2021 Golf Ball Buyer’s Guide: 13 value golf balls that can improve distance and feel

Value golf balls

Check out our full reviews of 13 value golf balls below.

Jeffrey Westbrook; Styling: Miako Katoh

So far in our 2021 Golf Ball Buyer’s Guide, we’ve reviewed Premium Tour-level golf balls and a host of Premium Value balls at a slightly lower price point. In the final installment, we’re doing a deep dive into a category many golfers will be interested in: Value golf balls.

If you’re not sure the cream-of-the-crop ball models are right for you, or saving money is a top concern in your purchase plan, there are still a wide selection of great golf balls that will meet all your performance needs from top manufacturers like Callaway, TaylorMade, Titleist, Bridgestone, Srixon, Mizuno, Wilson and Vice.

To better help you find the right value ball for your game, we split our reviews into two categories: Distance Value, for golfers looking to add yards to their game, and Soft Spin Value, for those of you who consider control around the greens as a priority.

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DISTANCE VALUE GOLF BALL REVIEWS

Bridgestone e12 Contact

The e12 Contact features a distinctive dimple design with a raised center area and an outer portion that slows horizontal rotation while in flight. Raising the center of the dimple allows for more contact at impact, yielding a more efficient energy transfer. (Available in white, green, red and yellow.)

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Bridgestone e12 Contact

$29.99
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Callaway Reva

Engineered for women who want more distance and a higher launch, Callaway’s Reva features a tri-blend ionomer cover for longer, straighter shots and an oversize construction that conforms to the rules of golf. (Available in white.)

Callaway Reva

$22.99
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Callaway Supersoft

A two-piece ball designed for golfers who place a premium on iron distance. The innovative Paraloid hybrid cover—the impact modifier is made by Dow Chemical—is soft yet durable. Want even more distance? Check out the Supersoft Max. (Available in seven colors.)

Callaway Supersoft 21

$24.99
Callaway Supersoft has been one of the most popular balls for years, with golfers who like it so much that they won’t play anything else. Now we’ve combined incredible cover, core and flight technologies to make it even better.
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Mizuno RB 566

Mizuno’s value offering fits golfers with slower swing speeds. Microdimples on the cover of the two-piece ball reduce drag and optimize spin once the ball is airborne. A durable ionomer cover also plays a part in the impressive distance gains. (Available in white.)

Mizuno RB 566

$21.99
The RB 566 golf balls by Mizuno offer a 566 dimple pattern, featuring Micro-dimples for reduced drag and optimized spin. For any outing to the golf course, the Mizuno RB 566 ball is a must-bring and will have you playing your best golf.
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Srixon Soft Feel

Srixon’s FastLayer core transitions from a soft center to a firm outer edge for an effective energy transfer at impact. The thin cover is equipped with a 338 speed dimple pattern that increases lift for more distance overall from tee to green. (Available in five colors.)

Srixon Soft Feel

$21.99
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TaylorMade Distance+

A resilient React Speed core and aerodynamic dimple design will have you ripping it down the fairway in no time. An easy-to-use alignment aid also ensures you are aimed at your target and consistently roll it on the intended line. (Available in white and yellow.)

TaylorMade Distance+

$14.99
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Titleist Velocity

Golfers should expect a high flight on all shots—and plenty of carry distance. It’s all thanks to a larger, higher speed LSX core and spherically tiled 350 octahedral dimple pattern. A Fast NaZ+ cover delivers playable greenside feel and golfers can choose among four high-optic, matte-color options. (Available in four colors.)

Titleist Velocity

$27.99
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Titleist TruFeel

Titleist’s low compression TruTouch core generates low spin for more distance off the tee. A TruFlex cover and spherically-tiled 376 tetrahedral dimple pattern provides ample control and spin into the green on approach shots. (Available in white, yellow and red.)

Titleist TruFeel

$22.99
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Vice Drive

The overall core compression was reduced significantly from 55 to 25, but golfers needn’t worry about a reduction in distance due to a larger core on the two-piece model. A more robust dimple pattern reduces air resistance. (Available in white.)

Vice Drive

$11.99
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SOFT SPIN VALUE GOLF BALL REVIEWS

Bridgestone e6

A large, low compression core is the engine behind the two-piece e6. It serves two purposes: generating an efficient energy transfer for golfers with moderate swing speeds while still maintaining a soft feel on greenside shots. An advanced aerodynamic package improves ballflight. (Available in white and yellow.)

Bridgestone e6

$29.99
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TaylorMade Soft Response

At 35 compression, golfers with slower swing speeds can still reap the benefits of spin and feel with Tour Response. On the softer side, it still generates plenty of distance. TaylorMade’s shallow, U-shaped dimple decreases drag and increases lift to keep the ball in the air longer. (Available in white, yellow and red.)

TaylorMade Soft Response

$24.99
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Titleist Tour Soft

Boasting the largest core Titleist has ever produced, Tour Soft is incredibly long off the tee. The robust core is encased by an ultra-thin 4CE grafted cover system that enhances the short-game spin many golfers have come to expect from one of the most popular mid-level price golf balls in the current marketplace. (Available in white and yellow.)

Titleist Tour Soft

$34.99
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Wilson Duo Soft+

Wilson’s Velociticor (yes, it’s a mouthful) is the engine that makes the two-piece Duo Soft+ hum down the fairway. The supercharged core formulation allows the ultra-low (29) compression ball to generate impressive speed and a consistent flight (due to a shallow dimple pattern) without skimping on the feel the majority of players desire. (Available in white.)

Wilson Staff DUO SOFT+

$19.99
The Staff DUO SOFT+ golf balls by Wilson sport the world’s softest and longest premium 2-piece ball that delivers an exceptional performance with VelocitiCOR™. These advanced materials in the core amplify every ounce of power from your swing for greater distance yardage and consistency.
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