Cleveland Golf Huntington Beach Soft 11 Putter Review: Serious value for money

The Cleveland Golf Huntington Beach Soft 11 putter offers exceptional feel, forgiveness and distance control, making it an ideal choice for mallet fans who don't want to break the bank.

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Andy Roberts
Fri, 25 Oct 2019
Cleveland Golf Huntington Beach Soft 11 Putter Review

Need To Know

Fantastic distance control; consistent roll; simple but effective alignment aid; very forgiving; great value
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PRICE: £99.99 YEAR: from 2019

Inspired by the beautiful setting of the brand's North America headquarters, the Cleveland Golf Huntington Beach Soft 11 putter represents the brand's finest value-for-money offering in its latest line of flatsticks. 

Without doubt the flagship model of the Huntington Beach Soft collection, the #11 is a slant neck mallet with two stability wings that instantly oozes confidence as soon as you set the putter head behind the ball. 

But it's when you put the putter through its paces that it really stands out.

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Cleveland Golf Huntington Beach Soft 11 putter - Key Features

- Speed Optimised Face Technology: helps normalise ball speed across the entire face of the putter

- Unique CNC milling pattern: produces consistent speed and distance

Player Level

The Cleveland Golf Huntington Beach Soft 11 putter is a good choice for golfers who prefer mallet putters and want a premium flatstick experience at a relatively affordable price point.

Cleveland Golf Huntington Beach Soft 11 putter - Looks and Feel

It instils ample confidence when placed behind the ball, thanks to its simple but effective alignment aid.

Furthermore, Cleveland's soft 304 Stainless Steel (which is 51% softer than 17-4 Stainless Steel) and deep CNC face milling provided us with exceptional feel and the belief to be as aggressive as possible on the short putts.

Cleveland Golf Huntington Beach Soft 11 putter - Performance and Forgiveness

We received a superb soft feel strike after strike, and fantastic distance control on a range of putts from 10 feet, 30 feet and 50 feet.

The best part was that even strikes that weren't quite out the centre still travelled nicely up to the hole. It's a very forgiving putter.

19 of the 20 putts we took from within that must-make three-foot range were drained, which we'll take very single time, while it holed six of 20 putts taken from within 10 feet.

From 30 feet, we holed three of 20 putts and the remainder all finished with a two-foot circle around the cup.

Of the putts taken from 50 feet, we drained one beauty right in the centre but despite missing the other 19, they all finished within three feet of the cup - and let's be honest, you would always settle for a two-putt from that range.

Should you buy the Cleveland Golf Huntington Beach Soft 11 putter?

At £100, the Cleveland Golf Huntington Beach Soft 11 putter is one of the best premium value-for-money mallet putters on the market right now. 

It rolls the ball truer than any Cleveland Golf putter we've tested to date, and it really excels when it comes to distance control, with even squiffy strikes travelling nicely up to the hole. 

Well worth a look if you're a mallet putter fan who doesn't want to burn the pocket on something at the top end of the market. This one will do the job, and then some. 

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