Most of the best golf clubs today come with the newest pieces of golf-tech slapped onto them. Some of these newer ‘add-ons’ are great for golfers looking for more distance, forgiveness, and/or feel in their game.
However, one thing’s for sure. Every golf club is drastically different… particularly when you jump from one brand to the other.
If you’re looking to get your hands on some newer golf clubs, we have taken the time to test and research all the clubs we present to you on this platform. Our team consists of high, mid, and low-handicap golfers to give you an accurate and practical list of all the best golf clubs out there!
Let’s begin! Also, don’t miss our FAQ section below!
Best Golf Clubs So Far
Best Overall Fairway Wood: TaylorMade Stealth 2 Plus
Best Overall Golf Hybrid: Cobra KING TEC Hybrid
Best Overall Golf Wedge: Titleist SM9 Wedges
Best Overall Putter: Odyssey White Hot Versa 12 S Putter
Best Golf Clubs By Category
Callaway PARADYM Driver (Best Overall Driver)
- Significant weight reduction for improved MOI and forgiveness
- Unique and eye-catching Japanese-inspired design
- Positive feedback on address look and impact sound
- Impressive length performance
- High forgiveness levels nearing that of PING’s Drivers
- Not cheap!
The Callaway Paradym Driver stands out with its array of exceptional features that contribute to its remarkable performance. With the elimination of the titanium cage chassis and the incorporation of a brand new Jailbreak design, A.I. Optimized face, and Face Cup, this driver sheds 20g of weight while maximizing forgiveness and promoting faster ball speeds. Compared to its predecessor, the Rogue ST, the Paradym driver offers an 11% increase in weight for enhanced forgiveness, resulting in a tighter dispersion for golfers. Its distinctive Japanese aesthetic, boasting a never-seen carbon sole pattern, shiny headcover, and adds a touch of uniqueness. Delivering a brilliant impact sound, impressive length, and competitive forgiveness, thanks to an impressive MOI, the Paradym driver exemplifies exceptional performance. Additionally, the innovative 360˚ carbon chassis design further contributes to weight reduction and increased forgiveness, solidifying its status as a truly exceptional driver.
PING G430 MAX Driver (Straightest Golf Driver To-Date)
- Excellent forgiveness and high MOI, even more than the G425
- Satisfying sound on impact
- Consistently Straight-hitting
- Longer than the G425 and a lot of the 2023 Drivers
- Lighter high-launch setup helps to generate clubhead speed easier
- Slight distance gained compared to the G425
- Premium after-market shaft options not that much
PING’s G driver series has gained an impressive reputation for its forgiveness since the introduction of the G2 in 2004. Before the G430 MAX driver, the 2021 PING G425 MAX Driver remains as one of the straightest-hitting drivers out there. The new PING G430 driver builds upon this legacy by offering exceptional forgiveness with an extremely high MOI (Moment of Inertia) like its predecessors. It also provides a more pleasing impact sound compared to its predecessor, the G425, thanks to a new internal rib structure.
TaylorMade Stealth 2 Fairway Wood (Best 3-Wood in 2023)
- Customizable launch angles with a 50g sliding steel weight.
- Improved forgiveness and control, even on off-center hits.
- Stylish design with a striking red and black colorway.
- Twist Face technology for straighter and faster shots.
- Excellent feel, especially on off-center shots.
- Limited distance gains compared to its predecessor
- Hollow sound according to some
The TaylorMade Stealth 2 Fairway Wood, released in 2023 with its striking red and black colorway, has undergone impressive enhancements compared to its predecessor. Notably, it features a new sole design with a 50g sliding steel weight that allows for customizable launch angles. Moving the weight forward delivers a more powerful flight with reduced spin, while shifting it backward increases the launch height. The addition of a silver element adds a touch of style and contributes to improved forgiveness and customization options. With its Twist Face technology and excellent feel, the Stealth 2 Fairway Wood is among the top choices for golfers seeking straighter, faster shots and enhanced forgiveness.
Cobra KING TEC Hybrid (Best Overall Hybrid)
- Designed for faster swingers and experienced players.
- Sleek matte black finish enhances aesthetics.
- Carbon crown construction for improved speed, accuracy, and forgiveness.
- Interchangeable weights for customizable ball flight.
- Versatile and forgiving for various lies.
- Can’t think of any, maybe just its higher price being so new
The Cobra King Tec hybrid is an exciting new release designed specifically for faster swingers and experienced players. It surpasses its 2022 predecessor with its exceptional features and performance and was released the same time the AeroJet Hybrid from Cobra was released too (also an excellent hybrid, but this is better). The club stands out with its excellent matte black finish, adding a clean and stylish touch. Constructed with a carbon crown, it offers a lighter weight and improved weight distribution, resulting in enhanced speed, aim, and forgiveness. The club effortlessly slices through the air, generating impressive ball speeds, with an average carry of 244-yards and speeds reaching around 149mph. It also boasts interchangeable weights on the sole, allowing golfers to customize their ball flight. With its versatility and forgiving nature, the Cobra King Tec hybrid is a top choice for golfers seeking a high-performing and versatile club.
Srixon ZX4 MK II Irons (Best Overall Iron Set)
- Long, with a consistent and powerful feel on impact
- Ridiculously consistent
- An excellent bang for your buck
- Feel is on another level -> great playability
- Incredibly forgiving with good MOI
- Looks quite intimidating due to its forged-like look (but some love it)
In my personal experience, the Srixon ZX4 MK II Irons truly shine as an exceptional and forgiving set of clubs, offering a remarkable level of playability for mid-high handicap players. Building upon the already impressive ZX4 line, these irons have elevated game improvement to new heights. What sets them apart is the remarkable feel they deliver—an energetic, solid, stable, yet soft sensation that permeates each swing. Paired with their stunning slim stainless steel clubhead, the ZX4 MK II irons boast both shelf appeal and crisp visuals that are hard to resist. The narrower Tour V.T. Sole, featuring a pronounced V-shaped camber, allows for effortless turf interaction, resulting in a satisfying impact experience. With its new PureFrame design that minimizes unwanted vibrations, the ZX4 MK II consistently delivers impressive distances and remarkable shot dispersion. For those seeking enhanced accuracy and consistency, this set of irons is an absolute game-changer. It’s no wonder that the Srixon ZX4 MK II Irons are widely regarded as one of the best game improvement irons money can buy.
TaylorMade P770 ’23 Irons (Best irons For Mid to Low Handicappers)
- Refined design from the previous P770
- Excellent for mid to low handicap golfers
- Improved accuracy with its shorter irons
- The exceptional feel of the face
- Decent forgiveness but better for shot shaping
- Quite similar to previous model in many ways
Not sure how you can question just how good the P770 irons are. If you’re playing at a mid to low handicap, the P770 is excellent (recommend #1 irons for 10 handicap golfers).
The new P770 iron by TaylorMade boasts subtle design tweaks for 2023, aimed at enhancing the playing experience. Notably, the long irons feature reduced offset and a slightly more compact look, while the center of gravity (CG) locations have been adjusted to improve launch and playability in the long irons, along with increased spin in the short irons. Retaining the stunning aesthetics of its predecessor, the P770 showcases a mirror chrome section that now shifts towards the toe. Its hollow construction is packed with technology, including the incorporation of up to 46g of tungsten, resulting in a more detailed feel. Golfers have noted that the longer irons exhibit improved playability compared to the previous generation, solidifying its status as a traditionally-lofted iron favored by competent players.
Titleist SM9 Wedges (Best Overall Wedge)
- Generates excellent feel
- Generate a lot of spin
- Exceptionally high quality
- Decent forgiveness given its versatility
- Not cheap and often requires a fitting with Titleist to get the full benefits
- Not the wedge for beginners
Tom and I have been playing with the SM8 wedges for quite some time and recently, I had the chance to get some hits with the Titleist SM9 Wedges and it’s safe the say that Titleist still stands at the apex for having the best wedges in all of golf.
Building upon the success of the Vokey SM8, the SM9 retains the classic shape while introducing advancements that enhance performance around the greens. Its shaping and minimal offset instill confidence when hitting full shots, while its inviting appearance behind the ball rivals the best lob wedges available. The grooves undergo a new spin-milled cutting process, resulting in sharper edges tailored to each loft and finish. Titleist’s meticulous inspection of every single groove ensures strict conformity. The groundbreaking Progressive Centre of Gravity design improves distance and trajectory control, making it effortless to square-up on full shots and achieve consistent spin and flight characteristics. With four finishes to choose from and the addition of a new Jet Black Premium option, the SM9 offers golfers a comprehensive and exceptional wedge experience.
Odyssey White Hot Versa 12 S Putter (Best Overall Putter)
- Innovative Alignment Technology
- Stylish Design
- Compact Mallet Design
- Weighty and Stable Feel
- Stroke Lab Shaft
- Nothing I can think off
The Odyssey Versa 12 S is a stylish putter with a cool black colorway and White Hot insert, featuring Odyssey’s patented Versa alignment technology for improved aim and ball contact. With its compact mallet design, high-vis monotones, and premium look, it fills the gap between blade and mallet putters. The urethane material and White Hot insert provide a weighty and stable feel, encouraging a pendulum-style putting stroke. Equipped with Odyssey’s Stroke Lab shaft, which is 40g lighter than traditional shafts, it offers better weight distribution and improved consistency in backswing timing and face-angle at impact. Recognized as one of the best Odyssey putters, the Versa 12 S combines style, technology, and performance for a superior putting experience.
FAQ For Picking Your Next Golf Clubs
How Much Should I spend on new Golf Clubs?
Generally, golfers should expect to spend close to $2000 on new golf clubs if they’re looking to replace every club in their bag. Realistically, you’re going to be replacing one category of your clubs at a time. In that case, look to spend anywhere between $500 to $800 if you’re replacing your woods, wedges, or putter and $1000 to $1400 for a new set of irons.
But if you’re absolutely new to golf. We highly recommend settling for a packaged set of clubs over anything else. You’re saving close to $1500+ with that option. The downside is the quality won’t be as good as clubs bought on its own.
When should I upgrade my beginner golf clubs?
Move on from beginner golf clubs when you’re noticing the club is no longer keeping in-sync with your golf swing or if you’re using a packaged set when you’ve broken below 100! Don’t hold onto them, or you’ll end up adjusting your swing to the club that doesn’t fit you, ruining your technique. Messy stuff!
Before moving on from the set of golf clubs you had when you were a beginner, consider swapping to a stiffer shaft. Chances are you can still use the same club head, but a different shaft is what you need to help you with your faster club head speed. This will save you a lot of money.
Should I get Fitted With These Clubs?
Yes, you should. Buying these clubs means you’re no longer a beginner, and not getting fitted plays a huge part in how well you perform. According to Golf Digest, 87% reduce their handicap by close to 10% with a fitting! This is huge and your improvement will only grow faster with a fitted set of clubs!
Club fittings will cost you a few hundred bucks, but some stores offer to count the fitting fees into clubs you buy in the store. A win-win!
If after reading this, you think it’s time for you to get a new set of clubs, then go for it! You’re shooting yourself in the foot if you are playing clubs that just don’t fit you!
I recommend browsing around and reading what we recommend for you to get with your new golf clubs. Our breakdowns are from proper testing and research, which saves you a heck of a lot of time and narrows down your options!