Callaway Hybrid Rangefinder Review

By Iqra Khalid | Published

Keeping track of accuracy and measurements is necessary for almost all of the games played. Yet, when it comes to golf, it’s as necessary as the heart to a body. Golf isn’t just a game of clubs and divers it’s also a game of accuracy and forgiveness and to keep a record of accuracy Callaway has tried its best. So, today to make things more clear and precise I would have a Callaway Hybrid Rangefinder Review. This is going to help explain all you need to know about it.

Callaway hybrid rangefinder 

This hybrid rangefinder combines both a GPS and Laser to create a very reliable device that offers golfers fast and accurate measurements. It has P.A.T to help you locate the pin, 6X Magnification, and a range of up to 1000 yards.

The device has more than 30,000 preloaded courses, and you can choose to measure in either yards or meters. This hybrid rangefinder is also lightweight and compact to ensure that you can carry it around the course for several rounds.


Key Features and Specifications

Laser Features:

  • Features exclusive Birdie Technology: The device will “chirp” when the laser locks onto the pin.
  • 6X magnification
  • Range: 5-1000 yards (5-300 yards to pin)
  • Superior accuracy to +/- 1
  • Measure in Yards or Meters
  • Scan landscape to acquire multiple targets
  • Sleek, ergonomic, soft casing design
  • Comes equipped with carrying case
  • Water and fog resistant
  • Dimensions: 4.25″ (L) x 3″(H) x 1.75″(W)

GPS Features:

  • Preloaded with 30,000+ golf courses worldwide
  • No download or subscription fees
  • Up to 10 hours of battery life
  • Accurate distances to front, center, and back of the green
  • Accurate distances to layup or carry hazards and doglegs
  • Auto-hole advancement

P.A.T (Pin Acquisition Technology)

This hybrid rangefinder can lock onto the pin from more than 300 yards away and so you do not always have to see the flag so as to make accurate shots.


You can use this device to measure distances to the back, center, and front of the green. Apart from this, you can also use it to get accurate carry and layup distances to hazards.

6x Magnification and Range

Everything appears clear and close when using this rangefinder due to the 6x Magnification. You also get to choose whether to measure in yards or meters.

Preloaded Courses

This hybrid device comes preloaded with more than 30,000 courses from different parts of the world, and you will not have to pay any download or subscription fees.

Weight and Dimension

The rangefinder weighs 7.58oz, and its dimensions are 4.25 x 3 x 1.75 inches.

Power Pack Extras:

Golfers also get 3 Callaway golf balls, an extra 2PK CR2 battery, and a divot repair tool when they buy it.




The unit feels great to use. Its slick design and coloring is a great addition to any bag. The GPS display fits in nicely to the unit just under the eyepiece for the laser giving you that ‘all in one place’ sense. GPS is almost hidden right below the eye-piece.  The black and white contrast LCD screen clearly and brightly displays front, middle and back yardages as well as hazard and bunker yardages if you tie to them.  The overall design of the unit is near perfect.



The laser, in both modes, handles onto the pin easily from a good distance. Other lasers, when on the scanning mode, can be quite hard from some distances to get ‘locked’ on the pin, which really isn’t an issue with this.

I am also a massive fan of the ‘scan’ mode. Using this together with the GPS gives you real confidence that you are getting the right number for any layup shot.

It automatically picks up on what hole you are on and at a glance you have front, middle and back of the green.

Benefits and Drawbacks

Having a rangefinder on the course is already a significant advantage, but this hybrid rangefinder is way much better than others. Apart from its many useful features, its most outstanding benefit comes from its accuracy. Let’s take a look on some other benefits of the rangefinder.



You will never have to pay download or subscription fees. This means that you can easily download its software and courses and can also delete them in case you do not require them.


The lightweight and compact design makes it easy to carry around the course and maintains the comfortability for the golfers.


It has a bright GPS display that is very easy to read.


You can still use it under any weather condition because it is water and fog proof. In case of any harsh weather or fog conditions the device will not malfunction.


The device has both GPS and laser capability; the duo makes the device worth it.


When you buy the retail package, you will get some nice extras, most significantly extra balls, and who would not want those!


It is simple to use and set up is also effortless.



Picking up the pin is not easy when there are trees behind it, the tress act as obstacles in the connections of the device and signal catching process. This is also a drawback as most areas where golf is played have trees planted.


The fact that the rangefinder keeps shutting off can be annoying. The reason behind this incapability is yet not discovered, but it can be a great pet peeve, beware!


Many new courses are not in the database which makes it hard to use this device when playing on them.


It is quite a pricey laser rangefinder, most people cannot afford it and do not prefer having it.


Conclusion: Callaway Hybrid Rangefinder Review

Most golfers want to have the best and adequate information when on the course and for this the Callaway Hybrid Laser Rangefinder is an excellent option. It not only has both a GPS and Laser but it combines the best of both to confirm that a golfer always has enough and reliable information.

It is a very easy device to set up and using it should also give no challenges to a golfer. The accuracy of this hybrid device is also remarkable and sum up everything, you get to view the data from a bright and clear display. And so the conclusion is that it is an excellent device that will benefit a golfer in many ways.