Technology in fairway woods has developed so much in recent years and you're now spoilt for choice if you're looking to buy a new one. Fairway woods are great clubs to carry in your bag as they can be used as a weapon off the tee if you're looking for a little more control than you have with your driver, or off of the fairway when you're hunting for eagles and birdies, going for the green in two on a par-5.
So check out some of our favourite fairway woods currently on the market, all bringing something unique to the table.
TaylorMade SIM Max
With three different SIM models to choose from in the fairway wood category, it was hard to narrow it down to one, but the SIM Max model offers a brilliant combination of distance and forgiveness and it's no surprise it's in the bag of some of the best golfers on the planet.
The 185cc SIM Max steel fairway woods are constructed using strong and durable C300 face material. Also featuring the reinvented V Steel for exceptional versatility from all lies, the SIM Max is designed for higher launch and peak trajectories, with extremely long distance and improved playability.
Check out our review of the SIM Max fairway woods here.
Cobra SPEEDZONE Big Tour
Similarly to TaylorMade, Cobra offer three different SPEEDZONE fairway wood models to suit different golfers and we've opted for the SPEEDZONE Big Tour in our list of favourites for 2020.
The SPEEDZONE Big Tour features the largest profile of the three, stronger loft, forward CG weighting, and near zero CGna, that produces the optimal combination of fast ball speed, high launch and low spin for extreme distance.
This fairway wood, is an absolute weapon.
MAVRIK Fairway Woods feature a unique, A.I.-designed Flash Face for each loft that’s finely tuned to work specifically with the size, shape, CG location of that particular head to promote the optimum, distance-enhancing combination of speed and spin. Face material consists of C300 maraging steel to provide added strength and resilience.
The G410 fairway features CG aligned with force line that maximises ball speed and increases stability for more distance forgiveness.
It's also packed with a forged, maraging steel face that increases ball speeds, a high-density tungsten back weight to increase the MOI for more forgiveness, and 8-Lobe Trajectory Tuning just like in the driver.
If you're looking for loads of forgiveness in your fairway wood, then this is the one for you!
The impressive ST200 fairway woods feature a multi-thickness Maraging steel face for increased initial ball speeds. They combine low spin and massive forgiveness for minimal distance loss from off-centre strikes. The fairway woods set up beautifully at address with a modified TOUR-READY profile.
The new MAS1C Maraging steel face and multi-thickness design in the ST200 fairway woods help generate greater energy transfer and faster ball speeds from across the clubface. Weight saved from a compacted Wave Sole and variable-thickness graphite crown has been relocated low and deep to maximise stability without adding spin. A softer leading edge and hosel transition deliver a tour-ready look and a confidence-inspiring profile, while wet weather score lines help to maintain adequate spin and ball flight in damp or wet conditions.
The Wilson Staff D7 fairway has been engineered with advanced materials and REAKT Technology to give you the best possible versatility and playability. The superlight design makes it easier to swing and generate faster clubhead speed.
This lightweight crown has been constructed with thin-cast pockets, this dynamically reduces weight and provides strength, for maximum clubhead speed.
The D7 fairway has a thin, hot face insert, made from high-strength maraging steel, this creates an incredible feel and enhanced ball speed performance.
Easily the best value-for-money fairway wood on the market, packed with speed and a lot of forgiveness, making it extremely versatile.