Taylormade Stealth Irons Review

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his is Golfer Geeks’ review of the Taylormade Stealth irons. 

I’m an avid golfer, a 9.2 6.7 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 irons during a couple range sessions and a round of golf. 

Summary: Taylormade Stealth irons are easy to hit and packed with forgiveness and distance. The heads look forgiving and give you great results without needing great contact. Put them on your shortlist if you’re in the market.  

In this Taylormade Stealth irons review, I discuss my experience with the clubs, unique features and benefits, as well as customer reviews and potential alternatives. 

Golfer Geeks Approved
TaylorMade Golf Stealth Irons
4.7

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Pros:
  • Long & Forgiving
  • Elevates ball easily
  • Easy to hit
Cons:
  • Looks...not the best
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Taylormade Stealth Irons Overview

Taylormade M5 irons are among the best mid-handicap irons I’ve ever put my hands on.

Stealth irons are an upgraded version of those. They’re forgiving. They’ve got everything you look for in a game improvement iron and a few features I look for in player irons. Namely, you can flight them and work them.  

Why Consider the Taylormade Stealth irons

They get the ball up quickly and easily and do not require great contact for great results. Yet, as your game progresses, you’ll be able to play “shots” with them. Flighting down. Working the ball.

All can be done with Stealth irons. You’ll play them for years and maybe never think of needing to replace them.   

Golfer Geek & Taylormade Stealth Iron Pre Impact

Features & Benefits

1) 3D Cap Back Design & Toe Wrap Construction

  • Let Taylormade use a more flexible face and move weight from the toe to deeper in the sole for an extremely low CG (center of gravity). Equals better performance in all aspects: easier to launch, more forgiving, better trajectory, more distance, and better feel.

2) Echo Damping System

  • Creates a forged-like feel by channeling away harsh vibrations with a polymer-blend insert behind the face.

3) Fast Forgiving Face with Progressive Inverted Cone Technology

  • 450 steel face with sweet spot specifically placed to cover the most common impact points.

4) Thru-slot Speed Pocket

  • Maximizes face flexibility for more ball speed and ads forgiveness on mishits low in the face.
Taylormade Stealth Iron Specs

Testing the Taylormade Stealth irons

2 range sessions: I went through the bag during each session and see how they felt, how they launched the ball, trajectory, and carry. 

1 round of golf: I want to see how they “play”. I had an idea, and they didn’t disappoint. 

My swing was not in great shape for the round, but I stayed around the greens and managed to hit a few. Any and all deficiencies were mine. 

My Experience with the Taylormade Stealth irons

I knew they were on the money as soon as I had them in my hands. They reminded of the Taylormade M5s. Impact felt great and ball flight was long, high, and powerful. Nothing not to love.

My swing was not in great shape for the round, but I stayed around the greens and managed to hit a few. Any and all deficiencies were mine. 

Review of the Taylormade Stealth Irons

Lone Taylormade Stealth Iron at the range

Looks: B

Taylormade makes great-looking player irons. But, they need to work on the looks of their game improvement irons… Sorry. 

They frame the ball well and inspire confidence at address. The heads are a touch oversized (without being bulky) and the topline and soles are a touch thick, just as you expect from the game improvement category.  

Sound/ Feel: A

Impact is soft and solid with a pleasing “click” on contact. 

Distance: A 

All you want. Yes, the lofts are jacked. But, as I’ve explained on this site before: they have to be to control spin and trajectory.

Forgiveness: A

Plenty. They’re hot all over the face and keep you on target. 

Flight / Playability: A

They REALLY want to hit the ball high and straight. But, I had zero issues flighting the ball down and working my right to left shot through the bag.    

Customer Reviews

Stealth irons have an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 with 214 reviews . 

96% of buyers (74 of 77) would recommend them to a friend. 

Who are the Taylormade Stealth irons for?

Golfer Geek & Taylormade Stealth Iron Immediate Post Impact

Low Handicap – (Nah). I mean, you can play them. But the heads are probably too big, the topline and sole are too thick, and the offset is too much for your eyes to handle. (The only way to know for sure is to test for yourself)
Mid Handicap – (Yep) Run, don’t walk to get your hands on these irons. They need to at least be on your list to test. 
High Handicap – (Yep) I think these will work fine for you. I suggest you test first. As always. 

Potential Alternatives

Editor's Pick
Former Editor's Pick
Runner Up
Pros:
  • Same Buttery-soft feel as 921s
  • Loads of Distance & Forgiveness
  • Absolute Eye Candy
  • Great Price
Pros:
  • So... so easy to hit
  • High trajectory
  • Great distance & forgiveness
Pros:
  • Easy to hit and elevate
  • Good trajectory & playability
  • Excellent distance & forgiveness
Cons:
  • Nothing
Cons:
  • Nada
Cons:
  • Not the best looking
Description:
Description:
Description:

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Editor's Pick
Pros:
  • Same Buttery-soft feel as 921s
  • Loads of Distance & Forgiveness
  • Absolute Eye Candy
  • Great Price
Cons:
  • Nothing
Description:
Former Editor's Pick
Pros:
  • So... so easy to hit
  • High trajectory
  • Great distance & forgiveness
Cons:
  • Nada
Description:
Runner Up
Pros:
  • Easy to hit and elevate
  • Good trajectory & playability
  • Excellent distance & forgiveness
Cons:
  • Not the best looking
Description:

New & Used Clubs Available

Get 8%off from Global Golf with Code: GolferGeek

Our Verdict on Taylormade Stealth Irons

Stealth irons are an excellent choice if you want performance but need forgiveness. Taylormade knows how to do game improvement irons. 

My #1 suggestion is to test both sets 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 Taylormade Stealth irons review and let us know how they work for you.

Golfer Geeks Approved
TaylorMade Golf Stealth Irons
4.7

New & Used clubs available

Get 8%off from Global Golf with Code: GolferGeek

Pros:
  • Long & Forgiving
  • Elevates ball easily
  • Easy to hit
Cons:
  • Looks...not the best
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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.