Our Picks for Best Golf Rangefinder 2022

As of May 18, 2022Below are our picks for ‘Best Golf Rangefinder 2022’ by category. Our picks are based on performance, price and customer reviews.

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Best Golf Laser Rangefinder without Slope
Bushnell Tour V5 - Read Full Review

Size, speed, and accuracy evolved with a new generation of tech — featuring PinSeeker with Visual JOLT, BITE Magnetic Mount, and next-level clarity and brightness.

Rating: 4.74 (510 ratings)  Magnification: 6x  Slope: No
Weight: 8 oz.   Legal: Yes
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Bushnell Hybrid - Read Full Review

Thank you Bushnell for bringing back the GPS/Laser Hybrid Rangefinder. We LOVE the features you have added since your previous version! This laser rangefinder has Pinseeker with Jolt making it quick and easy to tell when you are locked onto the flag. Of course we love that the GPS has distances to hazards, but the thing we love most about the GPS... The distances to the front and back of the green show up in the the laser display! Now when you're looking at the exact distance to the pin, you can also see the distance to the front and back of the green at the same time. We also love there is one battery for the laser a separate rechargeable battery for the GPS. On top of all of this, there is an App for updating golf courses and seeing full screen graphics and flyovers of the holes. We think Bushnell has really outdone themselves on the 2018 Bushnell Hybrid Rangefinder!

Rating: 4.51 (519 ratings)  Magnification: 5x  Slope: No
Weight: 6.1 oz.   Legal: Yes
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TecTecTec VPRO500 - Read Full Review

It's the combination of price and performance that puts the TecTecTec VPRO500 in our list of top rangefinders. It used to be that it felt safer to go with a well-known brand when you bought a golf rangefinder. However, when there are over 800 hundred reviews for a product and over 75% of them are 5 Stars, those concerns can be easily dismissed. Well, actually we had to see it to believe it. We purchased it from Amazon and put it to the test. We were not disappointed. It was super easy to lock on the flag, even from long distances. The unit was compact, but the numbers were large and easy to read. It was also easy to range other targets, including bunkers and the ground. The only performance issue we noticed is that it sometimes varies 3-4 yards when ranging the same target multiple times. For most golfers, that's not really a big issue, but other rangefinders in our top picks are typically more consistent. However, they are also more expensive. If that issue is a concern for you, check out our Best Laser Golf Rangefinders.

Rating: 4.50 (848 ratings)  Magnification: 6x  Slope: No
Weight: 6.6 oz.   Legal: Yes
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Best Golf Laser Rangefinder with Slope
Precision Pro NX7 Pro - Read Full Review

Our initial hands-on experience with the Precision Pro Golf NX7 Pro has been excellent. It locks onto the flag very quickly and the unit vibrates immediately when it locks. It offers two modes, one with Slope and one without Slope. When in non-Slope mode, the unit is legal in events where rangefinders are permitted. It's simple to switch between the two modes, but not so simple that you're likely to do so accidentally. The price on this is much less than the Bushnell Tour V4 Shift, but the features and performance are very similar. The only thing missing on the NX7 Pro is the ability to check which mode you are in by looking at the side of the rangefinder. The NX7 Pro may also be slightly more difficult to use on hitting targets on the ground for layups, but the difference in price may make this easy to overlook.

Rating: 4.54 (3043 ratings)  Magnification: 6x  Slope: both
Weight: 5.45 oz.   Legal: Yes, with Slope Mode turned OFF.
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Gogogo Sport Vpro GS03 - Read Full Review

The Gogogo Sport VPro GS03 offers several extremely affordable options and the reviews are excellent. Of course, the price is even better! If you're a hunter and a golfer, this model should work just fine for both sports. Make sure to put it into Golf mode when hit the links. If you tend to be rough on your equipment or you play in the rain, you may want to check out Bushnell. The Gogogo VPro GS03 isn't water-resistant and the hardware doesn't seem quite as durable. Still, at this price point and a 30-day return policy, we're giving the Gogogo GS03 a thumbs up!

Rating: 4.55 (3782 ratings)  Magnification: 6x  Slope: Yes
Weight: 6.49 oz.   Legal: Yes
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Best Golf Watch
Garmin Approach S10 - Read Full Review

The Garmin Approach S10 is the one we've been waiting for! It's small, lightweight, and simple to use. It doesn't try to be a multi-sport watch or a smartwatch. It puts the focus squarely on golf. On the main screen, you will see distances to the front, middle, and back of the green, plus the hole number and par. The shape of the green is also right there on the same screen. Many golfers will never even need to touch the watch after starting a round. If you need hazard information, it's one screen away. You can also keep score on this watch and upload your scores to Garmin Express so your playing history is always available. Although this golf watch has all the features most golfers want, for those looking for stats or hole views, Garmin has other golf watches you will want to check out.

Rating: 99.00  
Weight: 1.2 oz.   Legal: Yes
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GolfBuddy Voice 2 - Read Full Review

GolfBuddy just keeps building on a winning theme. The GolfBuddy Voice 2 claims 14 hours of battery life. That's four hours more than the GolfBuddy VS4! It's water resistant, has the choice of male or female voice, and of course provides distances to the front, middle, and back of the green. It's available in three different colors as well. The wristband can be ordered separately on Amazon.

Rating: 4.40  
Weight: 1.02 oz.   Legal: Yes
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GolfBuddy Voice X - Read Full Review

The GolfBuddy Voice line has been a huge success from the beginning. The VoiceX is the latest in this line and has a few nice upgrades from its predecessor the GolfBuddy Voice 2. The most notable improvement is that it adds Bluetooth connectivity to your smartphone for automatic updates to the golf course you're playing when you enter golf mode. The screen is a little larger and it has a Big Numbers mode and manual pin placement capability. It also adds a fairly detailed GPS activity tracker for runners and walkers. It may sacrifice some battery life for the extra features, but should still easily get 2 full rounds. A watchband is available separately.

Rating: 99.00  
Weight: N/A oz.   Legal: Yes
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Garmin Approach S60 - Read Full Review

Garmin's newest golf watch looks to be a sophisticated golf watch, fitness watch, and smartwatch. It will be released in the summer of 2017 and we look forward to exploring all the features here very soon!

Rating: 3.86  
Weight: 1.8* oz.   Legal: Yes
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Best Basic Handheld Golf GPS
Bushnell Phantom 2 - Read Full Review

This is the perfect golf GPS for 95% of the golfers we serve. The large font and transreflective display make it easy to see in all conditions. The BITE magnet holds firmly to your cart or if you're walking, the included belt clip or carabiner make it easy to find distances when you need them. The new GreenView feature allows for more precise distance by selecting a pin position. This unit charges in under 3 hours and gets up to 18 hours of play. It's super simple to use right out of the box. And, we love that it's fully waterproof so you can leave it up on those rainy days!

Rating: 4.55  
Weight: 2.75 oz.   Legal: Yes
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GolfBuddy Voice 2 SE - Read Full Review

GolfBuddy has a winning formula with its GB Voice line. It's small, easy to use, lightweight, with an LCD screen, as well as voice distances. Plus, it's budget-friendly. The GolfBuddy GB Voice 2 SE increases the battery life over previous models to up to 20 hours. That's the most important feature of this solid performing compact golf GPS. We love it! We also love that you can see distances to the front, middle, and back of each green and also switch over to see the shape of the green when you want. It comes preloaded with 40,000 golf courses and can be updated using GolfBuddy GB Manager.

Rating: 4.41  
Weight: 1.1 oz.   Legal: Yes
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Garmin Approach G10 - Read Full Review

It looks like Garmin is going to give GolfBuddy some real competition in the small clip-on category of golf GPS devices. The Garmin Approach G10 doesn't provide audible distances, but it does offer green views and manual pin placement in addition to distances to the front, middle, and back of every green. It also has a scorecard feature with stats. We particularly like that you can use it with Garmin Connect for online game analysis and record keeping. The price is competitive and the reviews are very good.

Rating: 4.42  
Weight: 1 oz.   Legal: Yes
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GolfBuddy Voice 2 - Read Full Review

GolfBuddy just keeps building on a winning theme. The GolfBuddy Voice 2 claims 14 hours of battery life. That's four hours more than the GolfBuddy VS4! It's water resistant, has the choice of male or female voice, and of course provides distances to the front, middle, and back of the green. It's available in three different colors as well. The wristband can be ordered separately on Amazon.

Rating: 4.40  
Weight: 1.02 oz.   Legal: Yes
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Best Full Hole View Golf GPS
Garmin Approach S60 - Read Full Review

Garmin's newest golf watch looks to be a sophisticated golf watch, fitness watch, and smartwatch. It will be released in the summer of 2017 and we look forward to exploring all the features here very soon!

Rating: 3.86  
Weight: 1.8* oz.   Legal: Yes
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Garmin Approach G30 - Read Full Review

We are excited about the Garmin Approach G30, Garmin's newest handheld golf GPS! This full-featured unit provides full hole views, touch targeting to any point on a hole (including the pin position), a scorecard for up to four people, and stat tracking. You can also set it up to get notifications from your smartphone during your round. Using the Garmin Connect app, you can have detailed game analysis on your phone or your computer. This model is a little smaller than previous Garmin handhelds, making easy to carry in your pocket or clip to your belt or golf bag. It also has a 'Big Numbers' mode for distances to the front, middle, and back of the green.

Rating: 4.38  
Weight: 2.5 oz.   Legal: Yes
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Gogogo Sport Vpro GS03 Review

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Gogogo Sport Vpro GS03 User Rating: 4.55 Stars 4.55 out of 5 (3782 reviews)

Score compiled from multiple sources.

The Gogogo GS03 is a budget-friendly laser rangefinder that works well for both golf and hunting. Although you can use any laser rangefinder for golf or hunting, it’s much easier if you are using one that is designed for the sport for which you are using it. Fortunately, the Gogogo Sport Vpro GS03 has a switch that makes it work well for either sport. That said, we think this is an excellent option for golfers, even if they don’t hunt. Just look at the price!

This unit has Slope mode that can be turned on and off to make it tournament legal. It has Jolt technology so you can feel it when you’ve locked onto your target and it has 6x magnification. To get those specs in Bushnell rangefinder, you would have to pay hundreds more. The build quality may make the Gogogo Sport a little less durable, but our bigger concern is for those who like to play in the rain. This model is not water-resistant.

There are several different versions of the Gogogo Sport Vpro. The most expensive version has a built in magnet that makes it easy to mount on your golf cart. Although we love this feature, at the time of this writing, the price difference well over the cost of a magnetic strap. For our money, the lowest price version of this model is an incredible value.

Gogogo Sport Vpro GS03 Features
  • Golf Mode with Pin-seeking and flag-lock technology.
  • Fast and accurate measurement with 1-yard accuracy.
  • Slope Switch allows you to turn off the Slope function, making your rangefinder legal for tournament play.
  • Case, strap, user manual, lens cloth, and 3-Volt CR2 battery included
Gogogo Sport Vpro GS03
Slope Yes
Vibration y
Size (Width x Height x Depth) 2.83 in. x 1.6 in. x 4.17 in.
Weight 6.49 oz.
Battery CR2 3-Volt
Battery Life N/A
Display multi-coated
Rainproof No
Magnification 6x
Maximum Range 650
Minimum Range 5
Notes Hunting mode and golf mode. Slope mode can be turned off. Built-in magnetic mount is an option.
USGA Compliant (local rule) Yes
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Easy-to-Read Golf GPS Models

It’s not at all uncommon for us to hear from users about the difficulting of reading the numbers on their golf GPS devices. That’s why we keep a current list of Easy-to-Read Golf GPS Models.

Our main considerations in ranking these units are: the size of the numbers, the ease of use, the quality, and the price. For users who need big numbers on the screen, we believe that other features are less likely to be utilized, so for the most part, that is not a consideration. We also recommend checking out our Best Voice Golf GPS picks.

Easy-to-Read Golf GPS Models
Izzo Swami 6000 - Read Full Review

This is one of our favorite golf GPS devices to look at. The screen is bright and colorful and the numbers are large and easy to read. It's also at a price point that we love! Even with the large bright screen, the battery life is still up to 16 hours. Although it has a scorecard, we don't think it's user-friendly and would not recommend this model to anyone looking for a scorecard feature. In truth, most users don't use their golf GPS devices for scorekeeping. If that is important to you, we suggest checking out models from Garmin. The Swami 6000 comes with a strong magnet for easy mounting to your cart or the included belt clip. It has distances to hazards and doglegs, and it has an IPX3 rating which should be good enough for most rainy weather conditions.

Rating: 4.42  
Weight: 3.4 oz.   Legal: Yes
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Garmin Approach G30 - Read Full Review

This full-featured little golf GPS unit comes preloaded with over 40,000 golf courses. You'll get full hole views of every hole and touch targeting to anywhere on a hole. When you bring up Green View, you can even adjust the pin placement for more precise distance. Although the G30 drops the "Plays Like" feature found on the Garmin Approach G8 that adjusts for elevation, it does connect with your smartphone to display, text messages, emails, etc. It is small enough to carry in a pocket but also comes with a clip and a lanyard for your belt or golf bag. This model also has 'Big Numbers' mode for distances to the front, middle, and back of the greens.

Rating: 4.38  
Weight: 2.5 oz.   Legal: Yes
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Garmin Approach CT10 Club Tracker

Garmin CT10 Club TrackerFor the golf geeks of the world, you’ve got to try the Garmin Approach CT10 Club Tracker System!

Simply insert the CT10 tracking sensors in the top of your grips and pair them with a compatible Garmin Golf GPS to start learning the truth about your ball-striking.

Your device will record the location of every shot, the club used to hit it, and the distance of the shot. Pair it with the Garmin Golf™ app to get an in-depth look at your game.

An ingenious automatic on/off feature helps provide battery life of up to 4 years. When it’s time to replace batteries, you can easily do it yourself.


Garmin Approach G12 Review

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Garmin Approach G12 User Rating: 4.48 Stars 4.48 out of 5 (95 reviews)

Score compiled from multiple sources.

There are two features of the Garmin Approach G12 that set it apart from other handheld and clip-on golf GPS devices.

The most impressive feature is the battery life – up to 30 hours! That is double the life of Garmin Approach G10 and most other golf GPS products. It means you can go on a golf getaway and not even need to worry about taking the charger. If you’ve ever had your GPS run out of juice midway through a round or forgotten to take your charging cable on your weekend golf trip, the G12 is the golf GPS for you!

The second feature that makes the Garmin G12 different is that it is compatible with Garmin’s CT10 Club Tracking Sensors. Up to now, only Garmin golf watches were compatible with the sensors. Tracking the distance of every club in your bag may only be for the golf geeks among us, but there’s no doubt the information gained can help you improve your game. Golf watches are not for everyone, so we’re happy to see Garmin add this functionality to the G12.

If you can trust yourself to remember to charge your golf GPS after you play and you’re not interested in the CT10 golf club tracking, you can probably get a unit with similar functionality for less money. Check out our current list of the top budget golf GPS models.

Garmin Approach G12 Noteworthy Features
  • Battery Life – up to 30 hours on a single charge
  • Club Tracking – paired with Approach® CT10 club trackers, you’ll be amazed at how accurately this thing tracks your shots.
  • Accuracy – distances to the front, back, and middle of the green, plus hazards and doglegs
  • Green View – gives you each green’s true shape from wherever you are on the course. It allows you to drag-and-drop the pin for greater accuracy
  • 42,000+ courses worldwide
  • Clip and lanyard loop included
  • Waterproof – IPX7 water-rated so you can play in the pouring rain!
  • Big Numbers Mode – this probably isn’t the unit for you if you struggle to see text on small screens. Check out our recommendations for Easy-to-Read Golf GPS Models./li>
  • Wireless Updates – when paired with the Garmin Golf app, wirelessly download updates for the courses you play most often
  • Garmin Golf™ App – pair with the Garmin Golf app on your compatible smartphone for strokes gained analysis, to participate in leaderboards and tournaments, and to gain more data about your game
Garmin Approch G12 Specifications
Garmin Approach G12
Course Download Fees No
Pre-loaded with Courses Yes
Full Hole Views Yes
Slope / Elevation N/A
Battery Life 30 hrs
Battery Rechargeable Lithium Ion
Size (Width x Height x Depth) 2.0 in. x 1.8 in. x .5 in.
Measure Shot Distance Yes
Screen Size .9 x .9
Resolution 176 x 176
Display Type high-res monochrome
Weight .9 oz.
Rainproof Yes, IPX7
Touch Screen No
Touch Targeting No
Manual Pin Positioning Yes
Stat Tracker Yes
Digital Scorecard Yes
Computer Analysis Tools Yes
Ground Verified N/A
Alternate Targets Yes
Green Rotates to your shot angle Yes
USGA Compliant (local rule) Yes
Notes Pairs with the Garmin Approach CT10 Golf Club Trackers to provide automatic shot distance tracking for each club.
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Izzo Swami 6000 Review

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Izzo Swami 6000 User Rating: 4.42 Stars 4.42 out of 5 (2044 reviews)

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The Izzo Swami 6000 has a colorful screen with LARGE easy-to-read distances to the front, middle, and back of every green. That alone makes this the ideal pick for anyone who might struggle to see the numbers on other golf GPS devices. Honestly, it’s just nicer to look at than others in this price range. We’re also impressed by [Read more…]