Callaway Chrome Soft X LS Golf Balls Review

By Kellie Noszka

Callaway Chrome Soft X LS Golf Balls

The new Callaway Chrome Soft X LS golf ball is an excellent choice for low-handicap golfers seeking more ball speed and less spin off the tee. Callaway says it best – the Chrome Soft X LS golf balls are for golfers who “want to bomb it off the tee.”

Four layers of the Callaway Chrome Soft X LS golf ball

What Makes the Chrome Soft X LS Faster?

To achieve the maximum distance off the tee, Callaway went straight to the heart of it newest ball. The four-piece Chrome Soft X LS has four-piece construction with a new larger SoftFast core that works in conjunction with the soft inner mantle and highly resilient outer mantle for blazing fast ball speeds off the clubface. The straight flight path cuts through wind and provides even more distance, already making the X LS an attractive option for Tour golfers.

The fourth piece of this premium golf ball is the thin urethane cover that is designed to go fast and far with little spin on long shots, yet high spin and low launch in your short game.

Is the Chrome Soft X LS Golf Ball Forgiving?

You might expect a high-performance golf ball with such speed capabilities to be very unforgiving. While the feel isn’t as soft as some other balls – the Callaway Chrome Soft X golf ball, for example – the ball still has good control around the greens.

How Does the Chrome Soft X LS Compare to Other Chrome Soft Golf Balls?

The original Chrome Soft and Chrome Soft X golf balls target low-handicap golfers who has a fast swing and want less ball spin. The Chrome Soft X LS takes that concept to another level allowing golfers to reach the fastest spin of any of the three balls when hit with a driver. The spin with a driver is low, similar to the Chrome Soft ball, but less than the Chrome Soft X.

The Chrome Soft X LS ball is most similar to the Chrome Soft, but with notably faster ball speed and a slightly harder feel. Like the Chrome Soft, the Chrome Soft X LS is designed for a straight flight pattern.

Callaway white Chrome Soft X LS golf ball

What Tour Golfers Use the Chrome Soft X LS Golf Ball?

The Chrome Soft X LS ball isn’t available to the general public until late March, but several professional golfers have already given it a test run. PGA Tour veteran and golf trick shot artist Wesley Brian is already using the ball, as well five-time PGA Tour champion, Marc Leishman. Leishman finished tied for 32nd place at the Genesis Invitational in February, where he first debuted the Chrome Soft X LS ball.

Top golfers like Jon Rahm, Xander Schauffele and Phil Mickelson currently use the Chrome Soft X golf ball and it will be interesting to see if they make the switch to the X LS as the season progresses.

How Much Does the Callaway Chrome X LS Golf Ball Cost?

The Chrome X LS is a premium golf ball and you can expect to a premium price. A dozen balls retails for $47.99 so it is certainly better suited for players who won’t be losing balls in the woods or in water hazards.

Choose from three colors/design for the new Chrome X LS – white, white Triple Track and yellow Triple Track. The Triple Track balls pair nicely with Odyssey Triple Track putter.

About the Author

Kellie Noszka is a freelance writer and former sports reporter for the Cincinnati Post. She was a golf caddie for 10 years and earned an Evans Scholarship to The Ohio State University. Kellie developed a deep appreciation for the game of golf at an early age.