Titleist Tour Soft

We find out how the NXT Tour and NXT Tour S ball replacement stacks up

Titleist Tour Soft Ball Review
Golf Monthly Verdict

Titleist has simplified it’s mid-price ball offering and in Tour Soft, golfers have a reliable and consistent package that delivers a little bit of everything. For most golfers, it provides ample stopping power on chips and pitch shots with a soft feel without sacrificing distance off the tee. We also enjoyed the high, towering flight it gave us on approach shots. It is a little surprising that Titleist hasn’t put a urethane cover on this ball, but it maintains the differentiation with Pro V1 as the ultimate tour performance ball. Plus, it gives the Tour Soft extra durability helping it last longer out on the course.

Reasons to buy
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    Impressive height on iron shots provides excellent stopping power into greens. Good distance off the tee with ample control around the green for most players with a soft feel.

Reasons to avoid
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    On very short shots around the green it doesn't quite offer the backspin of balls that have a softer urethane cover.

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Titleist Tour Soft Ball Review - We test the new ball offering from Titleist, said to provide all-round performance and durability for the average player

Titleist Tour Soft Ball Review

Aimed At The Tour Soft is aimed at golfers who want good performance in every area of the game without the premium price tag.

Key technology Replacing the NXT Tour and NXT Tour S, the Tour Soft provides a soft feel with control and distance, thanks to the larger 1.6in core combined with a special, ultra-thin 4CE grafted surlyn cover made from four different materials. A new spherically tiled 342 dimple design delivers a penetrating trajectory and consistent flight.

How we tested We hit wedge, mid-iron and driver shots on the Foresight GCQuad before putting them in play during multiple rounds on the golf course.

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GM Review

Feel The Tour Soft, as the name suggests, does feel soft. Not as soft as the new DT TruSoft but comparable with the Pro V1 and while also feeling powerful off the tee.

Control The Tour Soft does offer a degree of spin control on short shots around the green although not as much as Pro V1. Much of the Tour Soft’s stopping power comes from the high trajectory of iron shots.

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Distance Tour Soft offers up good distance from the tee comparable to the Pro V1 and only marginally shorter than the new Velocity. Out on the course, it’s doubtful whether you’d notice big differences between the three.

Joel Tadman
Technical Editor

Joel has worked in the golf industry for over 12 years covering both instruction and more recently equipment. He now oversees all product content here at Golf Monthly, managing a team of talented and passionate writers and presenters in delivering the most thorough and accurate reviews, buying advice, comparisons and deals to help the reader find exactly what they are looking for. So whether it's the latest driver, irons, putter or laser rangefinder, Joel has his finger on the pulse keeping up to date with the latest releases in golf. He is also responsible for all content on irons and golf tech, including distance measuring devices and launch monitors.


One of his career highlights came when covering the 2012 Masters he got to play the sacred Augusta National course on the Monday after the tournament concluded, shooting a respectable 87 with just one par and four birdies. To date, his best ever round of golf is a 5-under 67 back in 2011. He currently plays his golf at Burghley Park Golf Club in Stamford, Lincs, with a handicap index of 3.3.


Joel's current What's In The Bag? 

Driver: Titleist TSR3, 9° 

Fairway wood: Titleist TSR3, 15° 

Hybrid: Titleist TSi2, 18° 

Irons: TaylorMade P770, 4-7 iron, TaylorMade P7MC 8-PW 

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM8, 50°, 54° and a Titleist Vokey SM9 60° lob wedge 

Putter: Evnroll ER2V 

Ball: 2021 Titleist Pro V1x