The Callaway Reva is arguably the Aston Martin of women's package sets, engineered for premium performance, luxurious in looks and made from high-quality components. It's been cleverly put together to give you all the options you need from tee-to-green, especially if you're relatively new to the game.
Premium quality clubs and bag
Impressive performance through the bag
Even distance gapping
Wedges lack versatility
Irons feel firm
Why you can trust Golf Monthly
The Covid-19 pandemic was the kick-start women's golf needed. Newcomers flooded to try the game as it was one of the first outdoor activities to be permitted as restrictions were gradually eased. Callaway has cleverly responded by creating the Reva package set, which it says is aimed at all abilities, but is arguably better suited to ladies learning to play golf for the first time.
To begin with, the Callaway Reva is an 11-piece set that has a driver, 3-wood, 5 & 6 hybrids, 7-9 irons, pitching wedge, sand wedge, putter, cart bag and five headcovers. That is an awful lot for your money and arguably puts it amongst the best golf club sets on the market.
Callaway are known for producing some of the best golf drivers on the market and, in this Reva set, you get a high lofted (12.5 degrees) driver with a fixed weight screw that helps you launch the ball higher and hit it further. At address, I felt that the big circular target-style sweet spot on the face looked impossible to miss and it also acted as a great focus point when behind the golf ball.
Performance-wise, the ball flies powerfully off the face with a pleasing high-pitched 'ping' sound, which instantly made it one of the best beginner golf clubs for ladies who are trying to improve quickly. The resulting high ball flight will definitely make a dramatic difference to your distance if you lack swing speed as it boosts carry distance.
Along with the driver, the complementing fairway wood (3 wood) has a super-sleek shape. The shallow profile really encouraged me to sweep shots away off even the tightest of fairway lies with ease, something which we see amongst the best fairway woods. What's more, it offered up a powerful flight that ran out just enough upon landing without losing stopping power into greens.
A package set is all about ease of use and, in this set, the traditional long irons are replaced by two easy-to-hit hybrids (5 & 6) which have sizeable heads that look nearly impossible to miss and enough loft so that your long approach shots stop quickly.
From there, it then transitions into the cavity back irons, which feel effortlessly light to swing and are unbelievably easy to use. My mishits hardly veered off-line, such was the stability and forgiveness on offer. The feel was a touch on the firm side, yet spin control going into the flag was impressive.
You'll be delighted with the results of a well-struck shot but, as a better player, I'd prefer to see a couple of specialist wedges for the opportunity to impart some shot-making creativity. However, the Reva set wedges can execute the basic chip and pitch shots easily enough.
One notable point I will also make is that both the irons and woods are fitted with buttery soft grips which are soft and tacky. You may wonder what impact this has, but they will be a godsend to anyone suffering with arthritis in their fingers and generally boost the comfort you experience using the clubs.
Where this package stands out though is in the putter section. I was particularly pleased that a ladies Odyssey Stroke Lab putter was part of the Reva set, which includes a specialist shaft designed to improve the tempo and consistency of your stroke.
Odyssey make some of the best putters on the market and, with this particular model, I was able to see that it is slightly shorter in length and the grip smaller than the standard men's Odyssey Stroke Lab putter, which should all contribute to you having greater control on the greens.
Aesthetically, the head has a distinctive blue fang shape with two very clear white alignment lines (cleverly a golf-ball width apart) and triple dots for centre striking. I loved the responsive feel off the face and the really true roll out.
The Reva is an impressive set and, to complete the package, it is all housed in a good quality trolley bag that's made from a lightweight and waterproof material with seam-sealed zips to prevent rain from penetrating into your bag.
There's plenty of pockets for storage and it's light to lift on and off your trolley, Finally, if the grey option I tested isn't for you, then you can also choose from black, red or blue Reva set options, making it one of the best women's golf sets on the market.
Get the Golf Monthly Newsletter
Subscribe to the Golf Monthly newsletter to stay up to date with all the latest tour news, equipment news, reviews, head-to-heads and buyer’s guides from our team of experienced experts.
Carly Frost is one of the golf industry’s best-known female writers, having worked for golf magazines for over 20 years. As a consistent three-handicapper who plays competitive club golf at Parkstone and the Isle of Purbeck courses in Dorset every week, Carly is well-versed in what lady golfers love. Her passion for golf and skill at writing combine to give her an unbeatable insight into the ladies game.
Carly’s role at Golf Monthly is to help deliver thorough and accurate ladies equipment reviews, buying advice and comparisons to help you find exactly what you are looking for. So whether it’s the latest driver, set of irons, golf ball, pair of shoes or even an outfit, Carly will help you decide what to buy.
Over the years Carly has been fortunate to play some of the greatest courses in the world. Her view ‘from the ladies tee’ is invaluable. She ranks Sea Island, Georgia, USA, where she met her husband, world-renowned golf coach Dan Frost, among her favourite golf resorts. Their aptly-named eight-year-old son Hogan is already hitting the ball as far as Mum and will undoubtedly be a name to watch out for in the future.
Carly is a keen competitor and her list of golfing achievements are vast. She is a former winner of the South West of England Ladies Intermediate Championship, a three-time winner of the European Media Masters and she once beat an entire start-sheet of men to the title of Times Corporate World Golf Champion. She has played for both the Dorset and Surrey County Ladies first teams and is known for her excellent track record at matchplay.
Carly holds the ladies course record (68) at her home club Parkstone and her lowest competition round (seven-under-par 65) was carded in the pro-am of the Irish Ladies Open at Killeen Castle, playing alongside Solheim Cup superstar Anna Nordqvist. Although her current handicap index has crept up to 3.7 since Covid she has her sights firmly set on achieving that elusive scratch handicap and hopefully playing for her country when she’s 50.
Carly’s current What's In The Bag?
Driver: Callaway Epic Max, 10.5°
Fairway wood: TaylorMade SIM2, 15°
Hybrids: Titleist TS2, 19°, 21°, 24°
Irons: Mizuno JPX900, 5-PW
Wedges: Cleveland RTX, 52°, 56° and 58°
Putter: Scotty Cameron Futura X5
Ball: 2021 Callaway Ladies SuperSoft
Report - If Sergio Garcia Wants To Make The Ryder Cup It Could Cost Him $1m
Sergio Garcia's recent claim that he will return to the DP World Tour in order to make a Ryder Cup bid could end up costing him $1m
By Paul Higham Published
7 Takeaways From Anthony Kim's First Round Back At LIV Golf Jeddah
Anthony Kim sits bottom of the leaderboard after his first round back at LIV Golf Jeddah - but how did he look?
By Elliott Heath Published
WATCH: Anthony Kim Hits 'All-World' Shank In LIV Golf Return
The American is making his first competitive start since 2012 at Royal Greens Golf & Country Club - but a particularly poor shot showed Kim's struggles in shaking off the rust
By Jonny Leighfield Published