Best Callaway Golf Balls 2024

Check out all the best Callaway golf balls from the current range and find just the right model for your game

Best Callaway Golf Balls
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Your club choice changes from shot to shot, but your ball remains constant whether you're looking to hit it as far as possible or get it down in two putts. For that reason, it's important that you find the best golf ball that will help you play to your strengths, but also help you with your weaknesses. 

One brand that produces an excellent range of high-performance golf balls is Callaway. The brand are one of the biggest golf equipment manufacturers on the market and is a leader at producing equipment for all kinds of players. Their extensive range of golf balls is no different either, whether you're after the best premium golf balls or the best distance golf balls Callaway caters for everyone. 

From the tour-preferred Chrome Soft models down to the ever-popular Warbird, which offers maximum value and durability, you'll find a ball that will suit your needs as a golfer. Some even feature handy alignment lines that can help you be more accurate on the putting greens, while others are jam-packed with technology that will help you strike the ball longer. 

In this guide, we'll be walking you through some of the best Callaway golf balls you can buy right now and give you a rundown of which ball is best for each kind of golfer. Alternatively, if you prefer a different brand to Callaway, take a look at our guides on the best Titleist golf balls, best TaylorMade golf balls and best Bridgestone golf balls.

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Best Callaway Golf Balls

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Best Tour models

Photo of the Callaway 2024 Chrome Soft

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An excellent premium golf ball

Specifications

Construction: Four-piece
Colors: 2 (white, yellow) Also available with Truvis and Triple Track designs

Reasons to buy

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Exceptional soft feel
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Great all-rounder
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Really enjoyable with short finesse shots

Reasons to avoid

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Could suffer an identity crisis with introduction of Chrome Tour
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No notable improvements from last model

We've always been big fans of the Callaway Chrome Soft range, which has been with us for numerous years now. In 2024, we see the brand bring in a new Hyperfast Soft core that has been designed to give as much speed as possible. Callaway has also done this via a new rubber system, where a new base polymer has been combined with a mixture of other ingredients to create optimal compressions for speed.

Performance-wise, it kept up with the likes of the Titleist Pro V1 and, as the name suggests, it provided an extremely soft feel which resulted in excellent control and consistent results.

In all honesty, the rise of the Chrome Tour and Tour X does question where this model sits in Callaway's hierarchy but, if you are after one of the best premium golf balls that won't break the bank, then the Chrome Soft is an excellent option. What's more, it's available in multiple colors and designs so there should be an option for everyone. 

Callaway Chrome Soft X 2022 Golf Ball

Callaway Chrome Soft X 2022 Golf BallEditors Choice 2022

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A tour-level golf ball that offers great distances off the tee

Specifications

Construction: Four-piece
Colors: 2 (white, yellow) Also available with Truvis and Triple Track designs

Reasons to buy

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Excellent ball speed off the driver
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Superb spin control from close range
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Ideal for faster swingers seeking maximum distance

Reasons to avoid

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Feel off the face is on the firm side

A model used by top players like Jon Rahm and Sam Burns, the Chrome Soft X is a ball designed for golfers with high swing speeds that will deliver great distance in the long game. And my testing seemed to back this up because there was a jump when hitting the ball on a launch monitor up against the standard version. My clubhead speed sits around 112mph and this equated to some not insignificant extra distance - over 10 yards in total versus the standard Chrome Soft.

Around the green, I thought the Chrome Soft X felt a little firmer off the face than the Chrome Soft, which some will enjoy, but some won't. This subjective point hits home how important it is to try different models out alongside one and other. Overall the Chrome Soft X was one of the best premium golf balls I've tested in recent years. It is consistently long off the tee, offers plenty of control when pitching from short range and feels brilliant off the clubface. 

Callaway Chrome Soft X LS golf ball

Callaway Chrome Soft X LS 2022 Golf Ball Review

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A fantastic all-around golf ball

Specifications

Construction: Four-piece
Colors: 2 (white, yellow) Also available with Triple Track design

Reasons to buy

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Impressive ball speed and controlled spin off the tee
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High launching
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Impressive spin control inside 100 yards

Reasons to avoid

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Not as low spinning off the tee as I was expecting
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Feel is on the firm-ish side

Callaway's Chrome Soft X LS range of golf balls is designed to deliver maximum distance in a fine-tuned lower spin profile.’ The X LS is designed to be higher launching than the Chrome Soft X and that was exactly what I discovered during my testing session with this ball. The former was launching a fraction under 2˚ higher. However, it is also designed to be lower spinning but at my clubhead speed of around 112 mph, the spin profile between all three Callaway balls was very similar.

Ball speed did jump up when compared to the standard Chrome Soft and another big positive was the control the ball offered, particularly on pitch shots. Once again because of the focus on distance it has a firmer feel which some players will like. What cannot be denied is the LS is that it is a great all-around golf ball - and there will be some players who will get the most out of it. But given how close the LS and the X are in performance, I recommend that if you are a faster swinging player looking for distance off the tee and control into the greens, you test the two side-by-side.

Callaway Chrome Tour Golf Ball

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A great soft feeling ball

Specifications

Construction: Four-Piece
Colors: 2 (white, yellow) Also available with Triple Track design

Reasons to buy

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Lovely soft feel
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Super stable ball flight
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Excellent in the wind

Reasons to avoid

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Fractionally slower off driver than some competitors for me

Of the two new 2024 tour balls, the Chrome Tour is designed to be the softer feeling ball but slightly lower spinning through the bag. The player in mind here is someone with a high swing speed who doesn’t want to have to throttle back too much to avoid excessive spin. 

In terms of the tech, a new Hyperfast Soft core has been designed to give as much speed as possible to the new Chrome Tour. Callaway says it has achieved this by using a new rubber system where a new base polymer has been combined with a mixture of other ingredients to create optimal compressions for speed.

In terms of the unquantifiable stuff, the Chrome Tour definitely does feel a touch softer than both it’s sibling the Chrome Tour X and also the Pro V1x. Audibly, it is also a little duller which is something that appeals to us and is more noticeable on the mid and short irons. 

When it comes to the measurable factors, we found it to be a touch slower off the face than Chrome Tour X and Pro V1x when hitting driver, but we are talking 0.5mph lower than the Titleist and 0.7mph than the Chrome Tour X.

Callaway Chrome Tour X Golf Ball

Photo of the Callaway Chrome Tour X Golf Ball

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A spinny and workable ball

Specifications

Construction: Four-Piece
Colors: 2 (white, yellow) Also available with Triple Track design

Reasons to buy

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Strong ball speeds through the bag
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High levels of spin
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Extremely workable

Reasons to avoid

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Some may prefer the softer feel of the Chrome Tour

With regards to the technological advances, Callaway is telling us that a new Hyperfast Soft core has been introduced to give as much speed as possible to the new Chrome Tour X. Callaway has achieved this by implementing a new rubber system whereby a new base polymer has been combined with a mixture of other ingredients to create optimal compressions to produce maximum speeds.

The Chrome Tour X also features a new cross-over dimple pattern of both hexagonal and spherical dimples to create an innovative new dimple design which maximizes the stability of the ball flight.

To talk in feel terms first, the X is noticeably firmer than the standard Chrome Tour. Nothing even resembling hard, just one note higher-pitched and livelier than its sibling.

We tested the Chrome Tour X on full shots against the standard Chrome Tour, the new Chrome Soft and our usual gamer the Titleist Pro V1x using a Trackman 4 launch monitor, and the results were pretty much as Callaway told us they would be. We saw marginally faster ball speed through the bag with the X version over the standard model and also slightly higher spin numbers. In terms of the data versus the Titleist ball, it was extremely similar.

Best for alignment

Callaway ERC Soft Ball Review

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Features a very helpful alignment tool

Specifications

Construction: Three-piece
Colors: 2 (white, yellow, also available with Triple Track)