Best Women's Putters 2024

Here we take a look at some of the best golf putters currently on the market designed for women

Best Women's Putters
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Your success with putter in hand will ultimately determine your score so it is crucial that you think about some of the best putters on the market and then take the time to make sure you get the right model to suit your stroke. 

And there are many considerations to be made when looking at the best women's putters. For example, if you are a player that swings straight back and through, then opt for a face-balanced putter.  If you have an arc in your putting stroke, you will be better suited to a toe-balanced putter. 

The blade is the traditional putter shape, but mallet putters have become increasingly popular for professionals and amateurs alike. Their larger-shaped head allows for a deeper center of gravity, which in turn increases their forgiveness. Take a look at our guide on the best mallet putters if you think this might be the right putter for you. 

A putter is such a personal piece of equipment, so depending on your preferences you must also consider the hosel (where the shaft meets the putter head), the size of grip, and most importantly, find the right length of putter for the way you stand to the ball.

We have tested a variety of putters and have created a specific post on how to choose a putter which we definitely recommend checking out. If you are new to the game as well we have also produced a guide on the most forgiving putters and a guide on the best putters for beginner golfers, all of which will help you find the bottom of the cup more often.

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Alison Root

Alison Root has over 25 years experience working in media, predominantly dedicated to women's golf. She is a respected voice across all areas of the game and has tested many women's golf clubs.

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Best Women's Putters

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Top pick

TaylorMade Spider X Hydro Blast resting on the golf course

TaylorMade Spider X Hydro Blast Putter

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Provides excellent forgiveness

Specifications

Face: TPU Pure Roll Insert
Stock Shaft: kbs CT Tour Stepless Chrome
Stock Grip: Super Stroke GTR

Reasons to buy

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Excellent forgiveness for size of head
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Great sound and feel from insert
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Alignment design flows into golf ball

Reasons to avoid

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Head can sit back if hands not ahead of ball

TaylorMade has refreshed its incredibly successful Spider X putter with a new colorway and a new finishing process. The Hydro Blast has a smoother and very premium-looking finish that many female players will enjoy. That is thanks to the high-pressure application of water to the aluminum body which gives it its hydroblast name. 

TaylorMade says a by-product of this process is added durability with the risk of blemishes and scratches being minimized due to the absence of paint. If you carry your clubs in one of the best golf stand bags then you'll know that there is a danger that your clubs can knock against each other. But the durability of this putter means any chance of it being scratched is largely mitigated. 

Meanwhile, TaylorMade have placed two tungsten weights on the rear edges of the putter to increase the MOI and help reduce the amount the club twists through each putting stroke. The club's face also improves on its stability, with its Pure Roll insert providing a smooth feel and nice sound on impact with the golf ball. Take a look at our best TaylorMade putters guide for some of the best putters currently on the market. 

Best consistent roll

Ping G Le3 Louise Putter

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A smooth, consistent role is produced from this putter

Specifications

Face : Pebax face insert
Stock Shaft: Steel
Grip: Ping Pistol Deep Sea

Reasons to buy

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Produces a smooth roll
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Nicely balanced
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Premium look and feel

Reasons to avoid

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Designed for a strong stroke, so this model can take some getting used to

Next up we have the Louise putter from Ping, part of the G Le3 range of clubs. It’s named Louise in tribute to Ping’s co-founder Louise Solheim and is a mid-mallet style that produced a smooth, consistent role in our testing. There’s no need to force this putter, especially on long putts, it just needs a gentle stroke and the ball will consistently roll smoothly towards the hole (and into it!) with a pleasant sound off the clubface as it travels on its way.

Thanks to a soft two-piece white insert with shallow grooves, it did take a little bit of practice to get used to the feel, but you could realistically say this about most putters these days. 

From an aesthetic perspective, it really looks premium. It’s a clean looking design with nothing to distract your eye whilst we also really liked the white sightline for alignment on the top. It also comes with a Ping Pistol PP59 Deep Sea grip in the G Le3 colors - blue, gold, white and silver - and matching headcover.

Best large mallet

Odyssey White Hot Versa 12 Putter showing off its wide clubhead design on the golf course

Odyssey White Hot Versa 12 Putter

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Stunning looking and offers a responsive feel

Specifications

Face: White Hot
Stock Shaft: Stroke Lab steel
Grip: Odyssey Pistol

Reasons to buy

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Easy to align
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Super responsive feel
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Encourages a pendulum-style rocking action

Reasons to avoid

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Some may want a firmer feel with more speed

The Odyssey White Hot Versa 12 S putter features the brand's patented Versa alignment which has been created following feedback from short game coach, Phil Kenyon, as well as a number of the world's top professionals. 

Along with the alignment, it also has a bold black and white contrast head, which we felt aimed the face at address and helped keep an eye on where it was pointing throughout the stroke. During our testing sessions, we really enjoyed the feel and roll on the ball this putter delivered. 

It has a mid-sized footprint which fills the void between blade and mallet perfectly, although we would personally say it's closer to a mallet style. It's worth noting that the unusual shape won’t suit everyone’s taste, but the bigger head gave us a greater awareness of where putts were being struck. 

Aesthetically then the Versa 12 S delivers and, feel wise, it also provides a premium feel, with the urethane material and White Hot insert delivering a pleasing sound and weighty feel that makes the face feel very stable and one of the most forgiving putters in the market.

Best looking

TaylorMade Kalea Premier Spider Mini putter is really easy to aim

TaylorMade Kalea Premier Spider Mini Putter

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Premium putter designed for women golfers

Specifications

Face : Pure Roll insert
Stock Shaft: KBS CT Tour putter shaft
Grip: Super Stroke GTR

Reasons to buy

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Easy alignment
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Very consistent on the greens
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Improved our lag putting

Reasons to avoid

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More length options needed

TaylorMade has put an awful lot of time and investment into designing a brand new Kalea Premier line of clubs for women and the Spider Mini putter is the perfect choice for this truly premium set of women's golf clubs. It has beautiful aesthetics, featuring the same eye-catching coloring from the Kalea Premier women's set, including a royal blue sole and pretty tail pocket accents in honeycomb yellow.

It's footprint is 15 percent smaller than the standard Spider putter, which means there's very little compromise in the stability and forgiveness of the head. What's more, it sits very flat and flush to the green which should really encourage golfers to make a smooth, pendulum rocking action with their arms. The putter is fitted with a simple long white sight line on the crown, which makes alignment easy and obvious. 

Like many of the best putters for high handicappers, this offering boasts tons of forgiveness and a high MOI making it a great option for any golfer looking for more consistency in their putting stroke. 

Best feel

This face balanced putter is perfectly weighted to help steady even the most wobbly strokes

Odyssey Women's Stroke Lab 2-Ball Putter

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Traditional looking and provides a smooth roll

Specifications

Face : White Hot microhinge insert
Stock Shaft: Stroke Lab shaft
Grip: Odyssey Pistol grip

Reasons to buy

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Very easy to use
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Stylish blue and white gives it all round appeal
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Fantastic feel off the face thanks to the iconic White Hot insert

Reasons to avoid

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The 2-Ball design means no alignment line on the back of the putter, which some may prefer

Featuring Odyssey’s revolutionary Stroke Lab technology that continues to dominate on tours around the world, this 2-ball putter, which is one of three models in this collection, is designed specifically for women in a shorter length and with a smaller grip. 

It feels softer and although is a mallet didn't feel cumbersome at all. It is best suited to a golfer with a fairly straight swing. But it also stabilizes slightly nervy strokes on shorter putts making it a real confidence booster on the greens. 

The multi-material shaft saves 40 grams of weight, which is redistributed to the head and grip end of the putter. This rebalances the putter for improved tempo and consistency in your stroke. A White Hot Microhinge Insert, which is commonly used on all of the best Odyssey putters, provides feel and promotes a pleasing forward roll, alignment is also made easy due to the high contrast silver and blue finish. It is one of the most forgiving and best mallet putters on the market right now.

Best blade

Ping G Le3 Anser Putter

Ping G Le3 Anser Putter

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Ping G Le3 Anser Putter

A stylish looking blade putter

Specifications

Face: Pebax face insert
Stock Shaft: Adjustable steel shaft
Grip: Ping Pistol Deep Sea

Reasons to buy

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Classic design 
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Impressive modern tech
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Alignment tool 

Reasons to avoid

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Feel off the face is very soft

There are four putter models in the popular Ping G Le3 women’s range of clubs and the Anser needs no introduction as it is one of Ping’s most popular models ever with a bold and high MOI design. An easy-to-use adjustable shaft allows self-fitting for length between 31" and 35". The threaded screw mechanism permits accurate incremental adjustments without grip twist and misalignment. We believe this putter would combine very nicely with some of the fantastic options on our best Ping irons guide too!

A two-piece elastomer face insert is engineered with Ping’s TR (True Roll) Technology that provides a soft layer for precision and feel, and a firmer layer that helps to improve consistency on every distance to eliminate the dreaded three-putt. Why not take a look at some of the other putters Ping have on offer by checking out our best Ping putters guide. 

How we test putters

When it comes to product testing, our reviews and buyers' guides are built upon a rigorous testing procedure as well as the knowledge and experience of the test team. Members of the Golf Monthly team contribute to the putter tests and are are able to efficiently test the vast majority of the biggest product releases and convey the pros and cons eloquently.

Getting into specifics, we test the putters outdoors on real greens with premium golf balls to get a thorough understanding of design features, feel, sound and looks. Ultimately, we aim to be as insightful and honest as possible in our reviews so it is important to acknowledge that no manufacturer can buy a good review. This is because our team tells it how it is. To learn more about our methodology, see how Golf Monthly tests products in our guide. 

How to choose

When it comes to arguably the most important golf club in the bag, you need to think about what you want and what you like to use when it comes to the putter. A confidence-inspiring design that suits your eye and suits your stroke can save countless shots on the greens and a good flatstick is often the easiest way to bring your handicap down. So what are the things you need to mull over before purchasing one of the best women's putters?

1. Head Design

Putters come in a traditional blade, mid-mallet or a mallet design. All three styles have positives and negatives to them for every player, and luckily, lots of brands implement technologies across all three.

Mallet putters tend to be much larger than blades and they usually come in various shapes and sizes. This helps in a number of ways. A lot of the time most of the weight in a mallet putter can be found in the club face but because of its design, weight can then be redistributed to other parts of the head which can help stabilize your stroke. The weight of the putter in the perimeter of the clubhead offers better balance than what can be offered from a blade putter.

Mallet putters tend to also have a larger sweet spot which can be beneficial if you are a player who struggles to consistently strike your putts out of the middle of the face. The weight in the head also helps here because it diminishes the twisting of the putter throughout the stroke too. Additionally, if you struggle with alignment, a mallet putter could be the way to go. Alignment plays a crucial part in putting because it is all about accuracy and a mallet putter can be beneficial here by helping your eyes line up the putt.

A blade putter is a lot simpler in terms of design and will suit the traditionalists a lot more than some of the mallet putters pictured above. Blades also tend to suit players with an arc to their stroke because of the toe-weighted nature of the head.

1. Feel

Here, we’re talking not just about the feel and sound the ball makes coming off the face but how the putter feels in your hands.

A quieter sound contributes to a softer feel, whereas a louder sound usually translates into a firmer feel. A firmer feel is often the product of shallow grooves or no grooves at all on the face, where sound can’t be dissipated as effectively. They work better with the best soft feel golf balls, where as soft-feeling putters work best with firmer golf balls.

You can get putters with adjustable weights in the sole that will alter the feel of the putter. For example, if your stroke is quite smooth and slow, a heavier putter will encourage that more. Jerky putters may prefer a lighter putter, although opting for more weight may reduce it, depending on what your goals are. Getting the best putter grip for your game plays a huge roll in the confidence you feel with a putter. Get one that feels right and sits in your hands comfortably while allowing you to return the putter back to the ball squarely and consistently.

2. Looks

One of the best women's putters should look the part as the aesthetics can play a role in inspiring or diminishing confidence on the greens. Blades won’t offer as much alignment assistance, but are still popular because of how they feel and the levels of forgiveness are increasing every year. Mallet putters have more real estate, and can therefore provide more help to set the face squarely. Mid-mallets are somewhere in the middle, offering a decent level of assistance without looking too cumbersome.

3. Value

Our final tip is to think about price because while there are some premium designs out there, there are also some models which offer excellent value. All putters will propel the ball towards the hole, but they do it in different ways. If performance is more important than looks or feel, there are lots of cut-price options out there that will do a good job and you can spend more money on other areas of your bag. If you enjoyed this guide to the best women's putters, check out the Golf Monthly website for more buying advice.

4. Price 

Our final tip is to think about price because while there are some premium designs out there, there are also some models which offer excellent value, as the selections above show. Sometimes high handicappers should steer clear of the more expensive offerings currently on the market which may actually not be very forgiving and may not be suitable for your swing style.

If you're also in the market for some new women's golf equipment and apparel, why not check out our guides on the best women's golf sets, the best golf balls for women, the best women's golf balls or the best women's golf bags

FAQs

Is there a difference between male and female putters?

There is hardly any difference between male and female putters other than the length. While there is not much difference in the design of male and female putters, male putters tend to have slightly longer shafts. 

What are the three types of putters?

Putters are classed into different groups depending on their clubhead design. The three types are mallet putters, blade putters and high MOI putters. Each caters to golfers with different swing types or abilities, with mallet putters being the most forgiving and most commonly used putter.

Are expensive putters worth it?

Depending on your ability level, expensive putters aren't always worth their price. Realistically, expensive putters should only be used by more experienced golfers as they are typically less forgiving than cheaper models. That being said, expensive putters can be worth it, if the club caters to your swing and saves shots off your round. When dealing with more expensive clubs its always worth testing them out beforehand or going to a club fitting session. 

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Alison Root

Alison Root has over 25 years experience working in media and events, predominantly dedicated to golf, in particular the women’s game. Until 2020, for over a decade Alison edited Women & Golf magazine and website, and is now the full-time Women's Editor for Golf Monthly. Alison is a respected and leading voice in the women's game, overseeing content that communicates to active golfers from grassroots through to the professional scene, and developing collaborative relationships to widen Golf Monthly's female audience across all platforms to elevate women's golf to a new level. She is a 16-handicap golfer (should be better) and despite having had the fantastic opportunity to play some of the best golf courses around the world, Kingsbarns in Scotland is her favourite.

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