Looking to add a new golf rangefinder to the bag for 2023? The best golf rangefinders 2023 have been picked out in the GolfReviewsGuide.com shortlist.
We’ve taken a look at some options that could be added to your bag this year, and help you discover just what are the best GPS rangefinders for golf on the market.
From size and features to cost and accuracy, we assess the most impressive from the pretenders in the GolfReviewsGuide.com best golf rangefinders 2023.
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1. Bushnell Pro XE Rangefinder
The technologies used in the Bushnell Pro XE make it the ultimate and one of the most all-encompassing rangefinder out there, and one which conforms to USGA standards just like predecessor the X2 rangefinder.
Bushnell has pushed the boundaries by including the patented Slope with Element, Pinseeker with Visual JOLT Technology, Positive Click Slope Switch and new BITE magnetic cart mount technology.
The Pro XE is accurate to one yard from 500+ yards of the target, and you can really trust distances with this premium rangefinder.
2. Garmin Approach Z82 Rangefinder
The Z82 is Garmin’s most advanced yet with full-colour 2D Course View mapping and Greenview overlay given for over 41,000 courses worldwide.
Scroll through the Hazard view function that highlights all upcoming water features, bunkers, doglegs and the distances to them – as well as the all-important pins on the greens.
The flag finder feature provides vibrational feedback once the flag has been located with accurate distances to the flag to within 10 inches.
Wind direction and strength is also displayed on the screen while the Plays Like Distance feature can also be adjusted for uphill or downhill lies, although not in competition.
3. GolfBuddy Laser Lite Rangefinder
The GolfBuddy Laser Lite makes the list for a number of reasons, not least the quality and features but also the very reasonable price of this small rangefinder.
It is call the Laser Lite because it is a slimmed down version of GolfBuddy’s Laser models and an incredibly compact measuring device.
It features pin finder with vibration mode, has three targeting modes, can measure up to 800-yards to within one yard of accuracy and has 6x magnification. In addition it has slope compensation which can be turned on or off when in tournament use.
4. Shot Scope Pro LX+ Rangefinder
The Shot Scope PRO LX+ is one of the best golf rangefinders 2023 has to offer, boasting 7x magnification, a massive 900-yard range to within one yard accuracy, as well as what is referred to as Rapid-Fire detection with a fast-firing laser.
The lightweight rangefinder comes with a detachable GPS device which has been pre-loaded with 36,000 courses worldwide and can be used for performance tracking.
The GPS displays front and carry distances for every hazard, while the rangefinder features a club recognition element with a suggested club displayed on screen based on your performance stats.
5. Bushnell Tour V5 Laser Rangefinder
The fifth version of the Bushnell Tour laser rangefinder is the best yet in the range with yet more technological advances added to the device.
Featuring 5x magnification Fast Focus System, more clarity from the lens, improved PinSeeker with JOLT technology to confirm a target is locked by emitting a vibrating pulse and accuracy to within one-yard.
There are two models – the V5 and the V5 Shift, which has the added feature of Bushnell’s Slope Technology which can be switched off for competition and tournament play.
6. GolfBuddy Aim L10V Rangefinder
Released as one of three new or updated products, the Aim L10V is the premium distance measuring device from GolfBuddy and was joined by the Laser 1 and Laser 2 rangefinders.
The L10V was designed with all the features of the Laser 1 and Laser 1S, including an improved LCD screen, six-times magnification for more accurate distances than ever before.
It features the Standard, Scan and Pin Finder target options and slope feature, but significantly has a larger LCD screen than the other models and comes with audio talk back to confirm distances.
7. Motocaddy Pro 3000 Rangefinder
More known for golf trolleys, Motocaddy also have an excellent choice of rangefinders with the Pro 3000 Laser.
This model boasts a staggering 1,300-yard range, up to 450-yards to the pin and an impressive 7x magnification mode.
When it comes to performance, the Pro 3000 Laser rangefinder has PinLock technology to get accurate distances, vibration confirmation, slope compensation and a high resolution LCD display.
James is an avid golfer and reviews golf equipment and new gear for GolfReviewsGuide.com as well as providing the latest golf news. You will find him on a golf course wherever possible.