This article will be going over the 3 best affordable drivers so you can get the highest quality club possible that won’t break the bank, and I’ll also talk about the cheapest place to pick each of them up.
When we were trying out all the drivers we ranked them all based on how long they were, how much forgiveness they had, and also how much they cost. We tried the best we could to find a cheaper option as well as a more expensive one.
That being said, here are the best cheap drivers:
- Callaway X Hot.
- Wilson Staff D300.
- Cobra King Ltd.
Continue reading for my full review of each and info on where to get them for the best price…
The 3 Best Affordable Drivers Of 2023
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#3: Cobra King Ltd Driver
Cobra King Ltd is a great “cheaper” driver and even though this model came out in 2016, it still holds up to this day and would still recommend it.
It’s designed more for the high handicap player since it has a lot of forgiveness in it and it still generates good distance on off-center hits (which will happen a lot with newer golfers. Trust me, I know).
It’s not the best looking driver in my opinion but for under $200, the performance definitely makes up for it.
Let’s cover some PROS:
- It comes with 8 loft adjustments.
- This is one of the higher launching drivers in its price range (for me).
- It’s a low spinning and forgiving driver.
Now the CONS:
- It’s a bit too light for my liking (but most people actually like that).
- I didn’t get a whole lot of feedback on mishits.
Overall, if you’re super tight on a budget, this will be the one for you. Check the price on Amazon. Here’s a demo video:
#2: Wilson Staff D300 Driver
This is another great option for higher handicaps who have slow to mid swing speeds and need a decent amount of forgiveness (who doesn’t want that?).
I found the weight and balance of the club to be a bit better than the previous Cobra, but it sounded a bit higher at impact (which I wasn’t the biggest fan of, but it doesn’t impact the performance).
It’s still under $200 (which is awesome) and it’s lower spinning as well which will help most people.
Let’s talk PROS:
- The loft is adjustable.
- It gave me a good amount of feedback on mishits.
- It was an extremely comfortable and balanced club to swing.
Now the CONS:
- It’s not as easy to align (with the target) as my #1 pick.
- It’s not quite as long as the other 2 drivers.
Overall, if you want a club that offers a bit more feedback, this will be the one for you. Check the price on Amazon. Here’s a demo video:
#1: Callaway X Hot Driver
This is by far my favorite driver under $200 for mid to high handicaps because it feels great through impact, it’s very forgiving, and it offers great distance on off-center hits.
It’s pretty much the same price as the other 2 drivers but it was slightly better in pretty much all areas (in my experience).
I also found it to be easier to align properly (so simple but effective) and that helped a lot with improving my consistency (which is the biggest downfall for most weekend golfers).
- It’s adjustable (just like the other 2).
- It was the highest and straightest of the 3 drivers (for me).
- It was easy to align with the target.
- It’s a little bit lighter than I’d like.
- I could only find ones that were used (still good condition though and also cheaper).
Overall, if you don’t want to spend a fortune but want something high quality, this could be perfect for you. Check the price on Amazon. Here’s a demo video:
If you’re new to the game of golf or don’t get out much and don’t want to spend a fortune on a driver, these 3 options will be perfect for you. They all are affordable and offer the performance you’re looking for.
If you want the cheapest option possible, go with the Cobra. If you want something a little better, go with the Wilson or Callaway.
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Last update on 2023-03-10 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API