The Golf Monthly team brings you its Nikon Coolshot 20 review, revealing all you need to know about this golf laser rangefinder

Product Overview

Overall rating:

Nikon Coolshot 20


  • The new Nikon Coolshot 20 laser rangefinder is compact, lightweight and available at a very impressive price point. During testing it picked up flags with trees behind without any issues. The
  • eight-second continuous measurement option works particularly well when trying to find yardages on cold and/or windy days. The size and weight is useful for those using lightweight carry bags. Like its big brothers, the Coolshot 20 offers plenty of grip and feels comfortable in the hand.


  • Some golfers will prefer the feel of a larger laser in the hand for added stability. It doesn’t have the added extras of the more expensive Nikon lasers, such as slope measurement.


Nikon Coolshot 20 review


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Key technology: Nikon Coolshot 20 review

The new laser device from Nikon is smaller and lighter than the previous version, the Nikon Coolshot. It offers 6x magnification through a monocular that has a multilayer coating to provide bright and clear images. It has a measurement range of up to 550 yards. The First Target Priority mode means that it will provide the distance to the object closest to the golfer, so that objects behind the flag don’t interfere.


This is a whole lot of laser at a very competitive price. If you haven’t invested in a laser before but are thinking about a purchase, this could be a great choice. It is extremely easy to use and fits snugly in a small pocket in the bag. The First Target mode helps to ensure you pick up the flag stick rather than anything behind the green, particularly useful if you aren’t used to a laser. It doesn’t have the added features of other devices on the market, but given the price it is a very impressive offering that is neat and compact.