Callaway X2 Hot 10-Piece Golf Club Set Review

People are always taking up the game of golf. It is a generational game that people develop a deep passion for. As a result, fathers tend to teach the game to their sons, friends get their friends into it and of course, the PGA tour is always making fans.

This creates a large pool of beginner golfers. Every year, thousands if not millions of people take up the game for the first time. So the market for beginners’ golf clubs is well, flooded. This makes it difficult to find a quality set among the dross.

So we are continuing our efforts to help beginner golfers in our long series of golf club reviews. Today we will be taking a look at another golf club set aimed at intermediate and beginner players. But is it worth your time and money? Let’s find out.


Our First Impressions

The Callaway Hot X2 golf club set struck us as a collection of clubs that beginners wouldn’t get a lot of use out of at first. In other words, we thought these clubs had advanced features that would be more suitable for Mid Handicappers than beginners.

But that was mainly because of how the clubs looked. As far aesthetics, these clubs are striking. They look sleek and their design suggests tour grade clubs.


What the Set Includes




The driver in the Callaway Hot X2 set is a 460cc monster that sports 10.5 degrees of loft. But you can adjust the loft via the hosel so you can find the perfect launch angle for your long game.



You get a #3 fairway wood in this set. The fairway wood features an oversized head and thin faces to produce hot ball speeds.



You also get a #5 hybrid that is set to a generous degree of loft so you can get yourself out of a variety of tough lie situations.




You get irons 6 through 9 in the Callaway Hot X2 set. Each iron features precise perimeter weighting which expands the sweet spot to increase accuracy. Ideal for beginners who are just learning how to master the difficult irons.



The Callaway Hot X2 comes with a pitching wedge, approach wedge and sand wedge. The loft for the pitching wedge is 44, the appraoch wedge is 49 and the sand wedge is 54.



The putter in this set is a White Hot Pro 2.0 with dynamic head shaping for more accuracy and feel.


Club Compositions

All of the clubs in this set (save for the putter) can be outfitted with graphite or stainless steel shafts. The driver features a titanium face  to enhance durability and feel. The titanium material also enhances the face to produce better ball speed on off-center hits.

The driver is also available in Aldila Tour Blue Graphite shafts. The heads of all the other clubs in the Callaway Hot X2 set are composed of stainless steel.

The heads of all the irons in the set feature deep central undercuts. This is helpful because it increases the amount the face flexes on impact. Not only does this dampen excess vibration but it also produces more ball speed.


Club Options

As of the time of this writing, the options for the Callaway Hot X2 were pretty limited. You can get the set with graphite or steel shafts. If you choose graphite, there are a number of flex options available. The irons are also available in right or left-handed versions.


Callaway Hot X2 Pros & Cons


  • These clubs are great for both beginner and intermediate players
  • The face of the driver has a very large sweet spot
  • You get good loft with all the irons starting with the #3 set at 18 degrees
  • The irons feature a stabilizing arch which produce sweet sound and feel
  • Award-winning iron set
  • The putter affords a lot of feel and control



  • Limited club options
  • The stand bag isn’t stable
  • A bit pricey
  • Currently difficult to find the complete set

Overall Score: 94/100

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Other Golf Club Sets to Consider

If you have read this far in the review and still haven’t found exactly what you’re looking for, check out these beginner golf club sets of note:

Callaway Golf Men’s Strata Set

Strata Main Image

This set includes a titanium driver, a 3 wood, a 4 and 5 hybrid, irons 6-9, a pitching wedge, sand wedge and a milled face putter. All of the clubs come in a premium cart bag.


  • Comes with 2 hybrids
  • The fairway wood produces great apex height
  • The putter allows for great spin control


  • Driver dents easily
  • The hybrids have awkward offsets

Overall Score: 98/100

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Wilson Platinum Golf Set

Wilson Platinum Set

The Wilson Platinum golf set includes a 460cc driver set to 10.5 degrees of loft, fairway 200d, 5 hybrid, irons 6-9, pitching wedge and putter.


  • Stainless steel cavity back irons
  • The carry bag is light
  • Effective PW


  • It can be pricey
  • Limited shaft options

Overall Score: 96/100

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Cobra XL Speed

The Cobra XL Speed set comes with a driver, 3 wood, 5 wood, 4 hybrid, 5 hybrid, irons 6-9, pitching wedge, sand wedge, putter and cart bag. You can choose between left or right-hand orientation, regular or senior flex and graphite or stainless steel shafts.


  • They look great
  • 15 degree loft driver
  • Irons have low profile undercuts


  • Not very forgiving
  • More for intermediate and advanced players

Overall Score: 97/100

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Final Thoughts

Overall, we liked the Callaway Hot X2. While they won’t make you want to tell the world about them, they have what every beginner needs. You get consistent distance from them, distance from the wood and driver and precision with the shorter irons and putter.

The irons also performed well in terms of spin control and straight flight. We recommend beginners pick these clubs up in graphite shafts but whatever your preference, be sure to get your hands on these clubs soon.