Nikon Coolshot 20 Golf Rangefinder Review

Nikon Coolshot 20 golf rangefinder comes with everything you need on the green. It is one of the most affordable options to get into the Nikon line, but it comes with some of the most popular technologies from the manufacturer. It manages to cover a range of up to 550 yards which is still above the market average, making it a good product for the return on investment ratio.


  • 550 yards range
  • Compact design
  • Rainproof


  • No slope measurement


There are a few technologies which work great with the compact rangefinder. Nikon has included its high precision laser which manages to cover up to 550 yards, even in less than perfect conditions.

Users will also come to enjoy the First Target Priority technology. It allows you to quickly find the nearest target to you which will save you time if you learn how to handle it properly. There is only room for improvement with the technology, but given that its results can largely depend on the outdoor conditions, the system works well for most players.

The continuous measurement function works well to deliver a complete overview of the surrounding environment within 8 seconds. This means players will be able to quickly scan multiple targets with the press of a single button.

With the eye-relief engineering, the rangefinder is well suited for all types of players. People with glasses or with sensitive eyes will appreciate the system which is not intrusive and can thus be used for multiple hours at a time.


The simple, compact, design is the true major attraction of the rangefinder. Since it is so small (91×73×37/3.6×2.9×1.5), you could fit it in most pockets and carry it around without any discomfort. Although there are other similar compact designs on the market, you will struggle to find a product which offers a range of up to 550 yards with such a small body. The design allows the manufacturer to use a CR2 battery which is known for its long life.


The Nikon Coolshot 20 Golf Laser Rangefinder is not the complete rangefinder in the manufacturer`s range. It offers the basic feature which every golf player needs without the added slope measurement. But this has its own benefits. It means you can take the rangefinder with you on tournaments to be USGA legal. It also means you can enjoy a compact body which is so rare to find with a new design which always tends to feature-pack the devices.

The Nikon Coolshot 20 golf rangefinder is rainproof which makes it a decent option for some mild weather changes. It is designed to work at its maximum capacity with perfect weather conditions, but as long as you don`t mind this aspect and are looking for an affordable rangefinder made by a company with a great heritage, the Coolshot 20 may be among the most honest options on the market.

Nikon Coolshot 20 Golf Laser Rangefinder Review
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