Is Cobra Golf A Good Brand – How They Compete On Price & Performance

If you have tuned into golf in the past two years, you have probably seen the longest driver in the games history, Bryson Dechambeau, proudly sporting the full range of clubs from Cobra and winning plenty of big tournaments.

When it comes to Drivers, Hybrids and Woods, Cobra can stand toe to toe with the best brands in the world in terms of performance, quality and value. In Players irons too, they are extremely competitive. When it comes to distance irons and game improvement irons, however, Cobra is still some way off the big boys like Taylormade, Titleist and Callaway. They are improving with every iteration however.

Bryson is not the only Tour pro using Cobra to achieve success in the game, others include Rickie Fowler, legend Greg Norman and Ladies ambassador Lexi Thompson.

We can easily see from the star studded line up that Cobra is indeed a solid brand for Pros, but what about the average player, high handicapper and mid handicapper. How do these clubs stack up against the giants like Callaway, Titleist & Taylormade.

In this article, we are going to take a look at all of their offerings and hopefully you can decide on whether to go with the brand or not, compared to it’s competitors, but first let’s take a quick look at the history of the brand.

Interesting Facts

  • Founded In 1973 By Australian Tour Winner Thomas L. Crow
  • Uses 3D Printing In Its Clubs
  • Oversized Allowed The Company To Reach Annual Turnover Of $4.8 Million
  • Utilizes Artificial Intelligence In The Weighting Of Their Clubs
  • Sponsorship Of Legend Greg Norman Brought The Company To The Next Level
  • Makes One Size And Standard Progressive Length Irons
  • First club manufacturers to use graphite shafts

History Of Cobra Golf

Cobra Golf was founded way back in 1973 by Thomas L. Crow, a former Australian open winner who noticed Americans were buying clubs that were not suited to their game and he set up a brand that was tailored directly towards average players and game improvement.

Cobra were the first brand to create a Driving iron and they also pioneered graphite shafts which were lighter and aimed at average players, seniors and women.

Their ‘Oversized irons’ became a big hit in the US and the company quickly grew to a revenue of over $5 million as a result.

The company underwent a number of acquisitions over the years and is currently owned by the Puma brand who are based in California, USA.

Who Are Cobra Golf Clubs For

While Cobra now attract the best players in the game, they certainly haven’t forgotten about the average players that they were set up to represent.

Beginners, Seniors, Women, High, Mid & Low Handicappers can all find quality Cobra clubs and accessories to suit their game.

One Length Vs Standard Progressive Length Irons

Bryson Dechambeau is known as the scientist because he uses irons that are all the same length.

Cobra now produces it’s irons in standard and one length format. One of the only club manufacturers to do so.

Best Golf Club Set From Cobra – The Cobra XL Speed Set

Selling Points:

  • Excellent Game Improvement Clubs
  • Full Array Of Clubs Needed
  • Custom Options
  • Premium Cart Bag

Key Features:

Cobra XL 3 Wood

If you are a beginner, high handicapper or senior player. The Cobra XL set is going to be perfect to improve your game.

The driver, woods and hybrids have deep and low weighting with generous lofts which will allow you to get the ball in the air easily with straight accuracy.

The irons are cavity back and this set is certainly focused on game improvement while the quality is certainly goo enough to take you from beginner to intermediate.

You can chose steel or graphite shafts and also the flex that will suit your game the best.

Set includes a full array of clubs: Driver, 3 Wood, 5 Wood, 3 Hybrid, 4 Hybrid, 6 – 9 irons, PW, SW, Putter, Premium Bag with XL Drinks Pocket.

Cobra XL 20 Dgree Hybrid

Overall Score: 94/100

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How It Compares To The Competition

The Cobra XL is around the same quality as the Callaway Strata but it costs more.

It offers more in the way of customization, however and can configured in a way that exactly suits your game.

Cobra XL goes head to head the Callaway Edge and Taylormade RBZ sets, costs a bit less and is almost on par performance wise.

The Cobra XL set will be very similar to the Wilson Profile set too, but with more customization.

Best Drivers, Woods And Hybrids

The Speedzone range stands out for us as among the best in their class in the game right now and they are also competitively prices.

Released in 2020, these clubs offer tremendous value alongside almost unbeatable performance.

Cobra Speedzone Driver  Review:

Selling Points:

  • Adjustable Under Head Weight
  • Low COG
  • Huge Sweet Spot
  • Excellent Ball Speeds
  • Great Price

Lofts: 9, 10.5

Key Features

The club head is huge on this one at 460cc, the legal limit and it boasts an aerodynamic shape

The club face is ultra thin, cnc milled, steel for delivering exceptional ball speeds and there is a weight on the underside of the club which can be placed at the rear or front of the head which can optimize the centre of gravity for your particular game.

The T bar chassis helps deliver sickening ball speeds and the carbon crown is lightweight and aerodynamic.

You get plenty of options for shafts and flex too to get the club your game really needs.

This clubs doesn’t just look great, it’s performance is right up there with the best drivers in the market for beginners and professionals alike.

The Radspeed is the latest version but we prefer the value of the Speedzone right now.

Overall Score: 94/100

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Speedzone Woods Review

The woods are available in: 3 Wood (14.5 Degrees) , 5 Wood (18.5 Degrees) & 7 Wood (22.5 Degrees) respectively.

Key Features:

The Speedzone Woods have all the same technology as the driver with a few key differences.

The Fairway woods have the same CNC milled face, large sweet spot and adjustable weight on the under side of the club.

The loft can also be adjusted up or down with an adjustment screw

The Hollow Split rails increase the size of the sweet spot and the Dual baffler rails increase the stability and distance achievable with the club.

Again the speedzone woods can take on any club in the game for beginners and pros alike.

Overall Score: 94/100

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Speedzone Hybrids

The Hybrids are available in the following lofts: 19 Degrees, 21 Degrees, 24 Degrees

Key Features:

The Speedzone hybrids contain all of the same technology of the driver and the woods and it has a slightly larger head than a typical hybrid for a longer distance.

The way the hybrid cuts the turf allows you to get high and long ball flights even out of the rough, supported by the dual baffler rails on the underside of the club.

The Speedzone hybrids are high performing and great value for what you get an can easily take on any other similar club from another manufacturer.

Overall Score: 94/100

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Other Driver, Wood & Hybrid Ranges To Consider:

Cobra Speedzone Vs Taylormade Sim Max

The Taylormade Sim Max is one of the most popular club ranges on the market and the Cobra Speedzone range is right up their alongside it in terms of performance and slightly ahead when it comes to value.

We would say that the Cobra Speedzone is slightly ahead of the Sim Max range in the drivers, woods and irons.

Cobra Speedzone Vs Callaway Mavrik Max

The Speedzone and Mavrik range came out at the same time and are both very high performing clubs.

For us the value and exception performance of the Speedzone range is enough for us to favour it over the Mavrik set.

Cobra Irons

Cobra produces some of the leading irons in the game for all levels of players, from high handicappers all the way up to the top tour professionals in the game.

Cobra Radspeed Irons

Selling Points:

  • 3d Printed Medalion
  • Weighting Placed With Artificial Intelligence
  • One Length Or Standard Progressive

Key Features:

The latest irons from Cobra are the Radspeed and will suit the biggest number of players.

These are players distance irons that focus on distance, accuracy and improvement.

They are available in one length and standard size with improved weighting over the preceeding Speedzone irons.

They multi material medallion is 3d printed and fills the cavity for improved feel, distance and stability in the club.

The weight is kept low and place with artificial intelligence as the clubs get progressively more workable as you approach the green.

You have an ultra fast, forged inserted face with a thick sole, delivering incredible ball speeds.

The clubs cut the turf effortlessly for high and easy ball flights.

Overall these are a top set of irons.

Overall Score: 92/100

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Other Cobra Irons

Other Cobra Irons worth considering are the F-Max speedlights which are incredibly light and forgiving and the forged tech irons which are used by tour professional Rickie Fowler.

How They Compare To The Sim Max Irons

For us, the Taylormade Sim max irons are quite a bit superior and while Cobra is right up there, competing in terms of their drivers, woods and irons, the other top brands seem to perform better when it comes to those longer clubs.

How The Radspeed Irons Compare To The Callaway Mavrik

The Radspeed’s and Mavriks are a little closer together than with the Sim’s but the Mavriks are still taking this one down for us in terms of performance.

The one length Radspeeds seem to be somewhat of a disaster and the other top brands seem to have it a lot more correct in their approach to players distance and game improvement irons.

Overall Cobra Brand Recommendation

Cobra are without doubt a good brand. If you are just getting into golf, their beginners clubs are enough to take any other brands offerings for a ride and they also usually very well placed.

While their irons cannot yet compete with the other top brands, their drivers, woods and hybrids certainly can.

If you are on the fence about going with Cobra to get your game to the next level, you can rest assured that their clubs are among the very best on the market today.