The holiday season is upon us and it's time to starting chipping away at your Christmas gift list. For the golfer on your holiday gift list, consider a golf rangefinder, which can elevate anyone's golf game.

Keep reading for our picks for the best golf rangefinders of 2023. 

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Best golf rangefinders in 2023

Offering data on everything from the distance between you and the flag, to detailed wind analytics, the right rangefinder can help you level up and get closer to the pros. Here are our top picks, starting with the No. 1 rangefinder pick of CBS Sports readers.

Our readers' choice:  Callaway Golf 300 Pro Slope Rangefinder


If you're having an "add to cart" moment and decide to stop reading in favor of Callaway's terrific range finder, an Amazon best seller, our feelings won't be hurt. A highly accurate laser range finder, Callaway's offering tops most range finder roundups for good reason. Our own readers strongly prefer this range finder to the other available choices.

Normally $300, this range finder is on sale at Amazon for $200. Rated 4.7 stars.

Top features of Callaway Golf 300 Pro Rangefinder:

  • Measures of incline/decline to calculate slope adjusted distance
  • Equipped with 6x magnification for a range of 5-1,000 yards
  • Accurate to +/- 1 yard
  • Can measure in yards or meters
  • Pin-locking technology allows user to lock onto a pin up to 300 yards away
  • Pulse confirmation when laser confirms user has the right distance
  • External slope on/off swich
  • Legal for tournament play
  • Includes premium molded hard carry case w/carabiner and elastic quick-close band
$200 at Amazon

If you're looking for even more magnification, but like the Callaway name (and who doesn't?), level up with Callaway Pro XS Laser Rangefinder, which offers 6x magnification and a total range up to 1,000 yards. Currently on sale for an early Black Friday deal, this Callaway rangefinder is currently priced at $200 (reduced from $300).

$200 at Walmart

Most innovative: Callaway Screen View Golf Laser Rangefinder


Callaway's innovative Screen View Golf Laser Rangefinder takes the potential shaky-hand dilemma out of using a rangefinder. Simply hold this device in front of you and point the screen laser toward the green as if you're taking a photo on your smartphone. This rangefinder scans via high resolution, adjustable OLED display.

This terrific rangefinder is part of the Walmart Black Friday sale, $386 (reduced from $500).

Top features of Callaway Screen View Golf Laser Rangefinder:

  • This rangefinder features powerful, category-leading 10x magnification.
  • Total range up to 1000 yards, with +/- 1 yard accuracy.
  • The Pulse feature confirms distance to the pin.
  • A built-in magnet allows you to easily attach this rangefinder to the frame of your riding cart.
  • The optional Slope features measures changes in elevation and automatically adjusts accordingly.
  • This device is water and fog resistant.
  • Legal for tournament play.
  • Molded carry case and lens cleaning clothing included.
$386 at Walmart

Best extras: Bushnell Tour V5 / Tour V5 Shift Laser Golf Rangefinder 


Bushnell's 4.6-star rated laser golf rangefinder is designed to easily close in on the flag without acquiring background targets. It includes a divot repair tool, lens cloth and two CR2 batteries.

Top features of Bushnell Laser Rangefinder:

  • Accurate to +/- 1 yard
  • 5-1,330-yard range
  • 6x magnification
$260 at Amazon

Best Black Friday deal: Segmart Golf Rangefinder


Just in time for the holiday season, the Walmart Black Friday sale is live.  Earning one "great" review after the next, this Black Friday golf deal is a complete score for a Christmas gift for golfers or a gift to yourself. It's rated 4.7 stars by Walmart reviewers.

Top features of Segmart Golf Rangefinder:

  • This rangefinder features a 900 yard range.
  • Segmart delivers 7x magnification, promising a crystal clear view.
  • Choose from six functional modes usually offered in higher priced models. 
  • The external slope features an on/off switch with a field view of  ± 6°.
  • This rangefinder features a one-button design, making it easy to grab and shoot.
  • It charges via USB.
  • The rangefinger vibrates when the flagpole is locked.
$57 at Walmart

Best splurge rangefinder: Garmin Approach Z82 Golf GPS


Known for high-end GPS smart watches, Garmin takes its superior GPS technology to the golf course with the Garmin Approach Z82 Golf GPS. This range finder also comes with one signature series microfiber cloth.

Top features of Garmin Approach Z82:

  • Map overlays show entire layout, including each hazard
  • Pin Pointer feature tells you the direction to the pin, helpful when you can't see the green
  • Image stabilization makes it easier to find and range the flag
  • Adjusts yardage for uphill and downhill shots based on elevation change from where user is standing to the flag
  • Displays wind speed and direction
  • Connect to Garmin golf app for more data
$600 at Amazon

Best bundle: Nikon Prostaff Laser Rangefinder


Earning 4.6 stars, Nikon's well-priced range finder was a winner with Amazon buyers who liked that this range finder is compact, quick and easy to use. 

Top features of Nikon Pro Staff Laser Rangefinder:

  • Provides 6-1000 yards measurement range with 6x magnification.   
  • Continuous measurement for up to four seconds allows user to switch between two targets
  • Water resistant deisgn
  • Bundle includes: Case, lanyard, CR2 battery, three extra CR2 batteries, one lumintra
$190 at Amazon

You can also purchase this Nikon rangefinder for less at Walmart:

$177 at Walmart

Best Amazon deal: Gogogo Sport Vpro GS03 Laser Golf Range Finder


·An Amazon best seller, this high-performance, affordable golf range finder comes with three modes and can be used up to 650 yards. It's normally $850, but Amazon Prime members can get it for $72. And there's a coupon available as well that'll take another 5% off the price. Talk about a deal.

Top features of Gogogo Rangefinder:

  • Pin seeking up to 150 yards
  • Flaglock up to 300 yards
  • Features slope distance correction
  • Speed mode measures from 12-186 mph
  • Fast and accurate with one-yard accuracy
  • Carrying strap included for convenience
$69 at Amazon

Best budget rangefinder: Redtiger Golf Rangefinder with 7x Magnification


Featuring a range up to 1,200 yards, slope switching and 7x magnification, the Redtiger Golf Rangefinder is an affordable device with all the features of a pricier model.

This rangefinder is currently on deep discount at Amazon. Regularly priced at $160, it's on sale for $110. Make sure to clip the digital coupon and add an extra $20 off to this purchase. You pay $90, a savings of $70 on this rangefinder.

Top features of the Redtiger Golf Rangefinder: 

  • This device has a range of 5-2000 yards.
  • Accuracy of .5 yards
  • There is a transflective LCD display and 7x magnification for a clear, quick reading.
  • This device is legal for tournament play using the slope switch.
  • This device features six different modes:
  • A magnetic strip easily attaches this rangefinder to clubs or cart.
  • This rangefinder is water resistant rated IP54.
$90 at Amazon

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