7 Best Golf Rangefinders: Reviews/Buying Guide

By Archana P

Our Top Picks

Waterproof Golf Range finder TecTecTec VPRO

“It is amazing, could resist rains, and works fine.”

Ergonomic designLaser Link Red

“Holding it in hands is much simpler due to the pistol shape.”

Best Technology Bushnell Tour

“I can aim far better with Pinseeker and fast focus.”

Best for all terrains Precision Pro Golf, NX7 Golf Rangefinder

“Well, it’s amazing … I can use it perfectly on any uphills or downhills.”

Most Compact Gogogo Sport Vpro Laser Rangefinder

“It is perhaps the tiniest golf rangefinder, I ever had!”

Innovative design – WOSPORTS Golf Rangefinder

“ Wow! The battery cover is attached to the unit, no more fear of losing it.”

Best MagnificationCallaway 300 Pro Slope Laser Golf Rangefinder

“ Superb magnification! Use it for hunting too!

How far? It’s the most asked question on a golf course because knowing the distance is often the key to making your shot count.

After all, without knowing the distance how would you know which club to swing with? The 6 iron or the 7?

You might have heard that the Golf RangeFinder is useless and gimmicks to make you spend on toys you don’t really need.

Well, we beg to differ.

Golf RangeFinder allows users to get a quick and accurate distance estimate – Just like in war movies where you see a sniper’s assistant looking through a device and then tells the range to the shooter, then the shooter does some adjustments to his rifle scope and bang, his target goes down.

A Golf RangeFinder definitely can’t be compared to the military but what it does is makes you gauge the distance better than your naked eye, or in some cases you see people using their thumbs.

It helps you to better decide which club to use, how hard to swing, and hopefully bring your score down (in golf down is better).

Golf RangeFinders prices in the market typically range from $100 – $800 and unless you’re a pro golfer, you might want to go for the less expensive ones.

Here’s a quick look at the top seven golf rangefinders on our list.

1. TecTecTec VPRO DLX Golf RangeFinder:


  • Range measurement of 600 yards with an accuracy of +/-1 yard
  • Includes a flag seeker with Ultra Accurate Pin Sensor Technology
  • 6x monocular/magnifier with multilayer-coated lens
  • Measurements in yards and meters
  • Tournament legal
  • Waterproof


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The popularity of the VPRO DLX is on the rise even though it has only been on the market for a few months which is probably owed to the reputation of the previous VPRO 500 model.

Not only is it completely waterproof, one notable feature of the VPRO DLX is the distance range measurement of up to 600 yards with an accuracy of +/- 1 yard. It’s pretty impressive compared to other rangefinders on the market at a similar price.

The VPRO DLX weighs 7.8oz, comes with a battery, carry bag, strap, microfiber cloth, and a 1-year warranty by TecTecTec.


  • Not only does it have a modern design, but the users of the VPRO DLX also found the Golf RangeFinder to be very comfortable when held in the hand.
  • Since it has only two functioning buttons, it is much easier to use than others. Objects appear clearer thanks to its multilayer coating on the lens and the plus point of it being waterproof, which allows users to use it even under the rain.


  • We did notice that when aiming at long distances and especially if you have shaky hands, you will find it hard to get a reading.
  • The flag seeker mode also turns off by itself, so if you haven’t gotten a lock on your measurements, you will find yourself toggling back and forth into the mode quite frequently.

2. Laser Link Red Hot 2B Golf RangeFinder:


  • Distance to any target up to 1,000 yards on the golf course with an accuracy of +/- 1 yard
  • Pistol-shaped for ease of use
  • Red Dot Aiming System featuring the Zero-In Alignment Aid. Large, easy-to-read external LCD
  • 3 measurement confirmation settings – Audio, Silent, and Vibrate
  • Measures in yards or meters
  • Tournament legal
  • Water-resistant


See Laser Link Red On Amazon

The first thing you will notice about the Red Hot 2 rangefinder is its impressive distance measurement range of up to 1,000 yards with an accuracy of +/- 1 yard. The pistol-like grip that Laser Link is known for is still being adopted in this model, with a little redesign in its rubber-shaped handle to make it more ergonomically friendly.

Weighing at just 6.4oz with battery and 5.3 x 2 x 3.1 inches, it is considerably lighter than its predecessors. The Golf RangeFinder also comes with a carrying case, 9-volt alkaline battery, and 1-year warranty by Laser Link.


  • The red dot in the viewfinder and pistol holding grip makes it easier for aiming. Distance lock on confirmation comes with a sound or vibration which can be switched on or off by the user.


  • The current market of Golf RangeFinder typically carries magnification capabilities which many have gotten used to, but the Red Hot 2 doesn’t provide. The cost of this rangefinder does seem to be a little high comparing its features with its competitors.

3. Bushnell Tour V4 Rangefinder:


  • The distance of 5 – 1,000 yards, 400+ yards to a flag with an accuracy of +/- 1 yard
  • PinSeeker with JOLT technology
  • 5x Magnification with the fast focus system
  • Ergonomic design with Stabi-Grip technology
  • Measurements in yards and meters
  • Tournament legal
  • Water-resistant


See Bushnell Tour On Amazon

Bushnell is a very familiar brand name among golfers who have used Golf RangeFinders. Bushnell is well known for its laser rangefinders designed for golf. When the company unveiled the Tour V4 in early 2016, they introduced the JOLT Technology inbuilt into the device.

Do not confuse this model with its twin version, called the Tour V4 Slope which compensates for slopes and adjusts your measurements accordingly. The Tour V4 Slope is only tournament legal when the Slope Mode is disabled.

During golf sessions, golfers using rangefinders tend to measure and re-measure their distances to the target multiple times, just to ensure that they are getting consistent readings on their distances.

The JOLT Technology coupled with the pin sensor in the Tour V4 eliminates the need for multiple measurements by giving off a vibration, once the distance to the target has been accurately acquired.


  • Gripping the rangefinder is very easy because it’s really small and light. Sizing at just 3.11 X 1.57 X 4 inches and weighing 6.6oz, this Golf RangeFinder really does punch above its weight.
  • Not only is it easy to slip it into one’s pocket and take it out only when necessary, but also without having to walk and play with something bulky in your pockets certainly has its advantages.
  • The JOLT technology works by giving out a vibration when you have successfully measured the distance to the target and not the background around it, which is really important. The Tour V4 also displays measurements in yards and meters which leaves a versatile choice for golfers who are used to either type of measurement.


  • It isn’t waterproof but only water-resistant. So if you happen to be using it under the rain or drop it in a puddle of water, you might have a nasty chance of ruining the laser. Also, if you are used to the other rangefinders which allow up to 6x magnification, you might need to adjust your eyes to the 5x magnification.
  • There is only one button on the Tour V4 which controls everything on the device. From toggling between modes of measurement to aiming the laser at the target, one might need a bit of patience to get used to it.

4. Precision Pro Golf, NX7 Golf Rangefinder

Precision Pro


  • It adapts a pro-slope technology that helps to measure the distance correctly even on uphills or downhills.
  • It has a range capacity of 600+yards with an accuracy of +/- 1 yard.
  • It offers 6X magnification capabilities.
  • The product is covered with a 2-year warranty.
  • There is a lifetime replacement warranty for batteries free of cost.
  • It is water and fog-resistant.
  • The product offers ‘pulse vibration’.
  • It is quite easy to carry the product due to the hard case cover provided with the product.
  • Tournament legal.
  • Can measure distance in yards and meters.

Precision NX7 Golf range finder is much compact in size and measures just about the size of our palms, to be precise its dimensions are 8 x 4 x 6 inches. It weighs 0.55 lbs.

It is easy to operate and fast in responding to our preferred choice ‘Bunshell golf rangefinder’.


  • Compact size with a hardcover to carry makes it a great choice for many users. Probably that’s the reason that it ranks 3rd among the preferred golf range finders.
  • Pulse vibration technology ensures that you gauge the distance correctly even if you have shaky hands.
  • Easy to customize it ‘tournament legal’ at a touch of a button.
  • It saves replacement costs on batteries and provides a free battery lifetime.


  • Some golfers have issues with the equipment recognizing yellow-colored flags.

5. Gogogo Sport Vpro Laser Rangefinder



  • It operates in a range of 5 yards to 650 yards with +/- 1m accuracy.
  • It has JOLT and pin sensor technology.
  • The compact size makes it easy to carry.
  • It can be customized to become ‘tournament legal’ just at a click of the button.
  • It offers a 1-year warranty on the product, refundable if you aren’t satisfied with the product.
  • It requires 2AAA batteries.

Gogogo golf range finder is perhaps the best golf finder on our lists if you are new to this passion and really don’t know much about it.

The price makes it the best option for the beginner with all the quality features required in a golf range finder.


  • It is very easy to operate and hence it is the most preferred choice of the users.
  • It offers the best features(as listed above) at a minimum price.
  • The compact size makes it easy to carry.
  • It is quite economical as it requires just 2AAA batteries.
  • The manual is easy to follow and makes it easy to operate.
  • It vibrates when the target is fixed and also displays the distance.


  • Cannot operate in rainy or foggy conditions.
  • Focal adjustment is too sensitive to touch, you need to handle it perfectly.
  • Lack of strap or a magnet makes it impossible to mount it on a golf cart roof support.

6. WOSPORTS Golf Rangefinder



  • Innovative design that has the battery cover attached to the unit.
  • It can measure 5 to 650 yards distance.
  • It offers 6X magnification.
  • The product is covered with an 18-month warranty.

Wosports golf range finder is not small in size like the ones that we listed earlier. It has fog and speed modes that can be effectively used for hunting as well apart from golf.


  • The product offers multiple uses.
  • There are quite fewer chances of battery cover being lost due to the innovative design. The cover is attached to the main body.
  • It offers a flag pole locking up to 180 yards if you operate it on M2 or M3 modes.


  • We didn’t find any.

7. Callaway 300 Pro Slope Laser Golf Rangefinder



  • It offers 7X magnification, and can be used for hunting activities too.
  • It offers PIN acquisition technology.
  • The unit vibrates when the flag is tagged and also generates a sound.
  • Tournament legal.
  • Adjusts to distance +/- 5 yards.

Callaway is the preferred choice of customers when they compare it with Bunshell golf rangefinder range finder. This is because of the cost, features, and excellent customer service that Callaway offers.


  • The sound that it generates when the flag is tagged is helpful to many users when they fix the target.
  • It can be made tournament legal just at the click of a button.
  • It offers better consumer service.


  • According to some users, the battery does not last long.
  • The buttons for converting meters into yards are too close to one another which is a problem for some users.

Our Winner:

We earlier suggested you opt for Bunshell golf rangefinders. We certainly stick to our opinion. But when we searched for the new products we found that for new users a rather cheap product with similar features at a cheap price would be great. Considering the similarity of features, the price, and most importantly for the NEW USERS, we recommend Gogogo Sport Vpro Laser Rangefinder.

We hope our review helps you in opting for the best golf rangefinder range finder. In case you have any opinions to share, do let us know in the comments section.

Check out our buying guide before you decide to purchase a golf rangefinder.

Buyer’s Guide to Choose the Best Golf RangeFinders

Apart from the price that is within your budget, there are many more factors you should consider when purchasing your rangefinder.

How much range will it cover?
Well, the first and foremost criteria to consider is the range distance of the rangefinder. The majority of rangefinders in the market have range distances of up to 1,500 yards, so this roughly gives you a gauge of what you’re getting for the dollars you are paying.
Will it work in all weather conditions and all terrains?
You also have to consider the weather conditions that you are going to be using the rangefinder in. For example, all Golf RangeFinder work very well in clear weather conditions but what happens if it starts to drizzle a little? Will the laser be able to reach its target?

Doing your research by reading user reviews is one way you can find out about the performance of the model you’re intending to get.

What are the magnification capabilities and other features of the product?
The second thing you should look out for is the features of the product. Features such as the pin sensor or JOLT technology by the Bushnell Tour V4 will certainly come in handy when measuring at long distances. Magnification is the other thing you should definitely consider.

Imagine yourself looking at a distance of 800 yards at a flag with a 1X magnification, even if you manage to sight the flag, you can’t be too sure that your sights are pointing directly at where it should be aimed (think 6X sniper rifle scope VS normal rifle sights at 800 yards).

Is the golf rangefinder handy and easy to carry?
The size and weight of a rangefinder are one of the more overlooked factors when it comes to the decision – Imagine having to lug a 1kg 6b X 6b box around in your pocket or strapped to your waist, sure you may lose a few more calories, but you’re going to hate yourself for spending a couple of hundred bucks on that no good piece of (insert choice of word here). Size and weight. Keep that in mind.