Best golf rangefinder for the money 2021/2022

best golf rangefinder for the money 2021/2022

Our best golf rangefinder for the money 2021/2022 ranking is our second look at golf rangefinders in the second part of 2021. Unfortunately, by the time we managed to get our words on paper the first-time round, the golf season was already in full swing. Nonetheless we wanted to align our rangefinder approach to that of our other recent articles.

We intend to maintain 4 core ranking lists for rangefinder’s to track the new products coming to market.

Best golf rangefinder for the money 2021/2022 

Our intention here it to track the best rangefinders on the market irrespective of cost. 

Best budget golf rangefinder 2021/2022

Understanding that many golfers’ budgets have limits here we are looking to maximize performance while minimizing the cost. We set our price ceiling at USD 200.

Best GPS golf rangefinder 2021/2022

Slope calculation has become a norm across all lines of todays rangefinders. We have seen that the inclusion of GPS technology is where the premium offerings have now set their targets.

Best golf rangefinder 2021/2022

We have decided to maintain one master list where all of our product reviews are collected. So even if they fall from the top 3 you can still find all the rangefinders from the 2021/2022 cycle here.

For all the above rankings we will stick to focusing products launched in the latter part of the year. Then come this time next year we will move everything forward to our 2022/2023 rankings. We have seen this gives us a couple of advantages. Firstly, it gives us a better chance to follow many of the manufacturer’s product life cycles. And secondly, it allows us to get our templates in order during off-peak season. So when things heat up we can maintain our focus on golf and product reviews .

When considering the products for our best golf rangefinder for the money 2021/2022 rankings we put a little extra weight in brand and reputation. Especially when dealing with electronics, we feel warranties are extremely important. The sensitivity of the product and the number of interdependent parts reduces the margin of error. So, if you are going to invest in a higher end product, you need to be assured there is a manufacturer ready to back it up.

Of course, it is not only about the name. So, we try to aggregate all of the other features to try to come up with a ranking that would be representative of what is important for you. For example, since we have yet to golf with a someone who hits the ball 1200 yards, we would not place such distances importance over the clarity of the image or its ability to find the flag with greater ease.

So hopefully we can not only help you find the flag but find the best rangefinder for you.


Nikon COOLSHOT PROII STABILIZED Golf Rangefinder | Waterproof & stabilized Laser rangefinder with Slope, OLED Display and 5 Year Warranty | Official USA Model, White, Blue, Black

The Nikon COOLSHOT PROII Stabalized was launched in the second half of 2021 and quickly has made its mark in the rangefinder market. It has a 6X magnification and great optics providing great clarity and contrasts when homing in on the pin even at long range. With lock on flag capabilities greater than 400 yards even the longest hitters will never have to worry about accurate distance measurements. And with a .75-inch distance measuring accuracy the camera is bound to outperform the most capable golfers.

The PROII uses a CR2 3-Volt Lithium Battery power source and is pegged at 2200 uses so it should not be something that needs to be managed too often. Nonetheless we always prefer to keep the spare battery tucked away in the golf bag to avoid any needless hassles.

The fog and waterproofing of the PROII is top notch so you really don’t have to worry about the elements with this rangefinder. Add the fact that the PROII is backed with a market leading 5-year warrantee should remove any concerns you have about its performance and durability.

While retailing at about 25% less, we found the slope and anti-shake features performance at par with Garmin’s Z82, which is another rangefinder we are very high on, so your demands in these areas should be met and perhaps exceeded.

Unshakable confidence.

Borrowing technology from Nikon’s innovative cameras and lenses, the COOLSHOT PROII counteracts hand shake and environmental factors to steady both your view and the ranging laser. It’s easier to find your target, and it’s easier to lock onto it.

Fast. Accurate.

HYPER READ technology provides near-instant measurements (approx. 0.3 seconds) that are comfortably visible within the bright, crystal-clear OLED display. Explore more options for your shots without slowing down your game.

Slope-adjustment when you want it.

Turn on ID (incline/decline) mode, and your distance will factor in slope, crucial for uphill and downhill shots. When slope must be off for competitive play, an onboard Actual Distance Indicator (ADI) LED signals compliance.

Waterproof. Fogproof.

A little bad weather or rain won’t keep you off the course, and it won’t stop the COOLSHOT PROII from performing.

Get the lay of the land.

Press and hold the power button for continuous measurement mode to see distances in real-time as you survey your surroundings (up to 8 seconds). Know the exact distance of trees, water features, sand traps and other hazards.

Years of great play.

The COOLSHOT PROII is backed by one of the best warranties available. Season after season, you’re covered.

Other specifications include:
  • 8-1,200 yd. Measurement Range Distance
  • ±0.75m/yd. Accuracy (shorter than 700 m/yd.)
  • 6x Magnification
  • 21mm Effective objective diameter
  • 7.5°Angular Field of View
  • 1 CR2 Lithium battery (DC 3V) power source
  • Automatic power shut-off (after approx. 8 sec. unoperated)
  • Dimension 3.9 in. x 1.7 in. x 3.0 in. 
  • 6.3 oz weight (Without Batteries)
  • Waterproof (up to 1m/3.3 ft. for 10 minutes)
  • Battery chamber is rainproof – JIS/IEC protection class 4 (IPX4) equivalent
  • Fogproof
  • Battery Life Approx. 2,200 actuations (at approx.68°F)
  • STABILIZED Counteracts hand shake and other environmental factors to steady the view and ranging laser
  • DUAL LOCKED ON ECHO Visual and audio cue that you are ranging the flag and not something behind it
  • HYPER READ laser provides quick and stable measurement response regardless of the distance in .3 seconds or less
  • Waterproof and Fogproof
  • ID TECHNOLOGY Delivers the one number you need for your best shot to account for incline or decline shooting angles