Laser rangefinders are one of the most popular ways of seeing yardages on the golf course. They're quick and simple to use and provide extremely accurate distances to the pin or specific locations on the hole.
They vary in price and technology, but there are plenty to choose from if you're shopping for a golf lover this Christmas.
So if you're looking to purchase a new laser or you're shopping for someone else, check out our favourites currently on the market.
Shot Scope Pro L1
Red and Black Dual Optics: The PRO L1 provides the option of a Red or Black optical display meaning the optics are clear and visible in all light and weather conditions. Simply press the button to toggle between Red or black when using the laser on the course. This customizable feature allows the golfer to use whatever is their personal preference.
Target-Lock Vibration: Once you’ve locked on target, the PRO L1 sends a short pulse vibration to give you confidence that you have locked onto your target.
Target-Lock Technology: Shaky hands and being far away from the hole can make locking onto your target difficult. The x6 magnification and target-lock technology in the PRO L1 make it easy to lock on target.
Tough, Durable and Water Resistant: Designed and built with quality materials makes the PRO L1 a durable and long lasting laser. It is water resistant, meaning there are no excuses on those rainy days!
Adaptive Slope Technology: Our advanced slope technology accurately adjusts to your distance, taking the up and down hills into account, to allow for better club selection. On PRO L1 flick the switch to turn slope on or off.
GolfBuddy Laser Lite
The GB LASER lite includes maximum features at a fraction of the price. This compact and sporty golf laser rangefinder has slope compensation with on/off functionality making it legal for tournament use.
The jolt vibrates ensure you are picking up the flag rather than the landscape behind and the 0.5-second one-click measure makes it extremely fast at picking up your targets. The carry case easily attaches to your golf bag and can be used without zipping it up. Just lock the elastic toggle and when out on the golf course quickly grab your rangefinder without having to unzip the case all the time. Three different target modes:
NORMAL - with a click of the button while aiming at the target, the distance will show in the display with vibration.
SCAN - useful when measuring various targets. Click the measurement button once to see the distance to each target. It can be scanned for 10 consecutive seconds and it takes one short click to start.
PIN - when there are a lot of obstacles behind the pin, you can use this mode to get an accurate distance. Once aimed towards a specific target, click the measurement button, and move the unit toward the pin to display the distance.
Bushnell Pro XE
Take the guesswork out of your game with this superb rangefinder with enhanced ultra-bright backlight display and high-performance optics. This product is the only 7x magnification rangefinder on the market today, offering the perfect blend of size, speed, accuracy and latest technology.
Slope Technology (with Elements): To give you even more accuracy Bushnell has added temperature and barometric pressure to their patented Slope Technology. Slope technology compensates distance measurements from a horizontal position, vertical height and different angle to give you the most precise compensated distance measurement.
PinSeeker technology with Visual Jolt: This fantastic rangefinder features award-winning PinSeeker Technology with visual JOLT. This will provide you with short vibrating bursts to reinforce that the laser has locked on to the flag and a visual "red ring" flashes around the flag so you know you are not getting a distance to a tree in the distance etc. Thanks to its accuracy, you can be assured that you will get a distance that within 1 yard of your target. The 7x magnifications make it even clearer to lock on to your target from long distances, while it can lock on to targets ranging from 5 yards to a 1000 yards with a fast focus system.
BITE Magnetic Cart Mount: The Pro XE features integrated magnet technology which allows you to fix your device straight on to the handle or bar of your trolley for added convenience when playing golf. The rangefinder also benefits from a rugged waterproof design with rubber amour metal housing to give added protection when out on the golf course.
Zoom Focus X Golf Laser
The Zoom Focus X Rangefinder offers a true flagship approach by offering all the key premium features in an affordable package.
This rangefinder offers exceptional clarity combined with 6x magnification and easy to read distances. With quick scanning, it delivers very fast results, flagpole scanning and target vibration mode with an accuracy of +/-0.5m.
The Zoom Focus X also features Slop Switch Mode, delivering the straight distance and slope adjusted values but with the ability to adjustable turn the slope mode of your compeition play.
Packed with premium features at an affordable price, the Zoom Focus X is the right size, has excellent aesthetics, is lightweight and offers a premium experience on the course.
GolfBuddy Aim L10V
This is the worlds first talking laser rangefinder with vibration mode. The Aim L10V Rangefinder allows you to see distance through a wider LCD display and has a Voice button to read out distances aloud for total ease of use. It has a sporty and ergonomic design which looks and fits great in the hand.
The Aim L10V Rangefinder Features:
- Pin Finder with Vibration Mode
- Simple Audio Distance Measuring Device
- Slope Adjusted Distance (with On/Off Switch)
- 6x Magnification & Wider LDC
Distance Made Simple: The rangefinder features 3 targeting modes: Standard, Scan, and Pin, to help you lock on to your intended targets. It also has a Slope technology which provides slope-adjusted distances for elevation changes on the golf course. This feature can be switched on and off for more accuracy.
Featuring a Pin Finder function and capable of calculating distances from 5 up to 1200 yards to within 1 yard, the water resistant V1 Rangefinder provides golfers with a cutting-edge distance measuring device at a highly competitive price point.
The ‘Slope Compensation’ mode, which can be turned off for use in tournaments, takes into account elevation changes to provide precise distances from every location. Designed for comfort the large eyepiece and high-quality 6x magnification viewer ensures a clear image of the green.
Also incorporated in the pioneering technology from Volvik is the ‘Priority First Goal’, which allows the user to quickly measure the distance to their desired object, such as a bunker. The distance is measured in either yards or metres and is confirmed by a vibration once detected.
Garmin Approach Z82
Set your sights on something greater with the Approach® Z82 laser range finder with GPS. You get accuracy within 10” of the flag, full-colour 2D CourseView mapping and Green View overlay automatically showing the distance to the front, middle and back of the green.
The flag finder locks in with vibrational feedback, and image stabilisation makes it easier to find and range the flag, giving you precise distances within 10” of the pin. See full-colour 2-D CourseView mapping and Green View overlay on more than 41,000 courses worldwide.
Quickly scroll through hazards on the course map with hazard view. Approach Z82 displays wind speed and direction so you can take that into account when approaching your shot. The PlaysLike Distance feature adjusts based on uphill or downhill slope.
An external indicator light, which can be turned on and off, lets you and your playing partners know when you’re in tournament mode. Be sure to keep track of your score, and measure shot distances to participate in weekly leaderboards and review your stats when paired with a compatible smartphone.
Bushnell V5 Tour
This product has the perfect blend of size, improved speed, and ranging accuracy. With BITE Technology which allows you to place magnetically on to your trolley for easy placement.
This fantastic Bushnell rangefinder features the superb PinSeeker Technology with new visual JOLT. This will provide you with short vibrating bursts and a visual red ring to reinforce that the laser has locked on to the flag position.
The 6x magnification makes it even easier to lock on to your target from longer distances, meaning objects look even closer and clearer than ever before. It provides consistent LCD yards or meter distance readings between 5 and 1300 yards, plus is accurate to within 1 yard of distance.
The ergonomic design features integrated BITE technology mount to help you place magnetically on to any metal frame on a buggy or trolley for instant and easy placement.