Choosing the right club is essential to making the perfect shot. Fairway woods are the only choice when getting closer to the green requires more loft than a driver and more distance than an iron can provide. Technological advancements from top brands like Callaway, Cleveland, TaylorMade, Titleist, and more offer essential innovations on golf woods. Innovations that help you make the right choice and the right shot.
Fairway Wood FAQ
How is a driver different from a fairway wood?
A fairway wood has a higher loft and shorter shaft than a driver and is generally used when there’s still a large distance to the green where irons wouldn’t be long enough to reach.
Why is loft important with a fairway wood?
The loft on a fairway wood is usually a few degrees higher than a driver, making it easier to get the ball elevated without losing a lot of distance. Fairway woods will still have a lower loft than other clubs in your bag like hybrids, irons, or wedges, making them ideal for longer distance shots to the green.
What kind of distances are fairway woods used for?
As with any other club, the distance you get out of your fairway wood will be highly dependent on your swing speed. Fairway woods can be used anywhere from 150 yards (very low swing speed) to 250 yards (very fast swing speed). You’ll get less distance from higher numbered/lofted fairway woods. For example, your 5 wood won’t travel as far as your 3 wood.
What is the cost range of Fairway woods?
Fairway woods range from the low hundreds to almost $600, with the average falling between $200 to 300 dollars.
If I buy a pre-owned name brand fairway wood, how can I be assured that it is in good condition?
We inspect, rate, and certify every pre-owned club, so you know precisely what you are getting. You can shop worry-free with our 30 Day Certified Pre-Owned Guarantee.
February 10th, 2023
This Cobra King RADSPEED fairway wood is similar to the Speedzone. The biggest difference for me is the shaft. The FX3 shaft plays a little more controlled foe me. DISTANCE, FORGIVENESS, LOVE THE MATTE BLUE
December 31st, 2022
Great Ladies Club
It was time to replace the old fairway wood and was looking at a used one. This new ladies Callaway Steelhead XR fairway wood came up at a lower price than the used one, so it was an easy purchase. It will go along with with my #5, 7, and 9 fairways. Great Quality and feel
December 30th, 2022
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Awesome Tour Edge Exotics C721 fairway wood, very explosive and forgiving. I bet it’s a club longer than your current fairway wood. I highly recommend Tour Exotics fairway woods and hybrids!
October 6th, 2022
The Wilson Staff Launch Pad fairway wood is easy to swing. Launches the ball high and it goes a long way. Exactly what I was looking for in a fairway wood.
September 18th, 2022
Great Fairway wood
Purchased the Callaway Epic MAX Fairway Wood to create a matching set of woods with Epic Driver. Gain distance and club is really forgiving. No matter where you hit the ball on club face.
August 20th, 2022
Easy to hit
The Cobra F-Max is the best fairway wood I've used. I am 65 years old, and I think the light weight of the club is the difference.
August 17th, 2022
TaylorMade Stealth Fairway Wood
Great look and feel. Added yards to my carry and enhanced accuracy. Taylormade hit it out of the park with the Stealth line of clubs.