Zevo Golf Club Reviews – Are They Any Good?

To begin with, Zevo Golf was an underdog story.

Unfortunately, in this case, the Goliaths of the golf industry won out against the little guy. Zevo Golf was launched with the goal of bringing playable clubs to the masses and helping more people learn the game.

Their clubs are known for being incredibly forgiving and affordable. But what happened to the company? Can you still buy Zevo golf clubs today? Are their clubs any good? We answer all these questions in the following brand review.

Brief History of Zevo Golf Clubs

Zevo Golf was purchased in 1996 by the Hoffee family.

The wealthy and entrepreneurial family relocated the company to Temecula, California. Zevo Golf clubs were produced to generous specs. Almost all of their clubs were oversized.

In fact, their clubs were the center of controversy when the United States Golf Association held out on approving their size. Some of the technology that was used to develop some Zevo clubs also came under question by the USGA.

Eventually though, the USGA relented and approved Zevo golf clubs for tournament play. Even with the approval though, the company struggled. They didn’t get much traction on the PGA Tour and at the time, they were going up against giants like Nike.

In 2003, the Hoffee family sold Zevo Golf and all of its patents to Golfsmith International Holdings. Golfsmith had a wide network of physical and online stores that sold golf brands big and small. Golfsmith even had their own line of clubs and accessories.

But in 2016, Golfsmith filed for bankruptcy and was eventually sold to Dick’s Sporting Goods. Today, you can still buy Zevo golf clubs from a number of retailers and on third party online sites.

Where Are Zevo Clubs Made?

Originally, Zevo golf clubs were manufactured in Temecula, California.

However, since the company has passed hands a couple of times since then, it is unclear where Zevo clubs are manufactured today.

What Happened To Zevo Golf – Still In Business?

Zevo golf was sold to Golfsmith International Holdings in 2003 which itself, was sold to Dick’s Sporting Goods. Today, the brand is still around and you can buy Zevo golf clubs through a number of retail sites.

Are Zevo Golf Clubs Good for Beginners?

Very early on, Zevo developed a reputation for making incredibly forgiving and effective game improvement irons.

The company focused on technology that drove distance for all of their clubs. So much so that they drew the scrutiny of the United States Golf Association.

The USGA was reluctant to approve Zevo Golf clubs, ostensibly because they were so long and forgiving.

In essence, Zevo clubs are made for beginners and high handicappers. They are affordable so pretty much everything about them is made to be appealing to neophyte golfers.

Zevo Golf Z450 Complete Set Review

The Zevo Golf Z450 Complete Set includes a 460cc driver, a fairway wood, #4 hybrid, #5 hybrid, irons 5-9, PW, SW and a mallet style putter. It also includes a stand bag with a 6-way divider top.

The woods in this set are ridiculous. The driver somehow looks bigger than 460cc and the fairway wood has an elongated head that creates a ridiculously high MOI. Pretty much anywhere you make contact on the face, you know your ball will be flying far. The feel of the woods is definitely muddled and there is no workability in them. But they are long and incredibly forgiving. The driver is made of forged titanium and both the driver and fairway woods have lightweight graphite shafts.

The hybrids are interesting because they come stock with steel shafts. That may have been an unfortunate choice for the company but at least the steel shafts are on the light side. In any case, you get a low CG from the hybrids and really good lateral forgiveness.

The irons also have lightweight steel shafts and bear a cavity back design. The soles are wide and they provide really good turf interaction and high launch – great for anyone who struggles to get the ball in the air with their irons.

The mallet putter felt a bit clunky in my hands; but that might just be because I’m not used to such a big putter. It took some time to get used to but once I did, I was able to hold a line very well.

Who is it for?

The Zevo Golf Z450 Complete Set is definitely for beginners. Every club is forgiving and is designed for effortless accuracy.

Pros & Cons


  • Affordable
  • Point-and-shoot
  • Confidence-inspiring


  • Steel–shafted hybrids

Overall Score: 96/100

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Zevo Z1 Irons Review

The first thing I noticed about these irons was the cavity. It’s a deep cavity with eight bracing arms extending from a central circle – it honestly kind of looks like the spokes of a bicycle.

But despite the awkward design, the Zevo Z1 Irons are stable and forgiving. The face profiles are very deep so they should help if you tend to hit the ball thin or heavy.

The top lines are very chunky and should look welcoming if you’re a beginner or 20+ handicapper. They come stock with really nice graphite shafts that flex but never feel out of control.

I found that the Zevo Z1 Irons launch effortlessly high and are more or less, point-and-shoot irons. I was getting really nice dispersion with them even if it meant giving up on my usual baby draw.

Who Are They for?

The Zevo Z1 Irons are for players who want to straighten their iron game out. It’s very easy to get straight flight and high trajectory from these irons.

Pros & Cons


  • Beautiful stock shaft
  • Easy to launch
  • Great for high handicappers


  • They look a bit awkward

Overall Score: 97/100

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Zevo Ladies XSD Full Set Review

The Zevo Ladies XSD full set includes a driver, two fairway woods, 4H, 5H, irons 6-SW, putter and a cart bag. The woods in this set are very lightweight and have an oversized profile.

The hybrids launch high but the tradeoff is that they produce a lot of spin. While the sweet spots are wide on these hybrids, if you somehow manage to miss them you may end up with an unplayable lie.

The irons are very long from heel to toe and there is plenty of offset in them. The wedges don’t spin too much but they launch high so you still get adequate holding power.

The mallet-style putter feels very well balanced and the face insert is nice and soft. I was actually surprised at how quickly and smoothly this putter produced forward rollout.

Who is it for?

The Zevo Ladies XSD complete set is for women who want solid performance from tee to green. The woods are long and the wedges and scoring irons will help you hold fast greens.

Pros & Cons


  • Sturdy bag
  • Headcovers included
  • High-launching irons


  • Loose-fitting head covers

Overall Score: 97/100

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Is Zevo A Good Brand? Final Thoughts

What I liked most about the Zevo clubs I tested is that there is no pretentiousness in them.

They are made for beginners and they aren’t afraid to show it. I would say that Zevo is a good golf club brand…for the right kind of player. If you’re a beginner looking for forgiveness and affordability from your clubs, definitely check Zevo out.