The 10 Best Golf Rangefinders
This wiki has been updated 15 times since it was first published in February of 2019. Knowing the exact distance between you and the hole is crucial to lowering your score, as it enables you to make the best decision regarding which club to use. Golf rangefinders take all the guesswork out of the process and give you an accurate measurement in seconds, or less. Many of the models on our list are even legal for tournament play. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.
February 15, 2019:
The ability to compensate for slopes when determining yardage to a hole can be very helpful, but unfortunately it isn't allowed in tournament play. Since most people don't want to have to buy a separate unit for practice and official competitions, we included options that allow you to toggle slope compensation off when needed, such as the Nikon Coolshot Pro Stabilized, Bushnell Pro X2, and Leupold Gx 5I3. We also realize that recreational golfers won't want to spend an arm and a leg on a rangefinder, which is why we included the budget-friendly Precision Pro Golf Nexus and Callaway 300. If you have trouble holding your hand still when targeting flags, then you'll definitely want either the Nikon Coolshot Pro Stabilized or Nikon Golf Coolshot 80 VR, which electronically minimize vibrations to give you a clearer view.