Golfers know that flat shots rarely exist. Even when the ground looks level, disparities in gradient are undoubtedly present. That’s why the best golf rangefinders with slope continue to find their way into golf bags around the world. Unlike a simple GPS app, golf rangefinders with slope use trigonometry and advanced technology to help you get better strike-to-pin distances, so you can minimize the potential errors caused by the ups and downs of your favorite full-scale courses.
What is slope? In golf, slope has two meanings. It’s a rating system that indicates the difficulty of a set of tees, and it’s a rangefinder’s ability to account for inclines and declines. The second meaning is the one you want to focus on.
With most rangefinders and GPS-based apps, you only get line-of-sight readings. And that’s plenty for going through a bucket of balls at the driving range. But with a slope-equipped rangefinder, you get more accurate distance measurements, indicating which club to grab and how to swing it like a real scratch golfer.
TRUE GOLF RANGE (TGR)
A golf rangefinder with slope is nice when you’re shooting for birdies, but a rangefinder equipped with True Golf Range (TGR) is even more advantageous for lowering your handicap. Not only does it calculate angle-compensated ranges, but it also considers atmospheric conditions (like temperature and elevation) and your average striking power to generate the most accurate readings on the market. With Leupold’s TGR Technology, you’ll know exactly how far the strike-to-pin distance is, which could mean the difference between using a 7 or a 9 iron on a challenging downhill approach shot.
Before you play your next round, pick up one of these advanced golf rangefinders with slope:
If you're a golfer who wants next-generation technology in a rangefinder that will outperform its price round after round, then the GX-2c should be in your bag. It features our Flag Lock Technology and Prism Lock Technology, which will give you an audible alert when the rangefinder locks onto a flagstick’s built-in prism. The GX-2c also comes with Leupold’s True Golf Range (TGR) Technology and our Club Selector Technology. When it’s activated, you’ll get club recommendations based on your style of play and striking distances.
The GX-2c is $329.99 and features FLAG LOCK, PRISM LOCK, DIGITALLY ENHANCED ACCURACY (DNA), SCAN MODE, TRUE GOLF RANGE (TGR), CLUB SELECTOR, FOG MODE, HIGH-CONTRAST BLACK DISPLAY, WATERPROOF DESIGN, and is USGA LEGAL.
Shave strokes off every round but still be tournament legal at a moment’s notice with the GX-5c. This golf rangefinder is versatile and extremely accurate, helping you make better decisions on every hole. The GX®-5c features our incredibly accurate Flag Lock Technology, which ensures that the laser will lock onto the pin instead of any hazards around it like branches or bushes. And for even more confidence in your approach, it also comes with Prism Lock, Leupold’s True Golf Range (TGR) Technology, and our Club Selector Technology.
The GX-5c is $499.99 and features FLAG LOCK, PRISM LOCK, DIGITALLY ENHANCED ACCURACY (DNA), SCAN MODE, TRUE GOLF RANGE (TGR), CLUB SELECTOR, FOG MODE, RED DISPLAY, WATERPROOF DESIGN, and is USGA LEGAL.
This innovative golf rangefinder is packed full of features like advanced image stabilization and Leupold’s unmatched Flag Lock Technology to help you turn more pars into birdies. The GX-6c also has Prism Lock Technology, Leupold’s True Golf Range (TGR) Technology, and our Club Selector, so you’ll get consistent range readings and club recommendations shot after shot.
The GX-6c is $599.99 and features FLAG LOCK, PRISM LOCK, DIGITALLY ENHANCED ACCURACY (DNA), SCAN MODE, TRUE GOLF RANGE (TGR), CLUB SELECTOR, FOG MODE, RED DISPLAY, WATERPROOF DESIGN, and is USGA LEGAL.