This is our review of the best golf drivers in golf in 2024.

I’m an avid golfer, an 8ish handicap on my way to a 2 (been a 5.6) and frequent tester of golf clubs and equipment since 2015.

I’m a large believer in finding a club that works for you and sticking with it until you absolutely need to get the newest tech.

  • Either because your game has deteriorated and you need help or you’re losing too much performance and you’re scoring is suffering.

For more info on all our driver testing, visit these pages – driver comparisonsround-ups, and reviews.

In this best drivers in review, I discuss my experience with each club, unique features and benefits, as well as customer reviews.

Best Golf Drivers by Category in 2024

Best Max Forgiveness Drivers

Best Drivers for More Consistent Strikers Off the Tee

Best Drivers in Golf of 2024 Reviewed

Max Forgiveness Drivers – Help with launch, forgiveness, and distance.

Taylormade Qi10 Max

Best of 2024
Taylormade Qi10 Max Driver
5.0
Pros:
  • Exceptional Forgiveness & Distance
  • Great Sound & Feel
  • Premium Looks
  • Great Launch & Trajectory
Cons:
  • Pricey
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The Taylormade Qi10 Max as our new pick for the best max forgiveness driver.

What we like:

  • Superb forgiveness and distance across the face.
  • Excellent feel and sound.
  • Premium cosmetics and looks great at address.
  • Launches your golf ball quickly and carries on a nice high trajectory.

What we don’t like:

  • Still not in love with $600 drivers.

Our expert tester Wes, put the Qi10 Max through its paces and came away more than impressed. Center contact was heavenly, as you would expect. But, the Qi10 really makes it money when you miss the sweet spot.

Heel and toe strikes lose maybe 5 yards or so – basically, nothing when talking about a driver. Even Wes’s funkiest swings left his drives just off the fairway.

The Qi10 Max delivers on its promise. All we ask for from a driver…especially at $600.

Customer Reviews: Average rating of 4.7 out of 51 reviews at taylormadegolf.com.

  • The 4-star reviews didn’t offer any complaints and were complimentary.
  • The less than 4-star reviews basically said they haven’t noticed a big improvement over whatever they had before.

Recommendation: Give this driver a try if you consistently struggle with contact off the tee, regardless of handicap. You’ll likely have found your next driver.

Callaway Paradym X

Highly Recommended
Callaway Paradym X Driver
5.0
Pros:
  • Premium Distance & Forgiveness
  • Excellent Sound & Feel
  • Best Looking Driver of the Year(s)
Cons:
  • Nada
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The new Paradym X driver is my favorite Callaway driver and the most forgiving driver from Callaway.

What we like:

  1. Largest sweet spot in the Callaway driver lineup.
  2. Superb distance on center contact and great distance with minor mishits.
  3. Superb sound & feel (just like the Paradym)
  4. THE best looking driver I’ve seen in years (also just like the Paradym).

What we don’t like:

  • Nothing.

The Paradym X is the Paradym but with more distance away from the sweet spot. I really enjoy playing and hitting the Paradym. But, I enjoy the Paradym X more because it’s a touch more forgiving.

I hit some truly great and beautiful drives with the Paradym X during my round with it. I think it’s an exceptional driver for those of us that are mediocre off the tee.

Customer Reviews97% of reviewers would recommend to a friend. (I have no idea what the 3% were smoking)

Recommendation: Premium driver and premium forgiveness at a premium price. Needs to be on your list to test if you’re in the market.

Cobra LTDx Max

Highly Recommended
Cobra LTDx Max Driver
5.0
Pros:
  • Exceptional Distance & Forgiveness
  • Best Sound & Feel
  • Now at a Bargain Price
Cons:
  • Nada
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The Cobra LTDx Max driver remains our former #1 Recommendation for most forgiving drivers tested for a few reasons.

What we like:

  1. Easier to hit than any driver I’ve tested.
  2. Beaucoup distance & forgiveness all over the face.
  3. Best in class feel and sound.
  4. Specializes in keeping your marginal swings in play.

What we don’t like:

  • Getting harder to find.

The Cobra LTDx is an awesome driver. The Cobra LTDx Max is that, but even more forgiving.

  • They both excel in forgiveness but also have great feel, great sound, & distance.

The LTDx Max made me look like a good driver – which is not easy.

Customer Reviews: 23 reviews with a 4.8 average rating on cobragolf.com. (I concur)

Recommendation: MUST test. You will like. Guaranteed you won’t return it because of performance. 

Ping G430 Max

Highly Recommended
Ping G430 MAX Driver
4.9
Pros:
  • Long & Forgiving
  • Premium Looks
  • Improved Sound & Feel
  • Improved shaft selection
Cons:
  • Nada
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The Ping G430 Max driver is as forgiving as the G425 Max we tested in June of 2022, but with improved sound and feel and a better shaft selection. Oh, it looks a lot better too.

Time and again, the G430 Max converted my mediocre swings into drives either in the fairway or just off the fairway with a good or reasonable shot into the green.

This is ALL I want from my driver. Especially early in the year. The G430 is a driver I would own if I was in the market.

Customer Reviews: Early days, but all 5 reviews at pinggolf.com are 5 stars for the G430 Max.  

Recommendation: Any golfer that wants less stress off the tee should give the Ping G430 Max a try. It works hard to keep you playable with a nice boost in distance.

Drivers for Consistent Ball Strikers Off the Tee

Taylormade Qi10

Editor's Pick
Taylormade Qi10 Driver
5.0
Pros:
  • Long & Forgiving
  • Superb Sound & Feel
  • Premium Looks
Cons:
  • Price
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The Taylormade Qi10 driver is our new #1 pick for golfers who are more consistent off the tee.

What we like:

  • The best combination of playability, forgiveness, and distance.
  • Improved sound & feel over the Stealth 2.
  • Premium looks.

What we don’t like:

  • Still not a fan of paying $600 for a driver.

Testing was done by Wes, former club fitter and current scratch golfer and equipment nerd.

He found the hitting experience much improved over the Stealth 2 (a club he does not like) and the best so far of the drivers we’ve tested in 2024.

He strongly preferred the sound and feel of the Qi10, and he found it more forgiving, too – by just a smidge.

Customer Reviews97 % would recommend it to a friend. Average 4.7 rating out of 75 reviews. 

Bottom line –  Premium driver at a premium price. Needs to be on your list to test if you’re in the market.

Taylormade Stealth 2

Highly Recommended
Taylormade Stealth 2 Driver
5.0
Pros:
  • Superb Sound & Feel
  • Solid, Long & Forgiving
  • Great looking driver
Cons:
  • Pricey
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The Taylormade Stealth 2 Driver is #1 Recommendation for mid handicap golfers for a few reasons. 

  1. Superb distance and most forgiving driver tested in 2024.
  2. Superb sound & feel. Nice improvement over last year’s Stealth.
  3. Improved cosmetics. They’ve gone from a flat finish to gloss and it works well.
  4. I love the muted sound on impact.

I’m still an inconsistent driver – this year more than last – but I was able to connect on quite a few drives with the Stealth 2 on the course. (Not so much on the range or on my golf mat at home.)

Good swings and solid contact yield bombs. Mediocre swings will still get you good distance and a good shot into the green. All you can ask of a driver.

Taylormade made actual improvements with the Stealth 2 line of drivers. That’s not something I can say often. Good on them.

Most negative reviews center around quality control – The head – or pieces of the head – are just breaking. Specifically, the red carbon ring that goes around the rear of the sole.

  • I’ve seen no sign of this.
    • I’ve had mine a couple of months and it’s in perfect condition. I’ll keep an eye out and report back here on what I see.

Customer Reviews95.28% would recommend to a friend. Average 4.7 rating out of 5 from 331 reviews. 

Recommendation: Premium driver at a premium price. Needs to be on your list to test if you’re in the market.

Final Verdict on the Best Golf Drivers in 2024

Most drivers good enough for high handicappers will perform perfectly well for low handicappers…unless you happen to have elite swing speed and want more out of your driver than decent second shots into the green.

For you, each manufacturer makes a low-spin, low-trajectory version to help tame and focus your speed.

Thanks for checking out our review of the best golf drivers in 2024. We’ll update this page as we complete more testing.