Vice Golf Balls – Full Review

First of all, I want to share that I absolutely love Vice Golf balls! I personally use their Vice Pro ball on the course and in the sim. I have also used the Tour, Drive, and Pro Plus balls quite a bit. When I say quite a bit, I mean I’ve gone through a couple dozen of each and got multiple rounds of golf out of them. I have also tried their sampler pack. This included all of the above, plus the Zero and Soft models. For those, I spent some time chipping, putting, then played as much golf as I could muster before losing them to a pond or nearby corn field.

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BallFeelPrice
(Per Dozen)
Notes
Vice Pro PlusFirm$35.99For advanced players with high driver swing speeds (110+ mph).
Vice ProSoft$35.99For advanced players with medium to high driver swing speeds (95 – 110 mph).
Vice Pro SoftSoft$30.99For advanced players with low to medium driver swing speeds (less than 95 mph).
Vice Pro ZeroFirm$30.99For amateur golfers of all swing speeds, durable 3-piece ball.
Vice TourFirm$22.99For amateur golfers of all swing speeds, durable 3-piece ball.
Vice DriveSoft$15.99For beginners and occasional golfers with low to medium driver swing speed.
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Promo Codes

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About The Manufacturer

Founded in 2012, Vice is a direct to consumer company. This allows them to sell their products with less overhead and at a reduced cost to the consumer. Vice golf balls are designed and engineered in Germany, but distributed globally. The founders emphatically believe that premium golf balls should be available at affordable prices.

Although designed and engineered in Germany, who actually makes Vice golf balls? Vice golf balls are produced in Taiwan by Foremost Golf Mfg. Ltd. Foremost also produces Maxfli, Top Flite, and Wilson balls.

Vice Golf is serious about performance. They work with Golf Laboratories (they use robots and high-end launch monitors) to identify shortfalls and improve their products. Looking at Golf Labs studies from 2019, then again at 2020, the results are amazing! They have worked to outperform the top-line competitor in every ball category, and for the most part they have accomplished it.

Admittedly, when I first came across Vice, I thought it was a giant marketing machine. They do a great job of marketing. But their products live up to the hype! They are bringing a stylish new era to golf! I was shocked at how good they were, and especially at the price.

Durability

One thing I have found with these balls is a misconception on scuff marks. In my experience they hold up very well. But, I have hit these and thought I had a scuff mark on my ball by just hitting it. If I hit a nice hard iron shot, once in a while you can see the groove lines on the ball. It does not leave an impression, instead it very neatly transferred some dirt onto the ball. At first glance it looks like a scuff mark. But it rubs off! I have seen a handful of reviews stating these balls scuff easily with the club. I am betting some of these reviewers, if not all, simply needed to clean their balls.

Here is one I just pulled out of my bag. You can see the lines, kinda looks like a scuff. A dab of water and a quick clean, no more scuff. It’s not like this happens a lot, I had to dig through the bag to find one. I might see this once in a round, but again, it rubs right off.

Vice ball that appears to have a scuff.
Before – Looks like a scuff
Vice ball after cleaned, no scuff
After – Same ball, no scuff!

No trickery here, it wipes right off. The first couple of times I saw this, I definitely thought it was a scuff. You’ll see this on the Pro, Pro Plus and Pro Soft balls. I have not experienced it with the Drive or Tour balls, and believe those balls have a different cover.

Vice Pro golf ball cut in half

And why not cut one in half? All the cool kids are doing it. This is the same Vice Pro that I cleaned that mark off of above. Kinda pained me to cut it in half, its still a good ball! I think I am going to use it as a trick. When I put the pieces back together and apply some pressure it looks like a normal ball. Gonna add a bit of super glue and see if I can get an unsuspecting golfer to tee off with it.

Vice Pro Plus

Firm Ball – Marketed for advanced players with high swing speeds of 110+ mph. But, the Pro Plus is a great option at slower swing speeds too!

Price

  • $35.99/dozen
  • $32.49/dozen for qty 3+
  • $28.99/dozen for qty 5+

Prices from Vice Golf

About The Vice Pro Plus

  • 4-Piece Construction with cast urethane cover
  • High Energy Speed Core for higher ball speed and distance
  • Dual mantle for low driver spin and increased carry distance
  • 336 dimple design
  • Extra-thin cast urethane cover for maximum feel and short-game spin
  • 2020 Golf Digest Hot list – Gold

Independent Studies

Despite being marketed for golfers with higher swing speeds, independent studies show this ball will give golfers with low swing speeds greater distance. In a study performed by MyGolfSpy comparing 35 different balls, the Pro Plus was only a few yards off from taking the crown in both high swing speed and Low swing speed categories for distance.

In a Golf Laboratories study, the Vice Pro Plus was compared to the Titleist ProV1x. The test was performed at the 110 mph driver speed, the Vice Pro Plus beat the ProV1x in distance by a couple of yards.

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5 stars customer reviews from 4,124 global ratings. Graph and star breakdown.
Credit – Amazon
5 star review comparing ProV's and Vice Pro Plus
5 star review mentioning slice fix.

There are thousands more 5 star reviews and a handful of negative reviews. The small number of negatives focus on two areas, color and durability. A lot of reviews noted the red balls looked more like pink. The lack of durability reviews noted paint coming off, and easily scuffed balls. I honestly don’t know if there may have been some bad batches out there, but in my experience these balls do offer great durability. If you missed my notes on durability, click here to go back to it.

My Take

For the price, this is the best firm performance ball on the market for this category! If you want to maximize distance and your swing speed is high or low, this ball is a great option. It is a firm ball, so it will feel harder off the driver, short irons and putter for sure, but if that is okay with you, go for it. I’ve gone through a couple dozen of these balls. They are durable, they shoot like a rocket off the driver and overall it is definitely a ball I’d recommend. If you are looking for a firm performance ball and want to maximize distance off the tee and save a few bucks, this is a great option!

The Vice Pro Plus made my list in Best Golf Balls for Distance. It also made the list in my Best Ball for Slow Swing Speed post.


Vice Pro

Soft Ball – Marketed for advanced players with medium to high swing speeds of 95 – 110 mph. The Pro performs its best at low and mid swing speeds in independent studies.

Price

  • $35.99/dozen
  • $32.49/dozen for qty 3+
  • $28.99/dozen for qty 5+

Prices from Vice Golf

About The Vice Pro

  • 3-Piece Construction with cast urethane cover
  • High Energy Speed Core for higher ball speed and distance
  • Decreased compression for softer feel
  • 318 large dimple design
  • Extra-thin cast urethane cover for maximum feel and short-game spin
  • 2020 Golf Digest Hot List – Gold

Independent Studies

Despite being marketed for golfers with mid to higher swing speeds, independent studies show this ball will give golfers with low and mid swing speeds greater distance. In a study performed by MyGolfSpy comparing 35 different balls, the Pro was only a couple yards off from taking the crown in the mid swing speed category. It was only about 4 yards short of taking the crown in the low swing speed category.

Check out my Vice Pro vs. Pro V1 head-to-head comparison.

In a Golf Laboratories study, the Vice Pro was compared to the Titleist ProV1. The test was performed at the 110 mph driver speed, the Vice Pro beat the ProV1 in distance by a few yards.

Customer Reviews

Customer reviews snapshot showing 4.7 out of 5 stars on Amazon.
Credit – Amazon
Amazon review
Amazon review

There are well over a thousand more 5 star reviews and a handful of negative reviews. The small number of negatives focused mainly on durability. The lack of durability reviews noted easily scuffed balls and some cracking. There could have been a bad batch at one point, but in my experience these balls do offer great durability. If you missed my notes on durability, click here to go back to it. I also generally use the same dozen Vice Pro balls to hit in the simulator. Over hundreds, maybe even getting into the thousands at this point, they still look and feel brand new.

My Take

For the price, this is one of the best soft performance balls on the market for this category! Specifically if you want to maximize distance and your swing speed is medium or low, this ball is a great option. This is the ball I use personally and I absolutely love it. Even with a high swing speed, I still get plenty of distance out of them. They are durable and feel great off my driver, irons, and putter. The feel around the greens is my absolute favorite attribute of this ball. If you are looking for a soft performance ball and want to maximize distance and save a few bucks, this is a great option! From tee to green.

This is the ball I use in my home simulator with my GC3!

The Vice Pro topped my list for Best Golf Balls for Mid Handicap.


Vice Pro Soft

Soft Ball – Marketed for advanced players with medium to low swing speeds of 95 mph or less. The Pro Soft performs its best at low and mid swing speeds in independent studies.

Price

  • $35.99/dozen
  • $32.49/dozen for qty 3+
  • $28.99/dozen for qty 5+

Prices from Vice Golf

About The Vice Pro Soft

  • 3-Piece Construction with cast urethane cover
  • High Energy Speed Core for higher ball speed and distance
  • Decreased compression for softer feel
  • 318 large dimple design
  • Extra-thin cast urethane cover for maximum feel and short-game spin
  • 2020 Golf Digest Hot List – Gold

Independent Studies

This ball is marketed for golfers with mid to lower swing speeds, correspondingly, independent studies show those recommendations are accurate. In a study performed by MyGolfSpy comparing 35 different balls, the Pro Soft was about 5 yards yards short of taking the crown in the low swing speed category. Comparatively, it starts to lose some performance in the mid swing speed category, coming up about 7 yards short. About 10 yards short in the high swing speed category.

In a Golf Laboratories study, the Vice Pro Soft was compared to the Titleist AVX. The test was performed at the 95 mph driver speed, the Vice Pro Soft beat the AVX in distance by a few yards.

Customer Reviews

Amazon customer reviews snapshot, 4.8 out of 5 stars.
Credit – Amazon
Amazon review
Amazon Review

There are nearly a thousand more 5 star reviews and a handful of negative reviews. I was a bit surprised at the review stating it was a bit firm feeling, but it was a quality review. Too firm was also one of the most common complaints from customers, although not a common complaint. The other big complaint was around color, red is actually pink for example.

My Take

If you have used these balls, especially in the past, you may have noticed the matte finished cover got very dirty quickly. While this may be true, Vice recently updated the ball with their high gloss shiny cover. I believe it is the same cover found on the Vice Pro, unquestionably. When I tried these balls, they were probably the softest ball I had ever played. My swing speed is hitting the high category, so this ball was not for me, I definitely lost some distance with it. It is especially hard to argue with the huge number of positive reviews, I think if you are a slower swing speed player, this is definitely a great option to consider.


Vice Pro Zero

Firm Ball – Marketed for amateur golfers of all swing speeds. Although, independent tests indicate great distance at mid swing speed.

Price

  • $30.99/dozen
  • $27.99/dozen for qty 3+
  • $23.99/dozen for qty 5+

Prices from Vice Golf

About The Vice Pro Zero

  • 3-Piece Construction with fused urethane cover
  • Size optimized energy speed core
  • Decreased compression for softer feel
  • 344 dimple design
  • Extra-thin cast urethane cover for maximum feel and short-game spin
  • 2021 Golf Digest Hot List – Silver

Independent Studies

This ball is marketed for golfers of all swing speeds, independent studies are limited however in their testing. In a Golf Laboratories study, the Vice Pro Zero was compared to the Titleist ProV1. Surprisingly, the test data lacks information on club speed and specific clubs used. Looking at the numbers however, it appears they tested at a mid swing speed. The Vice Pro Zero beat out the ProV1 by a few yards. Both balls had similar spin rates in all 3 tests which typically include Driver, Mid Iron, and Wedge.

Customer Reviews

Good luck finding solid customer reviews on the Vice Pro Zero! The only thing I can find is a handful of individual reviews. The balls are not sold on Amazon, unless you are buying a random variety pack of used Vice balls. Although, looking at other blog reviews, they seemed to be positive around the Vice Pro Zero.

My Take

I am not sure if the Vice Pro Zero really knows what it wants to do when it grows up. They don’t sell it on Amazon, but they have pretty much everything else in their Vice Golf store on the site. The Zero was not part of their initial study performed by Golf Laboratories, it seemed they eventually added in as an after-thought. It’s only slightly less expensive than its “Pro” siblings, but it is marketed to amateur golfers.

Admittedly, I have not spent a ton of time with this ball. Although, in the time I did spend, nothing really stood out to me in terms of a “premium” ball. It certainly did not keep pace with any of its “Pro” siblings in my opinion. And for the price, it is certainly not a ball I would recommend. If you are looking for performance, I’d say spend the extra $5 and go with one of the other models. If you are looking for budget, the Tour and Drive are great options in my opinion.

Hate the say it Vice, but Zero is a zero….


Vice Tour

Firm Ball – Marketed for players of all swing speeds. The Vice Tour is a great budget ball option and crushes the Titleist Tour Speed in distance.

Price

  • $22.99/dozen
  • $20.99/dozen for qty 3+
  • $18.99/dozen for qty 5+

Prices from Vice Golf

About The Vice Tour

  • 3-Piece Construction
  • Size optimized energy speed core for distance and iron spin
  • Decreased compression for softer feel
  • 312 dimple design
  • DuPont Surlyn cover for softer feel at impact

Independent Studies

In a Golf Laboratories study, the Vice Tour was compared to the Titleist Tour Speed. The test was performed at the 110 mph driver speed, the Vice Tour beat the Titleist Tour Speed in distance by about 8 yards. Unfortunately the MyGolfSpy study referenced above did not test the Vice Tour, but it did test the Titleist Tour Speed. Performance of the Tour speed was impressive when it came to distance in every swing speed category. It is compelling that the Vice Tour proved to be significantly further in the Golf Labs test.

Customer Reviews

Amazon customer reviews snapshot showing 4.7 out of 5 stars.
Credit – Amazon
Amazon Review
Amazon Review

Noticing a trend here with Vice golf Balls? Unfortunately we don’t have thousands of reviews like the others, but it is overwhelming on the positive side. At the present time, there is only one 1-star review. Although I would not call the four words offered a “comprehensive review”. The negative reviews were very limited, some 4-star reviews indicate the ball is “too firm” and a couple point out durability concerns. See my durability notes above if you missed it.

My Take

I have used these balls in the past. But, I prefer a softer feeling ball, so it is hard to go negative on it. The ball performed very well, especially for the price point. I got some really good distance and they held up very well in terms of durability. I was not able to get as much spin as I normally like around the greens though. However, given the price and great positive reviews, this is a great pick in its category. Not to mention the performance in the Golf Labs study!

The Vice Tour topped the category of Beginners and High Handicappers. In summary, it is definitely a ball I’d recommend if you are a high handicapper, or someone looking for a budget friendly ball with great distance.


Vice Drive

Soft Ball – Marketed for players with low to medium swing speed. In fact, the Vice Drive may be the best budget ball on the market!

Price

  • $15.99/dozen
  • $14.49/dozen for qty 3+
  • $12.99/dozen for qty 5+

Prices from Vice Golf

About The Vice Drive

  • 2-Piece Construction
  • Soft energy speed core for distance
  • Low compression for softer feel and distance
  • 312 dimple design
  • DuPont Surlyn cover for softer feel at impact

Independent Studies

In a Golf Laboratories study, the Vice Drive was compared to the Titleist Tour Soft. The test was performed at the 95 mph driver speed. In the final analysis, the Vice Drive beat the Titleist Tour Soft in distance by about 5 yards. Surprisingly, the MyGolfSpy study referenced above did not test the Vice Drive. In addition, there are no other independent studies that I am aware of.

Customer Reviews

Amazon customer reviews snapshot showing 4.7 out of 5 stars.
Credit – Amazon
Amazon review snapshot.
Amazon Review

Unfortunately there is not a lot to go on for reviews on this one. There was only one other written review and it was a negative review on a ball cracking after one use. Certainly it was Kyle Birkshire hitting it with a 150mph hit? Ha! Doubt it. It’s undoubtedly easy to find a couple of customers with similar experience on any golf ball, and I think the star ratings speak for themselves.

The Vice Drive was highlighted in my post discussing affordable golf ball options

Looking at Amazon reviews of the 2019 model, it currently has over 1,300 ratings and holds at 4.7 out of 5. Common complaints were around ball feel being too hard. Vice updated their balls in 2020 however, so at least in the interim I am not seeing complaints on the same issue from the earlier model.

My Take

I have used these balls quite a bit more than some of the others. I went through a couple dozen of these myself. Also, because my wife has a lower swing speed and doesn’t play enough to notice the difference with a performance ball, these are the balls she uses. We usually play in a scramble format for couples league and with both of us using Vice Golf balls, sometimes I end up with a Vice Drive in my bag. It’s definitely not up to par with the Vice Pro in terms of performance. But, if you are looking for a high-quality/low-cost ball, this may be the one!

The Vice Drive was highlighted in my Best Golf Balls for Beginners post. It is certainly a ball I’d recommend if you are a beginner or high handicapper. Especially for someone looking for a high quality budget friendly ball.

Where to Buy & Final Thoughts

The best place to buy Vice golf balls are through their website directly, especially if you are going to buy 3 or more dozen. They provide bulk discounts and often times have free shipping. I always stock up at the beginning of the season to take advantage of the savings.

If you are looking for other Direct to Consumer ball manufacturers, I did a full review of Snell golf balls. You can also take a look at Cut, both have premium performance golf balls without the premium price.

No matter which Vice golf ball you choose, I am confident you are going to love them.

Good luck on the course!!

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