Chat with us , powered by LiveChat Taylormade TP5 Review | Worldwide Golf Shops Insider
Golf Dom
Blog Home / Products and Brands / Taylormade TP5 Review

Taylormade TP5 Review

The two balls covered in our Taylormade TP5 review.

Taylormade has always made great golf balls, but their TP5 hasn’t been the most popular brand for tour balls in the past. With the new, upgraded TP5 line of golf balls, they look to change that by bringing higher-level tour performance in two different feel profiles with the TP5 and TP5x.

In our TaylorMade TP5 review, we will cover the following:

  • Side-by-side model comparison
  • Pros and cons of both models
  • Final verdict on the entire lineup

Let’s dive into each and figure out what the TP5 and TP5x have to offer.

TP5 and TP5x Side-by-Side Model Comparison

The following spec lists are compiled using data from Taylormade’s website, and it gives a general idea of what each ball is made for:

TP5x TP5
Designed For Tour Speed Tour Control
Construction 5 Layers 5 Layers
Ball Speed Fastest Faster
Driver Spin Low Low
Cover Soft Tough Urethane Soft Tough Urethane
Launch High Mid-High
Iron Spin Low Mid
Feel Soft Softer
Wedge Spin Higher Highest

Now, let’s dive into our experience with each ball and provide greater detail about what they feel like to hit.


The TP5x is designed to emphasize ball speed, and it is the fastest ball in the lineup as a result. While still technically a soft-feel golf ball, it is noticeably harder than the regular TP5, and succeeds in keeping spin low to minimize deceleration in the air. Even in comparison to the previous generation of TP5x, the new model reduces spin and improves speed off the clubface. The ball feels great, and provides impressive distance, but there are sacrifices made in greenside spin.


The TP5, while not Taylormade’s softest ball (that goes to the Speed Soft), is the softest of the TP5 balls– and it shows. While still providing tour-level speed off the face, the greenside spin of the TP5s is genuinely exceptional. In order to make up for the slightly higher spin across the board, the TP5 is a lower-launching ball, providing a more penetrating ball flight off of the driver. Off the tee isn’t where this ball shines, though, and the TP5x is likely better for those looking to improve their tee shots, with this one doing more to maximize greenside control.

There are also TP5 Pix and TP5x Pix variants of each ball for those who appreciate the high-visibility Pix ball markings.

Pros and Cons

While both of these balls provide impressive upgrades compared to previous generations, there are still pros and cons to each ball worth considering:

TP5x Pros and Cons

Pros Cons
✔ Exceptional distance and ball speed
✔ Still offers great greenside control
✔ Enhanced spin reduction from 2.0 TP5x
✘ Greenside spin is not as impressive as the TP5

TP5 Pros and Cons

Pros Cons
✔ Uniquely great greenside control
✔ Solid distance and ball speed
✔ Penetrating flight path
✘ Softer feel comes at the cost of distance

Taylormade TP5 Review Final Verdict

Both of these balls perform as advertised. They are great performers, and golfers who prefer a softer-feeling ball will get great results with them. Even the TP5x, when compared to many other tour balls, feels soft and provides impressive greenside control. Overall, the TP5x is the bonafide tour ball of the two as it is the only one that can achieve tour-level distance. The base TP5 is still a great ball, though, and it could be an even better pick for golfers looking for improvements in their short game, as it provides control on short shots that we honestly can’t compare with many other balls on the market.

Buy the Taylormade TP5 and TP5x at Worldwide Golf Shops

Worldwide Golf Shops provides next-level service to customers of all experience levels, with the best-trained staff in the industry. We pride ourselves on our ability to provide guidance to beginners and to share pro tips with even our most experienced clientele, making us one of the best places to buy the balls covered in our Taylormade TP5 review.

Check out our online store to see our industry-standard variety of all of the following:

At Worldwide Golf Shops, we take pride in offering brands that we guarantee will provide the highest level of value to our diverse range of golfers. Our knowledgeable staff is ready to assist you in finding the perfect golf gear. Find a store near you today!

Trevor Cigich

Trevor Cigich | Director of Retail Marketing |  Worldwide Golf Shops

I’ve been at Worldwide Golf Shops for 6 years, and I’ve been playing golf for 23 years. I have played a few mini tour events but now compete occasionally at the amateur level– currently a +2.1 handicap. I am a bit of a tinkerer when it comes to golf and golf clubs. I enjoy testing all aspects of different products, utilizing various fitting systems and learning about all the different club shafts, club lengths, golf balls, and putter styles. Not just for my game, but to help customers of all calibers.

For more content from me and our team, as well as our vast online store, go to