The 10 Best Golf Wedges

Updated March 14, 2018 by Quincy Miller

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We spent 20 hours on research, videography, and editing, to review the top selections for this wiki. The next time you find your golf ball buried in the sand or caught among the tall grass of the rough, you'll be glad you spent a few dollars to add a great wedge to your bag. These clubs offer superior lift and spin control, so you can drop your shot right on the pin, and they're durable enough that they can handle it when you blame them for your being in the bunker in the first place. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. Skip to the best golf wedge on Amazon.

10. TaylorMade ATV Preferred

This TaylorMade ATV Preferred is made using relatively soft stainless steel for its head. The result is prolonged contact with the ball as you take your shot, which allows for maximum transfer of spin and creates a reliable drop and stop.
  • maximum groove size allowed on tours
  • delivers plenty of distance
  • a steep learning curve
Brand Unknown
Model Tour Preferred ATV
Weight 2 pounds
Rating 3.9 / 5.0

9. Cleveland RTX-3

This Cleveland RTX-3 has deep grooves and a proprietary micro-milled Rotex pattern on the face that result in superior control, so you can lay up wherever you want to be from wherever you are at the time. You will pay for that privilege, though.
  • comfortable and well-balanced
  • available in multiple degrees
  • requires hitting ball perfectly
Brand Cleveland Golf
Model 11008216-Parent
Weight pending
Rating 4.8 / 5.0

8. Tour Edge TGS

The vibration-dampening on the Tour Edge TGS is excellent, so even if you spend all day on the course, your wrists and shoulders won't pay the price. It's especially ideal if you find yourself kicking up divots right and left (we won't judge).
  • forgiving of mis-hits
  • good budget option
  • a little on the short side
Brand Tour Edge
Model N3IRSU58
Weight 16 ounces
Rating 4.4 / 5.0

7. Callaway X Hot

The Callaway X Hot has one of the largest sweet spots on the market, so you'll look like a pro even if you've just picked up the game -- maybe. It will also boost your distance, helping you to get on the green as soon as possible. From there, you're on your own.
  • lightweight steel shaft
  • good for increasing ball speed
  • annoying stickers are hard to remove
Brand Callaway
Model IR LH X HOT AW SS85 ST
Weight 2 pounds
Rating 4.1 / 5.0

6. Orlimar Spin Tech

Beginners who want to have a leg up on the competition should go with the Orlimar Spin Tech in their bag, as it has generously-sized grooves that put considerable spin on your shots, even if your swing — and contact — isn't exactly perfect.
  • heavy enough to cut through rough
  • low center of gravity adds loft
  • grip should be replaced
Brand Orlimar
Model OR09494
Weight 1.8 pounds
Rating 4.2 / 5.0

5. Pinemeadow Pre

Coming in a set of three, the Pinemeadow Pre should have you ready for everything from chipping your way onto the green from the edge of the fairway to fighting your way out of a stubborn sand trap, taking a ton of pressure off your shoulders when you're teeing up.
  • low- to mid-kick point
  • ideal for taller players
  • may be too heavy for some users
Brand Pinemeadow Golf
Model 11264
Weight 4.2 pounds
Rating 4.2 / 5.0

4. Cleveland Smart Sole

Women looking to improve their mid-range game would do well to consider the Cleveland Smart Sole. It gets solid contact without digging in, even in a bunker, so you can spend less time bogged down in sand and more time putting for birdie.
  • doubles as a quality chipper
  • flexible graphite shaft
  • provides considerable loft
Brand Cleveland Golf
Model 38716
Weight 14.4 ounces
Rating 4.3 / 5.0

3. Wilson Harmonized

The celebrated Wilson Harmonized has been the saving grace of countless golfers who have found their balls half-buried in sand, mud, or brambles. It allows for a short lob with a precise stop, helping to drop your shots near the hole.
  • ideal for applying spin
  • comfortable weight and feel
  • great low price tag
Brand Wilson
Model WGD615600
Weight 1.2 pounds
Rating 4.9 / 5.0

2. Callaway Mack Daddy 3

Most amateur duffers soon become familiar with playing difficult lies — and using, ahem, "creative" terminology to deal with them. Thanks to the Callaway Mack Daddy 3, you'll be prepared for wherever your ball ends up, so you can get on the green as quickly as possible.
  • square toe for even contact
  • works well in tall grass
  • high-quality steel shaft
Brand Callaway
Model WG LH MAC DADDY 3 BLK 5
Weight 1.2 pounds
Rating 4.8 / 5.0

1. Cleveland 588 RTX 2.0

The deep grooves on the Cleveland 588 RTX 2.0 give it plenty of surface roughness, making it easy to put some serious spin on the ball. If you have trouble getting your chips to stop rolling near the pin, this should help shave a couple of strokes off your game.
  • sleek black head
  • good for getting out of bunkers
  • provides clean contact with ball
Brand Cleveland Golf
Model 39182
Weight 1.1 pounds
Rating 5.0 / 5.0

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Last updated on March 14, 2018 by Quincy Miller

Quincy is a writer who was born in Texas, but moved to Los Angeles to pursue his life-long dream of someday writing a second page to one of his screenplays.


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