Best Distance Irons 2024

If you're looking to invest in a new set of irons for added distance, check out this selection of our current favorites

An array of the best distance golf irons on the market in a grid system
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It should come as no surprise that distance is a huge factor in the modern game of golf. Put simply, if you can hit the ball further then you have a distinct advantage over everyone else at pretty much every level of the game. One avenue manufacturers have realized, in which distance can be gained, is in the irons sector and, as such, they have made huge leaps forward in technology to help players hit the golf ball as far as possible while also producing playable ball flights. 

Within this particular category of the best golf irons for distance, you’ll find clubs featuring technologies to maximize clubhead and ball speed in order to generate the longest carries. That being said, distance is obviously not the only factor to consider when choosing an iron because, if there is no control over that distance, then what is the point?

As such, we have looked at some models below that not only help maximize yardage, but also have a degree of control and feel too. Alternatively, if you want something a little bit different, or you want something other than distance from your irons, take a look at our guides on the best compact mid-handicap irons, best golf blade irons, or the best game improvement irons.

VIDEO: Joe Ferguson tests and compares the leading game-improvement irons in 2024

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Best Distance Irons

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Top pick

Ping G430 Iron

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Reasons to buy

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Notably longer than G425
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Impressive stopping power
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Very consistent off center

Reasons to avoid

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Badge appearance will divide opinion

Ping are perhaps more known for producing some of the best golf drivers and best fairway woods on the market and, with the G430 irons, we still see that user-friendliness that will help maximise your distance out on the golf course.

Billed by Ping as being ‘distance competitive, scoring uncompromised’, the G430 has undergone a redesign and, through multiple design changes from its predecessor, the G425, as well as some alterations in the set, its engineers have made it long and playable, while also providing multiple build options for golfers to get the right configuration for them.

Aesthetically, it is very similar to the G425, but there is an extra one degree of bounce that lowers the Centre of Gravity and also helps forgiveness. We believe that this is one of the best distance irons on the market, with there being an increase in speed and distance without sacrificing the flight and spin.

Best value

Wilson Dynapower Iron Review

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Reasons to buy

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Incredibly fast off the face
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Easy to draw
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Forgiving from a wide area
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Excellent value for money

Reasons to avoid

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Flat ball flight limits stopping power

We were seriously impressed with the Wilson D9 iron when it was released and, with this new model, the Dynapower iron, it's much of the same, with it providing incredibly fast speeds off the face, as well as a satisfying feel which will appeal to most golfers looking for more distance.

At address, this iron has all the hallmarks of a game improvement iron. How you may ask? Well, there's a generous offset and a wide sole but the topline has been made thinner to appeal to a slightly lower handicap range. This pleasing look is followed by an equally pleasing feel, with the Dynapower feeling notably faster than other irons on the market. If hitting the ball as far as you can is your main priority, you’ll certainly enjoy the hitting experience.

Featuring strong lofts (7-iron loft is 27°), there is ample forgiveness from a range of places off the face. Although the flight is slightly lower than we would have liked, it offers superb value-for-money and will undoubtedly elevate your enjoyment by enabling you to hit longer, straighter iron shots.

Best looking

Titleist T350 Iron Review

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