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GolfBuddy LR5 Golf Laser Rangefinder Review

GolfBuddy LR5 Golf Laser Rangefinder Review

Any modern golfer knows that you cannot enjoy this beautiful game without a rangefinder. However, it is also imperative to have the best golf rangefinder. The GolfBuddy LR5 is one of the best in the market, and it did not disappoint me. Its small and compact size is the first thing that you notice when you take it from the box, but there are still several other things that make it a top-notch machine. Principal among them is the three targeting modes (scan, pin, and standard) that let you focus on a target and get accurate measurements. Other things that impressed me include the six times magnification, long battery life, water-resistant body and the auto shut off feature that helps to conserve power.


Features and Specifications

  • 6X Magnification: With this rangefinder, things appear up to six times nearer than they are and this will offer you accurate readings.
  • 3 Targeting Modes: The three targeting modes in this device are Standard, Scan, and Pin. Standard Mode will provide you with the distance to your target. The Scan continuously scans to show distances to various objects and the Pin Mode will display an accurate distance to the pin.
  • Accuracy: It has an accuracy of within one yard, and this means that you will always get reliable information that you can use to improve your game.
  • Battery: The machine comes with a rechargeable CR2 battery with a life of up to 5,000 actions.
  • Body: LR5 has a lightweight and compact body that is also water resistant to make it possible to use under rainy conditions.
  • Auto Shut Off: It has an auto shut-off feature to conserve power, and so it will power down if it remains idle for 10 seconds.



The biggest benefit that you get from using the LR5 is that it comes with three scan modes that will help you focus on the target fast and get accurate measurements. Apart from this, you will also benefit from the plus or minus one-yard accuracy, and this will help you make perfect shots. Apart from this it also has many other merits such as six times magnification for precise readings.


  • It has three different scan modes that help you focus on target and get accurate measurements
  • This rangefinder is very accurate, and hence it will always give you reliable information.
  • Apart from being good looking, it is also compact and lightweight.
  • Water resistant attribute makes it perfect for use under rainy conditions.
  • LR5 is cheaper than most other competing devices.
  • The LR5 is easy to use even for newbies.


  • Although the powering down to conserve battery is great, it can also be annoying if you are not done using it.
  • Some customers complain that the accuracy is not consistent since it fluctuates by a few yards.
  • GolfBuddy LR5 is a little slower than other advanced rangefinders on the market.


A rangefinder speeds up play and ensures that you never have to guess any measurements when on the green but if you want to have an amazing golfing experience you need a quality one like GolfBuddy LR5. It is the successor of the famous LR4, and it has several improvements that make it a perfect device. The accuracy and the three scan modes are very impressive, but it also has a few shortcomings such as it is slower than other units. However, any golfer will tell you that you cannot find an entirely flawless rangefinder, and so the best way is always to weight between the pros and cons. And for the LR5, the pros take the day, and this makes it perfect for both amateur and professional golfers.

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