Golf distance measuring device buyer's guide

Golf distance measuring device buyer's guide: Golf Monthly Senior Staff Writer Paul O'Hagan looks at the best golf distance measuring devices, rangefinders and GPSs, perfect for Christmas 2014

Bushnell Tour V3

Golf distance measuring device buyer's guide

Bushnell Tour V3 - £279

The unit vibrates when the flag is located. This might seem like a small thing but it makes finding the target incredibly easy.

Garmin Approach S4 - £289.99

The originators of the golf GPS watch take things a number of steps forward with the ability to connect the device to your iPhone and access messages, emails and more. Golf Buddy WT3 - £159.95

Moveable pin technology gives distances to the flag as well as hazard yardages. The unit is preloaded with over 36,000 worldwide golf courses. SkyCaddie SGXw - £299.95

All the information you could ever wish for and one of the only companies who map courses on foot for unrivalled accuracy. Nikon Coolshot AS - £369

A great option for those who only want to use a laser in practice and non tournament golf to incorporate slope as well as distance.

Easygreen 800 - £225

Feels great in the hand, is easy to operate and is available cheaper than a lot of the laser devices on the market.

Shotsaver Tour Pro S430 - £249.99

An enormous and very clear screen that will really help those who struggle with the smaller units. The 3D hole maps will help on new courses.

Paul joined Golf Monthly in 2006 in a junior role and has since worked as senior staff writer and now as technical editor. He writes equipment and instruction content and tests the vast majority of golf clubs that are introduced every year.