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For a long time, there’s been a conundrum for golfers when buying a laser rangefinder.  

If you’re looking for something reliable, high quality and long-lasting, you’ll probably be forking out a hefty sum to get something that ticks all those boxes. On the other hand, you might think that getting a cheap, non-branded laser rangefinder could be the answer, but these are cheap for a reason and might leave you even more out of pocket in the long run. 

However, with Shot Scope’s latest introduction, that’s no longer the case. At just £149.99, the Shot Scope PRO L2 is incredibly good value, while still delivering quality.  

To put it to the test, I took it out for a few rounds to see how it performed.

Shot Scope PRO L2 review

Shot Scope offer a wide range of products including GPS watches with performance tracking capabilities, rangefinders with built-in GPS and even a dashboard where you can track your stats.  

All this is fantastic and if you’re serious about improving your game I’d recommend looking at it. However, some players just want a device that will give them the distance to the pin, and that’s exactly what the PRO L2 is good at. 

This is a laser rangefinder that comes with everything you need, without breaking the bank. 

Shot Scope PRO L2 review

How does it perform on the course? 

‘Very well,’ would be the short answer. The first thing you’ll want to do is make sure you’ve got the right unit of measurement for you, and you can change between metres and yards by holding down the power button for five continuous seconds. Once you’re in the right unit, you’re ready to go.  

On the golf course, it’s incredibly straightforward. I’ve tried out rangefinders in the past that have a display that is unsteady and difficult to pick out a target with, but this certainly isn’t one of them. Even if you’ve never used a rangefinder before, I’d be confident you’d get to grips with this straight away.

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One thing I always like to test with a rangefinder is how well it blocks out the noise behind the pin. What I mean by that is, it can pick out the flag on the green, regardless of what might be behind it. The PRO L2 is excellent at this. Over two rounds, I didn’t once have a time where I struggled to pick out the pin from anything over the green. Clearly, Shot Scope’s target-lock vibration technology is doing its job here. 

Shot Scope PRO L2 review

The PRO L2 also comes with Adaptive Slope Technology. This isn’t legal for tournament use, but if you’re out practicing, it’s great information to have. It’s easy to turn on and off, just flick the switch on the side of the device. You’ll be able to see if certain holes that might look relatively flat are actually playing uphill or downhill. Note that down for your next tournament round and it’s a big advantage.  


What other features does the PRO L2 come with? 

In the box itself, you’ll find the rangefinder, a lens cleaning cloth, a CR2-3V battery, and a carry case with a carabiner. I had the case out in the rain, and it did a good job of keeping the rangefinder dry. If the weather gets really rough, you can always zip up the case to keep your PRO L2 dry.

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If you’re lucky enough to be playing in nice weather, you might want to utilise the built-in magnet on the side of the rangefinder. It’s very strong, and ideal for attaching the device to the side of either a cart or a trolley. A handy feature that separates it from a lot of other rangefinders.

Shot Scope PRO L2 review

The PRO L2 has 6x magnification, which can help to get a good view of the green if you’re a long way out. It also has a range of 700 yards, way more than you’re ever going to need, which is just the way you want it.  

Shot Scope PRO L2 review

Final thoughts 

At less than £150, you’ll not find a better value laser rangefinder on the market than the Shot Scope PRO L2. Shot Scope describe it as the “little brother” to the PRO LX+ and I would say that’s a fair assessment. It doesn’t have the same bells and whistles as Shot Scope’s top of the range offering, but that’s absolutely fine. 

The PRO L2 does exactly the same job as other, more expensive rangefinders on the market. There’s really no reason to spend more money on a competitor. 

Shot Scope say that on average, users of their devices take around four shots off their handicap. While you might think that’s exclusive to their devices that track performance, if you currently don’t have a distance measuring device, an investment into one of these is going to help you play better golf. 

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Lewis Fraser As bunkered’s Performance Editor, Lewis oversees the content that’s designed to make you a better player. From the latest gear to tuition, nutrition, strategy and more, he’s the man. A graduate of the University of Stirling, Lewis joined bunkered in 2021. Formerly a caddie at Castle Stuart Golf Links, he is a member of Bathgate Golf Club where he plays off four.

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