Callaway Chrome Soft X Golf Balls Review

Callaway Chrome Soft X Golf Balls Review

By Paul Liberatore



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When it comes to quality golf balls, there are just a few names that stand out at the top of the list. Callaway is one of those names, and it’s been that way for a long time. Year after year, the company introduces golf balls that are a step ahead in terms of design and technology. 

New for this year is the Chrome Soft X golf ball. The most popular Callaway ball on the major world tours, you know this ball has a lot going for it.

Let’s take a closer look at how the Chrome Soft X sets itself apart.

Key Features

Triple Track Technology makes alignment easy.

Hyper Elastic FastSoft Core increases ball speed for more distance and is soft and responsive around the green.

Tour Aero dimple design optimizes aerodynamics.

Design and Technology

Speaking of design and technology, the Callaway Chrome Soft X is jam-packed with advanced features that help golfers get the most out of their game from the tee all the way through the green. 

To start, all-new Precision Technology helps to reduce side spin for tighter shot dispersion. That means more shots in the fairway and on the green where you want them. The technology also maximizes the transfer of energy between the club and ball at impact. This increases ball speed and translates to more distance. 

Also new is the 360 Triple Track feature. A center red line and two outer blue lines encompass the entire circumference of the golf ball. This makes alignment easy both off the tee and on the green. 

The Chrome Soft X’s core is revolutionary too. It’s called the Hyper Elastic FastSoft Core. That’s because its properties increase ball speed for maximum distance with your long clubs, while also providing optimal feel and responsiveness on short shots where you need it most. 

Callaway’s dimple pattern has long been touted as one of the most advanced in the game. That’s certainly true with the Chrome Soft X. Its Tour Aero dimple pattern is the most aerodynamic of anything on the market. 


  • Hyper Elastic SoftFast Core is great for both distance and feel.
  • Tour Aero dimple pattern produces strong ball flights that pierce through the wind.
  • Triple Track Technology makes alignment easier than it’s ever been.


  • May not be the best ball for golfers with slower swing speeds.
  • Price point is higher than other, similar balls.
  • Availability may vary depending on location and inventory levels.

Our Experience

I’ve long been a fan of Callaway golf balls, and the Chrome Soft X is no exception. I’m particularly fond of both this ball’s distance off the tee, and the spin and soft feel I’m able to generate with my wedges on short shots. 

And you can’t help but notice the benefits of the Triple Track alignment stripes. They’re highly visible and make lining up tee shots and putts easier than it’s ever been before. 

This ball quite simply outperforms the competition on every shot.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Is the Compression Rating of the Chrome Soft X Golf Balls?

The compression rating of Chrome Soft X golf balls is 90, providing a blend of soft feel and fast ball speeds. This lower compression contributes to the ball’s performance benefits, including enhanced distance, control, and accuracy for better players.

Can the Aiming Lines on the Ball Be Customized or Are They Fixed?

The aiming lines on the ball cannot be customized; they are fixed. While this may be a drawback for some players, the consistency and performance of the Chrome Soft X golf balls make them a top choice for many.

How Does the Chrome Soft X Compare to Other Premium Golf Balls in Terms of Price?

Compared to other premium golf balls, the Chrome Soft X offers exceptional performance at a competitive price. Its advanced technology delivers great distance, control, and a satisfying feel on the green, making it a top choice for discerning players.

Are There Any Customization Options Available for the Chrome Soft X Golf Balls?

Yes, there are customization options available for the Chrome Soft X golf balls. Additionally, while the aiming lines aren’t straight, they can be drawn manually, providing flexibility for personalization and improved accuracy on the course.

What Is the Average Number of Rounds That the Chrome Soft X Golf Balls Can Last Before Needing Replacement?

On average, Chrome Soft X golf balls can last me about 18 rounds before needing replacement. Their durability is impressive, and I’ve found their performance to be consistently better than other balls I’ve used.


It should come as no surprise that the all-new Chrome Soft X golf ball has been met with so much critical acclaim, especially by players with faster swing speeds.

Its tech and design features are well ahead of the curve, and it shows in how the ball performs with every club in the bag.

If you’re an advanced player with a faster swing speed, you need to give the Callaway Chrome Soft X a try. Chances are you won’t want to change once you start using this ball.

Paul Liberatore

Paul Liberatore

As the Founder of Golfers Authority Paul Liberatore Esq. has spent the last 7+ years writing about the best golf equipment or instruction from the top golf instructors in the world. He has been a contributing writer for Sports Illustrated Golf and GolfWRX. After graduating with honors from Purdue University, he realized that he had a passion for the golf business and the law. When he's not practicing law, or creating golf content on YouTube, he can be found on his syndicated Behind the Golf Brand podcast talking with the most prolific leaders in the golf industry. 

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