Golf Ball Comparison Chart (Compression, Layers, Spin)

In this post, I’m going to be listing all the information about all of the latest golf balls. We’ll be covering layers, spin rate, compression, and other information you’d want to know about the most popular golf balls on the market.

The table below is sortable so you can filter each column based on what you’re looking for. For details on what each column means, you can click here for a breakdown.

We do our best to keep this table updated. If a ball isn’t listed or some of the info needs updated, please leave a comment below and we’ll get it updated as soon as possible.

If you’re not sure which ball to use from a specific brand, you can read one of our guides below:

Golf BallLayersCoverShort Game SpinCompressionFeelSwing Speed (MPH)Handicap
Bridgestone Tour B X3UrethaneHighHigh (98)Firm105+Low
Bridgestone Tour B XS3UrethaneHighMid (85)Mid95-105Low
Bridgestone Tour B RX3UrethaneHighMid (75)Mid105+Low
Bridgestone Tour B RXS3UrethaneHighLow (65)Soft95-105Low
Bridgestone e12 Contact3IonomerMidLow (60)Soft90-105Mid-High
Bridgestone e62IonomerLowLow (45)Soft90-105High
Bridgestone e92SurlynLowMid (75)Mid90-110High
Bridgestone Lady Precept2IonomerLowLow (50)Soft60-90High
Bridgestone Laddie Extreme2IonomerLowLowSoft60-90High
Callaway Chrome Tour4UrethaneHighHigh (90)Mid95-105Low
Callaway Chrome Tour X4UrethaneHighHigh (100)Firm105+Low
Callaway Chrome Soft3UrethaneHighMid (75)Soft95-105Low-Mid
Callaway Chrome Soft X4UrethaneHighHigh (95)Mid105+Low
Callaway Chrome Soft X LS4UrethaneHighHigh (100)Mid105+Low
Callaway ERC Soft3UrethaneMidLow (60)Soft85-95Mid
Callaway Supersoft2HybridLowLow (45)Soft60-90High
Callaway Superfast2HybridLowLowMid85-95High
Callaway Warbird2IonomerLowHigh (90)Firm90-105High
Callaway Reva2IonomerLowLow (30)Soft60-80High
Cut DC4UrethaneHighHigh (105)Firm105+Low
Cut Blue4UrethaneHighHigh (90)Mid95-105Low
Cut Grey3UrethaneMidMid (80)Mid90-105Mid
Cut Red2IonomerLowLow (60)Soft70-90High
Kirkland Signature3UrethaneHighHigh (90)Mid95-105Mid
Mizuno RB Tour4UrethaneHighHigh (90)Mid95-105Low
Mizuno RB Tour X4UrethaneHighHigh (110)Firm105+Low
Mizuno RB 5662IonomerLowLow (60)Soft85-95High
Mizuno RB 566 V3IonomerMidLowSoft85-95Mid-High
Snell MTB-X3UrethaneHighHigh (95)Firm105+Low-Mid
Snell MTB-Black3UrethaneMidMid (85)Mid95-105Low-Mid
Snell Get Sum2SurlynLowLowSoft70-90High
PXG Xtreme3UrethaneHighHigh (90)Mid95-105Low-Mid
Srixon Z-Star3UrethaneHighHigh (90)Mid95-105Low
Srixon Z-Star XV4UrethaneHighHigh (95)Firm95-110Low
Srixon Z-Star Diamond3UrethaneHighHigh (100)Firm105+Low
Srixon Q-Star2IonomerLowMid (70)Mid90-105Mid-High
Srixon Q-Star Tour3UrethaneMidMid (70)Soft90-105Mid
Srixon Soft Feel2IonomerLowLow (60)Soft70-90High
Taylormade TP55UrethaneHighMid (87)Mid100+Low
Taylormade TP5X5UrethaneHighHigh (98)Firm100+Low
Taylormade Tour Response3UrethaneMidMid (70)Soft90-105Mid
Taylormade Speedsoft2IonomerLowLow (45)Soft60-90High
Taylormade Distance+2IonomerLowMid (77)Mid70-95High
Taylormade Kalea2IonomerLowLow (60)Soft60-90High
Noodle Long And Soft2SurlynLowMid (70)Soft70-90High
Titleist Pro V13UrethaneHighMid (87)Mid95-110Low
Titleist Pro V1X4UrethaneHighHigh (97)Firm105+Low
Titleist Pro V1X Left Dash4UrethaneHighHigh (102)Firm105+Low
Titleist Pro V1 Left Dot3UrethaneHighHigh (90)Mid95-110Low
Titleist AVX3UrethaneHighMid (80)Soft95-105Low-Mid
Titleist Tour Soft2IonomerMidLow (65)Soft80-95Mid-High
Titleist Velocity2SurlynLowMid (80)Mid80-95High
Titleist TruFeel2HybridLowLow (65)Soft80-95High
Vice Pro3UrethaneHighMid (85)Mid95-110Low-Mid
Vice Pro Soft3UrethaneHighMid (70)Soft85-95Low-Mid
Vice Pro Plus4UrethaneHighHigh (93)Firm110+Low-Mid
Vice Pro Zero3UrethaneHighHigh (95)Firm95-110Low-Mid
Vice Tour3SurlynMidMid (80)Firm90-105Mid
Vice Drive2SurlynLowLow (50)Soft60-90High
Volvik Condor3UrethaneHighMid (85)Mid95-105Low-Mid
Volvik Condor X4UrethaneHighHigh (95)Firm105+Low
Volvik XT Soft3UrethaneMidLow (70)Soft80-90Mid
Volvik Vivid3IonomerMidMid (85)Mid90-100Mid-High
Volvik Vivid Combi3IonomerMidHigh (90)Firm90-105Mid-High
Volvik Vimax Soft2IonomerLowMid (85)Mid80-100High
Volvik Crystal3SurlynMidMid (85)Mid90-100Mid-High
Volvik Magma3IonomerMidHigh (90)Firm90-100Mid-High
Volvik Power Soft2IonomerLowMid (75)Mid80-95High
Wilson Staff Model4UrethaneHighHigh (94)Firm100-110Low
Wilson Staff Model X4UrethaneHighHigh (104)Firm110+Low
Wilson Triad3UrethaneHighMid (85)Mid95-105Low-Mid
Wilson Duo Soft2SurlynLowLow (38)Soft60-90High

Chart Info Explained

Golf ball compression chart: This is how much force it takes to compress the ball. Low compression balls are for average players who don’t have the fastest swing speed. They’re much easier to keep straight and most people will get the most distance out of them. If you have faster swing speeds then you might benefit more from a higher compression ball. Learn more about golf ball compression here.

Golf ball spin chart: This is how much the ball will spin. Low spin balls are for the average player who hooks or slices the ball often. Medium spin balls are for the player who wants a bit more spin to stop the ball on the green or draw/fade the ball. High spin balls are for scratch players who want the most control over the ball. Learn more about golf ball spin here.

Golf ball layers chart: This is how many pieces the ball is made from. 2 piece balls are cheaper and are designed for higher handicap or beginner golfers. They normally produce low spin and are great for golfers who hook or slice the ball. 3 or 4 piece golf balls have a bit more spin and 5 piece golf balls usually have the most. See more about the golf ball layers here.

Feel: This is how soft or hard the ball feels at impact. It doesn’t have a huge impact on the performance but everyone will prefer something slightly different. Learn more about hard vs soft golf balls here.

Golf ball handicap chart: This is your current skill level and which ball might be the best fit. High handicaps are anyone who shoots above 90. Mid handicappers generally shoot in the 80s while low handicaps shoot in the 70s.

Golf ball cover chart: This is the type of cover the golf ball has. Urethane balls are typically more expensive, have higher spin rates, and can be softer. Learn more about urethane vs ionomer vs Surlyn.

Golf ball swing speed chart: This is how fast you swing the club, and it has a pretty big impact on what ball you should be playing. If you don’t swing the club fast enough, you might get zero height or distance. If you swing the club too fast, the ball will balloon up in the air and you’ll also get no distance.

Here’s a general chart for what your swing speed might be:

Average Driver DistanceSwing Speed
205 Yards80 MPH
230 Yards90 MPH
260 Yards100 MPH
Source: Average Driver Distance By Age

Pro Tip: Picking the right golf ball for your skill level and swing speed is super important if you want to put up better scores. If you’re wondering what ball is right for you, check out one of the articles below:

Note. This article is part of our series on which golf ball should you use. If you want to know all the ins and outs of golf balls, the pros and cons of each, and what’s best for you, go check that out.

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