Cobra King F7 Driver Review

We find out how Cobra's all-ability driver model performs

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Golf Monthly Verdict

An improvement on the King F6 model, the King F7 driver is a user friendly offering geared towards mid-handicappers seeking adjustability and performance without breaking the bank.

Reasons to avoid
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    Didn't quite reward solid hits with the distance we were expecting.

Golf Monthly's Cobra King F7 driver review - we test Cobra's latest driver offering said to provide tailored performance to a wide spectrum of players

Cobra King F7 driver review

Key technology Textreme carbon fibre is 20 per cent lighter, creating a lower and deeper CG. Three adjustable weights on the sole, a 12g and two 2g weights, allows golfers to adjust launch, spin and add draw bias.

Also comes in F7+ version (£299), which has a smaller address profile, deeper face and lower loft range. Cobra Connect automatically tracks your drives through a free smartphone app kept in your pocket. For more info on the tech, click here.

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Will Suit Golfers looking to dial in their ball flight on a budget.

Looks Whether you opt for black, blue or silver, the King F7 driver has a large, confidence-inspiring profile at address with lots of loft on show and subtle graphics. The shiny finish may produce a little sun glare, something that’s not a problem on the F7+ thanks to a matte finish on top.

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Performance In our view the King F7 is ideal for the improving, every day golfer who doesn’t want to shell out half his life savings for a driver that performs.

The adjustability works and provides enough combinations for golfers to really maximize their potential through increasing or decreasing loft, launch and spin as well as adding in some draw bias if required.

Faster swingers will likely require the F7+ model, which provides a little less spin and has lower loft settings to assist a more suitable ball flight, but we experienced a trade off with forgiveness when making the switch.

The King F7 model seemed to be much more forgiving, generally hitting the ball straight while the F7+ provided more distance but without the consistent accuracy.

The price reflects the very slight drop off in overall performance compared with top-end premium drivers but for most golfers, the total package will be one that provides good value for money thanks to the vast array of adjustability and colour options.

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 3.8.


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