Expert Review: Cleveland Golf CBX2 WedgePublished on 03/14/2023 · 4 min readThis review is my honest opinion of the club, which I purchased with my own money in April of 2022.
All photos by Preston Sparks
About this Review: This review is my honest opinion of the club, which I purchased with my own money in April of 2022.
The Cleveland Golf CBX2 Wedge is great for low to high handicappers looking for a 60 degree wedge for those high lob shots onto tight greens.
About the club I own
- Model: 2021 CBX2
- Loft: 60°
- Bounce: 10°
- Grind: C-grind
- Finish: Black Satin
- Average Score: mid-90’s to mid 80’s
- Handicap: 15
- Experience: 18 years of golf
- Handedness: Right-handed
- Golf ball used: Titleist Prov1
- Angle of Attack: Normal
- When I bought the wedge: April 2022
- Days tested: 30 days
- Where I’ve used it: Range and on the course
- Weather Conditions: Hot, dry summer days and post rain
- Green conditions: Green speed 10
How it performs
What I was looking for
I was looking for a wedge I would be able to hit high shots that I could land firmly onto greens. My current 54-degree TaylorMade R7 wedge just was not cutting it, as I could not get enough loft and I found I was landing on greens and getting way too much rollout.
Why I chose this club
First off, I fell in love with the black satin finish on the CBX2. It looks great; and in my opinion, when you look great, you play great. Secondly, I have been a big fan of Cleveland wedges; they are one of the best brands for quality wedges. I had heard great things about the CBX2 from reviews online, and I liked how more forgiving it was than the Vokey or the Jaws.
What I love about it
- Launch: The Hollow-Cavity with the help of the Gelback TPU can get the ball up in the air to land soft on the greens.
- Forgiveness: This club has great forgiveness thanks to its removed mass from the hosel. That is then pulled toward the wider toe so that it is centered behind the ball. Even on mishits, the ball remains on target.
- Feel: The ball feels great off the club face. I can tell when I have hit the perfect spot on the grooves.
- Spin: This club has Tour Zip grooves that allows it to really spin the ball for good play onto greens. The CBX2 can really get the ball to bite on greens.
- Around the green: This is my ideal club for around the greens. I can get it to nip on the greens in tight lies. I can also deloft the club to run it up on greens.
- Aesthetic Appeal: The black satin finish of the club looks great. It is a pretty club to see in my bag.
Issues I have encountered
- Full shots: I struggle taking full shots with this club, but that could be a user issue more so than the club itself. If I am not chipping or taking a half swing, I am going to chunk it or thin this club.
- Other: Another issue I have is the wear that the black satin can receive. I have had it since April and I can notice some minor scuffs that do not look as good with the black finish.
Best Shot with this club
I was on the edge of a mound at Marshwoods Golf Course in Savannah, Georgia; I had to hit a shot up and over and land the ball on a ridge so it would ride down to the hole. If I hit it too long, I would roll right off the green. I landed the shot perfectly on the ridge, and the ball rolled within a foot of the hole.
Value for this club vs. similar options
The CBX2 runs for around $139 retail, which is a standard price for a wedge. Callaway’s JAWS lineup of wedges will typically run a little pricier. Same with TaylorMade Vokey and Mizuno T22, which runs in the $159–179 range. For the value one is getting, it is a comparable club to the market at a lower price than the competitor.
I think the Cleveland CBX2 60-degree wedge is an excellent club to add to almost any golfer’s bag. It has a great feel to work well around greens to hit those high-lob shots. It generates plenty of spin with its high launching ability to stop the ball on a dime when needed. I would recommend this club to anyone looking for a 60-degree to add to their arsenal.