Callaway Strata Review

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The Callaway Strata set is the perfect choice for beginners.  The clubs are very forgiving for the novice golfer, the set includes everything a beginner needs, and it’s a great value for the price point. If you’re looking for a solid set of clubs to get started on the tees, look no further than the 16-piece Callaway Strata Set. 

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Callaway recently released an improved version of its high-performing Strata golf set for both men and women. If you’re looking for a complete set, with great performance, at a very affordable price… look no further – these are it. 

The new technology in these clubs is a huge improvement over the older generations, and Callaway is at the top of their game right now.

What is the Callaway Strata Line?

Callaway has been famous for making quality golf clubs for more than a decade now, but that quality used to come at a steep price. Trademark Callaway golf clubs like Big Bertha have never been known for their affordable prices.

However, all of that changed when they decided to make and sell a line of affordable club sets under the umbrella of their Strata brand, which they acquired many years prior.

It was 2014-15 when Callaway first released a line of affordable club sets under their Strata brand. They weren’t the first to to make an affordable set of clubs for beginners, but based on critics reviews and their commercial success, Strata clubs are the closest of all them to perfection.

Strata sets cost roughly between two and four hundred dollars, depending on the number of clubs and quality of golf bag as well as a few other details. They typically come with headcovers as well.

⛳️ - Who is the Callaway Strata Line for?

Strata golf clubs are widely known and used in golf community, but beginner golfers tend to use them more than any other group.

Objectively, it makes sense because Callaway Strata sets have everything starter golfers might want from a set and only cost a few hundred dollars.

Before the appearance of affordable club sets on the market, beginners had to make a choice between spending thousands on clubs to collect solid club set, or putting up with crappy used clubs.

Callaway Strata series, on the other hand, have proven that it’s possible to have a club set that is both affordable and effective.

In my opinion, that’s why it’s so hugely popular among all golfers, especially beginners and recreational golfers.

And while you won’t catch any professional golfers with this set who have their pick of top-of-the-line sets, there’s no debating this is a solid set of clubs for the casual golfer.

⛳️ - Which Set Should You Get?

There are three popular versions of this set – the 12-piece, 16 piece, and Ultimate 18 piece set.

I should note that 12 piece doesn’t mean the set comes with 12 clubs. It actually includes 9 clubs, 2 headcovers, and the bag itself.

It may seem like a tricky marketing tactic by Callaway, but for the value you get at this price point, there is little room for complaints!

Plus, if you’re a novice golfer, playing with 8 clubs is perfectly fine. In fact, I think it can be better than playing with 14 clubs like pros do.

When you’re not familiar with which club you should be using for each shot, having too many clubs can just be confusing.

You’re better off starting slow and getting a feel for a 9 or 10 clubs before you expand your set.

The price of each set increases proportionally to number of golf clubs in the bag.

The 12-Piece club set costs around two hundred dollars, the 16-piece is a bit more expensive, and you can get ultimate set for roughly four hundred dollars, depending on where you’re getting them from.

In my experience, Amazon is the best place to buy not only Strata sets, but every kind of golf-related product.

⛳️ - Why should beginners start with this set?

Fortunately, Callaway created a Strata Men’s Set as well as a Strata Women’s set making either choice perfect for a beginner looking for their first set of clubs.

While some beginners may opt for a pricier set of clubs right off the bat, most novice golfers don’t want to invest too much money into their first set before they know how often they will play.

In the same vein, you also don’t want to be so cheap that you end up with a crappy set of clubs that hinders your play before you have the chance to hone your skills.

The Callaway Strata set perfectly solves this problem because they’re very inexpensive compared to most other club sets, but they’re quality clubs that will allow you to enjoy the game fully.

If you remain a social or casual golfer, you may not need to upgrade your set for many years (if ever).

On the other hand, if you fall in love with golf like I did and keep improving your skills, you won’t feel too badly about trading in your set a year or two from now when you’ve outgrown your first set.

Callaway Strata Golf Clubs Review - 2021

Strata Complete Golf Set
(12-Piece)

As I mentioned earlier, this 12 piece set includes just nine clubs. One of them is a very forgiving driver, which will help any new golfer improve their overall play with better drives. The set also includes four quality irons, a fairway wood, a hybrid golf club, a putter, and a wedge. The rest of the pieces consist of the stand bag and two headcovers for the driver and fairway wood.
In a way, the 9 clubs in this club set represent the basics that any novice golfer truly needs to play a decent game.

All the major types of golf clubs are represented, which will give you the experience and familiarity to know which clubs you prefer throughout the game.

While there are a lot of options on the market for affordable club sets, the Callaway Strata reviews by experts and customers both seem to agree that this Strata set is the best in its category.

And even though some golfers will choose to upgrade their set as their skills improve, this is a solid set that will hold up for many years if taken care of.

⛳️ - Individual Clubs:

Driver

This set comes with large 460cc forged Callaway strata driver. It has excellent design, especially for beginners. It has large sweet spot, which makes it much easier to hit and achieve longer distance.

There is a headcover included in the set to protect this driver’s head. Honestly, golf drivers like these would cost around hundred bucks if you bought one on your own. By buying it within the package, you get great deal.

Fairway Wood

The 3-wood is nothing extraordinary, but it’s a decent forgiving wood with a nice design that makes hitting long-distance and high-flying shots much easier. There is a headcover included for this one as well.

Hybrid

I’m honestly surprised that an affordable set like this one comes with a hybrid club as many limited-club sets do not. Hybrids are great to get familiar with because they can come in very handy for longer-distance shots in place of an iron or fairway wood.

Irons/Wedges

As mentioned before, this set has four irons and one wedge. They are made of stainless steel, which isn’t the best material for irons, but it’s still very good. (Especially considering the low price.) Whether you’re a beginner or intermediate golfer, these irons by Callaway Strata won’t let you down. Callaway has struck great balance withvthese clubs – affordable, yet still forgiving and effective.

Putter

Last, but certainly not least – the putter. There’s nothing particularly special about this putter, but it is very accurate. You wouldn’t catch a professional golfer with this kind of putter, but it will definitely do the job well for any novice golfer.

Stand Bag

To complete the set, Callaway has included a basic stand bag to hold all your clubs along with a few pockets for accessories. It’s nothing fancy, but it serves its purpose!

Strata Complete Golf Set
(16-Piece)

The main difference between this set and the aforementioned 12-piece set is two more golf clubs and two headcovers. And while it is a bit pricier than the 12-piece Callaway Strata set, it’s still very affordable for the quality of the set, extra clubs, and improved bag.

Women's Callaway Strata Golf Set
(16-Piece)

The women’s 16-piece Strata set is a solid collection of golf clubs that is well-suited for beginners. It has all the clubs you need to play a well-rounded game, plus it includes four head covers and a nice stand bag. This is really your best bet for a set of golf clubs in this price range, and it matches the clubs included in the men’s 16-piece set.

⛳️ - The Conclusion: 12-piece set vs. 16-piece set​

You really can’t go wrong with either of these sets if you’re a golf beginner or someone who only golfs occasionally. It’s really the best line you can get in this price range.

The Callaway Strata club sets are  an amazing value for the quality you get, and the main difference between these sets is the number of clubs and headcovers you get, as well as a slight difference in the stand bag.

The 12-piece set includes a titanium driver, a 3-wood, a 5 Hybrid, 6-9 irons, a pitching wedge, putter, a stand bag and two head covers.

Whether you’re purchasing men’s or women’s clubs, the 16-piece Callaway Strata set includes all the same clubs as the 12-piece set, plus a sand wedge, an additional hybrid club, 2 more head covers, and a slightly nicer stand bag.

Ultimately, if you can afford the slightly higher price tag for the 16-piece set, the extra clubs are worth the investment to give you more options on the course.

⛳️ Frequently Asked Questions ️

The Callaway Strata line isn't the best set out there, but there's no doubt it's a good set for the price point. It was made with beginners in mind, so while you won't catch any pros playing with these clubs, it's a quality set that new golfer can't go wrong with.
Although the Strata line is distributed by Callaway, it's not actually made by Callaway. Strata is a sub-brand of Callaway that makes more affordable golf clubs. That said, Callaway is extremely protective of its brand and wouldn't associate their name with Strata if they weren't quality golf clubs.
Callaway is a solid golf brand that's been around since the 1980s and continues to be on the cutting-edge of design. Callaway became a well known brand when they released their "Big Bertha" driver in the 90s, but they've continued to create some exceptional clubs since then. You'll see pros like Phil Mickelson, Sergio Garcia, Marc Leishman and many more play with their clubs.
While there are a lot of affordable sets on the market, Callaway Strata is arguably the best set of golf clubs for beginners. They have all the clubs a beginner needs and you can't beat the price for the quality of the set. 

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