Best Srixon Golf Balls 2024

A well-known and well-respected brand in the golf ball market, we run through Srixon's current range of golf balls.

Best Srixon Golf Balls
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You use the same golf ball on every shot you hit, so it pays to get the right golf ball that suits your all-round game. Whether you're an experienced golfer with a fast swing speed or are a newcomer to the sport, the golf ball is probably one of the most important pieces of equipment in your bag. And while they come in all different kinds, you need to assess which golf ball delivers what you're looking for on drives, iron shots, wedge shots and putts. 

Japanese manufacturer, Srixon, has many top professionals playing its premium Z-Star and Z-Star XV models out on tour, including 2021 Masters champion Hideki Matsuyama and 2019 Open Champion Shane Lowry. But the brand also offers a comprehensive range of some of the best golf balls on the market, including the ever-popular AD333 model that has been in the range for nearly two decades.

The latest Srixon ball range has plenty of options for golfers of all abilities and swing types. Whether you’re after the best premium golf balls, a ball that offers all-out distance, or models specifically engineered to help ladies or those with slower swing speeds get the most out of their game, there’s an option for you. Check out my round-up of Srixon's current range below, and be sure to click the links through to our reviews to further inform your decision about which models will prove the best Srixon golf balls for your game. Alternatively, if you prefer a different brand than Srixon then take a look at our guides on the best Wilson golf balls and best Bridgestone golf balls.

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Best Srixon Golf Balls

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Best soft feel

Srixon Soft Feel Golf Balls 2023 resting on the green

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Specifications

Construction: Two-piece
Colors: 4 (White, Red, Orange and Green)

Reasons to buy

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Soft feel at impact
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Good control around the greens

Reasons to avoid

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Soft feel might not give enough audible feedback on putts

This is the 13th generation of Srixon’s Soft Feel model and is the softest ball they've ever created. Akin to the Srixon Soft Feel 2021 golf ball, it is designed to help slower-swinging golfers maximize distance without compromising on feel. It features Srixon’s softest FastLayer Core, which has a soft center that gradually transitions to a firm outer edge. This construction allows it to snap back into shape faster, delivering more ball speed at impact. Comparing it to the previous model, I found my Trackman numbers were pretty similar but the 2023 version did have better flight performance. 

The 338 Speed Dimple Pattern gets the ball cutting through the wind better by reducing drag at launch and increasing lift during the ball's descent. I got some great yardages with this ball, and with its compression rating of 60, it is great if you have a swing speed of around 90mph or less. On the greens, the control from the 1.6mm ionomer casing gives a soft feeling, so if you like your golf balls to be a bit quieter when putting this is a great option for you. For more information about some of the most soft-feeling models on the market then be sure to read our guide on the best soft-feel golf balls too.

Best Tour models

Srixon Z-Star Diamond Golf Ball 2023 and its excellent packaging

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Specifications

Construction: Four-piece
Colors: 2 (white, yellow)

Reasons to buy

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Firm feel with consistent spin
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Tour proven performance

Reasons to avoid

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Cover could resist scuffs better

The latest Srixon Z Star XV offers a firmer option to the Z-Star and is fantastic for those with higher swing speeds. Despite the firmer feel, it does offer plenty of spin and if you chose to use this in the yellow colorway, you'll see that this is an excellent winter golf ball. It is packed with technology, with its upgraded FastLayer DG Core, that is softer in the middle and progressively firmer towards the mantle layer, which allows it to deliver excellent ball speeds off the clubface. The compression comes in at 102 which is 10 points more than the Z-Star and the same as the Diamond, making this a great ball for those who swing faster and are looking for extra rigidity. 

It is one of the best premium golf balls on the market and can offer excellent spin thanks to its revised Spin Skin+ coating, which is a huge bonus when chipping around the greens. It does feel firm when putting, which is great if you use a soft insert and like to hear the ball at impact. While it's casing did scuff up a little after a few rounds, looking at its performance, I was impressed with what this ball offered out on the course

Srixon Z-Star Golf Ball 2023

Srixon Z-Star Golf Ball 2023 sitting on the green

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Specifications

Construction: Three-piece
Colors: 2 (White, Yellow)

Reasons to buy

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Mid-soft feel with premium performance
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Yellow color option

Reasons to avoid

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Cover could be more durable

Ideal for mid-to-high swing speed players who prefer a softer feeling golf ball that delivers more control around the greens, the 2023 Z-Star is the eighth-generation of this fantastic ball and provides excellent performance in all conditions. With the best premium golf balls it is all about the cover and the urethane casing on the updated Z-Star gives excellent control around the fringes of the greens. That is down to the new Spin Skin+ coating Srixon have added to this ball, which digs deeper into the grooves of your wedges, helping you put more spin on the ball. 

The 2023 Z-Star has a mid-launch flight which is a little lower than the Z-Star XV and the Z-Star Diamond but the 338 dimple pattern on this ball helps it quite literally cut through the air. The Z-Star has a compression of 92 making it an excellent golf ball for those with swing speeds of under 90mph. The Z-Star feels softer than the other two, but I would characterise it as mid-firm and there is enough about it to give you great sound feedback with your short game. What shouldn't be ignored here is the price because the Z-Star can often be found for less than other premium models on this list, making it an excellent value golf ball if you're looking to save a bit of cash too.

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Srixon Z-Star Diamond Golf Ball 2023 out of its packaging

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Specifications

Construction: Three-piece
Colors: 2 (White, Yellow)

Reasons to buy

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Firm feel for putting 
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Good distance
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Moderate levels of spin

Reasons to avoid

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Cover could be more durable

The Goldilocks ball in the Z-Star range, the Diamond is back in 2023 and it is better than ever, combining the compression and firmer core of the Z-Star XV with the softer feeling cover and better spin of the Z-Star. Ultimately, it strikes the balance as a premium ball with both distance and feel. It is ideal for mid to high swing speed players and plays brilliantly in breezy conditions, delivering the control of some of the best premium golf balls on the market. One thing to note is the cover did scuff a little after a few rounds, but it wasn't the worst out there. 

The improvements made here though, combining the best aspects of two of Srixon's most impressive golf balls, makes this a real winner if you're looking for distance. The 0.6mm cover thickness is the same as the Z-Star and combined with a mantle layer that is also the same as the original Z-Star, this gives a lot of fire power off the tee. Around the green, the Diamond wasn't too soft on the putter but wasn't too firm on chips, delivering what I felt, was the right feedback to get the correct distance on each shot. Ultimately, this is a great option that strikes a balance between being a firm feel golf ball and a soft feel ball that delivers excellent levels of control, distance and spin. 

Best mid-price

Photo of the 2024 Srixon AD333 Golf Ball

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Specifications

Construction: Two-piece
Colors: 2 (white, yellow)

Reasons to buy

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AD333 has been offering economical, good all-round performance for 17 years
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A particularly good performer in crosswinds

Reasons to avoid

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Cover perhaps scuffs up a little quicker than some

The AD333 has become a really strong franchise for Srixon with consumers associating it with consistent performance and good value for money. Widely regarded as one of the best golf balls available for under $35 a dozen, we were interested to get our hands on the 2024 model and see what has changed.

The simple answer to that question is, not too much. That is not necessarily a bad thing however, with thousands of golfers across the globe trusting the AD333, it would be foolish to discard a winning formula.

In terms of the technology, Srixon tells us that a reformulated FastLayer Core transitions from soft in the centre, to slightly firmer around the perimeter, which adds ball speed without sacrificing feel. The 338 speed dimple pattern is also present to help promote a penetrating ball flight.

We tested the AD333 on the practice area and course at Saunton Golf Club and was impressed with the overall performance.

Best for distance

srixon distance ball and packaging

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Specifications

Construction: Two-piece
Colors: 1 (white)

Reasons to buy

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The ideal distance ball for anyone with an 80+mph swing speed
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Generates a high penetrating ball flight

Reasons to avoid

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Durable cover may feel too hard to some, especially greenside

The latest Srixon Distance model boasts a softer compression than the previous version. It delivers optimum distance via greater initial velocity and a higher launch angle for a penetrating ball flight. The dimple count is down significantly too (108 fewer), which Srixon says will reduce drag and increase lift for better performance in all conditions. I did see a good increase in distance and penetration of the air in windy conditions so these claims seem to stack up. As such it also features in our best distance golf balls guide.

High handicap players will also enjoy the durable cover which is engineered for greater cut-proof durability. So these are good value as well. Obviously, the trade-off is the lack of feel compared to other Srixon golf balls in this guide, but that being said it did not feel like a rock which is often an issue when testing distance golf balls.

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