Cobra King Tour MIM Iron Review

Our verdict on this new iron aimed at the better player

Cobra King Tour MIM Iron Review
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Golf Monthly Verdict

The Cobra King Tour MIM is an iron that rewards good ball striking with a soft but solid feel and a consistent flight. What it lacks in forgiveness, it makes up for in workability and should certainly be considered by single-figure players seeking an upgrade, especially if the shot-tracking Cobra Connect system included appeals.

Reasons to buy
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    Stunning looks and a compact, elegant profile at address

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    Provides a soft feel

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    Consistent distances

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    Ample workability

Reasons to avoid
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    Does lack off-centre forgiveness

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    Some may prefer a less reflective finish

Cobra King Tour MIM Iron Review

In recent years, Cobra has made some of the best distance irons around but it has perhaps been somewhat lacking in the low handicap irons category. But the new Cobra King Tour MIM model looks to have filled any void in this area, promising the type of performance a low handicapper expects along with all the right visual cues.

This iron is an absolute stunner aesthetically. Not colourful or overly in your face, but it catches your eye by being obviously very cutting edge and elegant at the same time. At address, the lack of offset and thin topline ticks the boxes perfectly, although some may prefer a less reflective finish.


The 7-iron we tested has a loft of 33°, so fairly traditional in its set up, and a KBS $-Taper 120 stiff shaft as standard, which we’ve always felt delivers a smooth but stable feel and keeps spin down on a mid flight. The feel off the face is really pleasing on this iron. There’s a lovely metallic 'thud' at impact, with a very short sound you come to expect from fully forged irons that contributes to a soft feel.


It felt stable too - no severe twisting of the head on those off-centre hits - and the gentle camber on the sole ensured the head got through the ground quickly and efficiently. Carries still exceeded 170 yards on occasion and they were consistent too, only dipping below 165 yards very infrequently on particularly thin or toe hits. Forgiveness levels were as expected for an iron of this compact size - there is clearly an element of help built in to rescue a poor strike, especially in the longer irons, but golfers who often utilise different parts of the face may want to look elsewhere.

The flight was very easy to manoeuvre too. Golfers that are consistent strikers will enjoy being able to shape the ball to tight pins and knock the ball down into the wind when required.

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 86 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 3.2.

Joel's current What's In The Bag? 

Driver: Titleist TSR3, 9° 

Fairway wood: Titleist TSR3, 15° 

Hybrid: Titleist TSi2, 18° 

Irons: Ping i230 4-UW

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM8, 54°. Titleist Vokey SM9 60° lob wedge, K Grind

Putter: Evnroll ER2V 

Ball: 2023 Titleist Pro V1x