So, you want to get your ball from the fairway to the green as easily as possible, and who doesn’t right?
But maybe your long iron isn’t getting your ball high enough and maybe your fairway wood is taking it too far.
Or, maybe you already know all about hybrid golf clubs and need an upgrade or new clubs.
You’re in the right spot! Allow us to show you our picks for the best hybrid golf clubs to find out which one will best improve YOUR game in our Hybrid golf club reviews!
Lofts: 3-19° / 4-22° / 5-25° / 6-28° / 7-31°
Stock shaft: Fujikura Ventus Blue 75
Stock grip: Lamkin Crossline
Adjustable hosel: No
The TaylorMade SIM2 Max Rescue is TaylorMade’s answer to those of you looking for increased flexibility and longer ball flight while still having control over your ball’s playability.
This hybrid club features a high-strength C300 steel face that hits your ball hard giving you increased ball speed so your shots fly longer and faster.
This club uses the brand’s patented Thru-Slot speed pocket which acts almost like a trampoline that compresses when it makes contact with the ball pushing it harder and making it go farther.
It also uses Twist Face technology allowing you to feel at ease if your shot hits the club head off by a few centimeters. This technology allows for straighter shots while still getting you to your intended target.
How about that!
Because of this, you’re getting a lot of forgiveness with this hybrid club which is only further defined by it’s shape.
The updated V Steel design redistributes the weight during the swing for added forgiveness and the depressed heel and toe make for smooth turf interaction – say goodbye to fat shots!
- Highly versatile
- Good for high handicappers
- Ideal for those who want more forgiveness in their shots
- Longer ball flight
- Not adjustable for loft
If you’re looking for a versatile club with high forgiveness that gives you solid strikes and proper playability for all-around performance, this is an excellent club for you!
Lofts: 3-19° / 4-21° / 5-24°/ 6-27°/ 7- 30°/ 8-33°
Stock shaft: Callaway RCH 65-gram
Stock Grip: Golf Pride Tour Velvet Soft
Adjustable hosel: No
The Callaway Big Bertha is one of the best hybrids on the market if you’re looking for increased distance.
This hybrid club offers a larger club head so you have fewer chances of missing the shot or hitting on otherwise the heel or toe area, giving you BETTER ACCURACY and more consistent shots.
Designed with artificial intelligence, this club uses Flash Face SS21 technology meaning you get faster ball speeds even on missed shots!
The Big Bertha also uses Callaway’s Jailbreak technology connects the sole and the crown so your club face can take most of the load on impact. Hit that ball as HARD AS YOU CAN, this club can take it.
The best part? Its T2C carbon crown is ultra-lightweight and you can add weights to it if you feel the need to have a lower center of gravity.
This will give you more stability, forgiveness, and a consistently higher launch in your shots.
- Suitable for beginners and high handicappers
- Easy launch
- Wide design is comfortable to play with
- May lack versatility in playing
If you’re looking for a hybrid golf club to increase your ball distance and help with straighter and more consistent shots, the Callaway Big Berthais a comfortable choice!
Not to mention, easy for beginners to use!
Stock shaft: Fujikura Atmos Orange 5 Graphite
Adjustable hosel: No
Although not exactly cheap, the TaylorMade M6 Rescue Hybrid is our best budget pick because it’s the cheapest on the list while still being one of the best golf hybrids.
And here’s why…
- This hybrid golf club uses Twist Face technology which gives a slight curve to the club face meaning the club face can make up for small mishits you may have while playing.
- The curvature also allows for less spin on your ball so you’ll get straighter shots every time.
- Not only this but, because it is made so lightweight you’ll find that you can easily hit your ball harder and faster giving you more speed and increased distance.
Want something unique in your club?
The M6 Rescue uses an advanced Speed Pocket design you can only find in TaylorMade golf clubs.
That means a bigger sweet spot for easier and more consistent hits, especially on low-face strikes.
You’ll also find a TPU slot insert which makes this golf club flatter to the ground so it slides right across the grass for better turf interaction.
- Works for mid handicappers
- Helps players get straighter shots
- Improved distance for ball flight
- May be difficult to shape your shot
If you’re looking for your ball to go further and keep in line this is a good option for you. However, if you’re unsure about how you want to play your ball, you could try another golf club.
Lofts: 18º 21º 24º
Stock shaft: Kuro Kage Black DC 5G HY, Mitsubishi Tensei AV Blue RAW HY, Project X HZRDUS Black RDX HY, Mitsubishi Tensei AV White RAW HY
Stock Grip: Golf Pride Tour Velvet 360 Flat Cap 58R
We have a standout piece here, folks. You didn’t think our hybrid golf club reviews would just be about the top 3, right?
This is the one to try if you’re looking for an ultra-forgiving yet precise golf club.
The Titleist TSi2 gives high ball speeds and improved distance to your shot. You can easily replace your long iron with this hybrid golf club. Yes…we mean it!
It’s the fastest hybrid face that Titleist has to offer so those of you with already high swing speed can expect an even LONGER ball flight.
Its crown and face thickness give it a lower center of gravity so the ball has a high launch with low spin making it extremely forgiving.
So if you’re having difficulty on the fairway, this golf club should make life easier for you because of its solid construction that provides more distance and an easy launch.
Again, we want to mention that its design features a lower center of gravity so it sweeps across the grass incredibly easily. That also means less spin and higher height!
- Fastest hybrid face of Titleist
- Gives much-improved distance
- Higher launch and good spin rate
- Quite expensive
If you’ve been looking to improve your swing speed and get a lot more distance from your ball flight then you need this golf club!
Lofts: 2-19° / 3-20° /4-24° / 5-27°
Stock shaft: UST Recoil Dart 70g Graphite
Stock Grip: Golf Prize Z Grip Soft
The Callaway Apex 21 Hybrid is one of the best hybrid golf clubs in terms of adjustability and forgiveness.
This golf club features Jailbreak Artificial Intelligence Velocity Blades that give the sole of the club a lot more stiffness.
So when you hit the ball low on the face, which one usually does with a hybrid, you still get incredible ball speed.
Not only that but these blades are set far apart from each other which means your club face has a wider sweet spot, making it far more forgiving than some other hybrid clubs.
It also has a tungsten weight at the back of the clubhead to promote a high launch and again give increased forgiveness.
It also uses A.I. Designed Flash Face SS21 to maximize your ball speed whether you’re hitting it right on center or even off-center.
The larger head size also makes it comfortable for people who enjoy using fairway woods. What we love the most about it? It’s a golf club that plays with you and adjusts to your needs.
- Good hybrid for players of all skill level
- Highly adjustable
- Consistent flight launch
If you’re looking for a club that helps gives you longer distance and more accurate shot-making while still providing solid versatility and playability, this is a good option for you.
Lofts: 2-16° / 3-19° / 4-22° / 5-25° / 6-28°
Stock shaft: Project X HZRDUS Smoke Black, Project X EvenFlow Riptie
Stock Grip: Golf Prize Your Velvet 360
Need for speed? You’ve found your hybrid.
The Srixon ZX Hybrid was built for top ball speed, so much so that Srixon developed a whole new technology to fit that need.
A regular hybrid golf club will have a flexible enough club face that compresses and decompresses upon impact with the ball.
But the Srixon ZX uses Rebound Frame technology which not only compresses and decompresses upon impact but compresses both the face and the frame of the hybrid.
Does it matter? Yes, it does!
This makes them act like springs against your golf ball, pushing it out much farther and much faster than if you were to hit it with a regular stiffer hybrid.
The Redound Frame makes it so that the clubhead speed is FASTER than normal on every strike. It redirects energy that’s normally lost with most hybrids into every hit for better center face strikes.
This hybrid was built with a low center of gravity making it more forgiving while still being able to raise your launch.
This hybrid has a compact shape with a square toe design which would make it most ideal for more skilled or advanced players.
- Better launch
- Good distance and speed
- Good for a highly skilled player
- Not for beginners
If you’re an aggressive hitter but can’t seem to find the golf club to match your swing speed, try this one out. You just may be a match made in heaven.
Lofts: 2-17° / 3-19° / 4-21° / 5-24°
Stock shaft: UST Recoil 480 ESX
Stock Grip: Lamkin Crossline Connect Black with Arccos Caddie
The Cobra RadSpeed Hybrid uses front biased radial weighting which means it uses two 6 gram weights at the front of the club head and one 7 gram weight at the back.
That weighting makes sure the club delivers on low spin and better launch options while still remaining forgiving on the hits.
The interesting design of this hybrid club, having two Baffler rails on the bottom, makes it glide superhumanly smoothly across a thick rough, a tight lie, and EVEN our archnemesis… the bunker.
This hybrid will easily help you out of any sticky situations.
The front rails of this hybrid are hollow and with its thinner forged face insert you get more flexibility from heel to toe giving your ball greater launch conditions and longer distance.
- Works well for almost every situation
- Ideal for players who prefer lesser spin in their ball
- Uses Cobra Connect technology to get accurate stats on shots
- Shaft may be too short for some
If you’re looking for a highly versatile hybrid golf club to oomph all aspects of your game – ball speed, swing speed, launch options, etc – this hybrid is a great club choice to help fine-tune those points!
We’ll go over a couple of the whats and whys of buying hybrid golf clubs, especially since we just went over a couple of terms that could be confusing.
This part explains what all of those are and hopefully give you a better idea of what you need when looking for a hybrid.
We’ve mentioned forgiveness a couple of times in this article and as weird as it sounds this characteristic is aptly named.
Forgiveness in hybrid golf clubs talks about how the ball reacts off of the clubface.
If your hybrid golf club is forgiving, then it means you’re allowed to be slightly off the mark when hitting.
A couple of mishits won’t be too bad because forgiving hybrids were designed for those gaps.
Many hybrid clubs are forgiving because they are meant to make playing easier. Otherwise, you would just use your long irons or your fairway wood.
With forgiving hybrid clubs, if you don’t hit the ball on the sweet spot or straight down the center, it’s fine.
Forgiving hybrid clubs will simply absorb that mishit and push your ball straight out anyway.
Every hybrid is different and each company uses different techniques to get more or less forgiveness in a hybrid.
- Sometimes, you get a large center or sweet spot, or…
- The design is made so the ball bounces back straighter
Regardless they’re all trying to do the same thing.
Get your ball to go straighter with less effort. Simple and easy, right?
If your hybrid is far too forgiving, then setting up your shot shape will become more difficult.
This means that, although yes, you will have much straighter shots, it also means you will only have straight shots.
Sometimes, you don’t need your ball to just go straight. Since we play where it lies, sometimes you need it to cut left or drag right and an overly forgiving hybrid golf club WILL NOT give you that.
We suggest that if you’re new to golf, sure, go with a more forgiving hybrid golf club.
However, the better you get and the more you start to learn how to play, and angle, and plan your hits, then you can use a less forgiving golf club.
You’ll find you have more control over where your ball goes and you can be more experimental with your shots!
Loft is the angle at which the club is tilted. It determines how high or how low your ball launches. Other hybrids have adjustable hosels that allow you to change the angle by up to about 2 degrees.
The rest of the hybrid clubs have a set loft and if you want different ones, you’ll have to get different clubheads.
The real challenge with it is figuring out what angle is the right one for your game. Our advice? Well…
- Choose a loft that complements your playing style and meets your needs.
- If you choose a hybrid loft that launches your ball too high, then you could lose a lot of distance.
- You want hybrids that launch your ball just high enough to stick the landing on the green.
On the other hand, if your hybrid launches your ball too low, then the ball may not even stay in the air long enough for it to get where you need it to be.
We know it sounds finicky and a lot of trouble but it’s extremely important. The loft of your hybrids makes up for the distance gap in some shots.
However, no need to worry too much because again, the hybrid golf club is made to make life easy. All you have to do is try out different angles of loft to figure out which works best for you!
Lie angle is important because it affects the way you hit your ball. Allow us to paint you a picture.
Imagine setting up for a shot, and you have your club head sitting on the address nice and squarely. The lig angle is looking good, the shot seems right.
Then you move, you go to swing that hybrid golf club then BAM! It’s cutting right and it’s as if you didn’t prep at all.
Well, what happened?
You didn’t even realize it but your lie angle might have changed. You may have gotten too low into your swing, thus changing the angle where the hybrid meets the ground and knocked your ball too far right.
Lie angle can get complicated because it depends on the anatomy of the person MORE than the actual hybrid golf club. Although it’s still a factor you need to remember when buying the right hybrid.
If you have longer arms than someone who is using the same hybrids as you, be sure that those hybrids have different lie angles than yours.
The life angle of a hybrid needs to be adjusted and adapted based on impact position – that is when the clubface meets the ball.
If your lie angle is too upright, when you make contact with the ball the first thing that hits the ball is the heel which shuts the clubface immediately.
You won’t have that perfect shot you were hoping for.
Having the right lie angle on impact ensures you hit your ball squarely!
There’s a saying in the golf community, “Nothing feels like a Mizuno”, and a lot of companies try to live up to that standard.
It’s said that Mizuno clubs cut through the grass like butter, but essentially what people are saying is that when you hold and use a Mizuno it feels good and makes hitting easier.
That’s what you want when you are talking about the feel in hybrid clubs or any clubs for that matter.
Now, this is very important. One of the MOST IMPORTANT characteristics, in fact.
How the hybrid feels in your hands when you hit the ball. SUCH important matters. No, really.
This is entirely a point of preference and it’s interesting because hybrids are a cross between an iron and a wood, so you can get a feel from anywhere along that spectrum.
- If you like the feeling of hitting longer irons, something that gives a more high-impact hit, as if the ball is getting squished when you hit it, you can find hybrids that feel like this.
- If you prefer a stiffer type of golf club, one where the ball feels like it immediately flies off the clubface when you hit it, for sure there are hybrid clubs out there to meet that standard.
The only way, though, to figure out how a club feels is to actually…TRY. IT. OUT. Go to the store or the driving range and hit a few balls, see how it feels to you.
Also, you’ll know the club feels right in your hands when it makes better turf interaction. You get a smooth glide across the grass and an easy hit.
Sound is also entirely a preference call but it’s an important factor all the same.
Well, imagine playing a full round of golf, the sound that the hybrid clubs you have chosen, is the sound you’re going to hear ALL DAY.
If you choose a hybrid that makes an annoying sound when you hit the ball, that’s just going to create a negative experience for you.
Think about every time you hit your ball, your hybrids make an unpleasant sound. That’s NOT what we want.
Now, the design of the hybrid affects the sound. Whether it’s a larger or more compact shape will give you a higher or lower “clink!” sound when you hit your ball.
Again, the only way to figure out what sound is okay with you is to go out and try some clubs!
Know what you need and know what you want. Get a custom fit.
Let’s be real, one-to-one, a golf club is a golf club.
These hybrids are made with different technologies and for different specificities.
However, unless you haven’t picked up a golf club in the last 20 years, you may not be able to tell the difference between a club made last year and a new model made this year.
The best thing to do, if possible, is to go into the store and try out the hybrids for yourself.
See which you prefer holding, check out all the shaft options, hit a few balls to get the feel for all the hybrids.
Broaden your options. See which hybrid golf clubs are out there and which are worth trying out when you go to the store.
Think about it, you wouldn’t go and buy a pair of shoes without trying them on first, would you? What if it’s too tight? What if it hits a certain part of your foot while you walk?
Those are all important factors and it’s the same with golf clubs.
You want to know exactly what you’re buying – how will it play, does it suit my swing well, do I like the loft of this club, is there an alignment aid that I prefer, and so on.
All of these things come into play when choosing a hybrid golf club because a good player always knows which equipment works best for them!
And remember, more expensive doesn’t always mean better. Again, KNOW WHAT YOU NEED.
A hybrid is a cross between a long iron and a wood – this includes drivers and fairway drivers.
Hybrids were made for situations where long irons are too difficult to use but you don’t need the power and distance of a driver.
Hybrids are ideal for beginner players when using irons feels too tricky. The shape of an iron doesn’t really lend itself to newbie players.
On the other hand, hybrids are also a good option if your golf swing isn’t particularly fast.
However, players at any level use hybrids if they know that it ups their game and helps them to play better.
There’s no shame in using one or another golf club. Keep in mind, a golf club is a golf club.
The best players are always honest about their skill level and adapt to their needs.
Remember: the best golf hybrids are the ones that work for you! The real challenge will be to choose among the HUGE array of hybrids available to you.
Picking out new golf clubs should be a fun and exciting experience!
We hope our hybrid golf club reviews helped you figure out what you need in your next hybrid!