Best TaylorMade Fairway Woods 2024

Check out the best fairway woods that TaylorMade has on the market

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Given how many top players are signed to TaylorMade, as well as how many non-contracted players use its woods, we feel very confident saying that TaylorMade makes some of the best fairway woods in the game. 

Although hitting a fairway wood is arguably one of the toughest shots in golf, it can give the player the most satisfaction when struck correctly. What's more, there are a number of options out there to try, such as the best Callaway fairway woods, or perhaps the best Ping fairway woods.

In this piece though, we're taking a look at the brand TaylorMade, with the company consistently pushing the boundaries of performance year on year, as well as making some of the best fairway woods on the market. Why not check out the best options available below, with factors like cost, performance and looks all taken into consideration.

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Best TaylorMade Fairway Woods

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TaylorMade Qi10 Tour Fairway

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Specifications

Lofts: 15º, 18º

Reasons to buy

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Looks superb at address and in the bag
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Provides good workability
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Plenty of adjustability on offer

Reasons to avoid

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Produces a louder sound and firmer feel that may not please all

There are three fairway woods in the Qi10 family, but what separates the TaylorMade Qi10 Tour fairway from the other two models in the range is that the Tour has a far more compact-looking head with various customizations and adjustability features to give the more confident golfer the utmost in control and workability of their golf ball. 

The Tour replaces the Stealth 2 Plus, which is a little confusing as usually the names remain the same, such as Max or Max D etc. The same weight track we loved in the Stealth 2 plus remains and the Qi10 Tour fairway wood remains as the only model in the family to have an adjustable loft sleeve, which alters loft and lie angle. Obviously, this will be personal preference with how you set it up, but the weight track does an excellent job of altering the flight and trajectory. 

The Qi10 Tour fairway has been created with the better player in mind, specifically those who have a high swing speed and want to keep spin and launch a touch lower. It isn't a fairway wood for high handicap golfers and it is not the most forgiving fairway wood either, but if you're a good ball striker then this is the one for you.

TaylorMade Qi10 Fairway

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Specifications

Lofts: 15º, 16.5º, 18º, 21º, 24º

Reasons to buy

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Extremely forgiving on low-struck shots
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Produces a powerful, towering ball flight
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New weight saving design aids launch and flight

Reasons to avoid

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Infinity carbon crown has made it slightly harder to align the clubface

We were big fans of the Stealth 2 fairway wood range and, in the Qi10, some of the trusted technology has stayed put. For example, TaylorMade has persisted with the Thru-Slot Speed-Pocket to create fast ball speeds and a powerful thud through impact, with the V-Steel sole technology continuing to offer golfers a smooth feeling through impact and the best turf interaction possible.

The TaylorMade Qi10 fairway wood replaces the standard Stealth 2 model. It has been designed with both power and forgiveness in mind, but it's the aesthetics where we see the biggest changes compared to its predecessor. Whereas the Stealth 2 was not too dissimilar to the original Stealth, the Qi10 represents a big shift away from that design and colorway. We think TaylorMade have played a blinder here as it's a fine looking bit of kit. 

Overall, the performance of the TaylorMade Qi10 fairway wood was solid and produced an impressive, powerful feeling through impact. In our testing, the distance was respectable, but there weren’t massive gains to be had over the previous years model.

TaylorMade Qi10 Max Fairway

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Specifications

Lofts: 16º, 19º, 22º

Reasons to buy

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Confidence inspiring head shape
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Launches effortlessly
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Performs notably well on low-face struck shots

Reasons to avoid

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The bonded hosel saves weight but reduces customization

If you’re looking for one of the easiest-to-hit fairway woods in 2024, then look no further. This is our favorite in the Qi10 fairway family. Boasting a large 200cc footprint, the TaylorMade Qi10 Max fairway wood will have you brimming with confidence when stood over the ball. It's exceptionally easy to launch and optimize your carry distance and should appeal to a broad range of golfers. 

In our testing, we found that the spin was plentiful and we would say the Max best suits golfers who have a moderate swing speed and want to get the ball airborne, although both faster and slower swingers would also see good results. 

The stated loft of this fairway wood is actually 16°, which is one degree higher than most traditional fairway woods. That gives it a naturally higher launch, so for those with a slow swing speed or who typically have a downwards attack angle with their fairway woods, the Qi10 Max is certainly worth considering if you’re looking to up your fairway wood game this year.

TaylorMade Stealth 2 Fairway

The TaylorMade Stealth 2 Fairway wood resting on the golf course with its club head cover

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Specifications

Lofts: 15º, 18º

Reasons to buy

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Superb alignment design
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Extremely high launch
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Powerful sound and feel

Reasons to avoid

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Lack of customization through a bonded head

The Stealth 2 Fairway Wood boasts several improvements on the original Stealth Fairways which were released in 2022. The classic red and black colorway seen throughout the Stealth range remains, albeit with a slight facelift. It comes with a clean carbon gloss crown that has tons of shelf appeal. 

When we tested this club on the golf course, we were very impressed. It is a very consistent club that caters to less experienced players, thanks mostly to how the weight is distributed lower in the club head. TaylorMade have lowered the center of gravity of the club to improve the forgiveness while also helping players launch the ball higher into the air. We found it was very easy to get the ball into the air and we regularly saw some very satisfying, and high, ball flights. 

What was even more pleasing was how hot it felt off the face, compared to other options on the market like the Callaway Paradym. The speed here was excellent and will certainly assist players who are looking for a little more punch to get the ball down the fairway. We loved the versatility too and were able to play a number of different shots with excellent results. TaylorMade's new V-shaped sole allowed the Stealth 2 to cut through thick rough, glide over wet grass, and ultimately, deliver a really satisfying interaction with the turf. All things considered, this is one of the best fairway woods for mid handicappers.

TaylorMade Stealth 2 HD Fairway

TaylorMade Stealth 2 HD Fairway Review on the fairway

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Specifications

Lofts: 16°, 19°, 22°

Reasons to buy

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Clean modern looks
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Consistent distance and carry
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Superb launch off the tee and deck

Reasons to avoid

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Lack of adjustability

The draw biased Stealth 2 HD is the most forgiving fairway wood of the three Stealth 2 models and offers the larger footprint. The satin black top line in front of the gloss crown provides a subtle alignment aid along with the ‘T Bug’ TaylorMade alignment stamp and white strip first seen on the top of the face of the original Stealth models.

Confidence-inspiring at address, the HD provides superb turf interaction and performs exceptionally well out of lies from the fairway, the rough and even off the tee. Due to these characteristics, we found that the ball flew high and jumped out of some nasty lies very well on the golf course, making it extremely versatile. This club will appeal to the higher handicapper and to golfers who struggle with a slice.

TaylorMade Stealth 2 Plus Fairway

TaylorMade Stealth 2 Plus Fairway on the course

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