A long time ago, Maxfli made a Balata golf ball that I really liked. It had a softer outer cover and really competed well against other golf ball manufacturers who didn’t quite have the feel thing down. Today Maxfli is better known to have a mix of golf balls for high and low handicappers.
I recently tested the Maxfli StraightFli golf balls and was excited to give the Maxfli Tour golf ball a try.
I’ll show you what my experience was like on the golf course and who I would recommend giving this golf ball a try.
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Table of Contents
- Overall Rating and Thoughts
- What I Like About Maxfli Tour Golf Ball
- What I Dislike About Maxfli Tour Golf Ball
Overall Rating and Thoughts
The Maxfli Tour golf ball gets a 9.3/10. Overall you won’t find too much to complain about with this golf ball in play. My favorite use case for the Maxfli Tour is a player who has been playing with cheap golf balls and is looking to find something with performance without breaking the bank.
The Maxfli Tour is a really great value, and it will suit the needs of a wide range of golfers.
Overall Rating: 9.3/10
The Maxfli Tour Ball is considered a premium ball. Therefore you will notice many of the same features you see in golf balls like Tp5, Pro V1, and Callaway Chrome Soft.
Balancing Properties for Consistency
When an object can fly through the air balanced, it should have a more consistent performance. At least, that’s what Maxfli was thinking when they created the Maxfli Tour ball. The patented balancing process ensures that every golf ball is marked so that you can maximize performance potential.
Maxfli pays just a little more attention to detail with the Maxfli Tour than they do with other golf balls in the lineup. If you are a player that takes the time to line a ball up specifically each time, this is a stand-out feature in the Maxfli Tour.
Soft Cast Urethane Cover
The cover of the Maxfli Tour golf balls is a soft cast urethane. The soft cast urethane is what we see on almost all golf balls in the premium category. The urethane cover typically increases spin around the green and improves overall feel.
Three Piece Technology
The Maxfli Tour golf ball is a 3 piece ball made with a large inner core, thin cover, and thin outer layer. The large inner core increases overall distance potential, improves spin rates around the green, and makes the Maxfli Tour a higher quality golf ball.
Tetrahedron Dimple Pattern
The Tetrahedron dimple pattern is designed to optimize ball flight aerodynamics, increasing overall distance and improving the golf ball’s stability while in the air. Although the dimple pattern is unique, it doesn’t stand out as anything that looks glaringly different when looking down at the golf ball.
Now for the fun part! I took the Maxfli Tour golf ball out for several rounds of golf to make sure I got a real feel for where the golf ball holds up well and where it could use some help. I’ll tell you that overall I was pretty impressed, and I would actually put this on your list of golf balls to try out.
The Maxfli Tour Golf balls are cheaper than the standard premium golf balls from companies like Titleist or Callaway. However, they are a little more expensive than a value or standard 3-piece golf ball.
Pricing goes up on a golf ball when it is more than two pieces. In addition, cast urethane covers are almost always higher in price.
I wouldn’t let the price of the Maxfli Tour golf ball turn you away from it. In fact, I find it to be a really good value.
Feel and Sound
The overall feel of the Maxfli Tour Golf ball is supposed to be soft. It is not the softest in the tour lineup on the hardest; it kind of fits in the middle. If you have played with a Titleist Pro V1, I would tell you the feel is similar.
Although Maxfli does not publish the compression of the Maxfli Tour, it is probably around an 80 compression golf ball.
The sound is great, I won’t tell you that it feels as buttery as an old Balata ball from Maxfli, but the ball feels strong coming off the clubface and as though it has quite a bit of speed.
The putting green is my favorite place to test to see if I enjoy the feel of a golf ball. With the Maxfli Tour, I really liked the feel on the putting green. The ball came off just a little firm, but it held its line well and helped me get my distance control down during my round.
The spin of the Maxfli Tour needs to be broken down into three categories. The first is the spin from the tee, then the spin on approach shots, and then spin around the greens.
With the Maxfli Tour being considered low spin from the tee, I wanted to make sure that was the case. I’m known to generate a bit of spin with my driver, and sometimes that causes a drive to stop dead in its tracks (not ideal!).
The Maxfli Tour easily eliminated that problem, so spin from the tee is a major plus from this ball.
The spin on the approach shots is not great. I hit a few really good shots that didn’t spin as much as I had hoped for them, too; this was even the case on the 100 yards and in shots. In fact, it gave me little hope for greenside spin.
However, on the short shots around the green, the Maxfli Tour golf balls hold up really well from a spin perspective. The ball spins more than I expected, and I was pleasantly surprised with some of the greenside control you can get with a 3 piece ball, not priced as high as a premium option.
Overall, I think the Maxfli Tour is exactly what it claims to be from a spin perspective. You are going to get low spin from the tee, mid spin on the approach, and then an average to high spin around the greens.
The Maxfli Tour has plenty of carry distance from the tee. One of the things I always look for is whether or not it can carry this dog leg on my home course, as I know a golf ball needs a certain amount of distance to make it.
I put a good swing on the ball, and the Maxfli Tour flew a long way. I think with the extra low spin; you won’t have any problem getting long distances from the Maxfli Tour.
In addition, the distance on approach shots was quite good. I don’t love a golf ball that is long off the tee and then causes me to lose some yardage with the irons. I don’t think you will lose any yardage with the Maxfli Tour, and you will gain some control around the greens.
What I Like About Maxfli Tour Golf Ball
The Maxfli Tour golf ball impressed me. It’s one of the best from Maxfli that I have tried. Here are a few of the key features that help it to stand out.
Performance from The Tee and Green
The Maxfli Tour is long off the tee box and responsive around the greens. Golf balls that offer both tee and greenside performance are hard to come by (without being $50+ a dozen).
Although I can’t say that the Maxfli Tour is the highest-spinning ball around the greens, you have a lot to work with here.
Responsive Around The Greens
I think from a scoring perspective, you have to play with a golf ball that is responsive near the greens. The Maxfli Tour can stop, it’s responsive, and you can really learn exactly how it will respond coming off the clubface.
I hit the Maxfli Tour a long way. It flies high (but still a penetrating ball flight), and from the tee, it rolls a long time after it lands. You will not lose any yardage going with the Maxfli Tour; sometimes, the more premium golf balls cost you a few yards, but not this one.
Priced a Little Lower than Other Premium Golf Balls
I like the Maxfli Tour’s price point – it’s fair and proves that the ball has good value.
What I Dislike About Maxfli Tour Golf Ball
The Maxfli Tour golf ball didn’t give me too many issues, but I think a few things could be improved here.
High Gloss Cover
The cover just doesn’t look as good as a Pro V1, Tp5, or Callaway Chrome Soft. Of course, the cover is still a urethane material, so it has a similar feel; it just looks a little cheaper on the Maxfli Tour. It may be the high gloss finish they tried to provide, but it just doesn’t look quite as premium as the most expensive golf balls in the game.
The Maxfli Tour claims to have mid-iron spin. I think the spin is somewhere between low and mid. I hit some great shots right to the pin, and they could not hold. I would recommend landing this one near the front of the greens and letting it roll up a few yards. Certainly, you can learn to play like that, but it may not be ideal.