The 8 Best Women’s Drivers of 2022 (Pros/Cons of Each)

Women’s golf drivers are no longer men’s golf clubs with a ladies’ shaft on them.

I was surprised this year to see how many companies put out drivers specifically built for the woman golfer. The good news is that some of this technology is more advanced than anything we have seen before.

After testing the latest releases, and a few that have been on the market for the last couple of years, here are the top 8 across three different price ranges.

For golfers that just need a quick recommendation, here are our top choices:

 

What Kinds of Drivers are Best Suited for Women?

The best golf drivers for women are typically lightweight golf clubs with a slight draw bias.

Most women golfers also benefit from a golf driver with a slightly higher loft. The majority of women golfers need a ladies’ flex golf shaft, but faster swinging women golfers can use a men’s regular golf shaft as well.

Some women’s golf drivers are adjustable, which helps with fine-tuning the proper loft for your golf swing. However, the adjustability in a golf club can add just a bit of weight. If you struggle with swing speed and need every mph that you can get, look for a very lightweight non adjustable golf club.

As we go through each review, I’lll give you a better idea as to who would benefit from of the drivers I recommend.

 

Best Budget Drivers For Women

Callaway Mavrik

Top pick
Callaway Golf Mavrik 22 Driver

Flash face offers exceptional ball speed and unconventional forgiveness. Cyclone Aero Shape boasts increased head speed, and Jailbreak Technology claims to increase ball speeds.

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The Callaway Mavrik is one of the best budget drivers for women. This club has not been on the market for all that long, but the price has already dropped considerably. This happens to be the driver I have had in my bag for the past few years, and I’m quite comfortable and impressed with the performance.

As we have seen in all of the best golf drivers from Callaway in the last few years, you will benefit from the Jailbreak Technology in the club head. Jailbreak increases ball speeds and helps to ensure that the ball jumps off the club face.

Callaway used their carbon crown technology to help get players a bit of a lighter feel and more ball speed. When I tested the Callaway Mavrik, it had the best distance capability and very good dispersion. It’s not the most workable of golf drivers, and it does set up slightly open at impact, but those are the only flaws that I have noticed.

Pros

  • Has dropped significantly in price
  • Impressive new Cyclone Aero Shape
  • High club head and ball speed
  • Jailbreak technology and AI design

Cons

  • Sets up a little open
  • Not all that workable

 

Cobra Radspeed XD

Cobra Women RADSpeed XD Driver

An infinity edge face design expands the milled area by 95% to increase the zone of maximum ball speed. The Carbon Wrap Crown system features a new carbon fiber material that is 30% thinner which creates another 6 grams of discretionary weight.

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Most of the best Cobra golf drivers end up on a “Best Value” list at some point because of how moderately priced Cobra is with all of its equipment. A new release on a Cobra driver is almost always lower than other golf clubs on the market. The Cobra Radspeed XD has Extreme Draw Weighting to help players that slice the ball.

Many women golfers struggle with a ball flight that goes from left to right. Sometimes a small fade like this is not an issue, but when it turns into a full slice, the shot is really frustrating to recover from. With the XD Draw Driver frame, you get an oversized shape and heel bias; both will lead to a much better chance of hitting a straight shot.

The Cobra Radspeed XD also features the CNC Milled Infinity Face. Not all women golfers will hit the center of the clubface every time, and with the Radspeed XD, you will not have to. Get it close to the middle, and you will benefit from some tremendous distance.

To finalize this driver, Coba added plenty of adjustability, making it a club that will work for players from a 5 HDCP to a 30 HDCP.

Pros

  • Fair pricing
  • New Center of gravity placement
  • Highly forgiving
  • Extreme draw weighting
  • Oversized shape

Cons

  • Draw biased golf drivers are not the best for all players

 

Best Mid-Range Drivers For Women

Cobra Air X Driver

Top pick
Cobra Women AIR-X Offset Driver

Using a lighter head, shaft and grip makes the club feel significantly lighter and easier to swing compared to a traditional driver. Weight is localized in the back and heel to create stability on off center hits with draw bias for those that need it.

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The Cobra Air X Driver is one of the newest releases to the market for Cobra, and it was built with forgiveness and a lightweight feel in mind. If you want to hit the ball further but struggle with the weight of your current driver, this is the club to consider.

With the Cobra Air X golf driver, you will benefit from a lighter head, lighter golf shaft, and lighter grip. Cobra was one of the first companies that started looking at weight savings across the entire club and not just in the club head, and it has done wonders for their product selection.

The Air X is, without a doubt, a game improvement type golf driver; this is an offset design that will help to eliminate the slice. The club head is not very workable and also has a slightly lighter feel. If you have high swing speeds, you may struggle with the feel and stability of the club head at impact.

The Cobra Air X is an excellent option for senior women golfers or those who need every extra bit of speed they can get.

Pros

  • Lightweight shaft, head, and grip
  • Carbon Crown material
  • Back heel weighting for an increased draw bias
  • Highly offset design

Cons

  • Can feel a little flimsy if you have a faster swing speed

 

Callaway Reva Women’s Driver

Callaway Big Bertha REVA Women's Driver

The Big Bertha REVA Driver is designed for women to unlock your inner distance. To help eliminate your slice or big miss, Callaway created their first high launch driver with an ultra-low forward CG for low spin. It’s a new formula for distance to give you a more consistent ball flight, and more tee shots that find the fairway.

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The Callaway Reva Women’s Driver was built specifically with the woman golfer in mind.

If you have had more luck with clubs designed specifically for women players, this could be the best match for your game. One of the things that helps the Callaway Reva Women’s Driver stand out is the high launch and the very low and forward center of gravity.

The center of gravity is moved low and forward to help increase overall ball speed and swing speed. In addition, this will be a low spin model that keeps a golf ball rolling for a long time. If you want consistency and a club that is relatively easy to hit, the Reva can do it.

One of the things that I really liked about the Reva is that it features the same premium Flash Face that we see in the more premium golf drivers from Callaway, but it is priced a bit more fair. In addition, some of the draw bias on this driver is considered an internal draw bias. With the internal design, the club does not look nearly as offset as something like the Cobra Air X.

Pros

  • Specifically built for a woman player
  • Has internal draw bias not quite as obvious on the exterior
  • Low spin
  • Higher launching

Cons

  • Highly forgiving, but not the highest ball speed of all golf drivers for women

 

Cleveland Launcher XL Lite

Cleveland Launcher XL Lite

A bonded hosel without the weight-adding adjustability sleeve, together with an ultra-lightweight shaft, makes this driver 12g lighter and 0.25” longer than the adjustable version, so it swings extra quick. That added speed means more distance off the tee.

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The Cleveland Launcher XL Lite is a very lite weight design that is not adjustable. Although no adjustability may seem like a negative, in the case of the Cleveland Launcher XL lite it can be a good thing. This club is built specifically to help increase distance and total ball speed.

One of the things that Cleveland did to make their Cleveland Launcher XL Lite unique is they made it a quarter of an inch longer than other women’s golf drivers. The extra length helps you gain more distance, but the total weight of the driver was dropped by 12g to make it easier to swing fast.

At first, I was a bit worried about the increase in the length of the golf driver because of the difficulty of swinging a longer club. However, the Action Mass CB at the end of the grip really helps you swing the club head through with full power and no trouble squaring things up.

I like that Cleveland went out on a limb and tried something different with this new Launcher; it’s a club well worth considering.

Pros

  • Options for power or accuracy build
  • High MOI
  • Low and deep weight in the club head
  • High ball speeds

Cons

  • No adjustability; carefully choose your loft
  • Not the best choice for fast swing speed players

 

Best Premium Drivers For Women

Taylormade Women’s Stealth HD

Top pick
TaylorMade Women Stealth HD Driver

The 60X Carbon Twist Face is encased by a polyurethane cover, used to fine tune launch and spin to optimize total distance regardless of playing conditions. Taylormade's most flexible Speed Pocket design engineered to maximize ball speeds and produce additional forgiveness on low face strikes.

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The TaylorMade Women’s Stealth HD driver is without a doubt the most talked about the release this year.

I’m highly impressed with the technology that TaylorMade put into this club and the way they are trying to once again change the world of golf. Almost all drivers have been made with Titatinum until the release of this new Carbon Twist Face in the Stealth HD.

With the TaylorMade Women’s Stealth 60X Carbon Twist Face, 60 layers of carbon fiber are intertwined to save weight yet offer an increased jump off the club face. Players notice that the spin is lower, the feel is very stable and the ball jumps off the clubface.

Early testing of the TaylorMade Stealth shows that those with the lower swing speeds are benefiting the most from the Carbon Twist Face and Inertia Generator combined. The HD version is a High Draw version that helps to straighten out ball flight for the woman golfer that slices the ball a bit.

The TaylorMade STealth driver comes with a high price tag but it is currently the only carbon face driver on the market. If you like to stay ahead of technology and keep up to date with the latest releases to the market, this is the driver to choose.

Pros

  • New Nanotexture technology for lower spin
  • More total distance than other golf drivers on the market
  • HD version is a bit more forgiving
  • Most Flexible Speed Pocket design

Cons

  • High price tag
  • The carbon face does feel a bit different than a titanium golf driver

 

Callaway Rogue ST Max

Callaway Golf 2022 Rogue ST Max Driver

The new Rogue ST MAX Driver is Callaway’s fastest, most stable driver ever. The new Tungsten Speed Cartridge structure places up to 26 grams low and deep in the driver head. This increases speed on off-center hits and provides more forgiveness through high MOI. Callaway has speed tuned the construction, shaping, and positioning to deliver even more speed across the face.

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The Callaway Rogue ST Max is the latest release for this brand and will have a relatively high price tag on it. Callaway claims that the new Rogue ST Max is the fastest most stable driver they have ever created.

When I tried it, I was impressed with the technology that it featured and the extreme improvement from the original Callaway Rogue series.

One of the buzz words this year in golf club manufacturing is tungsten. Golf clubs with more tungsten allow for a better position of the center of gravity and more fine tuned performance. Callaway is leading the way with that CG placement because of their AI technology.

The Callaway Rogue ST Max driver is one of my favorite choices for the golfer that is working on lowering their handicap. As you try to drop your scores, it can be expensive to purchase equipment that will work for your game as you get better.

However, with the Callaway Rogue ST Max being adjustable and having a bit of everything that golfers of all abilities need, this is an excellent long-term investment.

Pros

  • Tremendous improvement from the original Rogue drivers
  • The new lower spin formula on the face
  • Weight savings with the Triaxial Carbon Crown
  • Slight draw bias

Cons

  • Great upgrade from the original Rogue, may not be necessary to upgrade from the Mavrik
  • High price tag will take a while to drop

 

Cobra LTDx Driver

Cobra Golf 2022 LTDX Max Women's Driver

Multi material weighting system consisting of steel, titanium and aluminum positions mass low and forward to combine low spin with faster ball speed for maximized distance. An updated CNC Infinity Face design wraps around the leading edge to crease the zone of maximum ball speed while providing a traditional topline for improved visual alignment.

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The Cobra LTDx driver has caught the attention of golfers that are looking for extra speed this year. With the low spin and Pwr Cor Technology, the driver not only flies a long way but it also rolls for quite some time when it hits the ground. The Cobra features technology that created 15 hot zones across the clubface.

The strategic thickness and the placements took into consideration where golfers hit their shots most of the time. If you struggle with a bit of consistency in your shots, the Cobra LTDx driver will help you lower your dispersion in your shots.

As I said about other Cobra golf drivers, the adjustability is always great with these clubs. Both a 10G and 3G weight can be appropriately positioned in the club head to increase the distance, feel, and control of your golf shots.

Cobra doesn’t often get enough credit for the clubs it puts out for the woman golfer. This would be a model I would check for all mid handicappers and even some high handicappers that are set on premium performance from their golf driver.

Pros

  • New PWR Cor Technology is highly effective
  • CNC Milled Infinity face
  • Multi Material club head with steel, titanium, and aluminum
  • Adjustable weighting

Cons

  • It can be hard to find tune the adjustability when you first start

 

Women’s Drivers FAQs

Here are a few of the most commonly asked questions about the best golf drivers for women and which one may suit your game the best. The best golf driver is not always the most expensive one but the one that is the best fit for your game.

What is the most popular driver on the LPGA Tour?

The Ping G425 LST is the most popular driver on the LPGA Tour. The LST is the low spin version built for the higher swing speed players looking for both feel and distance in their driver. The Ping G425 LST is a well known golf driver for both amateurs and professionals, and it has some impressive performance.

What degree driver should a woman use?

A woman should typically use a 12 degree driver; however, this needs to be fine tuned to the swing speed and swing path of the woman golfer. When a golfer has higher swing speeds they typically need a golf driver with a slightly lower loft. Something in the 10.5 range. Slower swing speed players should look for the 13 or even 14 degree driver.

What should I set my driver loft to?

Women golfers should start at 12 degrees and see how this impacts performance. If the ball flight is too high, try to lower the loft. If the ball flight is still low and the driver does not feel very forgiving, then you can increase the loft slightly.

What is the best driver for a senior woman golfer?

Our favorite golf drivers for the senior women golfers are the Cobra Air X driver and the Cleveland Launcher XL Lite.

What does high MOI mean in a women’s golf driver?

The high MOI golf driver stands for a moment of inertia which essentially means forgiveness in the golf club head. The more forgiving a golf driver is, the better it is for the higher handicapper. However, even low handicap women golfers like a bit of leeway on those days when the swing is not quite perfect.

 

Brittany Olizarowicz

Britt O has been playing golf since the age of 7. Almost 30 years later, she still loves the game, has played competitively on every level, and spent a good portion of her life as a Class A PGA Professional. Britt currently resides in Savannah, GA, with her husband and two young children.