Nikon Coolshot 20 Golf Laser Rangefinder Review

The Nikon Coolshot 20 Golf Laser Rangefinder has can measure distances from 6 to 550 yards. Its long distance capabilities are coupled with 6X magnification which is done through the high quality 20mm lens. It is the most compact rangefinder from the Nikon range. Although it’s small in size, the rangefinder comes with advanced features such as the 8 seconds continuous measurement system. This technology allows the rangefinder to look for distances to pins, hazards, trees or other small object. It does this with just one push of a button. Once you have these readings it`s easy to find the flag from the green background.


  • 20mm Nikon lens
  • 6X magnification
  • 1 yard increment reading
  • Rainproof
  • First target priority mode to select the flag from the background


  • No slope measurement


Nikon’s most compact rangefinder can work very well for new and intermediate users. With 550 yards measurement it’s above some other, more expensive, products. It features the First Target Priority Mode for flag selection. The 8 seconds continuous measurement will largely decide the distance to hazards, tress or pins. The quality lens allow for 6X magnification and the monocular is coated, for bright and clear images which are easy on the eyes as they come with the diopter adjustment function.


In terms of performance the rangefinder works well when used correctly. The 8 seconds reading can be a great tool to assess the environment and find the flag. One of the most interesting features of the rangefinder is that it can actually learn yardages of your clubs when you train.  This will come in as a useful insight with difficult shots when you play. Knowing this data can also be a great tool to improve personal skills and records. The rangefinder is small but performs really well when you take the weight of just 4.4oz into consideration.


The rangefinder comes in a modern and unique Nikon design. One of the best looking rangefinders you can find on the market. It comes with a texturized grip to prevent any accidents and has a built-in guard against lens damage. Powered by a CR2 battery it can work long enough to enjoy decent levels of usage but it would be advisable to keep an extra battery just in case. It should be a high quality Lithium battery. There are not many buttons on the rangefinder which will appeal to new and intermediate players due to the ease of use.


Nikon Coolshot 20 Golf Laser Rangefinder is one of the best lightest options on the market. It comes with enough features to attract even the intermediate player while offering a good package of features and design. Its reading of 550 yards can be above average especially when compared to similarly priced option on the market. It comes with advanced features such as the 8 second reading which allows for measurements to various objects. The rangefinder is a good option for those looking to learn and improve of clubs yardages.

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Nikon Coolshot 20 Golf Laser Rangefinder Review
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