If you aren’t much of a fairway wood person, you may want to change that. Even we have had times in our games where the hybrids or a utility iron just felt better than the fairway wood options available.
With this new Mavrik line up from Callaway, there is an option for everyone.
Not only did Callaway create three different models to appeal to players of all types, they also custom produce every club at every loft to make sure that it is performing as it should.
Released in 2020, the Callaway Mavrik Fairway Woods are going to make a big impression. (Not to mention the Callaway Mavrik Drivers and Irons as well!)
If you read our review on the Callaway Mavrik irons, we mentioned this brand new Artificial Intelligence and how that has propelled Callaways club making into the future.
Callaway Mavrik Fairway Woods Review
In this Callaway Mavrik Fairway Woods review, we will break down what makes this woods enjoyable and why it may or may not be an excellent addition to your golf bag.
Features and Benefits
You can be a scratch golfer or a forty handicap, and there is a Mavrik option that will work for you. Callaway put out three models (all with a different club head) the Mavrik, the Mavrik Max, and the Mavrik Sub Zero.
The Mavrik is the standard game improvement middle handicap wood. The Mavrik Sub Zero is going to be the players club, and the Max Mavrik fairway woods will be the super game improvement option.
The Mavrik Fairway woods were just released January 14, 2020, so you can get these with any shafts you would like.
In the stock options for the Callaway Mavrik standard model, you have a choice between the Project X Evenflow Riptide, the UST Helium Black, and the Aldila Rogue White 130 MSI.
The Helium will appeal to the players looking for lighter fairway woods and the heavier options in the Project X and Aldila will work best for the lower scoring golfer.
Where the Rogue line of woods were black/gray and teal color, the Mavrik Fairway woods are more Silver, Black, and Orange. The color is not our favorite thing about the Callaway Mavrik fairway woods; however, at setup, you will mostly see the black and silver.
As far as feel is concerned, it is going to vary between clubs. The Mavrik Sub Zero fairway woods will give the most feedback on good and bad shots. They are not as forgiving, but you can work the ball much easier if you are trying to hit shots left and right.
The Mavrik Max has a very hot feel coming off the clubface. As soon as you hit it, it feels as though it is going to launch high and far, and it does.
It’s certainly designed to appeal to the higher handicapper, but I love this option for a mid to low handicapper who struggles with a three wood.
If you are not getting your full amount out of the three wood, why not go to more of a game-improvement club that helps you get the launch angle and ball speed that you need.
The Epic Flash released last year implemented the new flash face technology, combined with Callaway’s unique jailbreak technology. When they made the new Mavrik fairway wood, they decided to include both the flash and jailbreak technology.
The carbon fiber top continues to make this fairway wood one of the longest we will review in 2023.
The Callaway Mavrik Woods are very simple to hit out of a variety of lies. The Mavrik Max has a slightly angled clubface, and the head is offset to help increase performance and forgiveness.
The Callaway Mavrik Max is also draw bias if you tend to leave your fairway shots a little to the right.
The Mavrik Sub Zero has a much smaller head and will appeal to the players that want performance over forgiveness. The Callaway Mavrik SZ option also has two adjustable weights to help the better player dial in the spin and launch that works best for their game at the time.
Any new Callaway club will release at a high price and drop as the season continues. The Callaway Mavrik is no exception.
The initial cost of this club is about standard for a new high-end fairway wood. With the shaft options and performance of this fairway wood packs, it is not a bad price.
Callaway Mavrik Fairway Woods Review
Check out the Mavrik fairway woods review video below:
If the Callaway Mavrik fairway woods are not exactly what you are looking for, we have a few other comparable options.
TaylorMade SIM MAX
The TaylorMade Sim Max fairway woods are essentially TaylorMades answer to the Mavrik. They come in three different models:
The TaylorMade SIM is the players model costing a bit more than the MAX and MAX D.
The SIM MAX is built for performance, high ball speed, incredible distance, tons of forgiveness, and in our opinion, astonishing feel.
The look of the SIM MAX with the black, blue, and white coloring is slightly more appealing than the Mavrik Fairway Woods.
Read our TaylorMade SIM MAX Fairway Woods review.
Cleveland Launcher HB Turbo Fairway
If you are looking for a simple, easy to hit long and forgiving fairway wood, look no further than the Cleveland Launcher Turbo Fairway.
Cleveland never ranks with Callaway when it comes to performance, but with this Fairway wood, they put out a great option.
The Cleveland Drivers are not quite as long as the Mavrik Drivers, but when we compared the Turbo to the new Callaway Mavrik, the ball speeds and dispersion were very similar.
Callaway Epic Flash Star
Callaway has another fairway wood available for purchase right now. With all the hype on the new Callaway Mavrik Driver and Fairway Woods, the Epic Flash Star is not getting as much attention as it initially did.
The Callaway Epic Flash Star is an extremely lightweight and high performing option. It will rival the Mavrik Fairway woods in both forgiveness and launch angle and win out when it comes to the overall weight.
Keep in mind this club retails for quite a bit of money, it will be more expensive than the Callaway Mavrik fairway woods, but we expect a drop on it fairly soon.
Anytime you combine Artificial Intelligence with Flash Face, Jailbreak, 360 Face Technology, and high-quality premium shafts, you are going to end up with a line of incredible fairway woods.
The Callaway Mavrik is setting the bar this year not just with the Mavrik fairway woods but also with the Mavrik Drivers.
If you have struggled with finding a club that works well for your game, we highly recommend giving this Callaway Mavrik a good look.