Best Golf Rangefinders with Slope

Below are our picks for the Best Laser Golf Rangefinders with Slope. Most, but not all of these models are now legal for tournament play when Slope mode is turned off. We have noted that information at the bottom of each summary box.

Best LASER Golf Rangefinder (USGA Legal)
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Bushnell Pro X2Read Full Review

We’re very excited about the new Bushnell Pro X2! Bushnell was quick to adapt to the 2016 rule modification that made rangefinders with Slope legal as long as the slope mode could be turned off for competitive rounds. The sophisticated faceplate hardware change is not longer required, so Bushnell put a simple toggle switch on the side of the unit. The Pro X2 utilizes Dual Display technology that allows the user to choose standard black or red VDT for displaying distance information. Just press the logo on the side of the rangefinder while ranging to switch modes. This unit also features 6x magnification, is fully waterproof, has Jolt technology that vibrates when it locks the pin, and it ranges accurately to within a half yard.

Rating: 5.00 (6 ratings)  Magnification: 6x
Weight: 8 oz.   Legal: Yes* When Slope Switch is turned off.


Bushnell Tour XRead Full Review

Let’s face it, having Slope on your golf rangefinder is extremely helpful. The downside has always been that it wasn’t legal in competition. The Bushnell Tour X gives you the best of both! Ratings and reviewers indicate it may be the easiest to use golf rangefinder on the market. If you want a rangefinder with Slope, you won’t find one with higher ratings than the Tour X. However, there are two models that make it easier to turn off the Slope feature and still comply with the USGA local rule. The Tour X requires changing the faceplate, while the newer Bushnell Tour V4 and the Leupold GX-2i2 both utilize an easy On/Off switch.

Rating: 4.86 (179 ratings)  Magnification: 6x
Weight: 8 oz.   Legal: Yes, when the black faceplate is attached.


Bushnell Pro X7 Jolt (Slope)Read Full Review

This is Bushnell’s top of the line golf rangefinder. It’s the only current model with 7x magnification. The size and design make it easy for two-handed operation which can make holding it steady much easier. It is super fast in acquiring the target and has easy to read red numbers in the display. Once the target is acquired, holding the button for two additional seconds will give you the degree of elevation and estimated “plays like” distance.

Rating: 4.70 (70 ratings)  Magnification: 7x
Weight: 12 oz.   Legal: No


Leupold GX-2i2 (slope)Read Full Review

For the price, the Leupold GX-2i2 offers a lot of bang for your buck. It has Slope, an easy on/off switch to make it legal, and also can recommend a club based on your hitting strength, slope, and environmental factors. It takes a little work to set it up, but if you are a bit of a golf geek, you’ll love it. Even if you only use the Slope, the price of this model makes it a contender in our book!

Rating: 4.22 (13 ratings)  Magnification: 6x
Weight: 6.8 oz.   Legal: Yes, when the slope feature is turned off.


Bushnell Tour V4 SlopeRead Full Review

We love the idea of this newest release from Bushnell that allows the Tour V4 to conform to the USGA updated local rule when Slope is turned off. Now you get the best of both worlds with and easy on/off switch, rather than a faceplate change. We are not sure this model is quite as easy to use as the Bushnell Tour X, but for the price, it’s definitely worth considering. The only other model with a similar on/off switch for Slope is the new Leupold GX-2i2.

Rating: 4.13 (60 ratings)  Magnification: 5x
Weight: 5.6 oz.   Legal: Yes, with Slope mode turned off


GolfBuddy LR5S (Slope)Read Full Review

The early reviews on the GolfBuddy LR5 are really solid for a golf rangefinder with Slope in this price range. If you don’t need your rangefinder to be USGA local rule compliant, we highly recommend you consider. You would have to pay significantly more at this point to get a Slope rangefinder that has the required On/Off switch. We’re really excited to see GolfBuddy making inroads into the laser rangefinder market with some inexpensive, quality products. The GolfBuddy LR5 is the non-Slope version of this model. Note: This model is not legal under the USGA local rule. If you are looking to have both Slope and USGA compliance on a reasonable budget, check out the Leupold GX-2i2.

Rating: 4.55 (11 ratings)  Magnification: 6x
Weight: 7.69 oz.   Legal: No

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