Critical Golf: Unbiased Golf Equipment Reviews


The Nikon COOLSHOT 20 is the entry level golf laser rangefinder from Nikon, replacing the original Nikon COOLSHOT. Differences are slight, with a modified white and blue design, and a slightly less powerful laser. It still maintains, however, 6x magnification, and scanning for up to 8 seconds.

The Nikon COOLSHOT 20 is, at 3.6″ x 2.9″ x 1.5,” the smallest and lightest Nikon golf laser rangefinder, and marketed by Nikon at a mere 125g excluding battery. The device retains 6x magnification, has “First Target Priority” as all previous Nikon rangefinders have had, seeking the nearest object in its line of sight, and can scan across objects for up to 8 seconds. Distance accuracy versus the original COOLSHOT slightly declines, increasing to increments of 1 yard versus 0.5 yards, and maximum distance to flagsticks is only 250 yards. Then again, this Nikon retails for just under $200, which at the low end of laser rangefinders.


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Retail price: $199.99
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