Nikon Coolshot 20 Laser Golf Rangefinder Review

This Cool Shot 20 golf laser range finder by Nikon is one of the lightest and compact golf tools there is, which is also equipped with advanced digital technology features to help ease every usage and games.

It is packed with improvements, and has a reliable shot to shot approach through its six power monocular which can magnify up to six times, while still providing a clear and bright image of the distance readings. It can accurately read distance up to 550 yards, and aside from providing an accurate distance read, this compact laser range finder can also help you manage your game better.

​Who Is It For?

This rangefinder may be sporting digital innovations, but it is completely user friendly and can be used as a starter golf device of those just beginning with the sport. Also, since it is designed for all levels of golfers, it is a good device to assist the experienced golfers have a clear vision of the distance of their target with its technology features, which can be provided instantly which will help with a quick game plan.

nikon coolshot 20 review


  • First Target Priority Mode: Nikon Coolshot 20 has a first target priority mode which gives assurance that distance that is displayed is the pin and not any other objects in the background.
  • Eight Seconds Continuous Measurement: By pressing down the power button, the range finder will provide a continuous measurement of the range for about eight seconds; alongside the first target priority mode, this feature allows you to know the distance from the pin, the hazards around at the field, and trees.
  • Weather Proof: This Nikon laser rangefinder is also designed to be enjoyed and be helpful no matter what the weather is; with it having a wide temperature tolerance, you can use the Nikon coolshot 20 even on inclement weather.
  • Long Eye Relief: The Cool Shot range finder is designed to be more comfortable not only in handling but also for viewing; with about 16.7 mm eye relief, it is made easy and comfortable for viewing even if you are wearing your eyeglasses.
  • Versatile Tool: This rangefinder can find the actual range of any objects within its sight, and it does not require any satellites to find any desired distance.

Pros & Cons

  • Pros
  • cons

•It can be too light or too small for your hands.

Solution: Before purchasing, it is best to test the waters. Try out handling the device and if it fits comfortably, then you are good to go.

•Small size can affect getting the focus or steady shot of the pin.

Solution: Any device requires some getting used too, it is best to find your sync and get used to the device because as you go along you will get the hang of it and know the tricks to it

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q. With its size and features, is Nikon Coolshot complicated to use?

A. No, not at all. This rangefinder is pretty easy to use which makes it actually good for any level golfer.

Q. Can this rangefinder calculate slopes?

A. No, this cannot calculate slope ranges only straight ones.

Q. Is it allowed to be used in competitions?

A. Yes, it may be used for golf competitions as it does not have the slope reading feature.

Q. How long is the warranty for this product?

A. If it is bought through Nikon, warranty is good for two years.

Final Verdict

Whether you are a serious golfer, a beginner, or simply someone who plays for fun, the Nikon Coolshot 20 is designed to fit your basic needs and assists in your game.

I highly recommend this laser range finder particularly for those who are participating in competitions, as this is perfectly legal to be used in events. Even without a slope reading feature, it makes up with its other great features; also it is designed to be comfortably used by golfers with eye glasses, making this range finder a most recommended one for all golfers.

Lastly, there may be a lot of laser rangefinders with a competitive price range, and this CoolShot can be a good start up investment for those just looking for almost the basic assistance while playing or competing.

Review Overview

1. Design – 5 out of 5

2. Performance – 4 out of 5

3. Components – 4.5 out of 5

4. Price – 5 out of 5

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