In this post, I’ll be sharing my thoughts on the 3 best fairway woods so you can figure out which will be the right fit for you and your game, and also the best place to pick each of them up.
I’ve tested out pretty much all of the fairway woods currently on the market and some have felt and performed a lot better than others. That being said, here are the best fairway woods:
When we were trying out all the fairway metals we ranked them all based on how they actually performed, how the quality was, and also how much they cost. We tried the best we could to find a cheaper option as well as a more expensive one.
Continue reading for my full review of each and info on where to get them for the best price…
The 3 Best Fairway Woods
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#3: Wilson Staff D300 Fairway Wood
I’ve never really used Wilson clubs before this but the D300 was definitely one of the longer woods I’ve hit in a while.
It was really light and I found it to be super versatile from the tee and the rough (some woods were only good from one area).
In my opinion, the D300 would be best for high handicaps because it wasn’t the best for working the ball around (which some lower handicaps would want).
It’s a great club for maximizing forgiving and distance and that’s why it’s recommended for beginner or high handicap golfers.
Let’s cover some PROS:
- It’s reasonably priced.
- It’s one of the lighter woods on the market.
- It’s great from off the tee, on the fairway, and in the rough.
- The distance was top notch.
Now the CONS:
- It’s not the easiest fairway to align to the target.
- It wasn’t the best if you’re looking to work the ball around (draw/fade).
- There are no adjustments or weights.
Overall, it’s a really solid wood that won’t break the bank. Here’s a demo video:
Wilson Staff D300 fairway wood – Check the price on Amazon.
#2: Callaway Epic Flash Fairway Wood
I’m a huge fan of Callaway and this is their new model (at the time of this post).
I feel like it’s one of the more complete woods on the market and the reason I have it ranked #2 is because of the price tag it comes with…
If it were a little bit cheaper it’d probably be #1 simply because it checks pretty much all the boxes (distance, forgiveness, workability, etc).
In my opinion, the Flash would be great for mid to high handicaps.
Here are some PROS:
- You’re able to adjust the loft of the club.
- I found it to be more consistent off the fairway than the previous Epic & Rogue.
- I really liked the sound and feel (wasn’t hollow sounding and you got feedback).
Now the CONS:
- It’s pretty expensive.
- I’m not the biggest fan of the way it looks (it doesn’t take away from the performance).
- It’s not the easiest wood to align to the target.
Again, another really solid fairway wood. Here’s a demo video:
Callaway Epic Flash fairway wood – Check the current price here.
#1: Ping G400 Fairway Wood
The G400 is definitely my favorite fairway wood because it checks all the boxes I’m looking for (distance, forgiveness, workability) and it’s a bit cheaper than the previous Epic Flash.
Out of all the woods I’ve tested, this one is the most consistent off the fairway (and that’s what I was mainly looking for). It was also good out of decent rough which made it pretty versatile (even though I mainly use my hybrid out of the rough).
Now the PROS:
- The alignment aid it has makes things a lot easier.
- It sits close to the ground and is great off the fairway.
- It’s adjustable.
- The G400 is great for mid to high handicaps.
Now the CONS:
- It’s fairly expensive.
- That’s pretty much the only negative thing.
Overall, if you’re looking for a complete fairway wood, this will be the one for you. Here’s a demo video:
Ping G400 fairway wood – Check the current price here.
If you’re a mid to high handicap player who’s in the market for a new fairway wood, I’d highly recommend you check out one of the woods I mentioned above. The Flash and the G400 are great clubs because you’ll be able to grow into them as you get better.
I’ve tried all three of them myself and they all generate great distance, still offer forgiveness on off-center hits, and still have a decent amount of workability.
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Last update on 2022-06-25 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API