Best Callaway Fairway Woods 2024

Check out the best Callaway fairway woods that are currently available on the market

Best Callaway Fairway Woods
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Callaway is one of the most highly respected golf brands in the business and, as such, it should come as no surprise it makes some of the best fairway woods on the market. These models don't just find their way into the bags of players on Tour though, but also higher handicap players too, with the company covering a wide range of skill levels and aspects. Whether you're looking for extra distance, workability, or better dispersion with your fairway woods, there's a model for you.

You don’t have to watch Tour golf for too long before you’ll see Callaway’s very fast and eye-catching fairway woods on show. Major winners like Henrik Stenson, Jon Rahm and Georgia Hall have been using the brand for some time, with the trio regarded as some of the best ball strikers on the planet.

Bearing that in mind, I have taken a look at some of the best Callaway fairway woods available in the current range. Alternatively, if Callaway is not for you, I also recommend checking out our guides on the best Ping fairway woods or the best TaylorMade fairway woods.

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Paradym Ai Smoke

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Paradym Ai Smoke

Callaway Paradym Ai Smoke Max Fairway Wood Review

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Specifications

Lofts: 15°, 16.5°, 18°, 20°, 21°, 24°, 27°

Reasons to buy

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Produces a high, powerful ball flight
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Extremely forgiving
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Looks superb from every angle

Reasons to avoid

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The more confident player may prefer a deeper face

After a particularly successful 2023 with the launch of the Paradym range, Callaway has now unveiled the Paradym Ai Smoke fairway woods which feature new and improved aesthetics. The white and grey crushed carbon sole gives the product its ‘Smoke’ name, which is nicely highlighted in a bolt blue to really capture the attention of your playing partners. When in the sun, both the sole and the carbon crown come to life and look spectacular when this club is at address.

Starting with the Max, the standard head and the option that will suit a broader range of golfer and we have included this club in our best fairway woods guide as well as in our selections for the best fairway woods for mid-handicap golfers. We found this club to be extremely forgiving when we took it out for testing. We we would imagine this is largely due to the Ai Smart Face implemented within the entire Paradym Ai Smoke family. 

Callaway have been industry leaders in recent times when it comes to using AI technology in their clubs. Data from thousands of golf shots has been taken and entered into Callaway's ‘super computer’ to create a face with multiple sweet spots for incredible consistency of ball flight and spin rates, regardless of strike location. This tech was initially used to create some of the best drivers but now Callaway use it throughout the bag. Odyssey are even using this same 'multiple sweet spot' face technology in their Ai-One putters for this year

The additional forgiveness within this club made it extremely easy to play out of the first cut of rough while still launching in a good window. Given the looks and overall performance here, we think it will be hard to beat as an all-rounder this season and it should be a strong contender for any golfer looking to upgrade their fairway woods during the course of the year.

Callaway Paradym Ai Smoke Triple Diamond Fairway Wood

Callaway Paradym Ai Smoke Triple Diamond Fairway Wood Review

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Specifications

Lofts: 15°, 18°, 20°

Reasons to buy

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Great alternative option from the tee
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Ideal for those who like to shape the ball
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Strong, powerful ball flight

Reasons to avoid

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Limited stopping power
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Firm feel off the face won’t please everyone

Next up in the latest range is the Ai Smoke Triple Diamond fairway wood head, which is designed with the more confident and faster swinger of a club in mind. As such it is far more compact than the Ai Smoke Max fairway and has a deeper face too. Behind the ball the look is somewhat intimidating and it would take a lower handicapper in full flow and with speed to burn to handle it. This is definitely not one of the best fairway woods for high handicap golfers and you will find this model used on Tour by some of the world's best players.

The eagle-eyed among you will have noticed the TD model doesn’t feature the crushed carbon sole found on the other fairway models or drivers. Instead, it boasts a classic looking steel sole with an additional weight port further forward towards the face to promote a lower ball flight. As such, while the TD model is undoubtedly harder to strike off the deck than the other more forgiving fairway woods in the Paradym Ai Smoke family, we loved the performance it offered from the tee.

We found that it coped particularly well when we needed to flight the ball through any strong headwinds and it was very easy to manipulate the ball flight further when we needed to. The new Smart Face certainly seemed to ensure our miss-hits were a little less penalizing as well, but don't get confused, this club is only for the lower handicap players.

Callaway Paradym Ai Smoke Max D Fairway Wood

Callaway Paradym Ai Smoke Max D Fairway Wood Review

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Specifications

Lofts: 15°, 16.5°, 18°, 21°

Reasons to buy

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Very easy to launch
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Fights against a slice very well
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Very forgiving when used from the rough

Reasons to avoid

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Shallow face makes it more difficult to hit from a tee

The third option in the Ai Smoke range is the Max D, which has been created to promote a high launch and draw-bias. As such it has a slightly more upright lie angle and larger head than the standard Max model. 

From a performance standpoint, it did exactly what we would want from a Max D model, delivering consistent high draws through the air and offering good forgiveness. This must be thanks to the Ai Smart Face technology which we mentioned above. The result delivered by these 'multiple sweet spots' was that even our heel struck shots felt as though they had good distance and a powerful ball flight, making this an obvious choice as one of the most forgiving fairway woods we've tested.

Where we feel the Ai Smoke Max D fairway wood excelled over the other models in the range was from the first cut of rough. The shallow face and high MOI helped the launch the ball effortlessly from the thick, wet rough and made advancing the ball down long par 4s and par 5s particularly easy. An excellent choice for high handicap players or the many golfers who find the fairway wood to be the most intimidating club in the bag.

Paradym

Callaway Paradym Fairway wood on the course

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Specifications

Lofts: 15°, 16.5°, 18°, 20°, 21°, 24°, 27°

Reasons to buy

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High launch off the fairway
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Easy to align to the target
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Produced fast ball speeds

Reasons to avoid

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Color scheme may not suit everyone's eye

The Callaway Paradym line up was launched in 2023 and includes three adjustable fairway metals designed to target golfers of all abilities. The standard Paradym suits the broadest spectrum of players and we loved it so much that it was included in our editors choice list.

One of the first things we noticed about the Paradym fairway is the beautiful carbon sole panel, which was part of a new construction model from Callaway that enabled weight from the head to be repositioned to increase MOI for greater stability and forgiveness as well as faster ball speeds. 

It certainly worked as in testing we saw noticeable gains over Callaway's previous model, the Rogue St Max. Where we felt the Callaway Paradym fairway really excelled though was the feeling off the face, which was about as soft as we've felt from a fairway wood, meaning there were no ‘dead’ feeling shots even when not striking it quite as intended. 

Callaway Paradym Triple Diamond Fairway

Callaway Paradym Fairway wood with a grass background

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Specifications

Lofts: 13.5°, 15°, 18°

Reasons to buy

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Provided a soft, yet powerful feel off the face
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Superb driver replacement off the tee
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Compact classic looking shape

Reasons to avoid

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Less forgiving on off-centre strikes

As mentioned above in the Paradym Ai Smoke range, the Triple Diamond version is for the faster swinging, more confident golfer. Its design includes a deeper face, which is perfectly suited for the golfer who is looking to reduce spin and hit a lower and more penetrating ball flight.

The Triple Diamond is still crammed with technology like the Jailbreak Batwing Technology, but the head of the wood is noticeably more compact and features no alignment aids on the crown which presents a clean, stripped-back look, one we really enjoyed. It is worth noting though that, to aid alignment on this lower spinning model, full face alignment lines have been added ensuring that setting up square to the target is not an issue. 

Rogue ST

The bottom of the Callaway Rogue ST MAX Fairway Wood held aloftEditors Choice 2022

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Specifications

Lofts: 15°, 16.5°, 18°, 20°, 21°, 24°, 27°