Best Mizuno Irons on the Market in 2023

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This is our review of the best Mizuno Irons for beginners, mid handicappers, and players in 2023.

I’m an avid golfer, 7ish handicap on my way to a 2 (been a 5.6) and frequent tester & reviewer of golf clubs and equipment since 2015.

I’ve played and practiced with every iron you’ll read about on this page, and more. Golfers know Mizuno makes outstanding irons. I knew this, but I didn’t “know” this until I put my hands and the Mizuno’s you’ll read about on this page. Let’s just say this – they are better than I thought they would be in every way.

I may be late to the party, but I’m here now and I’m a BIG cheerleader for Mizuno irons.

In this best Mizuno irons review, we discuss, the benefits and features of each and our recommendations.

Our Best Mizuno Irons for 2023

  1. JPX 921 Forged Irons (Editor’s Pick – Low Handicap)
  2. JPX 923 Hot Metal Pro Irons (Runner Up – Mid Handicap)
  3. JPX 923 Hot Metal Irons (Editor’s Pick – Mid Handicap)
  4. MP-20 HMB Irons (Most Playable Blades)
  5. MP-20 MB Irons (Best Pure Blades)

Best Mizuno Irons for 2023 Reviewed

Mizuno JPX 921 Forged Irons

Editor's Pick Player Irons
Mizuno JPX 921 Forged Irons
5.0

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Pros:
  • Unbelievably Soft Feel
  • Plenty Distance & Forgiveness
  • Premium Looks
  • Great price
Cons:
  • Would prefer heads to be more compact
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The Best feeling irons I’ve ever put in my paws. And…and, with all the performance features I or you would ever need or desire.

In fact, their performance on the course alone puts them at the top of any list of low handicap irons you must try. Pair that with best-in-class feel and its a done deal.

We’ve all heard for years how good Mizuno irons are. Hit them and you’ll know. Especially any of their irons that use Chromoly metal.

Mizuno JPX 921 Forged irons are my favorite low handicap irons on the market (at least until the JPX 923s are released)

Customer Reviews: I haven’t found a negative review of these irons on the interwebs.

Verdict: They are worth your attention. You’ve got to hit them to believe how good they feel and perform.

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Mizuno JPX 923 Hot Metal Pro Irons

Highly Recommended
Mizuno JPX 923 Hot Metal Pro Iron Set
5.0

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Pros:
  • Unbelievably Soft Feel
  • Plenty Distance & Forgiveness
  • Premium Looks
  • Great price
Cons:
  • Heads slightly large
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All JPX Hot Metal irons are the best-feeling irons I’ve ever hit.

JPX 923 Hot Metal Pros perform exactly like the 923 Hot Metal irons, which perform – Exceptionally well.

Your choice comes down to which clubhead size you prefer.

Customer Reviews: Everyone that plays them likes them. Or, the ones that don’t are tight-lipped about it.

Verdict: Superb mid-handicap and even low handicap irons. All depends on what you like looking down at.


Mizuno JPX 923 Hot Metal Irons

Editor's Pick - Game Improvement
Mizuno JPX923 Hot Metal Irons
5.0

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Pros:
  • Same Buttery-soft feel as 921s
  • Loads of Distance & Forgiveness
  • Absolute Eye Candy
  • Great Price
Cons:
  • Nothing
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Mizuno JPX 923 Hot Metal irons best irons for mid handicappers and our #1 Recommendation for a few reasons.

  1. Buttery, marshmellowy, unbelievably soft (yet solid) feel.
  2. Incredibly forgiving and easy to hit. Great contact is not needed for good results.
  3. Exceptional distance.
  4. You can play any shot you want if you’ve got the game.

For this year’s JPX 923s, Mizuno combined Chromoly and Nickel to form Nickel Chromoly which allowed them to make the clubface 8% thinner, yet 35% stronger than last year’s JPX 921s.

So, the sweet spot is bigger for more forgiveness and distance over a larger portion of the face.

At least, I thought I did. The Chromoly metal Mizuno uses to make the Hot Metals (and Forged & Hot Metal Pro irons) is on a completely different level. 

ALLL the good things I had to say about the 921s apply to the 923s.

Conclusion: Continued exceptional feel, performance, forgiveness, and distance out of the JPX line.  

Recommendation: Just try them. You’ll thank me.  


Mizuno MP-20 HMB Irons Irons

Golfer Geeks Approved
New and Used Mizuno MP20 HMB Iron Set
4.7

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Pros:
  • Soft & Solid Feel
  • Good distance & forgiveness
  • Excellent playability & consistency
  • Handsome clubs
Cons:
  • None - delivers
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Forgiving with ample distance on mishits. Great Mizuno sound and feel at impact.

The MP-20 HMBs are Mizuno’s most playable blades. I played a couple rounds with them and had them on the range. They’re bulkier than most blades, but Mizuno makes it work rather well.

They elevate the ball easily and don’t require great contact for good results. These are blades for good ball-striking mid handicaps (say around an 11 on down).

Customer Reviews: Nothing but positive reviews buy buyers. Rave about performance and soft feel. I can attest.

Verdict: Single-digit handicappers should have little trouble with these and mid handicaps should give them a look too.

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Mizuno MP-20 Irons

Best Mizuno Blades
Used Mizuno MP20 MB Iron Set
5.0

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Pros:
  • Gorgeous
  • Excellent feel, feedback, & sound
  • Not overly punishing on mishits
Cons:
  • Getting hard to find
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The MP-20 MBs are my favorite blades from Mizuno. They feel exactly how I expect premium Mizuno blades to feel. Soft and solid with excellent feedback at impact.

They’re more forgiving than they look, too. I never strained for good distance or my preferred ball flight either. I enjoyed my rounds with the MP-20s.

Customer Reviews: I haven’t found a negative review of these irons on the interwebs.

Verdict: Lower single-digit handicaps should give them a look.

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Our Verdict on the Best Mizuno Irons on the market in 2023

My personal favorites are the JPX 921 Forged irons because of the head size.

All JPX 921 models shown on this page feel and performed the same for me.

I start testing the JPX 923s next week. Yay! for me.

My #1 suggestion is to test before you buy. Either at your local golf store or take advantage of Global Golf’s Utry trial program. I use it and recommend it. 

Thanks for checking out our review of the best Mizuno irons for low handicaps, mid handicaps, and even high handicaps.

Editor's Pick Player Irons
Mizuno JPX 921 Forged Irons
5.0

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Pros:
  • Unbelievably Soft Feel
  • Plenty Distance & Forgiveness
  • Premium Looks
  • Great price
Cons:
  • Would prefer heads to be more compact
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I'm an avid golfer, a 9.2 handicap on my way to a 2 (been a 5.6) and frequent tester of golf clubs and equipment since 2015.