Best Iron Sets for Every Skill Level

Choose an iron set that matches your game and skill.

7/12/20233 min read

Golf irons are an investment, so nailing your choice when buying a new set is very important. Knowing your game and skill level is crucial in this decision as different clubs tailor to different players. That’s why in this article we will be diving into some of our favorite iron options based on the skill and needs of various players.

Before we make specific club suggestions, identify what type of player you are to narrow down the categories:

* keep in mind there is some overlap so consider qualities too

Super Game Improvement Iron: Cleveland Launcher XL Halo

These Cleveland Irons provide the most forgiving club face while also helping maximize distance for people with a slower golf swing making this the perfect option for people shooting 100+.

Game Improvement Iron: Taylormade SIM2 Max

The SIM2 Max Irons employ a progressive Inverted Cone Technology to optimize performance across the face. This technology ensures that ball speeds and forgiveness are consistent from center strikes to off-center hits. Golfers can experience improved distance and accuracy, even on shots that are not hit perfectly on the sweet spot. However, the C300 steel these heads are made from will not give you as much forgiveness as the Cleveland Launcher XL Halo, but it will give you faster ball flight making it appealing to golfers shooting 80-99 and want more power.

Players Distance Iron: Cobra King Forged Tec One

The Cobra King Forged Tec One irons are a high-performance set of golf clubs designed for players seeking a blend of forgiveness, distance, and precision. These irons incorporate advanced technologies and a sleek design to enhance overall performance on the golf course. They also provide a bit of workability to help shape shots making it great for players shooting in the lower 80’s.

Muscle Back Iron: Taylormade P7MB

The TaylorMade P7MB Irons are a premium set of golf clubs designed for skilled players who demand exceptional performance and control. TaylorMade has implemented a precise weight distribution that enhances distance control and optimizes the overall performance of the clubs. These irons are forged from soft carbon steel, providing insane feedback and feel. Similar to the Cobra King Forged Tec One irons, the P7MBs also allow for great workability.

Players Iron: Srixon SRX ZX7 Mk II

These irons build upon the success of the original ZX7 model, incorporating refinements and improvements. The redesigned Tour V.T. sole is a standout feature of the ZX7 Mk II Irons. This sole design features increased leading-edge bounce and a more versatile trailing edge, enabling players to navigate a variety of turf conditions with ease. Additionally, The irons feature narrower, deeper grooves in the shorter clubs (8-PW) to optimize spin and control on approach shots, while wider, shallower grooves in the longer irons (3-7) enhance consistency and forgiveness. For lower handicap players seeking a club tailored to shot control and consistency, these are a great option.

Blades Iron: Taylormade P7TW

If you are looking for top of the line, these are it. In the words of Taylormade themselves, the P7TW irons “have been meticulously shaped to meet Tiger’s discerning eye”. These irons are forged in order to tailor to the highest end players. Tiger said “When you look down at these irons, you are looking at the result of every range session, event, victory and major championships from my 22+ years of professional golf”. You want a club like the pros? You're not going to find anything better than this. The fact that it is made for the highest end golfers means workability is its best asset and lacks some of the forgiveness you will find with the other irons mentioned. If you are confident in your game, give these a try.

Now let's look at our picks for each: