What's new? How much does it cost? And how does it perform? Hannah Holden brings you the low down on the Titleist Tour Soft golf ball

The Titleist Tour Soft golf ball is designed to provide longer distance off the tee with exceptionally soft feel.

So how does the Titleist Tour Soft perform? Find out in our 2023 Titleist Tour Soft golf ball review.

Titleist Tour Soft golf ball review: NCG Summary

Titleist Tour Soft golf ball testing
4 star review

This is a great value-for-money golf ball that offers some distance and consistency in your long game.

It doesn’t have as much short-game spin as some of Titleist’s more premium models, but still delivers a nice soft feel around the greens.


  • Long with driver
  • Great consistency
  • Great value for money


  • Didn’t generate as much short-game spin as some other models

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First Impressions

I am a long-time Pro V1 golf ball used, so visually, when I look down on this golf ball, I can see it is a little different. The finish is slightly shinier, and the text is printed slightly differently, but looking down on a Titleist is still very comforting.

I have always used a urethane golf ball, so was interested to see how different this would feel around the greens. I perhaps expected something quite firm and hard to control, so was surprised with just how soft this was off the club face, especially around the greens, which is apparently down to the large core.

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Starting at the top of the bag, I was interested to see if this golf ball could help me pick up any distance, given its new fast core and updated dimple design for more efficient aerodynamics.

Turns out it was. This was the second-longest ball I tested with driver. It generated 1 mph more ball speed than the Pro V1 and an extra 7 yards of carry thanks to lower long game spin. On average, I carried this ball 242 yards with driver, which is a pretty impressive showing. If you’re looking for more carry distance off the tee, this seems like a perfect option.

Titleist Tour Soft golf ball review

I was striking my irons really nicely on our testing day and got a really impressive carry distance out of this ball with my 7-iron. I really liked how consistent the carry distance was throughout the shots, but the spin consistency was probably the most impressive.

Titleist Tour Soft golf ball review

Probably the most notable difference between this and a premium golf ball was the drop-off in spin when it came to half shots and shots around the green.

On 40-50 yard pitches, the spin stayed in the 3000-4800 rpm bracket, which is lower than you would get with a urethane golf ball. This did jump up into the 6000s when I hit a few shots that carried 60 yards or longer.

Titleist Tour Soft golf ball review

If you want to play spinning pitch and chip shots, that stop on a dime. This probably isn’t the golf ball for you. If however, you hit shots that release out a lot and you like to see the ball roll up the fringe and green this ball will work perfectly.

Overall this is a solid performing golf ball which I think I could put in play tee to green. Personally, I would like some extra short-game control, but if you are someone who prefers to hit low-releasing chip shots and you don’t generate much spin this is a perfect all-round option at a great price point.

Titleist Tour Soft golf ball review: The Details

Available: Now

Colours: White, Yellow

RRP: £32 per dozen

Titleist Tour Soft Golf Ball

Now: £34
Titleist Tour Soft golf ball review

Check out the best deals on the Titleist Tour Soft golf ball

How do we test golf balls?

At National Club Golfer, we are passionate about producing accurate and thorough reviews and make sure our testing process is rigorous so we get a good understanding of how each club performs.

We headed to Woodhall Spa Golf Club to allow us to collect launch monitor data with our in-house TrackMan and Flightscope. We tested each golf ball on the putting surface and around the greens before collecting data on 50-yard pitch shots, with a 7-iron and with a driver.

What to consider when buying a new golf ball?


Golf ball feel is a personal preference. Different balls on the market will feel softer or firmer depending on their compression and structure. It is crucial to test balls when putting, chipping and hitting long game shots to check you like the performance across all areas.


How far you want to hit the golf ball is a crucial consideration when picking a brand and model. Getting the right compression relative to your swing speed and strike will help you get the maximum distance out of a golf ball. You also need to consider if getting maximum distance is important to you or if you would rather give up some yardage to gain in other areas.


Generally, lower handicappers are looking for a ball that spins more so they can get more control around the greens. In this case, getting a ball with a urethane cover is really important as it will give you the most spin and control.


Not everyone wants to spend £50 a dozen on golf balls. When picking the right golf ball for you, you should consider how much you want to spend relative to what performance you want.

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Hannah Holden

Equipment and Instruction Editor

Hannah Holden is the Equipment and Instruction Editor here at National Club Golfer. If you’re looking to improve your game, by changing your golf swing or upgrading your golf equipment she’ll have the answers. As well as writing lots of features and reviews you can find her on our YouTube channel giving you insights on the latest rules, clubs and tips to improve your golf game. Hannah is a member at both Huddersfield and Alwoodley golf clubs. You will either find her here or driving up and down the country playing in a variety of elite amateur events.

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