Callaway Hex Tour Soft Review [2023 Honest Opinion]

Choosing the right golf ball for your game is important. A golf ball that works for your ability and swing speed is hugely beneficial if you want to be playing your best golf possible.

The Callaway Hex Tour Soft ball is one of the many options in the golf ball lineup from Callaway. They have a whole host of options for different levels and swing speeds, from tour-level performance to a more budget ball.

The Callaway Hex Tour Soft is a ball that isn’t always the first choice for a lot of golfers, but at the incredibly affordable price range, should it be considered?

If you’re considering using the Callaway Hex Tour Soft ball, in this article we’ll take a look at what it’s like in terms of performance and help you decide whether these Callaway golf balls are a good option for out on the golf course.

Callaway Hex Soft Balls Review

Callaway Hex Tour Soft Review

Callaway Hex Tour Soft Golf Balls

The Callaway Hex Tour Soft golf balls are built for distance but are also aimed at increased spin and control from around the greens.

The 3 piece golf ball consists of an Ionomer Solid core, with Injection Molded Surlyn and a Hex Aerodynamics dimple pattern.

The improved core technology is designed to produce longer, straighter shots most notably from the tee box, plus a considerably tighter dispersion angle on iron shots and wedge play.


Let’s have a look at the five important factors which I look for when choosing a golf ball to play with.


First of all, let’s look at the price, it’s one of the most important considerations for a lot of golfers when choosing a golf ball after all.

Currently, you’re going to get these balls at about £35 for a couple of dozen, which works out at around £1.50 a ball.

That’s a pretty good price for a ball that does perform quite well. Especially when you compare it to premium balls which will cost you about £4.50 per ball.


The feel of a golf ball is perhaps the most important factor for me when choosing a golf ball to use.

If a ball doesn’t feel good to hit off the club, then you can never really get comfortable over the shot in my opinion.

The Callaway Hex Tour balls have a fairly soft outer cover which feels nice off the face and helps with a truer roll on putts.

The lower compression means they do feel a little more clicky compared to other better balls and tend to jump off the club a little faster than I would like.


Spin is obviously important when playing golf and the Callaway Hex Tour Soft ball is marketed as having more spin and control from around the greens.

Off the tee, the spin rate does feel a little low. The low spin rate means that it doesn’t get the height I’m usually after and the trajectory feels a little dampened.

It does fly fairly straight though with a driver, which is never a bad thing.

Around the greens, I didn’t really see that greater level of spin and control as Callaway claims the Hex Tour Soft has.

Despite the 3-piece core technology and the soft cover, the ball does jump off the wedge a little too quickly and doesn’t check up very fast.

For slightly longer wedge shots, however, the spin rate is OK on pitch shots into the greens. With a good strike, the ball will produce enough spin to stop on the green.


The Callaway Hex Tour Soft certainly is a distance ball more than it is soft, with a low compression that’s pretty fast off the face of the golf club.

There was a noticeable increase in yardage from tee to green, with drives going 5 to 10 yards further and even my iron shots into the green consistently going long of the flag.

The lack of spin coupled with the firmer core technology means the ball flies longer and rolls out more.

For a lot of golfers who are constantly chasing extra distance, this ball does do what it says and will increase driving length.


The Callaway Hex Tour Soft is clearly targeted at the newer, higher-handicapped golfer, who is less worried about durability because it’s not often they can finish a round with the same ball as they started with.

With that said, however, the ball is very durable and won’t see many scratches or marks during a round of golf.

The Surlyn cover is one of the tougher materials used for a golf ball cover and as a result, it can cope much better with any thinned bunker shots or cart path bounces.

Our Verdict

Out on the golf course, these golf balls are an interesting option to play with.

Normally, I use a Taylormade TP5-X golf ball, it’s soft, feels great off the face and the ball flight provides consistent performance.

Having used the Callaway Hex Tour Soft for a round, it’s clear to see, this is a very different golf ball.

Although different, there’s still plenty to like about it and it’s not necessarily a bad thing to be different from one of the top balls on the market.

As mentioned, it’s targeted at the higher handicap player. It’s cheap, has greater distance than others, and will last a long time (if used correctly).

For most golfers, the more distance it offers is certainly attractive. And there’s no doubt that the ball does fly further than others. The great core technology has low compression, which makes it perfect for slower swing speeds as the ball will jump more off the club.

The feel is also surprisingly nice and does feel soft off the face, albeit a little clicky. I felt like I could hit different shots with lower flights and higher flights when required.

For me though, where this ball lacks is from around the greens. I just couldn’t get it to stop as quickly and as consistently as a premium ball. I miss too many greens for me not to have confidence in my golf ball from off the green.

But with all that being said, I do believe the Callaway Hex Tour Soft is a good choice of golf ball for a lot of golfers out there.

There’s certainly cheaper other balls available and better budget balls, but these balls will give you max distance and won’t cost you the earth.

Final Thoughts

That’s it for our Callaway Hex Tour Soft Review. Callaway golf balls have long been a great choice for many club golfers and this option certainly provides a budget-friendly ball, with a high-energy core for more distance and straighter shots.

If you’re after a cheaper alternative, why not try the Callaway CXR Power golf balls or a Slazenger V300 Soft.

Ed Welton

Founder, Editor

Ed is the founder and editor at EEE Golf. He’s been playing golf for over 20 years, competing in many top amateur events. He’s played courses all over the world and played with some of the best players in the game. His aim is to help educate people about the game of golf and give insights into the sport he loves most.

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