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


TecTecTec VPRO500Read Full Review

We put the TecTecTec VPRO500 high on our list 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. We’ve never seen this unit on sale, but at this price, what are you waiting for?!

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


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 JoltRead Full Review

The Bushnell Pro X7 has 7x magnification, Pinseeker with Jolt (vibrating bursts), and its wide body makes for easy two-handed operation. Some users find it’s much easier to hold steady with this type of grip. Bushnell also uses VDT, which makes it easier to read the numbers on the display. For anyone who is concerned that using a laser rangefinder may be too difficult to hold steady or to see the numbers, this model could be the easiest to use ever.

Rating: 4.69 (66 ratings)  Magnification: 7x
Weight: 12 oz.   Legal: Yes


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.

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: 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.

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  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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