the help of Nikon, one can actually plan and quickly shift strategies and techniques in whatever golfing situation calls for. The Nikon Coolshot 40 Golf Laser Rangefinder is the newest device exclusively made that best suit your needs and helped you succeed in every game.


Optics :

It features a high quality 6x monocular high-quality finder and multilayer coating that lets you see bright and clear images even with the gloomy weather. It has a wide field view (75 degrees) that helps you avoid the hazards and allows you to identify everything on the golf course.

It quickly responses to everything on the golf course. Designed with a long eye relief, it lets eyeglasses wearers with easy viewing while maintaining a reliable and accurate view. Its LCD is bright and clearly, displays images. The large viewfinder allows you to scan thorough the course and helps you read results quickly.


According to golfers, one of the essential factors in succeeding in golf is Accuracy. Thus, in purchasing golf laser rangefinder, consider Nikon’s +- 0.75 m/yard measurement display.

Along with this is its 18 mm ocular which is large enough for comfortable viewing in a range of 7.5 m – 590 m / 8 – 650 yard. It's a Hyper Read Technology and guarantees to show measurement result in approximately 0.5 meters per yard.


With a size of 112x70x36 mm, the Nikon 40 Coolshoot Golf Laser Rangefinder offers you a comfortable grip and helps you relax your arms while maintaining a high-quality game.

It has a weight of 160 grams (excluding battery), and it barely distracts you when you need to move from one place to another. It is light and easy to transport. Having a lightweight device while walking around the course for several hours, definitely, won't give you a tiring day.

First Target Priority Mode:

Normally, the course has many kinds of stuff that could be scanned by your range-finder. The Nikon Coolshot 40 is employed with First Target Priority mode that automatically disables signals from other objects. This allows you to focus only on your target. It eliminates disturbances present in the course.


It also features a rechargeable CR2 Lithium Battery (DC 3v) that lasts longer than others. The device helps you save battery life as it has automatically shut off after eight seconds of inactivity.

Ease of Use:

Professional or experienced golfer won't have trouble using a rangefinder as they are used to operating such tool maybe for years even the complicated ones. However, newbies/amateurs might be relying on rangefinder most of the time.

Thus, it is best for them to choose the ones accessible that are easy to operate. This is why Nikon 40 Coolshot is recommended for beginners. The two main buttons that bring up overlay menu are easy to use. It clearly displays functions that are easy to operate.


  • It is compacted and lightweight.
  • It can easily be slipped in one's pocket when not in used. As there would be times that we want to walk along the golf course without hassles, this Nikon 40 Coolshot would definitely give you a tiring game.
  • Has a waterproof design. With a built in JIS/IEC protection class 4 (IPX) equivalents, you won’t spoil a game even when you combat with drizzles.
  • It is designed for all weather. It has a wide temperature tolerance from -10 degree Celsius to +50 degree Celsius.
  • Rain or shine, you’re still on the track of your game
  • It best suits with amateurs/newbies with its easy-to-operate feature. It doesn't give newbies a hard time in operating the two main buttons, so they could focus on their target and enjoy golfing.
  • Worthy to own. You'll get the chance to use it legally in tournaments. The device has the permission to be used from USGA, though most pros do not use rangefinder on their games. Nevertheless, it doesn't limit you when the situation calls for.


  • Though it is made with the sturdy plastic material, nothing compares to the durability and toughness metal-reinforced rangefinders could offer.
  • The price is quite high compared to other rangefinders, but the value and satisfactory performance it offers is worth on every single penny you spend on it.
  • Commonly Asked Questions
  • Conclusion:

Commonly Asked Questions about Nikon Coolshot 40 Golf Laser Rangefinder

1. Where can I find an authorize repair stations for my Nikon Rangefinder in the US?

Your rangefinder has sensitive parts, especially on the optic areas. Thus, you should not be bringing your device to unauthorized repair centers. Here's a link for you to get a quality repair and for genuine parts.

2. My device does not update automatically when I move to next destination in the course?

Frequently this happens when you were not able to update the map of your course. Restarting your device could also help.

3. My kid accidentally poured water into my device.

Your device is waterproof but not for underwater. However, if it is accidentally flooded with liquid, gently wipe the screen to dry. Examine parts with the small opening if there are no liquid stuck on it. If there will be problems with its functions (such as power, adjustment, images, etc.), contact authorized repair stations. Be sure not to open it on your own. There are pieces of your device which are so sensitive. This will also not be covered under your warranty since this isn't manufacturer's fault.

4. How many hours does my Nikon Coolshot can be used?

It lasts for 15 hours (approximately 15 rounds). It automatically shots off when not in used which could also help you save your battery life.

  • Why should you trust us?
  • 4 Things THAT WE HAVE Considered

Why should you trust us?

Okay! I know what you’re thinking. Let me tell you this:

When I was asked to coach a local Golf team in Arizona, I got the chance to mingle with newbies. All of them use golf laser rangefinders because they believe that such device would help them familiarize different golf range or course situations and learn how to deal with them.

Some are confident and satisfied with their devices, however, most of them are seeking more help in purchasing much better rangefinders. And for the purpose of recommending the best golf rangefinder, I spoke with locally recognized players in the same club where I am also a member. They consider rangefinders as their ultimate golfing buddies.


Thanks to Liam Briam, 35, of Arizona Biltmore Golf Club for sharing his expertise in scrutinizing good Golf Rangefinders. Briam has been a golfer since he was 12 and was personally trained by his father Richard.

What he really likes to critic in rangefinders is the optics and its capability of magnifying objects. According to him, the optics and the clear viewing results it gives to players are very helpful for decision making. Thus, apart from other features, it is very important that your rangefinder gives you a wonderful and clear view.

Thanks too to my other great contributor to this rangefinder review, Justine Rowan, 38, who happened to be also a member of Arizona Biltmore Golf Club. He is an award winning player and has been in golf industry for 15 years. He started golfing in Toronto but moved with his family here in Arizona, hence the chance to be part of this local club. Justine is fascinated with rangefinders.

He also uses his rangefinders when he and friends would go for hunting. Rangefinders for Justine are a great help especially when he was still starting to play golf. He has difficulty in dealing with hilly and uneven terrains that is why he finds Rangefinders with Slope Edition amazing.

Thanks to this brilliant minded Juriel Sham, 36, still from my Arizona Biltmore Golf Club happens to be nearsighted. But having such eye condition doesn’t hinder him to continue playing. He has been playing since 14, but got this eye condition in his late 20’s. He has been using rangefinder most often then after being diagnosed with such condition. And up to now, he is still rocking in the golf course.

What’s great?

These people had personal encounters with different models of best golf rangefinders. Me too as coach of a local club has been researching for highly performing rangefinders. This is to give idea to my players the durable and useful rangefinders available in stores that would help them improve their playing ability.

Aside from the reviews made by the local expert players Juriel, Justin and Liam, I have also solicited reviews and insights from my students, who kept on practicing on golf range near me, the rangefinders they have been using since they started playing golf.

These young ones are much updated with newly launched models in the market. Having conversations with them regarding high end devices are helpful in writing my total best golf rangefinders review for you beside suggesting some useful and necessary exercises for golfers and Many thanks to Gambhee, Von and Ikki!

  • Jolt and Slope Technology
  • Laser or Non-Laser
  • Difference 

What is the Difference between a Laser and a Non-Laser Golf Rangefinder

Well, rangefinder is necessary if you don’t want to be delayed in your game. Most of the players use this device, and without it, you’ll lose edge from other players.

However, newbies who plan to purchase device are still confused on the difference of performance between laser or non-laser rangefinders, and which one is better.

Let’s take a look!

Non-laser rangefinders:

 Non-laser rangefinders refer to Golf Global Positioning Technology (GPS). This functions by downloading the map of your desired course to your device and result is transmitted via satellite.


  • If you want to own a gadget within your budget, this device is quite cheaper than laser versions and is easy to use.
  • It can give you distance to the middle, back, or front of the course which are even beyond your vision.


  • The device itself is cheaper however requires you to spend more when downloading maps of the different courses.
  • Maps are for sale through subscription or individually, thus, if you play a lot, then you are likely to spend more on subscription.
  • Based on experiences of players who have tried the GPS, it does not guarantee accurate result when the weather is not good.
  • The weather might affect the transmission of signal to and from the satellite, and might not give any good result at all.

Golf Laser Rangefinders:

Golf Laser Rangefinders measure distances through emitting laser beams. These devices are like little binoculars in which when one looks through, he/she can measure distance from a position to a target.


  • The basic mechanism of laser rangefinder is like pointing and shooting, thus, when you get familiar in operating it, it gives you ease and comfort.
  • It helps you save time as it provides you with accurate result in about 0.5 seconds because laser travels so fast.
  • It is consistent in measuring distances to the flagstick with little or no error at all.
  • It has different modes that enables player to adjust device according to his comfort or course condition.


  • It is more expensive than Golf GPS.
  • The optics is sensitive thus it requires more care in handling/using such device.
  • Some Golf Laser Rangefinders are not permitted to be used in tournaments, thus it is necessary for you to check the device before purchasing it.

Then which one is better?

I go for Laser Rangefinders. It may be quite expensive but worth for the price. Moreover, there are manufacturers who launch cheaper laser rangefinders in a very reasonable price. All you have to do is check carefully the specifications and features a certain rangefinder offers.

  • 15 FREQUENTLY asked questions 


Have you ever imagine going golfing without knowing a thing about the course? You might feel lost and don’t know what to do. If you have a good golf Range finder, it won’t happen. You can get all the information you need pressing a button.

Choosing the right club would be a piece of cake. That’s why you HAVE to buy the perfect Golf Rangefinder.

These are the 10 things you need to know to buy a best golf rangefinder. You will make every golfer jealous! Get in your hand everything you need for a perfect game.

1. Distance Coverage: is a basic feature of Rangefinders. Range coverage changes depending on the target. 350-450 yards for flags is excellent distance coverage.

For bigger objects, a good range should be above 600 yards. The max range of a good rangefinder has to be above 800 yards. Weather conditions influence the coverage so it has a margin of error.

2. Accuracy is as important as the distance coverage. The best golf rangefinders have a perfect proportion between range coverage and accuracy. Most brands claim an accuracy of ± 1/2 yard. As the range, it varies with the distance and the weather.

If the target isn’t close the accuracy will decrease. An accuracy of ± 1 yard for distances above 600 yards it’s great. Producers indicate the max accuracy. To know how accuracy changes with the distance find and read many costumers reviews.

3. Size/Weight: In golf game being comfortable to play and move is a must. Your rangefinder needs to be light, compact, easy to carry and store. Most rangefinders have a perfect size and ergonomic design to fit in your hand.

A good weight for a golf Rangefinder is between 6 and 8 ounces. Size varies from product to product; make sure that it’s perfect for you. Everyone is different so remember that the most important thing is your comfort!

4. Zoom: Another thing to consider is the zoom. If there are different objects close it is hard to choose the right target. A good zoom helps to identify objects even if they are close.

The key is to find a great proportion between zoom and distance range. The best Rangefinder models have a zoom over 5x. You need a good zoom to find objects in the course.

5. Features: Rangefinders include many extra options. PinSeeker technology identifies and locks your target accurately. JOLT is a complement that vibrates to reassure you locked the right object. Extreme Speed Precision is a Bushnell feature.

It gives you ultra-accurate measurements. The Vivid Display ensures you can see under every light condition. LCD screen can be helpful to take advantage of other features. Slope adjustment it’s perfect to play on hills or training.

Careful! Features like Slope aren’t approved on tournaments. Rangefinders can show you weather conditions to help you in the game. They can be water or rainproof so you can play every day. Some Rangefinders come with many installed courses. This can help you play better and faster. Even if all this sounds awesome it isn’t essential. High-tech features increase the price of Rangefinders.

The rule of features: if you don’t need it, don’t get it.

There are best golf rangefinders that offers great performance even without the presence of other hi-tech features.

6. Ease of Use: Rangefinder makes golf games easier. So keep it simple. A golf Rangefinder with many features makes is hard to use. If you’re getting your first Rangefinder, buy one easy for you to use. Find the essential features for your game and buy according to them. If you waste time using your Rangefinder, it isn’t for you.

7. Battery Life: Golf games take time. One charge should be enough for a whole game. Lithium batteries are the most common on Rangefinders. Most Rangefinders include a CR-2 lithium battery which is great. They perform ok at high temperatures but extreme weather conditions reduce their life.

Check the quality of the battery and if it's easy to replace. Rechargeable batteries are a modest option. Pro: they are easy to charge and replace. Cons are that they have low life. You might find yourself with a dead Rangefinder in the middle of your game.

8. Approved by USGA: 10 years ago as articulated in golf digest, rangefinders were approved by the United States Golf Association (USGA) to be used in tournaments, however, these golf ball rangefinders has to be approved by the said organization. USGA might forbid laser rangefinder with advanced features like Slope.

In premium models (Bushnell Tour X or Leupold GX-412) you can disable these options. These rangefinders are expensive but you can use them in different events. Having a flexible golf ball rangefinder is useful but consider if you need these features.

9. Brand: Some brands specialize in golf technology. Compare golf rangefinders with the features you prefer. Bushnell, Leupold or Nikon are famous brands with high-quality products. Non-premium brands can be good but check the features first. The guarantee is essential. Make sure they offer it with the product.

Read rangefinder reviews to find the best brands. It is easier to find reviews of premium brands to be sure the product fits you. Don’t take risk by buying cheap golf rangefinder from unknown brands. You can get lucky but it isn’t worth it risking just by saving some dollars.

10. Price: If several products suit your needs, check the price to decide. Rangefinders are expensive but worth it. You can find great discounts on premium brands. They release products with different features and prices for you to choose.

There rangefinders above $2500 and there are also cheap golf rangefinders under $100 when discounted, or when comes with limited features. A thing to remember: don’t let the golf rangefinder prices decide for you. We all want to save some money but a Rangefinder is an investment. Find the good Rangefinder for you and you will never regret paying for it.

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Trying to find the best golf rangefinder is not that easy. It might give you apprehensions, thinking that your choice might be wasted. To give you an idea of finding your “right one”, take a look on these tips:

Manufacturer Matters! There are many companies who have already made a name in golf rangefinders industry. You just have to look for the trusted ones, and that means looking for the top brands.

Manufacturers who gained much positive golf rangefinders reviews suggest that they are producing the best devices thus they have more satisfied customers.

Complex Features means more Uses. Most of us look for something that can be operated simply without complications. However, when it comes to its uses, simple rangefinders could limit you to simple uses too.

A golf ball rangefinder with more features allows you to perform more easy shots as it expands your strategies. Do not worry if it might give you complications in operating it.

All rangefinders come with a user’s guide where everything about your golf buddy is written. Functions could be studied and familiarized especially if used constantly.

For example, rangefinders with Slope could help you deal with uphill or downhill; Jolt Technology and Pin Seeker helps you easily isolate and lock target, and eventually minimize delays in games; or even features with more Light Settings that allows you to still measure distance in different light conditions.

Go with powerful magnification. Having a rangefinder that zooms up to 7x is better than device that could zoom up to only 4x, thus, choosing a high end optics is important.

Choosing with a powerful magnification allows you to have a clearer view of your target. If this type of magnification will be added to a rangefinder with complex features, undoubtedly, you’ll have the best rangefinder.

Those are just some of the complex features but surely give you a satisfying result.

Price versus Performance. If you want to have the best, you should gamble to those with steeper price. Besides, those considered to be expensive are the ones with more advance features than the others. If your budget approves, why settle for mediocre, right?

Assure Service Contracts. Though most of the gadgets are built with most highly durable materials, it is still a must to assure free services (two years the most).

Your rangefinder could be very sensitive. There are also a lot of accredited service centres that would check or fix your device for free.

Search for Mr. Right. Do a research. There are many available resources in the internet where most of the rangefinders’ performances are being discussed.

Gather data and do more range finder comparison. Weigh everything according to your need. Having more information could help us make a wise decision.

Always take time and don’t be such an impulsive buyer. Always get familiar with the best golf rangefinders.

Finally, don’t hesitate to ask other golfers. I’m pretty sure that you have friends and even relatives in the same club. Try to ask them and consider their suggestions when making a decision.

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