The 8 Best Budget Golf Rangefinders Under $200, $150, and $100 to Buy in 2021

In this article, we will be reviewing some of the best budget golf rangefinders under $200, $150 and $100.

Some of the top-of-the-line rangefinders can now cost as much, or more, than a brand-new set of irons. Whilst a high-end rangefinder might be a cool accessory to have, there are plenty of more budget-friendly options that will give you just as accurate a distance reading.

If your budget can stretch up to $200 for a new rangefinder, you will be able to find some of the newest models with some modern technology. You might not get all the bells and whistles of the top-of-the-line 2021 models, but there are some excellent rangefinders to be found at this price.

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Recent updates

September 6, 2021: Verified accuracy of picks. Replaced older models with upgraded versions and added some new 2021 rangefinders.

1. Callaway 300 Pro

Rangefinder from a large recognized golf brand

Callaway 300 Pro Laser Rangefinder (2021 Version) Image credit: Callaway Check availability, prices, and deals: Amazon

The Callaway 300 Pro has some nice features and you get the bonus of buying from a brand everyone in golf knows and trusts. The 300 Pro model has also been given an upgrade in 2021, but still remains the same price at just under $200.

The most noticeable change is that they have removed the “birdie chirp” when locking on to the target. Callaway still uses what they call Pin Acquisition Technology (or PAT) for easier locking onto the target, but you now get a pulse vibration confirmation instead. In my opinion, this is an excellent upgrade from the annoying chirp.

The 300 Pro has slope technology, which accounts for the change distance for shooting uphill or downhill. A handy feature to give you a more accurate measurement, but it is not legal to use in competitive golf. Luckily, you can easily switch this off/on depending on when you are playing.

New for the 2021 model, the 300 Pro features what Callaway refers to as Magnahold. This is a powerful magnet integrated into the side of the device. This is designed so that it can securely fasten the device to a buggy or cart frame for quick and convenient access.

  • Slope feature is included and can be switched off for competitions.
  • A range capacity of up to 1,000 yards with 6x zoom is more than enough.
  • Pin Acquisition Technology with pulse vibration quickly locks on from 300 yards.
  • Rain and fog resistant.
  • Magnahold is a cool additional feature.
  • It is lightweight, so you will need a steady hand for the most accurate results.
  • There is probably better value for money from some lesser known brands.

2. Precision Pro NX7 Pro Slope

The overall best rangefinder under $200

Precision Pro NX7 Pro Slope Golf Rangefinder Image credit: Precision Pro Check availability, prices, and deals: Amazon

PrecisionPro has recently released a newer NX9 model (see on Amazon) in 2021 for just under $270. If you can extend your budget slightly this is a great option. However, the extra benefit is that the prices have now dropped for the NX7 models. The Pro Slope version reviewed here comes in under $200 and the standard model (reviewed later) can be found for under $100. In our opinion, these prices are both a bargain.

If you can look past the neon green color scheme, you will be pleased with the performance of the NX7. A lot of the budget rangefinders need a really steady hand to pick up the flag, but this is one of the best at locking in on the flag. Plus, it has Target Acquisition Technology and a little pulse vibration when you lock-on to your target, which are handy features to ensure accurate measurements. So, for some of the older golfers with slightly shaky hands, this might just be the rangefinder for you.

The NX7 Pro Slope model comes with Adaptive Slope Measurement for slope adjusted yardages. This is easy to switch off for tournament play as well. It has a range limit of 600 yards, which is sufficient for all usage. It is also water resistant and built to withstand use in anything short of torrential rain.

Added bonuses are that you get a nice hard case included and there is a 90-day money back guarantee. As expected, you get a 2-year warranty as standard too.

  • Provides accurate distance measurements to within 1 yard.
  • Pulse vibration upon hitting target is a great feature.
  • Slope technology can be easily turned off at push of a button.
  • Water-resistant and fog-resistant.
  • You can get measurements in both yards and meters.
  • Newer NX9 model offers some good upgrades, but it is around $70 more.
  • Bright green color won’t be to everyone’s taste.

3. GolfBuddy GB Laser Lite

Cool bonus modes on a budget

GolfBuddy GB Laser Lite Rangefinder With Slope Image credit: GolfBuddy Check availability, prices, and deals: Amazon

GB Laser Lite model boasts quick readings within 0.5 seconds. Plus, with good features and a modern lightweight design there is lots of value to be found in this budget rangefinder.

There are three different modes to choose from: normal, scan and pin. Normal mode allows you to pick up distance measurements for anything. Scan allows you to move between targets to pick up multiple yardages at once for 10 seconds at a time. Pin specifically helps you target the flag, giving a vibration alert when you lock on.

These are neat added features, but they do seem rather unnecessary given one mode could be used sufficiently for all three jobs.

Slope adjusted measures are provided based on any changes of elevation. This feature is easy to turn off/on between modes. Also, the GolfBuddy GB Laser Lite is IPX4 splash-proof for protection when used in light rain.

  • Fast measurements.
  • Jolt vibration when you lock onto the pin.
  • Comes with slope measurements that are easy to turn off/on.
  • Has 3 different modes to read measurements.
  • Not the most accurate of all the budget rangefinders, so need to check reading twice.

4. TecTecTec VPRO500

The best rangefinder under $150

TecTecTec VPRO500 Laser Golf Rangefinder Image credit: TecTecTec Check availability, prices, and deals: Amazon

The TecTecTec VPRO500 is one of the best value for money rangefinders available. It is no coincidence that it is also very popular. There are plenty of positive reviews to give you confidence in the product you are buying.

One of the really cool things about the VPRO500 is the continuous scan mode. When you hold down the button and start moving the rangefinder, it gives you changing distances as you go along. To go along with that, when you hit the button, your measurement is almost instantly displayed. This rangefinder doesn’t vibrate when you find the flag, but it has a little flag icon that flashes when you lock onto the pin.

It might not have some of the extra features you can find on other budget rangefinders, but what this rangefinder does is the basics very well. It will produce fast and accurate results on a clear screen. So, if you are after a simple point and measure rangefinder on a budget, this might be the one for you.

It is also worth considering the VPRO500S (see on Amazon), which adds slope adjusted measurements for the addition of around $30 extra.

  • Provides accurate yardages thanks to Advanced Pinseeker Mode.
  • For this price range the optics are ultra-clear.
  • Rain-resistant and lightweight design.
  • Continuous scan mode is a nice addition.
  • Lack of vibration jolt feature when locking onto flag.

5. PeakPulse 6S

Excellent value for money

PeakPulse 6S Golf Laser Rangefinder Image credit: PeakPulse Check availability, prices, and deals: Amazon

The PeakPulse 6S is only just over $100 and has a scan mode and pin lock vibration. Plus for just an extra $20 you can upgrade to the 6Pro to include slope technology (see on Amazon). Both models are excellent value for money for golfers wanting a reliable and accurate product at a budget friendly price.

Flag Acquisition with Pulse Vibration Technology makes it easy to know when you have locked onto the flag. The eyepiece comes with a Fast Focus System to allow you to find the target easier. A range of up to 400 yards is less than some other models offer, but should be more than enough for your needs. Similar to the VPRO500 reviewed before, the optics are also impressively clear for a rangefinder at this cost.

It is easy to use and has a style similar to the premium Nikon Coolshot. It is worth mentioning that the build quality feels noticeably cheaper than a more premium brand, however at this price range you expect to be making a compromise somewhere. You do get a 1-year warranty too.

  • Excellent value for money.
  • Automatically powers off after 8 seconds to save power.
  • Pulse vibration technology is good and not a given at this cost.
  • 6Pro model is one of the best budget rangefinders with slope available.
  • Good accuracy on measurements.
  • No resistance to rain, so not the best option if you commonly play in wet conditions.
  • Build quality does feel a bit lower than some other options on this list.

6. Bozily X3

Performs well above its price

Bozily X3 Rechargeable Golf Rangefinder with Slope Image credit: Bozily Check availability, prices, and deals: Amazon

The Bozily BL-X3 has all the performance and features of a rangefinder twice its price. It has a continuous scan mode for tournament use, which is a simple and accurate “point and measure”. Plus a color proportion screen, 6x magnification and a two-year warrant. This alone is almost worth paying under $100.

However, this rangefinder also includes a second mode with all the additional golf features you expect to find on a modern model. There is jolt vibration technology for when you find the pin and slope adjusted measurements as well.

This is a USB-charging rangefinder, which will please a lot of golfers that hate having to keep buying replacement batteries. It is also waterproof and has a range up to 1,200 yards. Okay, it might not be the most durable of builds. But, if you can stop yourself from dropping it then this rangefinder has to be one of the best budget options on the market.

  • Good range of features for a budget rangefinder.
  • Waterproof and has a two-year warranty.
  • Decent accuracy when locked on to target.
  • Easy recharging with USB.
  • Not as durable to wear and tear.
  • Will not last as long as normal batteries, so remember to charge it regularly.

7. Gogogo GS03

Best for non-competitive golfers

Gogogo GS03 650/900Y Laser Rangefinder Image credit: Gogogo Check availability, prices, and deals: Amazon

The Gogogo GS03 is the best-selling rangefinder under $100 for a reason. We will start this review by saying be careful which model you buy. Only the newest SlopeSwitch model (see on Amazon), which costs an extra $30-40, has the function to turn the slope on/off. If you do not play competitive golf then this won’t bother you, so save yourself an extra bit of money.

There are three modes to choose between, normal scan, golf and speed mode. The Golf mode is the one that we are concerned with for this review, but any hunters could make great use of the other modes. The Golf mode comes with flag locking jolt technology up to 300 yards and slope distance correction. It produces accurate and reliable measurements, so at this price it is a bargain.

  • Jolt vibration and slope technology work well.
  • Accurate measurements.
  • One of the cheapest rangefinders available.
  • Multi-use for other sports or hunting.
  • Not listed as being water or fog resistant.
  • Need to pay an extra cost to get slope on/off feature.

8. Precision Pro NX7

The most reliable rangefinder under/around $100

Precision Pro NX7 Non-Pro Golf Rangefinder Image credit: Precision Pro Check availability, prices, and deals: Amazon

Earlier in this article we reviewed the NX7 Pro Slope, but this is the non-slope cheaper alternative. Not every golfer will be fussed about having slope-adjusted yardage measurements. Some golfers that play a lot of competitions might prefer to stick with the standard yardage readings they get during competitive rounds. If this is you, then the non-slope NX7 model will save you a significant amount of money.

The NX7 standard model has all the same features as the Pro version, just without the slope. You still get the target Acquisition Technology and the pulse vibration when locked on. Plus, it is water resistant and comes with a 90-day money back guarantee and 2-year warranty. The only other difference is that the maximum range drops from 600 to 400 yards, but that should still be enough for all standard usage.

It is worth mentioning that the current $99.99 price is technically a sale from $199.99, but these “sales” do tend to hang around on Amazon for a while. Either way, if you are not looking to use a slope feature, but want an easy to use and reliable rangefinder, then the NX7 is a great choice.

  • Provides accurate distance measurements to within 1 yard.
  • Pulse vibration upon hitting target.
  • Water-resistant and fog-resistant.
  • Slightly larger size will help those with shaky hands.
  • This model does not come with a slope feature.
  • Bright green color won’t be to everyone’s taste.

Now that we have reviewed some of the best golf rangefinders under $200, we hope you have a better idea of what you are looking for. Our research has certainly shown us and hopefully you, that you don’t need to spend a ton of money to get a great rangefinder. There are accurate models with plenty of features out there to be found on a tight budget.

Consider which features you consider essential, the price point you want to budget for and then check out some reviews online. Also, if you see a few models at your local Pro Shop, you may be able to try them out before you buy them, which is always a great idea. You may find out a size that fits your hands nicely or a specific model where you prefer the visuals.