Shot Scope Pro LX + Gen 2 Review

Shot Scope Pro LX + Gen 2 Review

By Paul Liberatore



Time to read 6 min

When it comes to distance measuring devices in the game of golf, there are literally dozens of different brands to choose from, but it’s a select few that have garnered the reputation as top-tier. 

One of those brands is Shot Scope. 

Ever since its founding, the company has not only continued to advance the technology and features that go into rangefinders, it’s stayed well ahead of the curve. And the all-new Shot Scope PRO LX+ Second Generation Rangefinder with GPS is the latest example. 

It’s the subject of today’s review, which I’m really excited about. So, strap in for a few minutes because I’m going to tell you about all the tech and features that make this rangefinder one of the best in the game. 

Key Features

More than 36,000 courses eliminate the hassle of downloading new courses to your GPS every time you play someplace new.

Target Lock Technology lets you know precisely when you’ve locked in on the pin.

Performance tracking capability gives you exact information for each of your clubs as well as hundreds of statistics about your game.

Design and Technology

Alright, I hope you’re ready because we’ve got a lot to discuss when it comes to the tech, design, features, and functions with the Shot Scope PRO LX+. 

To start, let’s acknowledge the fact that the PRO LX+ is both a rangefinder and GPS. That’s right, you can not only shoot the exact yardage to your target, but you get GPS readings to the front, middle, and back of every green as well. And with a laser range of up to 900 yards, it’s safe to say no target’s going to be out of reach. Even more, the adaptive slope feature gives you a gross yardage to your target, as well as one that’s adjusted for downhill and uphill slopes. 

Next on the list are the astounding 36,000+ courses the unit comes preloaded with. Considering there are somewhere around 15,500 courses in the United States alone, it’s a safe bet the GPS function will work no matter where in the world you find yourself playing.

Dialing in the focus to your eyesight can be a tricky proposition with any rangefinder. What appears crystal clear to me, might be blurry and cloudy for you. Fortunately, the PRO LX+ comes with 7X magnification so your field of vision will always be crystal clear. Trust me, you’ll never have any problem finding your target. 

The ultimate test of any rangefinder is how accurate it is. Just think about it, if you’re shooting yardages that are 10 yards off, you’re going to come up long or short all day long. Not to worry with the PRO LX+ though. It’s accurate to within a single yard, features adaptive slope technology, front, middle, and back of green yardages, and both red and black optics that make reading the yardage easy in any lighting condition. 

But that’s just the start with this rangefinder. Without a doubt, my favorite feature is its performance tracking feature that allows you to record data on every shot you hit. . .

How does that work? The answer is pretty simple. The PRO LX+ comes with 16 ultra-lightweight tracking tags that attach to the end of the grips on your clubs. Before you hit a shot, simply tap the tag against the rangefinder, and you’ll receive a vibration letting you know that particular club has been detected. Then just hit your shot and all the pertinent information will be recorded. 

When you’re done with your round, all your shots will be uploaded to the Shot Scope app (which you need to download to your smart device) where you can analyze the data and get access to more than 100 data points. This is a great tool to not only dial in your distances, but also identify your game’s strengths and weaknesses. 

If you want to fully maximize your experience with the PRO LX+, I highly recommend both you and your coach register accounts with the Shot Scope Academy. This feature allows you both to analyze your game in-depth from anywhere you’re at. 

The PRO LX+ comes with some extras that are pretty neat too. They include a waterproof carrying case, adjustable eyepiece, and an ultra-strong magnet that attaches easily to any metal surface. 

As you can see, there isn’t much the Shot Scope PRO LX+ can’t do.


  • Dual-function rangefinder and GPS makes getting accurate yardages easy.
  • Shot tracking capability makes it easy to learn your yardages and identify strengths and weaknesses in your game.
  • Shot Scope app is great for analyzing more than 100 data points that are captured on every shot.


  • Price point is higher than other rangefinders.
  • Availability can vary depending on demand because rangefinder is so popular.
  • Rangefinder may be too high-tech for casual golfers that only need basic yardage information.

Our Experience

As our Golfer’s Authority readers know all too well, I’m a total geek when it comes to rangefinders (usually because I lose one or more every season). But I’m here to tell you that my first-hand experience with the PRO LX+ has more than surpassed my expectations.

I love the fact that it’s both a rangefinder and GPS wrapped into one unit. Being able to use both those features takes all the guesswork out of obtaining accurate yardages. 

And the shot tracking capability is something I’ve taken full advantage of too. As I continue my 2023 quest to become a single-digit handicap, the data this function provides has proven invaluable in helping me precisely dial in each and every one of my clubs. 

In short, the PRO LX+ has my full endorsement. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Can the Shot Scope PRO Lx+ Laser Rangefinder Be Used for Activities Other Than Golf, Such as Hunting or Birdwatching?

Yes, the Shot Scope PRO LX+ laser rangefinder is versatile, suitable for hunting applications and birdwatching. Its fast and accurate measurement, target lock, and slope switch make it an excellent tool for various outdoor activities.

How Does the Adaptive Slope Technology in the Rangefinder Work, and How Does It Benefit Golfers During Play?

Sure, the adaptive slope technology in the rangefinder helps golfers by providing accurate measurements and versatility on the course. It ensures precision in different terrains, enhancing players’ performance and strategic decision-making.

Can the GPS Tracking in the Rangefinder Accurately Measure the Distance to Hazards and Other Key Points on the Golf Course?

Yes, the GPS tracking in the rangefinder accurately measures the distance to hazards and key points on the golf course. Its precision and reliability enhance my strategic decision-making during play.

Are There Any Additional Accessories or Features That Come With the Rangefinder, and How Do They Enhance the Overall Experience for Users?

There are enhanced features and performance accessories that come with the rangefinder. These additions enhance the overall experience for users by providing advanced tracking capabilities, dual optics for clear display, and a comfort stability grip for high precision focus.

How Waterproof Is the Rangefinder, and Is It Suitable for Use in Heavy Rain or Wet Conditions?

The rangefinder has a high waterproof rating, ensuring excellent performance on rainy days. Its moisture resistance prevents lens fogging, making it suitable for heavy rain or wet conditions, providing accurate measurements in all weather.


I fully understand that there are a lot of golfers out there that don’t want or need complex distance measuring devices to play well and enjoy their time on the course.

However, I can speak for myself and most of our Golfer’s Authority family in saying that having ready access to all the functions and information that the Shot Scope Pro LX+ gives you, only helps our cause. 

If you’re a golfer that doesn’t want to leave any stone left unturned when it comes to managing your game and getting better, I highly recommend this rangefinder from Shot Scope. It’s helped me take my game to the next level, and I’m confident it can do the same for you too.

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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