Best Value Golf Balls 2022

We pick out the best value golf balls, starting at just £7.99 per dozen, which is 67p per ball!

Not every golfer wants to spend £45 or more on a dozen golf balls. In the past, cheap golf balls typically meant harsh feel, low spin, dodgy flights, and an all-round less-than-ideal experience.

But manufacturers have realized that there’s a substantial market of budget-conscious golfers who want good feel, distance and spin from their golf balls without spending a fortune. As a result, in recent years, the options have considerably improved, both in quality and breadth of choice.

You can now pick up a dozen balls for £8 to £30 and end up with a ball that competes with the premium offerings, meaning great value for anyone from beginners to low handicappers.

Let’s look at the best cheap golf balls that you should consider putting into play, especially if you want to save a few quid in these tough times.

Best Cheap Golf Balls

Inesis Distance 100 golf balls

Inesis distance 100 golf ball

Price: £7.99/dozen (£0.67/ball) | VIEW OFFER
Cover: 2-piece surlyn

If you’re looking for the very cheapest brand-new golf balls, the Inesis Distance 100 are the lowest-priced ball we’ve found.

The ball is designed for beginners and 30+ handicap golfers – and because high-handicap golfers lose more balls, £7.99 is a hard price to argue with.

Honma D1 golf balls

Honma D1 golf ball

Price: £9.99/dozen (£0.83/ball) | VIEW OFFER
Cover: 2-piece ionomer

When most golfers think of Honma, they picture super-premium forged irons and hi-tech drivers. But the Honma D1 golf ball is the brand’s entry-level option.

It has a soft rubber core and ionomer cover, a good choice for distance-oriented golfers who also want an excellent value soft-feeling golf ball.

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Srixon distance golf balls

Srixon distance golf ball

Price: £12.95/dozen (£1.08/ball) | VIEW OFFER
Cover: 2-piece ionomer

The Srixon Distance is the lowest-priced ball on Amazon’s top seller’s list, and their biggest-selling golf ball too.

The reason for it shifting in such huge numbers comes down to the price and the fact it trades off very little in performance in the hands of regular club golfers compared to more expensive options.

We pitted it against the No.1 ball in golf – Titleist’s Pro V1 –

Pinnacle Soft golf balls

Pinnacle Soft golf balls

Price: £16.99/15 balls (£1.13/ball) | VIEW OFFER
Cover: 2-piece ionomer

Pinnacle has been a great value-for-money golf ball ever since it was first introduced in 1972. Here you get a choice of softer (Soft) or more distance-focused (Rush) models and you get 15 balls in the pack, making they even better value.

The Soft is engineered with Pinnacle’s lowest compression core ever that they say delivers an incredibly soft feel along with low spin for long-distance, while the 332 dimples create a consistent flight.

They’re already great value golf balls at £16.99 but if you buy two or three packs at a time, the price drops even lower.

Callaway Warbird golf balls

Callaway Warbird golf ball

Price: £14.99/dozen (£1.25/ball) | VIEW OFFER
Cover: 2-piece ionomer

Many golfers can’t tell the difference between tour-level and two-piece balls, which is why lower-priced models are brands’ biggest sellers.

There’s a choice of four colors, and Callaway will even personalize the Warbird (£18 a dozen, via their website) with initials, a sightline or crosshairs.

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TaylorMade RBZ Soft golf balls

TaylorMade RBZ Soft golf ball

Price: £15.49/dozen (£1.29/ball) | VIEW OFFER
Cover: 2-piece ionomer

After trawling through tons of products and websites, we’ve come to realize Amazon is not always the cheapest place to buy everything, but it is for the TaylorMade RBZ Soft, as they’re not available on the TM website.

This two-piece ball has a high-energy react core, which TaylorMade says will give you maximum distance off the tee, and it’s also their softest RBZ ever.

The best value move is to buy the three-dozen pack, which lowers the cost to an incredible 92p per ball. You’ll struggle to find a big-brand golf ball for cheaper than that!

TaylorMade Distance+ golf balls

TaylorMade Distance+ golf ball

Price: £15.95/dozen (£1.33/ball) | VIEW OFFER
Cover: 2-piece ionomer

Another superb value golf ball from TaylorMade, who has continued their rapid rise through this market in recent years with their premium TP5 and TP5x models in the bag of many of the world’s leading players, including Rory McIlroy.

Of course, this isn’t a premium ball, but it is an excellent cheap option for high and mid handicappers. Two-piece balls used to be referred to as ’round rocks’ as they felt so hard coming off the club face. thanks to a 77 compression, the TaylorMade Distance+ delivers soft feel along with distance. And the cross-hair alignment aid is a great addition, making it easier to pick your starting line off the tee and on the greens.

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Inesis Soft 500

Inesis Soft 500 golf ball

Price: £15.99/dozen (£1.33/ball) | VIEW OFFER
Cover: 2-piece ionomer

Deciding on a golf ball model can be an absolute minefield, as there’s just so much choice. Inesis simplified the process by designing the 500 for 15-30 handicap golfers who want a very soft feel across all areas of the game.

It’s currently available in white or five neon colors and is a great value golf ball for mid to high handicappers.

Kirkland Signature golf balls

Kirkland signature golf balls

Price: £29.98/24 balls (£1.56/ball) | VIEW OFFER
Cover: 3-piece urethane

Available only from Costco, you’ll need to buy 48 at a time and if you buy them online there’s a £15 membership fee to pay, all of which is included in our £1.56 per ball calculation.

But if you want a tour-level three-piece ball on a shoestring budget, the Kirkland Signature is exactly where you need to look having taken the American golf market by storm.

We’ve used them regularly and they are comfortable the best vale urethane golf ball out there.

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Srixon Q Star Tour golf balls

Srixon Q-Star Tour Divide golf ball

Price: £29.99/dozen (£2.49/ball) | VIEW OFFER
Cover: 3-piece urethane

Urethane-covered balls optimized to perform at club golfer speeds are a massively growing trend, and many now sport alignment features too.

The Srixon Q-Star Tour Divide is one of the best value urethane-covered golf ball out there and a cracking mid-handicap club golfer option. Its street price is typically £3 (a dozen) less than the major competition.

It was our fastest and longest driver ball and second longest (carry) when hit with a 7-iron in testing, which is just what lots of reasonable club golfers look for from a ball, but it was our lowest spinning with a wedge from 100 yards.

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Titeist's TruFeel is one of the best value golf balls.

Titleist TruFeel golf ball

RRPs: £24/dozen (£2 per ball) | VIEW OFFER

The softest ball in Titleist’s range, but it’s still more than capable of getting you distance off the tee if you have a slow to average speed swing. The TruFeel has a larger core to maximize the speed at launch thanks to a new TruTouch core material.

The ‘spherically-tiled’ 376 tetrahedral dimple pattern produces a stable flight, while the thinner cast urethane elastomer cover provides a better feel and more spin control around the greens

A great all-rounder with multiple color options, this is one of the best golf balls for higher-handicappers and newcomers to the game and the cheapest Titleist golf ball.

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Neil Wain is the Today's Golfer golf test professional.

How do we test golf balls?

We have a variety of methods for testing golf balls, including using a robot, just as the big brands do.

Alternatively our professional golfer Neil Wain puts the balls through their paces on a Foresight GC Quad launch monitor in a controlled environment at Keele Golf Centre.

Equipment editor Simon Daddow, a consistent 10-handicapper with an 89mph driver swing speed, tests golf balls in an indoor setting at ElitePro Golf at the James Braid-designed Peterborough Milton GC.

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And finally, our team takes balls out onto the course and uses them in real-life situations to see how they perform in differing conditions and with differing form. Like all of you, we have our good days and bad days on the course, but it’s important to have a ball you can trust to perform as well as possible even when you’re not.

As with all golf equipment we’d recommend trying different models to find out which best suits your game before settling on the best option. Test the balls on the course with you driver, irons and wedges, then take them to a short game area and see how they perform for you when chipping, playing out of bunkers and putting.

Should you buy cheap golf balls?

We all want value for money in everything we buy, but that doesn’t always mean just buying the cheapest option. However, as we’ve shown above, cheap golf balls don’t necessarily mean a lack of quality and there are plenty of ways to buy and make even more savings.

Some of the balls in this list won’t attract better players but if you’re a player who is new to the game, returning to golf, a mid to high-handicapper, or someone who just plays occasionally and isn’t fussed what ball they use, then buying a cheaper golf ball isn’t a bad move, especially with the developments in modern materials and tech.

You’ll also feel far less frustrated if you lose a cheap golf ball after one shot than you will if you’ve spent £50 on a box thinking they’ll magically turn you into a tour pro. Save some cash, enjoy your golf , and put the savings towards lessons to help you get better.

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