Bushnell Tour X Golf Rangefinder Review

Over the years, Bushnell has led from the front when it comes to golf rangefinders and the Tour X is certainly one of their best.

Offering many of the features that have popularised Bushnell rangefinders over the years, the most important change of the Tour X is the addition of interchangeable faceplates to disable or enable slope measurement. This function allows golfers during official tournament play to remove the front faceplate with slope recognition, thus making it eligible for play.

Th display is also clever. You can choose between a black or red display depending on the lighting conditions. I generally found that red worked best in low light and black in the bright sun. With its 6x magnification, the Bushnell Tour X can measure the flag up to around 450 yards. However, it is far more accurate to around 350 which is still impressive. For large objects the Tour X can actually pick things out well over 450 yards!

Thanks to Bushnell’s Jolt technology, you’ll get a nice vibration when the device locks in on the intended target. With the E.S.P.2 (Extreme. Speed. Precision) technology within the Tour X, you get extremely fast results which is a bonus, particularly when playing in a group. This second generation of E.S.P apparently picks up objects 5 times faster with an accuracy within 1 yard.

The Tour X Jolt comes in a nice box with a durable carry case, soft cleaning cloth and good instruction booklet. The second faceplate actually comes with its own separate carry case which is very useful.

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Bushnell Tour X Golf Rangefinder Review

For serious golfers who want the option of measuring elevation, the Tour X Jolt is a very solid option and wont disappoint. It has everything you would expect from a rangefinder in this price range and the accuracy is excellent and super quick. The Tour X feels good in the hand and the Jolt technology is always fun to use.

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Video Review

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Pros and Cons

PROS:
  • The Tour X with JOLT offers excellent accuracy.
  • Has two display options depending on light.
  • Has interchangeable faceplates for slope recognition.
  • Well made with solid carry case.
CONS:
  • Can struggle with flags over 350 yards.
  • Some users have mentioned a difficult with the focusing wheels.
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Key Features

Technology
The JOLT technology allows users to easily tell when they have locked in on the object. Very useful considering how easy it is to get it wrong! You get a nice vibration through the device when it locks.

Range
The Bushnell Tour X has a range up to about 450 yards (more with larger objects) and picks up the flag to about 350 yards.

Accuracy
The Bushnell Pro X7 Golf Laser Rangefinder features a new and improved 7X magnification lens – the only one in the world. It delivers crisp and clear images to the user. Its Focus system is also super quick.

Display
The first thing you’ll notice when you use the display on the Tour X is that you have two options – red or black. Red is great in low light and the black cuts nicely through bright sun.

Approved for tournaments
Not only is the Bushnell Tour X pro-certified by golfers, it also complies with the USGA 14-3 rule for use in tournaments now thanks to its removable faceplate.

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