TaylorMade Ladies Kalea 3 Fairway Wood Review

Check out our verdict on the impressive TaylorMade Kalea 3 Ladies fairway wood

TaylorMade Ladies Kalea 3 Fairway Review
Golf Monthly Verdict

TaylorMade have nailed it with the Kalea range, as performance and style feature in one striking package. This fairway wood is confidence inspiring behind the ball, especially off tight lies and, for those who aren't confident with their driver off the tee, this is a great option for accuracy and distance.

Reasons to buy
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    Very easy to get airborne

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    Carries further than other models

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    Looks and sit comfortably at address

Reasons to avoid
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    Not overly suitable for faster swingers

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    Bright sunlight can glare off the top of the club

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TaylorMade Ladies Kalea 3 Fairway Review

TaylorMade has kept it simple with the impressive Ladies Kalea 3 fairway wood. To begin, there is no option to adjust weights in this club so, whilst simplicity is appealing to some, others may see this as an oversight.

The Kalea 3 range favours the mid to higher handicapper. If your swing speed is higher and handicap is lower, then we’d recommend getting fitted for a head setup and shaft that suits you, just like the SIM2 Max Women's driver, as this will give you more versatility and confidence.

However, if it’s forgiveness and a distance boost you’re after, look no further than the Kalea 3 fairway wood, which is ranked as one of the best women's golf clubs we've ever tested.

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Starting with the looks. This fairway wood is an extremely good looking club - the beautiful geometric patterns are set off with an icy white design. The stylish and skinny grey grip also offers fantastic control and comfort.

The really beneficial element, aside of the performance of this club, is how well the clubs in the entire range compliment each other. They’re designed to have a gapped system, so every club is optimising distance and control, thereby allowing you to use every club across your bag.

At address, the club nestles behind the ball invitingly, even on the tightest of fairways. When fairway woods are designed with this lower centre of gravity - in TaylorMade’s case it's the SpeedPocket - it boosts a golfers confidence.

It also helps you commit to the shot and finish your swing. This is because the club breeds confidence into your swing and entices you to get it out of the bag as often as possible.

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If you are not as confident with a driver in your hand, the distance you get with this 3-wood, coupled with the accuracy, should see it becoming a firm favourite for you off the tee.

When swinging, you can feel the power, this is because it is easier to generate power and speed when the club is so lightweight. The whoosh it creates during the practice swing alone would be enough to charge up a golfer's self-belief. It’s an exciting club to swing.

Fitted with a low-kick Slim Tech shaft, it helps you load energy before you crack the club through the ball. Consequently, there was a vast improvement in club head speed in the Kalea 3 compared to other ladies fairway woods. Who doesn’t want to hit the ball further?

A hugely appealing factor with this line of clubs is that you can own a matching set all the way through from the driver to your putter. If coordinating is your thing, then these clubs are right up your street and there’s a whole range of matching accessories available too.

The eye-catching headcovers are classy and practical. They wipe clean and are easy to take on and off so there will be no tugging with the teeth during your round.

Katie Dawkins
Advanced PGA Professional and freelance contributor

Katie is an Advanced PGA professional with over 20 years of coaching experience. She helps golfers of every age and ability to be the best versions of themselves. In January 2022 she was named as one of Golf Monthly's Top 50 Coaches.


Katie coaches the individual and uses her vast experience in technique, psychology and golf fitness to fix problems in a logical manner that is effective - she makes golf simple. Katie is now based at the stunning Hamptworth Golf Club on the edge of the New Forest. An experienced club coach, she developed GardenGOLF during lockdown and as well as coaching at Hamptworth she freelances, operating via pop-up clinics and travelling to clients homes to help them use their space to improve. 


She has coached tour pros on both LET tour and the Challenge Tour as well as introduced many a beginner to the game. 


Katie has been writing instructional content for magazines for 20 years. Her creative approach to writing is fuelled by her sideline as an artist.