As the saying goes, “drive for show, putt for dough.” And these days, it can cost you a lot of dough for a putter. But it doesn’t have to be that way.
You can find a high-performance putter from lesser-known companies for a fraction of the price you’d pay for the big dogs like Odyssey by Callaway, Scotty Cameron by Titleist, and TaylorMade, to name a few. Whether you’re a beginner just learning the game or someone who has been hitting the course for decades, quality putters are out there for players of all skill levels. And they can be had at great values.
So keep reading below to check out some of the more popular and highest-rated inexpensive golf putters on the market today. Browse a wider selection of golf putters if this list doesn’t have the style you’re looking for.
1. Wilson Harmonized Square Heel/Toe (M1) Golf Putter
The Wilson Harmonized Square Heel/Toe Putter, also known as the M1, is one of the best values out there. The blade-style putter features heel/toe weighting and a plumber shaft and designed to offer great balance. You’ll definitely notice the grip — in feel and style. Soft and comfortable, the grip is highlighted by a vertical seam on the back of it to improve the feel which helps give you a smooth stroke every time. The micro-injection polymer face insert not only looks appealing, but emits a soft, yet solid, feel on impact. As for accuracy, the M1 has lines on the head so you can align your putt with confidence for a more consistent stroke. The M1, though, only comes in 35-inch length.
Price: $29.16 (10 percent off MSRP)
- Very soft and comfortable grip
- Alignment lines for accurate putts
- Only available in 35 inches
- Headcover not included
2. Pinemeadow Golf Men’s PGX Putter
The Pinemeadow PGX Putter is appealing all the way around — in style, playability, and price. While the mallet-style putter is a few years old (2013), it remains one of the best bargains on the market. The white club head is certain to add some personality to your set of clubs, but it also serves an important function. The contrast of the PGX’s white club head against the green grass will help you focus at address to make sure your alignment (you can see the alignment lines really pop in the picture above) is precise and where you want it. The putter weighs 380 grams, making it “tour weighted.” That extra weight will help you be more consistent on faster greens and will also help promote a smooth, stable stroke. Another plus, the PGX Putter comes with a headcover. Not the style you’re looking for? Check out all of the Pinemeadow Golf putters available here.
- White club head helps with alignment against green
- Extra 40 grams of the mallet putter is “tour-weighted”
- Includes headcover
- Some users found the paint can chip easily; use a headcover
- Some users felt it was too heavy
3. Ray Cook Golf Silver Ray SR800 Putter
If you don’t know who Ray Cook is, here’s the skinny: Cook never played on the PGA Tour, but his putters were used by PGA pros and won 200 events, including 4 majors, between the 1960s and ’80s. His love for golf and engineering led him to the life of putter design. And according to the numbers above, Mr. Cook knew what he was doing. The Silver Ray SR800, released in 2016, is the most recent of the highly-regarded series. With a soft mid-size grip, the SR800 features a cast aluminum head and an alignment line on the top of the mallet-style head, which will help result in smooth, consistent putts. Other specs include: 3 degree loft, 70 degree lie, plumbers neck full shaft offset, and the head weight is 360 grams. Not the style of Ray Cook putter you’re looking for? Browse a wider selection of Ray Cook putters here.
- Ray Cook putters have won 200 PGA events, including 4 majors
- Headcover included
- Some users weren’t happy with the sound on impact
- Currently won’t ship for 2 to 5 weeks
4. Orlimar Tangent T1 Putter
Talk about value. The Orlimar Tangent T1 Putter can be had for under $30, while offering high performance, making it a perfect putter for the bargain shopper or beginner. The 35-inch mallet-style design has an offset configuration and is highlighted by a TPU polymer insert face for an excellent feel on impact and a high moment of inertia, which will keep those putts straight and consistent. The two-toned club head features an extra long alignment line so you’ll be ready to roll accurately at address, and the perimeter weighting will certainly help you improve in accuracy department, as well. It also features a soft, oversized grip and comes with a free headcover.
Price: $29.49 (43 percent off MSRP)
- Has TPU polymer insert face
- Advanced perimeter weighting leads to more accurate putts
- Free headcover
- Not the newest Tangent model
- Available only in 35 inches
5. Two-Way Putter — Left and Right Hand
Sure, the Two-Way Putter by Quolf Golf might look like something you’d see at your local putt-putt course. But if you’re just learning how to putt and aren’t interested in plunking down a big chunk of change, then this club could be what you’re looking for. The interesting thing about this putter is that can be used by both right- and left-handed players. Now it probably isn’t recommended you “switch putt” while on the course, the Two-Way Putter is a no-frills club which is great as a learning tool for the new golfer.
- Can be used by right- and left-handers
- Under $25
- One size, under 34 inches
- Users felt the club was too heavy
- Not very stylish
6. Tour Edge 3 Backdraft GT Plus Putter
The Tour Edge 3 Backdraft Putter is part of the company’s popular GT Plus series. The all white color gives you excellent contrast against the green grass, resulting in better concentration, focus, and alignment, which, of course, leads to more consistent putts. It’s an earlier model, but the GT Plus Backdraft 3 has all you need to be solid on the greens while saving you green (under $50). Featuring a jumbo-sized grip designed to keep your wrists from breaking down, the Backdraft 3 has a high moment of inertia (MOI) and heel to toe weight, which are essential for balance and to keep your putter head square throughout the entire stroke.
- Available in 3 sizes — 33, 34 and 35 inches
- Jumbo grip
- High moment of inertia (MOI) helps keep the putter square
- One length — 34 inches
- Older model
7. Nextt Golf Men’s Axis HMD Nano White Putter 1 Diamond Mallet
Another attractive and functional club, the Axis HMD Nano White Putter 1 from Nextt Golf offers great value for the bargain-hunting golfer. The nano white (non-glaring) offers excellent contrast against the green grass at address, which will certainly help with your focus and alignment. The club also boasts a high moment of inertia (MOI) thanks to the unique mallet-style design, which uses geometry to maximize efficiency and performance. The higher the MOI in a putter the better, and the Axis HMD has just that.
Price: $26.08 (15 percent off MSRP)
- Nano white offers excellent contrast to green grass
- High moment of inertia
- One size available — 35 inches
Find more Nextt Golf Men’s Axis HMD Nano White Putter 1 Diamond Mallet information and reviews here.
8. Pinemeadow Golf PGX SL Putter
For those fans of Odyssey Golf, the PGX SL Putter by Pinemeadow Golf should look a bit familiar. Resembling the Odyssey 2-Ball Putters, the PGX SL has a similar alignment design. Pinemeadow’s 2X Orb Alignment System will help you get that ideal line every time for more on-target and consistent putts. The offset hosel will also aid in alignment. The putter is center-balanced, meaning your club has a better chance of staying aligned during your stroke, and the consistent face insert will give an excellent feel on impact for a smooth putt. With a soft Pinemeadow Spider Grip and a free headcover, the PGX SL has an Odyssey 2-Ball feel, yet at a fraction of the price. If you are a fan of Callaway, check out our list some of the top Odyssey putters on the market today.
- Pinemeadow’s 2X ORB Alignment
- Consistent face insert
- Comes with a headcover
- Available in one length — 34 inches
9. Wilson Men’s Augusta Golf Putter
Two words synonymous with golf stand out here: “Wilson” and “Augusta.” The price isn’t too shabby, either — under $25 (used; new from $40). As for the putter itself, it features a harmonized design, making it conducive to the playing styles of all golfers. Whether you’re right-handed, left-handed, a beginner or scratch golfer, you’ll find the Wilson Augusta will fit your game. The brass head of the blade-style putter will help get solid contact and minimize skipping. The all-weather, oversized grip is soft and comfortable, and lends an excellent feel, which is very important for concentration and focus. The putter is 35-inches long and comes with a 1-year general manufacturer’s warranty.
Price: From $22.99 (used) — new from $40
- Playable for both right- and left-handed golfers
- Brass head
- All-weather grip
- Doesn’t ship for 1 to 2 months
- Doesn’t come with a headcover
10. Ray Cook Golf Chameleon White Putter
The second Ray Cook-designed club on the list is the Chameleon White Putter, featuring the unique Tunnel Vision alignment aid. From the Ray Cook website, Tunnel Vision works like this: “When, at address of each putt, the player looks down at the cavity “tunnel” and looks down through “window” viewer. If the player sets up their putting stance position, eyes over the ball correctly, they will see the sight line through this viewer, inside the bottom of the putter cavity. If the player cannot see the solid sight line thru the top window, they can re align to a correct set up. This helps the player to be correctly set up to make the most accurate putts possible toward the hole.” Sounds revolutionary, indeed. The Chameleon White also features a large mallet-style head and a weighted perimeter resulting in a high moment of inertia (MOI), which allows for more balance during your entire stroke, thus you’ll have more consistent putts. Another plus, the Chameleon White comes with a headcover.
- Tunnel Vision alignment aid
- High moment of inertia
- Headcover included
- Pricier than most putters on this list