Expert Review: Tour Edge Exotics C721 Driver

Published on 03/14/2023 · 5 min readThis review is my honest opinion of the driver, which I purchased with my own money in February of 2021.
Doug Hurson, Golf Expert
By Golf Expert Doug Hurson

All photos courtesy of Doug Hurson

About this Review: This review is my honest opinion of the driver, which I purchased with my own money in February of 2021.

My take

The Tour Edge Exotics C721 Driver is one of the best drivers available on the market at a budget-friendly expense. At its price point, the technology, feel, sound, adjustability, and overall performance is, in my opinion, unmatched. Performance is definitely tied to how the player “feels” about the club in an aesthetic sense. As we all know the phrase “Look good, play good,” the C721 falls in this category. Due to the shape, look, sound, and size of the head, players at all levels can appreciate what this club brings to the table. And with the options Tour Edge provides, any player can customize to his specs.

About the club I own

  • Model: Tour Edge Exotics C721 Driver (2021)
  • Loft setting: 9.5 degree head adjusted down to 8 degrees
  • Shaft type: Project X Hzrdus Smoke Black RDX
  • Shaft flex: X-Stiff (6.5)

About me

  • Average score: 70
  • Handicap: +2.6
  • Experience: 30 years
  • Right/Left-Handed: Right Handed
  • Typical ball flight: Mid-High Trajectory Fade
  • Golf ball used: Titleist Pro-V1
  • Club swing speed: 115–118 mph

Test conditions

  • When I bought the club: February 2021
  • Days tested: 35
  • Where I’ve used it: Multiple driving ranges, Chevy Chase Country Club, CA; Worthington Manor Golf Course, Congressional Country Club, MD; Laurel Hills Golf Course, VA.
  • Weather and wind conditions: Spring weather, so very mixed. Everything except very hot (90+ degrees). Wind everywhere from 0–20 mph gusts.

How it performs

Feel
5/5
Forgiveness
5/5
Launch
5/5
Distance
4/5
Sound
4/5
Workability
4/5

What I was looking for

When I bought this driver, I was looking for a stop gap between ‘premium’ brand purchases. I had a Callaway Epic Sub Zero that cracked, and the replacement head wasn’t working for me, but I didn’t want to spend the money for another fitting and $500+ driver. I read the reviews of the C721, and at the price point and customization levels, took a chance.

Why I chose this club

The reviews were excellent and the price point was impossible to beat. At almost 50-70% of what some other brands cost, and for maybe five yards and 1–3 mph swing speed less than the ‘premium’ brands, I figured it was a must try. It also looked and sounded great, and I was happy to say it is a beautiful club both in design and in play.

What I love about it

  • Distance: For the price, the distance is great. I may not get as hot a face or launch compared to some of the ‘premium’ brands (Titleist, Callaway, Taylormade), but for five yards and maybe 1–3 mph swing speed less, I’m very satisfied!
  • Forgiveness: It has a great shape and a very forgiving face. Shots hit on the toe tend to run out a bit more, and the low heels fly far enough in the air to where performance is still viable.
  • Sound: It has a nice, crisp impact sound and is very satisfying or ’premium’ sounding. Again, it doesn’t have the ‘dull thud’ sound/feel that a lot of brands are moving towards, but it’s a very pleasant metallic sound.
  • Workability: It is workable enough — although I won’t be slinging draws and fades like Bubba Watson. This driver is made to be stable through impact and use its ‘’Xtreme MOI’ to launch high and straight.
  • Adjustability: As good, if not better, than all the other hosel adjustable drivers on the market. Multiple loft and lie settings make this a driver almost anyone can use: from those looking to enhance a draw, or those looking to hit a higher fade shape.
  • Shaft Feel: I love Project X Hzrdus Shaft line, and the Smoke Black RDX is great. Super stable on all parts of the swing; a great option for those looking for low spin and lower launch profiles.
  • Shaft Performance: I am looking for low spin and lower launch, as I hit a high ball already. The Hzrdus Smoke Black RDX does the job!
  • Aesthetic Appeal: This driver walks the walk and talks the talk. Its glossy, black finish, clean, white letters, and carbon windowing looks excellent. It’s also super clean looking at address, and it sets up very square.
  • Grip Feel: I use a Lamkin Crossline grey grip (an available standard option), and it’s fantastic. Highly recommend trying!
  • Launch Angle: The way I have my driver set up, I am able to get a nice mid/high launch, which is exactly what I’m looking for.
  • Spin: Very low spin! Combine this with the mid/high launch and I get plenty of roll on those nice dry days!

Issues I’ve encountered

  • Distance: This isn’t the longest driver out there. I think for the majority of players this will be more than adequate. 5–10 yards lost off the drive for a plus handicap will not equate to that much for lower-ability players.
  • Feel: It doesn’t have the same ‘dull thud’ feel as some of the current drivers on the market (think Stealth and Rogue) but it has a nice, ‘solid’, satisfying impact feel.

Best shot with this club

The very first drive I hit with this was one that I’ll never forget; I was hoping that it performed as well as it did on the range. Into the wind, I hit a very penetrating five-yard fade 20 yards past my competitors! It was a great feeling!

Value for the money vs. other options

I honestly think this is one of, if not, the best ‘bang-for-your-buck’ driver available in today’s market. 200 dollars cheaper than premium brands in some cases, the difference in all the major categories is super negligible. It is similar to a TSi2 for brand comparison in shape, square look at impact, dull metallic sound, and 460cc head. But I would suggest anyone looking to save any amount of money try this!

Final verdict

One of, if not, the best value-for-money drivers available on the market today. With a lifetime guarantee on all their clubs, Tour Edge is quickly becoming a ‘premium’ brand. And with products like the C721, it makes perfect sense!

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