By Jamie Boudreaux
Last Update April 5, 2022

Taylormade Stealth Driver Review

Taylormade Stealth Driver

This is Golfer Geeks' review of the 2022 Taylormade Stealth driver 

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.

I tested the Stealth on my Swing Caddie SC300 multiple times over the course of 2 weeks at the range of my course. 

Summary: The Stealth driver delivered in every way I thought it would. It's a beautiful club & sets up well behind the ball. It's long, forgiving, and was easy to hit for me. Not something I'm used to with new drivers. It costs a pretty penny, but is worth a test drive if you don't mind giving up a car payment. 

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TaylorMade Stealth Driver
5.0

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Pros:
  • Stellar Feel & Sound
  • Tons of Forgiveness & Distance
  • Looks great behind the ball
Cons:
  • Pricey
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In this Taylormade Stealth driver review, I discuss my experience with the club, unique features and benefits, as well as customer reviews and potential alternatives. 

Taylormade Stealth Driver at the Range

Taylormade Stealth Driver Overview

Taylormade says they've reached the limits of performance with titanium faces in their woods. They've been working with carbon in the background for 20 years and feature it in all their woods for 2022 (and beyond). 

The "60x Carbon Twist Face" is supposed to be a faster and more forgiving material. They took a heap-big chance doing this and it appears to have paid off. 

Why Consider the Stealth Driver 

The Stealth driver does what Taylormade says it will do. You'll get good to great results if you put a decent swing on it. It's long, forgiving, and looks and sounds great. 

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Features & Benefits

1) 60X Carbon Twist Face 

  • Better energy transfer (Hotter Face)
  • More forgiving
  • Increased the effective hitting area by increasing the size of the face and clubhead
  • Increases accuracy and distance on off-center hits.
  • Provides better feel on shots hit across the face
2) Asymmetric Inertial Generator
  • Better aerodynamics just before impact (where Taylormade says it's needed for increased clubhead speed)
  • Allows additional weight to be placed for higher MOI, optimal launch, better forgiveness

3) 44% Lighter Than Titanium

  • Position more mass lower in the clubhead for added forgiveness.

4) Nanotexture Cover & Polyurethane

  • Nanotexture creates face texture with more friction at impact
  • Polyurethane used to fine tune launch and spin, and optimize total distance

5) Premium Sound

  • Taylormade says sound is an important component in feel so they used curvature, shape, and internal stiffening ribs to dial in acoustics. 
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Testing the Taylormade Stealth Driver

I tested the Stealth driver over 3 sessions at the driving range. I had my camera out for some of it and my launch monitor out for all of it. 

Specs:

  • Loft - 10.5 degree 
    Shaft - Aldila Ascent Red 60 Graphite Stiff Flex

I didn't come into this test thinking I would hit the Stealth as well as I did. My driver swing is improving through hard work, but driving still isn't a strength of mine... yet. 

My Experience with the Stealth Driver

I found the Stealth easy, very easy to hit. It felt great in my hands and looked great behind the ball. This is surprising to me because I NEVER swing drivers over 44.25 inches, which is the length I cut mine to. I favor control over distance and I find it easier to hit shorter length drivers. The Stealth is a whopping (to me) 45.75 inches. 

Still, I had no issues with the Stealth. I hit a load of good drives and I would take it on the course in competition in a heartbeat. 

It's everything you want out of a premium driver... at a premium price. 

Review of the Taylormade Stealth Driver

Looks (A)

I'm a longtime fan of Taylormade driver design and Stealth drivers give me no reason to change my opinion. 

The head is of ample size, but doesn't seem "big" to the eye. It sits well at address, framing the ball well and inspiring confidence. Head shape is similar to the SIM drivers before it.  

The mat black crown is attractive and the red face stands out without being cartoonish. It all works. There's the tiniest bit of carbon weave showing through on the crown, which I always appreciate.

Sole design, color, and graphics are a touch underwhelming. Not a game changer, but it's fair to expect more out of a premium-priced driver.

Sound/ Feel (A+)

Great muted sound on contact, similar to the SIM2. The face feels a bit softer because of the polyurethane and carbon layer design.  

Distance (A+)

Excellent distance. I carried many drives around the 260 yd mark, which is not my norm. 

Forgiveness (A++)

Plenty. I had to swing pretty crazy to make this thing go crooked. 

Flight / Playability (A)

Beautiful medium-high ball flight. My ball went basically straight, with a few tight draws and fades mixed in.

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TaylorMade Stealth Driver
5.0

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Pros:
  • Stellar Feel & Sound
  • Tons of Forgiveness & Distance
  • Looks great behind the ball
Cons:
  • Pricey
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Customer Reviews

96% of buyers recommend the Stealth. They single out 4 reasons:
1) Looks
2) Distance
3) Forgiveness
4) Sound & Feel

Taylormade Stealth Driver Customer Reviews

Who is the Taylormade Stealth Driver For?


The Taylormade Stealth driver will work well for any handicap. It's packed with performance and forgiveness.

Low handicap - (Yes) Will work perfect for you unless you need help taking more spin and height off the ball. You should likely test the Stealth Plus driver if you're in this boat.

Mid handicap - (Yes) Stealth excels in every area you need help in. 

High handicap - (Yes) See above. You may consider the Stealth HD if you're fighting an extreme slice. 


Potential Alternatives

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Description:

Neck & neck with Stealth

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Description:

Neck & neck with Stealth

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Neck & neck with Stealth

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Pros:
  • Long & Forgiving
  • Great Sound & Feel
Pros:
  • Long & Forgiving
  • Awesome Feel & Sound
  • Keeps you in play for better scoring
Pros:
  • Stellar forgiveness & distance
  • Great feel & sound
  • Best bargain in premium drivers
Cons:
  • Cheaper than last year, but still not cheap
Cons:
  • Good, but not great looks
  • Pricey
Cons:
  • Nada
Best Driver of 2021
5.0
~$450 New
Description:

Neck & neck with Stealth

Get 8% OFF with Code: GolferGeek

Pros:
  • Long & Forgiving
  • Great Sound & Feel
Cons:
  • Cheaper than last year, but still not cheap
Editor's Pick
5.0
~$499 New
Description:

Neck & neck with Stealth

Get 8% off with Code: GolferGeek

Pros:
  • Long & Forgiving
  • Awesome Feel & Sound
  • Keeps you in play for better scoring
Cons:
  • Good, but not great looks
  • Pricey
Best Driver Value
5.0
~$299 New
Description:

Neck & neck with Stealth

Get 8% off with Code: GolferGeek

Pros:
  • Stellar forgiveness & distance
  • Great feel & sound
  • Best bargain in premium drivers
Cons:
  • Nada

Our Verdict

The Taylormade Stealth is a great driver. No getting around it. Any handicap can play this thing without a problem. Elite low handicappers may want more adjustability, so give the Stealth Plus a look. 

Thanks for checking out our Taylormade Stealth driver review and let us know it works for you.

Best Driver of 2022
TaylorMade Stealth Driver
5.0

8% OFF w/ Code: GolferGeek



Pros:
  • Stellar Feel & Sound
  • Tons of Forgiveness & Distance
  • Looks great behind the ball
Cons:
  • Pricey
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About the author 

Jamie Boudreaux

Okayist golfer I know. On a quest to get down to a 2 and take you along for the ride. 

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