Best Laser Rangefinder

Character with golf rangefinderBelow are our picks for the Best Laser Rangefinders available in 2017.

USGA compliant golf rangefinders are in the top table and the bottom table has rangefinders with Slope. Note: Some models are both compliant and have Slope and may be found in both tables.

To help you find the best rangefinder for your specific needs, we recommend you take a look at our interactive Laser Rangefinder Buyer’s Guide.

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: 4.77 (39 ratings)  Magnification: 6x
Weight: 8 oz.   Legal: Yes* When Slope Switch is turned off.


Precision Pro NX7 ProRead Full Review

We like the looks, features, and the price of this newcomer to the golf rangefinder market. This is a Slope rangefinder that meets the new USGA requirements with a switch to turn off the Slope mode, thus making it legal for competition. It looks to have all the same features as the much more expensive Bushnell Tour V4 Shift at a significantly lower price. Plus it offers free lifetime battery replacement. The NX7 Pro will also be in direct competition with the Leupold GX-2i2, which sells for a similar price. We will be doing a hands-on test very soon and hope that it will meet our expectations.

Rating: 4.79 (91 ratings)  Magnification: 6x
Weight: 5.45 oz.   Legal: Yes, with Adaptive Slope Mode turned OFF.


TecTecTec VPRO500Read Full Review

We put the TecTecTec VPRO500 in our top picks because performance this good at a price point this low is unmatched in our opinion. We saw the incredible ratings but had to test it ourselves and it surpassed our expectations! TecTecTec may not be the best-known brand in the golf rangefinder market, but I don’t know of any of the lesser known brands that have ratings this high. This unit has 6x magnification, Pinseeker Mode, and a Scan mode. In our hands-on testing, the only issue we noticed is that it may display up to 4 yards difference when ranging the same target repeatedly. Other models in our lineup tend to be within a yard or two. If that is a concern for you, check out our Best Golf Rangefinders Under $200.

Rating: 4.50 (848 ratings)  Magnification: 6x
Weight: 6.6 oz.   Legal: Yes


Leupold GX-2i2 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.


Precision Pro Golf NX7Read Full Review

The NX7 rangefinder from Precision Pro Golf is small, lightweight, extremely accurate, and perfectly priced. We found it easy to lock onto the flag and quite capable of ranging other targets including bunkers and the ground. It’s a nice looking rangefinder and has a very comfortable and secure grip. The price point is in between the TecTecTec VPRO500 and the Bushnell Tour V4. Both models have similar features to the NX7. The VPRO500 and the NX7 have 6x magnification, where the Bushnell has 5x. The Bushnell, however, has Jolt technology that makes it vibrate in your hand when it locks the target. Although we love the VPRO500 for its amazing price and solid performance, it’s not as consistent with readings as the other two models. Sometimes distances to the same target might vary as much as 4 yards on the VPRO500.

If price were not a factor, we would choose the Tour V4, but if it is, then we think the NX7 hits the sweet spot with price and performance.

Rating: 4.50 (43 ratings)  Magnification: 6x
Weight: 5.45 oz.   Legal: Yes


Best LASER Rangefinder (with Slope)
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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: 4.77 (39 ratings)  Magnification: 6x
Weight: 8 oz.   Legal: Yes* When Slope Switch is turned off.


Precision Pro NX7 ProRead Full Review

We like the looks, features, and the price of this newcomer to the golf rangefinder market. This is a Slope rangefinder that meets the new USGA requirements with a switch to turn off the Slope mode, thus making it legal for competition. It looks to have all the same features as the much more expensive Bushnell Tour V4 Shift at a significantly lower price. Plus it offers free lifetime battery replacement. The NX7 Pro will also be in direct competition with the Leupold GX-2i2, which sells for a similar price. We will be doing a hands-on test very soon and hope that it will meet our expectations.

Rating: 4.79 (91 ratings)  Magnification: 6x
Weight: 5.45 oz.   Legal: Yes, with Adaptive Slope Mode turned OFF.


Leupold GX-2i2 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.


GolfBuddy LR5SRead 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: grsScore  Magnification: 6x
Weight: 7.69 oz.   Legal: No

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Comments

  1. So there you have a nice roundup of all the best GPS golf
    rangefinders with all the major players in this particular arena of GPS technology covered.
    We all know that the Bushnell golf rangefinder is the best on the
    market and is the most used by the PGA tour players.
    Lets you determine the distance of your last shot and it will advance automatically to the next hole.

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