Titleist Golf Iron Reviews

With exclusive interviews, detailed product information, and comprehensive reviews from players just like you based on their consumer testing experiences, our Titleist iron reviews will provide you with everything you need to make an informed choice when it comes to your next iron set of Titleist irons. And you can view all our golf club reviews and more exclusive stories at the TGW Golf Guide.

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Brand new 718 AP3 irons garnering significant attention, accolades

TGW Review of AP1, AP3 & T-MB Irons

Did the new Titleist 718 AP1, AP3, and T-MB irons impress TGW's staff members?


“For me, definitely the AP3 was the one that got me really excited. The feel, the look is something that’s very attractive. It exceeded my expectations, and I’m thinking this is something that I need to get in my bag.”

-- TGW Customer J.R., 3 Handicap




Titleist Mens 718 AP3 Irons

Titleist Mens 718 AP3 Irons

It has been a while since Titleist introduced a new franchise to its highly successful iron lineup.

And not surprisingly, given the immense success that Titleist has had in the iron category, the brand new AP3 has piqued the interest of a lot of golfers.

The motivation for Titleist engineers when it came to designing the new AP3 irons was to fill what they viewed as a gap in their lineup and golf irons in general.

“We created AP3 because we know there’s a lot of golfers that want distance and forgiveness, but they want it in a shape they’re comfortable with,” said Josh Talge, Vice President of Marketing for Titleist Golf Clubs. “And the AP3 gives golfers the distance and forgiveness of a game-improvement iron but the look of a Tour iron.”

As one might expect given Talge’s description, the new AP3 is likely to appeal to a wide array of players.

Lower-handicap golfers who need a bit more distance will be great candidates for the AP3, as will mid-handicap players who are getting better and want an iron that offers a clean, classic shape and more opportunity to work the ball.

Also unique about the AP3 irons is their technology story, as a fully hollow cavity design has been utilized in the long and mid irons (3-7) to create faster ball speeds, a lower center of gravity, and optimal perimeter weighting.

That’s an ideal combination to create distance, high launch conditions, and enhanced forgiveness, all of which which would qualify as game-improvement attributes.

But unlike many traditional distance irons, the new AP3 also offers exceptional consistency when it comes to distance, which was a priority for its designers.

“The mid and long irons in AP3 use unsupported, extremely thin faces,” added Talge when asked to discuss the AP3’s technological features. “You want to make the face as thin as possible and still have a low CG. We used tungsten to get the CG as low as possible, but what we don’t want to create is a hot spot on the face. Our goal is always to create what we call playable distance."

In all, an average of more than 84 grams of high-density tungsten has been positioned in the toe and heel of the long and mid irons to achieve incredible stability at impact and improved performance on mis-hits.

Additionally, face inserts made from 455 stainless steel in the 3-7 irons create more ball speed, while 17-4 stainless steel face inserts in the 8- and 9-iron and a solid cast face and body in the wedges promote optimal control on scoring shots.

Add it all up and the new AP3 irons offer an average of more than six yards of additional carry and 1.5 MPH of ball speed over what the 716 AP2 irons offer, with the gains being most pronounced in the long and mid irons.

Those distance and ball speed gains aside, however, what makes the AP3 so unique is that it has limited offset, a medium-to-thin topline, and a blade length that’s only 3mm longer than its stablemate, the 718 AP2.

And the combination of classic look, solid feel, and enhanced performance proved to be a hit with TGW customers during consumer testing.

“For me, definitely the AP3 was the one that got me really excited,” said J.R., a 3-handicapper, when asked for his thoughts about the new Titleist iron lineup. “The feel, the look is something that’s very attractive. It exceeded my expectations, and I’m thinking this is something that I need to get in my bag.”

Titleist’s new AP3 irons are being offered with the mid-launching True Temper AMT Black as a stock shaft and Golf Pride Tour Velvet grips. Titleist also has several premium no upcharge shaft and grip options for players in need of a different fit.






Titleist continues to emerge as a serious player in the distance iron category

Customer Review of AP1, AP3 & T-MB Irons

See what TGW customers thought after hitting new Titleist 718 AP1, AP3, and T-MB irons


“AP3, AP1, and T-MB are all cast products, and we can flat out deliver better performance by doing that. We can build in more performance.”

-- Josh Talge, Vice President of Marketing for Titleist Golf Clubs




Titleist Mens 718 AP1 Irons

Titleist Mens 718 T-MB Irons

“I love using a club like that off of the tee, it didn’t matter where I hit it on the clubface; it was super consistent”

-- TGW Customer, Jay +4 Handicap




There’s no question that for the majority of its history Titleist has been better known for players irons than game-improvement irons.

That, however, is a trend that has been rapidly changing of late.

Leading the way in Titleist’s emergence in the distance/game-improvement category has been the AP1, which in recent years has become Titleist’s top-selling iron.

And the new 718 AP1 is offering players more speed and more forgiveness than ever before.

But that’s just the start, as the AP1 no longer has to go it alone when it comes to what Titleist offers in the distance iron space.

Also in the mix are the brand new AP3 irons, which are discussed at length above on this page, as well as the 718 T-MB irons. And while T-MB has been around for awhile now, 718 T-MB marks the first time that Titleist is offering this product in a stock set configuration.

Unlike their three forged Tour counterparts (AP2, CB, and MB), when it comes to Titleist’s distance offerings, the AP3, AP1, and T-MB are all manufactured using a cast construction. But the reason for that is simple enough.

“AP3, AP1, and T-MB are all cast products,” said Josh Talge, Vice President of Marketing for Titleist Golf Clubs. “And we can flat out deliver better performance by doing that. We can build in more performance.”

Here’s a closer look at what the 718 AP1 and 718 T-MB irons have to offer:

718 AP1: The biggest change in the new 718 AP1 irons when compared to their predecessors is that the 4- and 5-iron are now fully hollow, a design feature that enabled engineers to establish an even lower, deeper CG position to create improved stability at impact and higher launch conditions.

Additionally, weight saved in the construction process has been pushed to the perimeter in the 4-and 5-iron to improve performance on shots struck from the heel or toe.

Also of note, an average of nearly 58 grams of high-density tungsten has been positioned in the toe of the 4-7 irons to help improve launch conditions and align the CG with the ideal impact location, which helps produce more consistent results and improve feel.

The shorter irons, meanwhile, feature a more traditional cavity construction, but a thinner clubface and stainless steel face inserts are creating an average of 2.6 MPH more ball speed than the 716 AP1. That’s resulting in carry distances that are roughly six yards longer.

Of course, with the addition of AP3 to the Titleist lineup, some AP1 players might be wondering whether they should stay with AP1 or move into the AP3.

According to Talge, the decision is one that’s fairly easy to make.

“If you’re choosing between AP1 and AP3 and the size of AP1 makes you feel confident, then AP1 is for you all the way,” he said.

The new 718 AP1 irons are being offered with stock shaft options in steel and graphite, with the True Temper AMT Red being the steel choice and the Mitsubishi Tensei Red the graphite choice. Both are higher-launching shafts from a profile standpoint, but Titleist also has several premium no upcharge shafts available for players who need a different fit.

The stock grip for the 718 AP1 irons, meanwhile, is the Golf Pride Tour Velvet.

718 T-MB: To this point, T-MB irons have primarily been utilized as utility clubs by players of all ability levels but mainly lower-handicappers in search of replacing the long irons in their bag.

In that role, the T-MB has been incredibly popular, and the 718 T-MB irons will offer that same functionality for the players who want it, as TGW customers discovered in recent consumer testing.

“I love using a club like that off of the tee,” said Jay, a +4 handicapper, of the 718 T-MB long irons. “It didn’t matter where I hit it on the clubface; it was super consistent. The ball flight was exactly what I was looking for. I could get it up in the air if I wanted to, and I could also keep it low. And you can tell how much (the ball) pops off the face, and I love that in a golf club.”

To its credit, however, Titleist realized that the technology that made the T-MB long irons so popular could also excel in a full set for players seeking explosive distance, high launch, and exceptional forgiveness.

A hollow construction and the use of more than 90 grams on tungsten weighting in the heel and toe of the 2 through 7 irons creates a low, deep CG position that enables impressive performance on mis-hits and naturally high launch conditions. Additionally, tungsten utilized in the toe of the 8-9 irons helps achieve optimal flight conditions.

Face inserts (SUP10 in the longer irons and 17-4 stainless in the shorter irons) have also been utilized and are promoting faster ball speeds and distance gains.

And finally, progressive CG positioning through the set aids players in achieving the ideal spin rate and ball flight with each club.

For its new 718 T-MB irons,Titleist is offering the mid-launching Project X PXi steel shaft as a stock option, as well as the lightweight Kuro Kage Silver Tini as a graphite choice.

Other premium no upcharge options are also available, however, and the stock grip for the 718 T-MB irons is the Golf Pride Tour Velvet.






Titleist’s 718 AP2, CB, and MB give better players three great options

TGW Review of AP2, CB & MB Irons

See what TGW staffers had to say about Titleist's new 718 AP2, CB, and MB irons.


“We’ve had players like Charlie Hoffman and Davis Love, who always played a blade, move into the new AP2.”

-- Josh Talge, Vice President of Marketing for Titleist Golf Clubs




Titleist Mens 718 AP2 Irons

Titleist Mens 718 CB Irons

“I would never sleep on the CB. We’ve packed a lot of technology into it.”

-- Josh Talge, Vice President of Marketing for Titleist Golf Clubs




Titleist Mens 718 MB Irons

“A blade is a blade. But we believe that’s our space, and we’ve always had a muscleback in our lineup. When you hit (the 718 MB) right, you know it. And when you don’t, you get the feedback.”

-- Josh Talge, Vice President of Marketing for Titleist Golf Clubs




Titleist has developed a stellar reputation over the course of the last several decades for creating golf irons that meet the needs of the best players in the game, touring professionals and amateurs alike.

And with its new 718 lineup of irons, Titleist has three unique offerings for more talented ball-strikers to choose from.

That list is headlined by the incredibly popular AP2 irons, but the 718 CB and MB irons also offer exceptional performance for the better player.

Here’s a closer look at each of those three different irons:

718 AP2: For the last several years, AP2 has emerged as something of a flagship franchise for Titleist when it comes to irons.

Not only have AP2 irons become incredibly popular with recreational players, but they’ve also emerged as Titleist’s No. 1 iron on professional tours around the world.

And since releasing the new 718 AP2 irons, the already impressive presence of AP2 in professional golf is only getting stronger.

“We’ve had players like Charlie Hoffman and Davis Love, who always played a blade, move into the new AP2,” said Josh Talge, Vice President of Marketing for Titleist Golf Clubs.

Most notable about the new AP2 irons is that they are offering players more ball speed and distance, as well as improved results on poor strikes. That said, they also have an even softer feel than previous models.

“We’re using a different face material than we did previously,” added Talge. “The face is thinner and creates more ball speed. We also added more tungsten to the head to get more stability and more consistency. And the new AP2 feels more like an MB than any AP2 we’ve ever made.”

The tungsten weighting that Talge referenced has been increased from what was utilized in the 716 AP2 irons.

In fact, an average of more than 50 grams of tungsten has been positioned in the heel and toe of the 718 AP2 long and mid irons to enhance perimeter weighting for more forgiveness and make it easier to achieve higher launch conditions.

The short irons, however, feature a traditional forged cavity design that promotes exceptional control and workability.

Titleist’s new 718 AP2 irons are being offered with the True Temper AMT Tour White as a stock shaft, with other premium options also available at no upcharge, while the stock grip is the Golf Pride Tour Velvet.

718 CB: When it comes to the Tour irons that Titleist has to offer, the CB franchise probably doesn’t garner as much attention as the AP2 or the MB.

Golfers who play CB irons, however, are incredibly loyal, and it’s a franchise that Titleist is quite proud of.

“I would never sleep on the CB,” Talge.said. “We’ve packed a lot of technology into it.”

At address, with its thin topline, compact blade shape, and minimal offset, the 718 CB looks like a traditional blade. That said, it offers far more forgiveness than a traditional blade, as well as impressive ball speeds.

More specifically, more than 70 grams of tungsten has been utilized in the long and mid irons to improve impact stability and create more consistent distance on mis-hits, while new face inserts in the longer irons are enabling more distance and higher launch conditions.

Additionally, a modified leading edge design has improved turf interaction through the set, giving players improved results on poor strikes.

“The construction of the 718 CB is really starting to mirror what we get in performance from our AP2,” added Talge. “It’s a small iron, but it’s more forgiving (than the 716).”

All that said, however, the 718 CB still qualifies as an iron that was built for the better player who puts a premium on feel, control, and workability above all else.

The stock shaft being offered with the 718 CB irons is the Project X LZ, which is a mid-launching shaft. Titleist, however, is also offering several premium shafts at no upcharge for players in need of a different fit. The stock grip, meanwhile, is the Golf Pride Tour Velvet.

718 MB: Last but not least when it comes to Titleist’s Tour lineup is the MB, which is another impressive muscleback design from a company that does muscleback irons as well as anyone.

In the interest of full disclosure, if you’re not an incredibly skilled player who finds the center of the clubface far more often than not, the 718 MB is not going to be the iron for you.

Simply put, while the MB has been and will continue to be incredibly popular with touring professionals, there is no forgiveness built into the design.

“A blade is a blade,” Talge said. “But we believe that’s our space, and we’ve always had a muscleback in our lineup. When you hit (the 718 MB) right, you know it. And when you don’t, you get the feedback.”

If you are, however, someone who flushes it on a regular basis, the 718 MB will give you all of the control you could ever want in an iron, thanks in part to strategically positioned CG placements throughout the set that optimize performance.

Additionally, this is an iron that offers aesthetic beauty and incredible feel, the latter of which is made possible by a forging process that utilizes soft 1025 carbon steel.

New 718 MB irons come stock with Project X shafts, which promote a lower, more controlled ball flight, and Golf Pride Tour Velvet grips. Titleist does, however, offer additional premium shaft and grip options at no upcharge.


What 718 Titleist AP Irons are Right For You?

What 718 Titleist AP Irons are Right For You?


Customer Review of AP1, AP3 & T-MB Irons

See what TGW customers thought after hitting new Titleist 718 AP1, AP3, and T-MB irons


Shaft Options For Titleist 718 Irons

Find out more about the different shafts being offered for Titleist’s 718 iron lineup.


Customer Review of AP2, CB & MB Irons

What did TGW's customers think of the new 718 AP2, CB, and MB irons?


Titleist 716 AP1 and AP2 Irons

Check out TGW's exclusive video of the Titleist 716 AP1 and Ap2 Irons at the 2017 PGA Show

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Titleist 716 AP1 Iron Review - Advanced technology, enhanced playability


TGW Customer Feddback on the Titleist AP1 716 Irons

“I noticed right off the bat that the ball just pretty much flew off the face (of the AP1s), especially when you hit dead center of the face it really popped off of there. I really liked it.”

-- TGW customer Miles, 8 handicap


In terms of playability, 716 AP1 would qualify as game-improvement irons, as these are clubs that deliver high launch, incredible distance, and impressive forgiveness. That said, the AP1 irons still have the clean look that Titleist irons are known for. The toplines might be slightly thicker than the rest of Titleist’s 2016 lineup, and there will be slightly more offset as well. But in its category, AP1 is about as sleek as it gets. The enhanced distance that the AP1 irons generate is made possible by a 360° undercut cavity that enables a thin, unsupported clubface that flexes more at impact to deliver faster ball speeds from impact points across the face. Also noteworthy is the use of high-density tungsten in the design, as it creates a lower center of gravity that improves launch conditions and stability at impact, while also allowing additional weight to be moved to the perimeter of the club to increase MOI. Adding to the AP1’s playability are an optimized CG progression through the set to promote consistent ball flight and pre-worn leading edges that improve turf interaction. In terms of shaft options, multiple premium choices exist in both steel and graphite at no upcharge.




Titleist 716 AP2 Iron Review


TGW Customer Feddback on the Titleist AP2 716 Irons

“The AP2 is great as well. Compared to my 714 CBs, I could actually feel an extra pop. The off-center shots still felt very good, and the ball flight was great and consistent.”

-- TGW customer Jay, +4 handicap


If AP1 could best be described as a game-improvement iron with some visual components of a players club, AP2 might qualify as something of the opposite, as it looks every bit the part of a true players club while featuring game-improvement playability. The sharp, compact design and soft feel, along with its overall workability, are why this is a club that’s getting significant play on Tour. But it’s also incredibly forgiving and produces impressive numbers from a distance standpoint. As was the case with AP1, tungsten weighting was an important component in the AP2’s design. Its use low and along the perimeter of the clubhead creates more forgiveness on mis-hits and also helps create a lower center of gravity, which produces speed and stability at impact. The optimized CG progression in the AP2 design was utilized to provide tour-proven trajectory through the set, and a wider sole with trailing edge relief prevents digging at impact for more consistent contact. The stock shaft for the AP2 irons is the True Temper Dynamic Gold, which is a heavier shaft designed for control. However, other custom options are available at no upcharge as well.



2016 Titleist 716 CB, MB & T-MB IRONs Review


2016 Titleist 716 CB, MB & T-MB Irons

Titleist 716 CB Irons Review


TGW Customer Feedback on the Titleist CB 716 Irons

“I felt like my misses were a lot more narrow with the CB. I felt like I was more confident looking down at it. I felt like i could control it a little bit more. I could definitely see myself playing them.”

-- TGW customer Jordan, 7 handicap


There’s no doubt that the 716 CB irons are players clubs all the way, which is why a significant number of Titleist staff members are gaming them on Tour. Thin toplines, minimal offset, and compact blades all combine to create a sleek visual package, and the forged design generates incredible sound and feel at impact. Additionally, pre-worn leading edges promote superior turf interaction and along with optimized CG progression enable players to control trajectory and ball flight as desired, a prerequisite for most better players in a set of irons. What separates the 716 CB from other irons in its category is forgiveness. High density tungsten is utilized low and along the perimeter of the club to promote better performance on shots struck from the heel or toe, and it’s also used to lower the CG to improve stability at impact. True Temper Dynamic Gold shafts are the stock offering for the 716 CB irons, but other options are available at no upcharge as well to fit the needs of any player.



Titleist 716 MB Irons Review


TGW Customer Feedback on the Titleist MB 716 Irons

“The thing I like about (the MB) was that sawed off leading edge. The turf interaction is much better with these, and the workability is still top-notch. I think it feels fantastic. If somebody works the ball left to right more than I do, they’d love this club.”

-- TGW customer Jay, +4 handicap


Make no mistake about it, the 716 MB was created for the best ball-strikers in the world, which is why Titleist relied on feedback from its Tour players as part of the design process and why these clubs are in the bags of some of the top players in professional golf. This is a true blade, and its thin topline, high muscle design, progressive CG placement, squarer toe, and forged construction all combine to offer maximum control, workability, and feel. Additionally, pre-worn leading edges help ensure less digging and more solid strikes. Unlike Titleist’s other 2016 offerings, tungsten weighting is not utilized in the 716 MB, which means players can expect less forgiveness on mis-hits than they might find in other models. But they can also expect incredible feedback, something elite players value. The stock shaft for the 716 MB irons is True Temper Dynamic Gold, with other options also available at no upcharge.


Titleist 716 T-MB Irons Review


TGW Customer Feedback on the Titleist T-MB Hybrid Irons

TGW Customer Feedback on the Titleist T-MB Hybrid Irons

The 716 T-MB irons could best be described as utility clubs. While some might quickly make a correlation to what has been known through the years as driving irons, T-MB is in a completely different league from a performance standpoint. For starters, these clubs were designed in terms of playability to offer high launch conditions, low spin, maximum distance, and impressive forgiveness, which is not at all how driving irons would be categorized. So in reality, T-MB would be more accurately classified as an alternative to a long iron or hybrid. In terms of performance, Tungsten weighting is utilized to create a low, deep CG for higher launch and less spin, and it’s also used along the perimeter of the clubface to improve forgiveness. Additionally, a thin face promotes faster ball speeds for more distance. Also differentiating 716 T-MB from the traditional driving iron is that you could order an entire set of these irons if you wanted to, although it should be pointed out that each iron is sold individually and the 6-PW are made as “only to order” products. True Temper Dynamic Gold shafts are the stock offering for 716 T-MB, but other premium options are also available at no upcharge.