The Best Golf Balls

Find the right golf ball for your game and score low this season with our list of the year’s best.

May 16, 2023

*Disclaimer: Product availability may fluctuate due to inventory.


Your golf ball is the only piece of equipment that you use on every shot. So, to play your best from tee to green, you’ll need to make sure you have the right ball in your bag.


There are a number of options when choosing the best golf balls to match your game. Like a good caddy, we’re here to help you on the course this season. We’ve compiled a list of the best tour, distance and value golf balls to choose from in this year.


Experience tour-proven performance with the Callaway Chrome Soft and Chrome Soft X. These golf balls are faster to the core–literally–for longer distance. The Dual SoftFast Core features a larger inner core to help create higher launch and lower spin. Plus, a firmer graphene-infused outer core can help bolster durability and wedge spin as well. The thinner urethane cover also helps maintain high spin and soft feel around the green. Need a little assistance lining up lower scores with your short game? Chrome Soft golf balls with Triple Track Technology are designed to provide a more accurate alignment than using the side stamp of the golf ball alone.


Can’t decide between Chrome Soft and Chrome Soft X?

  • Chrome Soft golf balls are a good choice for golfers who desire increased distance, consistent ball flight, incredible feel and control
  • Chrome Soft X is an excellent option for players seeking fast ball speed and distance, increased workability and spin control, and great feel

Get ready to experience top-notch performance from the Maxfli Tour and Tour X. The Center of Gravity Balanced Technology allows you to align the ball’s moment of inertia with your target. This improved alignment aid can result in optimal ball flight and reduced sidespin. The dual ionomer mantle construction can help reduce spin rate off the driver and deliver faster ball speeds.


The all-new TaylorMade TP5 and TP5x are out to prove “there’s one ball that’s better for all” this season. Both the TP5 and TP5x feature five layers of premium tour performance, whether you’re teeing off or putting for birdie. The Speed Layer System consists of four increasingly stiff layers to help produce increased ball speed. Plus, the large, low-compression Tri-Fast Core promotes maximum carry and low drag, while the Dual-Spin Cover features a soft, highly durable cast urethane cover.


Trying to choose between the TP5 and TP5x?

  • The TP5 provides faster ball speed, workable playability, mid launch, softer feel and higher wedge spin
  • The TP5x offers the fastest ball speed, piercing ball flight, high launch, soft feel and high wedge spin

The same five-layer technology found in the TP5 and TP5x is also available in TaylorMade’s TP5 pix and TP5x pix. These golf balls feature TaylorMade’s Clear Path Alignment System. Strategically placed graphics frame a single TaylorMade logo and TP5/TP5x stamp. This layout can help create a clear path from the ball to the hole for instant visual feedback.


Find your perfect match with Bridgestone Tour B Series golf balls. Tour B features four distinct versions designed to boost your game. The TOUR B X and XS are a solid choice for low-handicap golfers. Meanwhile, the TOUR RX and RXS may be better options for low- to mid-handicap players.


Bridgestone’s REACTIV iQ offers a smart cover technology that reacts to the force of impact. A firmer REACTIV urethane cover promotes reduced spin for accuracy in the X and RX. Meanwhile, a softer REACTIV urethane cover helps the XS and RXS create more friction for better feel and control. Craving improved distance and forgiveness? Each model features a Gradational Core designed for higher initial ball speed and lower side spin.


Always bring your best to the course with the Titleist Pro V1 and Pro V1x. These golf balls are powered by a reformulated 2.0 ZG process dual core to help deliver increased distance. A faster casing layer adds speed and lowers long-game spin, while a softer cast urethane elastomer cover works to increase greenside spin so you can take better control of your short game.

So, how do you choose between Pro V1 and Pro V1x?

  • Pro V1 promotes longer distance with consistent flight, very low long-game spin and penetrating trajectory, and softer feel
  • Pro V1x offers longer distance and consistent flight, but with low long-game spin and high trajectory


Unlock the key to lowering your score this season with the Srixon Z-STAR. The three-piece construction features a FastLayer Core for improved results with each shot. Designed with a soft center that gradually becomes firmer around the edges, this core offers incredible feel, ball speed and maximum distance. The redesigned 338 Speed Dimples on each Z-STAR golf ball promote penetrating launch and generate post-launch lift to help drive the ball upward and maximize glide distance during descent. Every Z-STAR golf ball also includes an extra-thin urethane cover with Spin Skin coating for more spin and control and Slide-Ring Material (SeRM) for added friction and increased spin on chips and pitch shots


TaylorMade has paired tour-ready technology with advanced alignment technology to deliver high performance at a lower price. The super visible lime-colored strip is designed to help golfers aim their putts more consistently and get real-time feedback on their short game. We like it for its fast speed and soft feel, durable urethane cover and TaylorMade’s new seamless dimple designed to optimize every play.


Get ready to experience top-notch performance from the Maxfli Tour. The Center of Gravity Balanced Technology allows you to align the ball’s Moment of Inertia with your target. This improved alignment can result in optimal ball flight and reduced sidespin. The three-piece construction features a large, soft core that delivers soft feel and response. Plus, an interior ionomer mantel layer can help reduce spin rate and increase ball speeds.


Get your game on with the Maxfli Straightfli balls. These balls were designed for extremely straight ball flight without sacrificing longer distance. Featuring a Next Generation Core, the Maxfli Straightfli delivers a faster ball speed and softer feel. These balls were also independently robot tested to ensure optimal performance with every stroke. Adding Maxfli Straightfli golf balls to your bag can help to provide better performance from tee to green at a golfer-friendly value.


Maxfli’s softest ball blends increased feel and feedback from the opening drive to the final putt. A reformulated core construction can help maintain faster ball speeds and boost accuracy. Maxfli Softfli golf balls feature a soft Ionomer blend cover allowing for exemplary greenside spin. A 332-count dimple pattern on the cover helps produce consistent flight characteristics for all swing speeds. The Maxfli Softli Gloss offers a perfect pairing of price and performance.


Looking to learn more about golf balls? Check out our Pro Tips golf ball buying guide to find out how the core, cover and dimples affect a ball’s performance. Need help finding those booming drives once they’ve landed? Discover how high-visibility golf balls can help improve your time on the course.