Added distance and forgiveness are on offer, as well as the ability to tweak
the flight to help find consistent gapping throughout the top of the bag with a good Golf Fairway Wood

Buyer’s Guide

Head design

Shallow-faced fairway woods are better from the fairway and rough, while deeper-faced models are great for tee shots. This is why some companies have brought out very deep-faced fairway woods, because players need a strong alternative off the tee when the driver is misbehaving.

Head size

Larger fairway woods will normally launch higher and be more forgiving, while more compact models will be more workable.


Consider your need for adjustability. It can help you dial in your yardages and adapt to suit the course conditions you face. Being able to lower the loft might make your fairway wood a better option off the tee while adding loft will help launch the ball higher and stop it quicker, ideal if you’re hitting into the green on par fives.


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The Titleist 909 F2 fairway wood combines a stainless steel body with a softer steel face insert for higher ball speeds. This club should suit those golfers who like the…


The Snake Eyes Viper Ti fairway wood features weights in the back and side of the head which can be interchanged to customise the ball flight. This club should suit…


The Cobra S9-1 F fairway wood features an increased COR across the clubface which should make it exceptionally forgiving. This fairway wood should suit players who prefer a traditional looking…


The square design of the Callaway FT-i Squareway fairway wood allows weight to be moved into the corners for a more stable performance through impact. The Squareway should suit golfers…


The thin-wall casting techniques allow for a lower and deeper centre of gravity to help launch conditions. The TaylorMade Burner Tour fairway wood is a club that should suit those…


Mizuno F60 fairway wood review. Golf Monthly review of Mizuno F60 fairway wood


This fairway wood’s head has grown by 24% compared to last year’s HiBore XL. This larger head plus a 19% growth in face size mean increased spin for easier launch,…


Callaway X Fairway wood review from golf monthly magazine. Golf Monthly magaizine review of the Callaway X Fairway Wood.


The new monorail sole design should cut through the majority of lies yet also work well off a tee-peg. Extra weight in the back of the clubhead results in greater…


The distinctive triangular head shape of this metal wood sets the centre of gravity way back from the face, making it easy to launch, and highly stable on mis-hits. It…


The fast back crown and massive dimples are two design elements that also promote a low back centre of gravity, maximising moment of inertia, while increasing launch angle and distance.