The Best Golf Rangefinders for 2020

Go the distance with one of the best golf rangefinders for 2020. Check out top picks from Garmin, Bushnell and TecTecTec!

Golf rangefinders continue to get better. The latest devices are packed with innovative technology that makes them more accurate, more insightful and more intuitive. Check out the best golf rangefinders for 2020 and approach every pin with confidence.

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Most Advanced: Garmin Approach Z80 Laser Rangefinder + Golf GPS

Garmin Approach Z80 Laser Rangefinder + Golf GPS

If you’re trying to decide between a rangefinder or golf GPS device, you can have the best of both worlds with the Garmin Approach Z80. This rangefinder features built-in GPS technology and comes pre-loaded with layouts for more than 41,000 courses around the world. This means the Approach Z80 will automatically find your location on the course and display data for the closest hole. The full-color, 2D hole maps are a favorite feature of the Z80 — these maps appear on the left side of the viewfinder as you scope out the hole to provide a visual of the layout. When playing blind holes, the PinPointer arrow will point you toward the flag so you can aim with confidence, and the PlaysLike Distance feature accounts for uphill or downhill slope — you can easily switch it off during competitive play.

Key Specs
Laser Range to Flag: 350 yards
Magnification: 6x
Weight: 8 oz.
Battery Type: Rechargeable lithium ion
Slope Switch: Yes
Unique Feature: Built-in GPS with full-color hole layouts

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Most Precise: Bushnell Pro XE Laser Rangefinder

Bushnell Pro XE Laser Rangefinder

Are you looking for a rangefinder that can give you an extra edge on the course? If so, the Bushnell Pro XE might be for you. In addition to compensating for slope, the Pro XE factors in temperature and barometric pressure to give you the most precise distance readings possible. The powerful 7x magnification is designed to provide incredible clarity and allows you to lock on the flag from up to 500 yards away. Speaking of, you can be confident you are indeed locked on as the Pro XE will jolt and put a red circle around the target to let you know it’s set. And if you like to ride, the built-in “BITE” magnet securely attaches to metal cart bars to keep the rangefinder within reach.

Key Specs
Laser Range to Flag: 500 yards
Magnification: 7x
Weight: 11 oz.
Battery Type: CR2
Slope Switch: Yes
Unique Feature: Slope With Elements factors in temperature and barometric pressure

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Best Value: TecTecTec! VPRO500 Laser Rangefinder

TecTecTec! VPRO500 Laser Rangefinder

With over 100 five-star customer reviews, the VPRO500 is our best golf rangefinder under $200. The multilayered optical lens provides incredible clarity for a rangefinder at this price point, plus the diopter functionality allows you to adjust the focus for nearsightedness or farsightedness. The VPRO500 offers three different scanning modes, including a Continuous Scan Mode that allows you to pan over the terrain and get distances to multiple targets or hazards. Be aware that the VPRO500 does not compensate for slope; if that’s a dealbreaker we recommend the also-affordable TecTecTec! ULT-X, which does include a slope switch.

Key Specs
Laser Range to Flag: 540 yards
Magnification: 6x
Weight: 6.56 oz.
Battery Type: CR2
Slope Switch: No
Unique Feature: First Target Priority quickly provides distance to the nearest target to speed up play

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Top Seller: Bushnell Tour V5 Shift Patriot Laser Rangefinder Pack

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This popular rangefinder features Bushnell’s improved slope algorithm to provide incredibly accurate distance. Like the Pro XE mentioned above, the Tour V5 Shift jolts and displays a red ring on the screen when your target is locked, and it includes the built-in BITE magnet to easily attach to your golf cart’s bar. As a bonus, this Patriot Pack includes a premium carry case and a Folds of Honor divot tool. If the V5 Shift is a bit out of your price range you can get the standard Tour V5 for less, but it does not include slope-compensation technology.

Key Specs
Laser Range to Flag: 400+ yards
Magnification: 6x
Weight: 8 oz.
Battery Type: CR2
Slope Switch: Yes
Unique Feature: Includes premium carry case and Folds of Honor divot tool

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Do you still have questions about which tech features you need on the course? Check out the Pro Tips guide on how to buy a rangefinder.