Buying a golf driver is a big decision.
Not just because the driver has such a significant impact on your golf game, but because they can get costly.
Some new golf drivers can cost five hundred dollars, and there are a crazy few that end up closer to the $800 mark.
It’s hard to believe that some complete sets sell for less than the price of these drivers, but it is just how the golf world works.
Luckily, some drivers are available for less than $200.
These drivers are sometimes a few years old (but still new) or just from a brand or company that doesn’t sell their products for as much as other brands.
Here are our top ten best drivers for under $200.
Top 10 Best Golf Drivers Under $200
1. TaylorMade Men’s RBZ Black Driver, Black
- A large, 460cc titanium head with an adjustable loft sleeve allows for optimized launch and trajectory
- Ultralite titanium core strategically positions mass for higher launch and trajectory control
- Premium matrix white tie 55 shaft for maximum distance and smooth feel
- Legendary speed pocket performance for high launch and low spin, resulting in more distance
- New satin black finish with elegant detailing to improve alignment; Grip: TM textured 0.620 43 gram (men)
You can trust us when we tell you that the TaylorMade RBZ Driver did not always retail for less than $200.
At one point, this was a premium driver.
Since TaylorMade has now released several new clubs, they have lowered the price on this very high performing golf club.
The clubhead on the RBZ Black Driver is a 460cc Titanium.
Potentially our favorite feature of this club is the ability to change the loft and optimize your launch and trajectory.
Any driver that allows you some adjustability is like getting two drivers for the price of one.
The shaft in the RBZ Black is a White Tie 55 that will work well for most mid handicappers with moderate swing speeds.
You can purchase the RBZ Black in a regular, stiff, or senior shaft.
The RBZ Black Driver is where TaylorMade first started introducing their speed pocket technology to help increase ball speed.
If you are looking for something that has high-end technology for a very low price, the RBZ Black is the way to go.
- Sleek design
- Speed pocket technology for distance
- Adjustable loft sleeve
- Premium shaft
- Newer TaylorMade technology is longer
2. PGX Offset Golf Driver
- Offset anti-slice Technology
- 460Cc clubhead
- Headcover included ; The matte black finish and white and green gives the driver a clean and sleek look.
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- The offset of the driver helps you square the ball at impact. Having a square face at impact is important and will result in straighter drivers.
If you were looking for less than $200, you really would hit the jackpot with this club.
You can buy several of these drivers and still stay under the $200 mark.
The PGX Offset Golf Driver is an excellent club from a company that doesn’t get much recognition.
The offset on this driver makes it a great club for someone who struggles with a slice.
The PGX Offset Golf Driver comes with a flexible and lightweight shaft that is sure to accommodate the newer or higher handicap player.
If you are a strong person or a low handicapper demanding the ultimate feel from a driver, the PGX offset is not for you.
If, however you are a bargain shopper that wants an incredible deal on a well-built driver for a great price, the PGX Offset stands out.
- Offset clubhead for an anti slice
- Incredible price
- The large and forgiving club head
- Won’t work well for high swing speeds
3. Cobra Men’s 2018 F-Max Driver
- Ultralight configuration-lighter shafts and swing weights promote maximum clubhead speed and distance for slower swing speeds
- Back/heel CG weight-a fixed, back weight positioned near the heel promotes more forgiving, straighter drives
- Crown alignment feature-a visually appealing crown feature makes it easy to align the clubhead at address for straighter shots of the Tee
- Forged ti-6-4 face-forged Titanium face insert delivers more speed and distance on off center hits
- Midsize grips-larger, Midsize grips improve comfort and consistency with every swing
The Cobra Men’s F Max Driver surprisingly makes our list.
Cobra is a top of the line club manufacturer and finding some of their clubs in a price category like this is a genuine bargain.
The Cobra F Max line of clubs is for slower swinging players.
The driver is designed to be lighter in both the clubhead and the shaft.
The overall lightweight will help you to increase clubhead speed and, hopefully, in turn, hit the ball much further.
The Cobra F Max is not an adjustable driver; instead, it has a fixed weight in the back center of the club.
This fixed weight helps to create a very low center of gravity and a high launch angle.
The crown of the F Max driver is visually appealing, but it is also made to help you align your shots easier.
Another unique feature about this F Max driver is the midsize grip that it comes standard with.
The midsize grip is better for people who may have arthritis and struggle to hold a golf club properly.
If you struggle with both distance and direction off the tee, the F Max is a great driver to consider, and it comes at a very fair price.
- Comes with midsize grip
- Easy to align
- Slightly offset to help with accuracy
- Helps to increase ball speed
- Built for the older golfer
- Not suitable for faster swing speeds
4. Wilson Staff Cortex Men’s Golf Driver
- Fast Cage: Over 44% of the head has been replaced with lightweight carbon fiber, leaving a rigid titanium skeleton that provides structural stability and precise weight distribution for ultimate in adjustability.
- Spin Control: Wilson’s longest slide track offers golfers a wide range of spin options that will help deliver a low launching ball flight for maximum fairway rollout, or a high launch angle for the greatest carry.
- Direction Control: The Cortex Driver comes standard with the 8g weight near the toe and the 2g weight near the heel. To obtain a draw setting, the 8g weight can easily be moved to the heel and the 2g to be inserted near the toe.
- Trajectory Control: The Fast Fit hosel system allows you to dial in your preferred ball trajectory by fine tuning the loft in half-degree increments.
- Launch Control: Premium Fujikura ATMOS Tour Spec Shafts are available in three profiles, each with a unique launch and spin characteristics.
Wilson is a brand that is known for having lower priced golf clubs.
What some people don’t realize is that just because these clubs are lower in price does not mean they are low performing.
The Wilson Cortex Driver is a very high performing club that is even adjustable.
We mentioned earlier that purchasing an adjustable driver is an excellent decision for any handicap level.
The ability to change the club to accommodate whatever game you brought to the table that day will make a tremendous difference in your game.
The Wilson Cortex driver head has a lightweight carbon fiber design that is both stable and adjustable.
This is a significant improvement from some of their previous models.
You can adjust this driver to make sure it has the optimal launch and spin conditions for you.
If you like to hit it low and let it run or hit it high and let it fly, you can with the Wilson Cortex.
The weights on the driver’s head allow you to quickly change this from a draw bias to a fade bias club in a matter of seconds.
In addition to all of these fantastic adjustments to make, this a custom fit golf club, so you can also change the loft.
Changing the loft on your driver is a tremendous benefit because you may need different lofts for different golf courses.
Also, if you are working on improving your golf game and you find that currently, you need an 11-degree driver, you may end up needing a 10 degree in a few months.
Having to go and buy a brand new club would be terrible.
The ability to just quickly adjust the loft with a wrench is precisely what a mid handicapper needs.
The Wilson Cortex comes stock with a Fujikura Atmos Tour Spec, a top of the line shaft.
You can get the Cortex in a regular, stiff, or senior flex.
This driver is an excellent option for players of varying handicap levels to get a club with excellent feel and proven results for less than $200.
- Highly adjustable
- Feels like a custom fit club
- Premium golf shaft
- Some quality control issues with the shaft/head connection (Wilson will handle)
5. Wilson Staff C300 Driver MRH 9 S
- The C300 driver is the first and only driver to feature our award-winning power Hole technology
- 2 power holes on the crown and 2 on the sole create a sweet spot expanding, fairway finding head with maximum flex
- Three interchangeable head weights provide MULTI-FIT adjustability and custom shot-shaping
- Larger, softer, more comfortable Lamkin crossline 2 grip. Fujikura speeder Pro 58 graphite shaft
- Exclusive Wilson Staff matte Red finish
While we are talking about Wilson Drivers, it may be time to bring up the Wilson Staff C300 Driver.
This driver did very well for Wilson, and they say it has everything to do with the power hole technology.
There are two holes on this driver to help get an increase of power for the average golfer.
If you feel as though you could bump your clubhead speed up a bit to get some more distance, the C300 could be a good choice.
While we are talking about the Wilson driver and how long it is, we should probably mention that it is also conforming.
All of the drivers on our list are going to be USGA conforming golf clubs.
Although you can purchase clubs that do not conform to the USGA, it feels a bit like cheating.
Non conforming clubs claim that they go further and roll longer at times.
The major golf manufacturers only make conforming golf clubs.
If you stick with the major companies, you have a club that you will always be able to use in tournament play.
Not every golfer wants to play in a tournament, but even when you are recording a handicap, it is best to be fair and play with a conforming golf club.
The C300 golf driver comes with three head weights that you can adjust to help you dial in your shot shape.
If you want to hit the ball left to right or right to left, you can change the golf club to help you do so.
The C300 comes stock with a Lamkin Crossline grip.
Many drivers in this price range come with a standard Golf Pride Tour Velvet grip.
The Lamkin will give your hands just a little bit more grip on the club, so you don’t have to hold it tighter.
- Interchangeable weights
- High-quality Speeder shaft
- Not as widely available in different flexes
- A little light for some players
6. Srixon Golf 2017 Men’s Z 565 Driver
- New power Wave sole - advanced multi-step design allows the entire sole to flex, which enhances COR especially on low impacts
- New stretch flex cup face - face has been extended farther around crown and sole to create a larger sweet spot
- New lightweight crown - about 4 grams have been removed from the crown and repositioned to enhance clubhead MOI and lower the center of gravity
You may know Srixon more for its golf ball technology than golf club technology.
However, Srixon has made quite a name for themselves when it comes to golf clubs.
The Srixon Z 565 Driver is a few years old, but it is still a brand new club.
The technology is just not as current.
The fact that Srixon has since released a few newer drivers makes the pricing on this driver pretty incredible.
The Srixon Z 565 is built with a power wave sole, which will help to enhance the ball speed as well as forgiveness on this club.
The Z 565 has some technology that will help should you be a golfer that hits towards the bottom of the sole of the club.
The ball should still launch with some decent ball flight, even on the slight misses.
As far as the sweet spot on this driver, they made it much more significant than previous versions of this club.
Srixon calls it the stretch flex cup face, and they say that the sweet spot stretches across almost the entire face.
The crown on the Srixon is exceptionally lightweight, which has allowed the center of gravity to be positioned even lower.
With the low center of gravity, you get a much higher moment of inertia on the Srixon Z 565.
This club works for players of all handicaps, but the mid handicapper looking for an affordable but technologically advanced driver will benefit the most.
- High-end technology
- Great for mid handicapper
- Low center of gravity
- Lighter club head
- Technology is three years old
- Won’t be as long as newer drivers
7. Cobra Golf Men’s 2019 F-Max Superlite Offset Driver
- Lighter overall weight-18 grams of weight saving performance is achieved through a 6 gram lighter club head, a 7 gram lighter grip, and a 5 gram lighter shaft
- Forged E9 face technology-a thin forged Titanium face insert is engineered with E9 technology to enhance ball speed and distance across a larger area of the face
- Back/heel weighting-an ultra-forgiving construction features an internal weight pad positioned low, back and heel ward that promotes higher launch and straighter ball flights
- Crown alignment feature-a subtle crown alignment design assists with a square setup at address and provides a visually pleasing detail with it being distracting to the Eye
- Offset or Straight neck drivers-golfers can choose between an Offset design for maximum draw bias or Straight neck design for those that prefer a traditional look at address
We found another Cobra Driver for you offered at an incredible price.
This club was over $400 when it was first released.
What we love about the F-Max Superlite Offset Driver is that Cobra took the idea of making a lightweight driver and truly perfected it.
Not only did they make the clubhead lighter, but the shaft and grip are lighter as well.
Not many companies have gone to these lengths to make the golf club as light as possible.
Overall, Cobra was able to save eighteen grams of weight.
Although this may not seem like a significant amount, when you factor that number into clubhead speed, it will make a significant difference.
As far as the face on the F Max Superlite is concerned, it utilizes the Cobra E9 technology.
Even though this driver is a few years old, the E9 technology is still being used on the more modern drivers that Cobra is putting out.
The F Max Superlite gives you incredible ball speed.
The driver is not adjustable as a single weight was put in the back/heel area of the club to help with launch and ball flight.
If you struggle to get the ball up in the area or if the occasional slice rears its ugly head in your golf game, the Superlite can help to correct that.
As we mentioned with previous Cobra drivers, they do a great job of providing alignment technology with their drivers.
The crown alignment feature on the F Max Superlite helps to ensure a square set up at address.
The F Max Superlite is available in both the straight neck and the offset version.
The offset is a much more draw bias club for people who slice or fade the ball consistently.
The straight neck is for people who struggle more with distance than they do with direction.
The F Max Superlite is built for the slower swinging player that needs help getting the ball to launch high and far.
If this describes you, you will love this fantastic deal on the F Max Superlite.
- Alignment technology helps setup square
- Available in the square or offset
- Very lightweight and easy to hit
- Not for faster swing speed
8. TaylorMade M4 Draw Type Driver
- New face curvature w/corrective face angle on off-center hits, to reduce side spin & deliver straighter shots. Provides more loft in high-toe & less loft in low-heel for more consistent spin
- Hammerhead slot: the reinforced outer portions of the slot allow for a lighter, more flexible face, resulting in a larger sweet spot
- The flexible center slot increases ball speed on low shots and lowers unwanted spin
- GEOCOUSTIC: Shaped for a solid and explosive sound. Reduced sole volume enables a larger, more forgiving face.
- The two-tone crown cosmetics have been altered to make the face angle appear more open, resulting in a more closed face at impact. 41 grams of weight have been moved heel-ward to deliver draw bias
The TaylorMade M4 Driver was one of the best-selling golf clubs that TaylorMade ever produced.
They replaced the M4 with the M6 and, eventually, the SIM Max, so the pricing on the M4 has dropped considerably.
The M4 was produced to bring incredible ball speed to the mid to low handicap player.
This is one of the best drivers on our list for the player that has a bit faster swing speed
The M4 was built with a corrective face angle that helps if you happen to miss the sweet spot.
Mostly when you miss, you will have much less side spin created, so even your misses will be straighter.
It’s easy to create a driver that rewards a perfect shot; it’s much harder to create a driver that helps when you hit poorly.
The M4 driver is built with Hammerhead technology.
Essentially this just means that you get a large sweet spot with a much lighter driver overall.
The M4 sounds looks and feels great, and this particular model will help with your slice.
Anytime TaylorMade puts out a club that is called a D model or a Draw, it means the club is slightly closed.
This closure will help you square up the clubface if that is something you struggle with within your game.
The M4 was initially offered in the 9.5, 10.5, and 12-degree options.
It can be a bit tricky to find this club in your exact specifications because it was so popular.
However, if you see one offered at a great price, it makes sense to grab it while you can.
- Great ball speed
- Sounds and feels good
- Works for faster swinging players as well
- Can be hard to find in the proper specs, not many left
9. Tour Edge Golf- Hot Launch HL3 Driver
- Forged Titanium club head with cup face design maximizes ball speed off the face
- Variable face thickness technology provides better performance on off-center hits
- Power channel behind the face delivers amplified ball speed and added forgiveness on shots struck Lo
Tour Edge is a golf manufacturer that doesn’t get the credit they deserve on the golf clubs they make.
They offer a complete line of golf clubs for the mid to high handicap.
They even have a line of clubs designed for the lower handicap player as well.
The Hot Launch HL3 Driver is designed more for the player that struggles with proper driver launch and distance.
This is a forged titanium club head with a clubface designed to produce maximum ball speed off the face of the club.
The HL3 uses a technology that is very popular in the Callaway Golf Clubs called Variable Face Thickness.
This helps to make sure that even on off-center hits, you are getting plenty of distance and performance.
The HL3 does not look as large as some other drivers on the market, but it still offers plenty of performance.
You can get the Hot Launch HL3 in a regular, senior, or stiff shaft in the 10.5 or 9-degree loft.
- High launching
- Good availability
- Variable face thickness
- Smaller-scale driver
- Feel is not great for the lower handicap player
10. Tour Edge Golf Hot Launch 4 Driver
Last on our list is the Tour Edge Golf Hot Launch 4 Driver.
This club will be priced a bit higher than the HL3, but it still falls under the $200 mark.
The HL4 has some distance-enhancing technology that the HL3 does not.
If you struggle with a slice and need a club to help you fight it, you will be pleased with the HL4.
Another thing we love about HL4 is the lifetime warranty.
All Tour Edge golf clubs come with a lifetime warranty; this indeed says something about their products.
The HL4 driver is available in the regular, senior, stiff, and ladies shafts, and it can come in a 9.5 or 10.5-degree loft.
You will notice that the Tour Edge clubs overall are not fancy or complicated; they are just solid.
If you want something simple, that doesn’t cost a fortune; this is a great driver.
- Great distance
- Slice fighting technology
- Available in several shaft/loft options
- Not for the lower handicap player
- Priced higher than HL3 and doesn’t offer too much more