Ball Guide

Using the right balls is every bit as important as using the right clubs in Golf Clash. Using special balls too early will put you at a disadvantage later in the game, and using a ball with the wrong attributes will not only waste a ball that could be useful, but can also put you at a disadvantage for that hole. Learning these points of the game can give you an advantage and help save you some pain and aggravation.

Starting the game, you won't need to use any special balls. Let's repeat: "I will NOT use special balls before I hit Tour 5". Even then, being the Golf Clash God that you are, you can probably continue using basic balls through Tours 5 & 6. At most, you can use a Marlin here and there to deaden a head wind or get a little spin with a low level Extra Mile which lacks curl. This is the time to build a reserve of special balls that you will definitely need when you get to the higher tours.

It's fairly common to see Quasars and Navigators on Tour 7+ and that's the first time you should be using them. By that point, your free, pin and 1 vs. 1 chests will cover the cost of them in the shop. Only in the most extreme circumstances should you consider breaking out a Katana or Titan. You're much better off saving those for higher tours and tournaments.

Speaking of tournaments, that is the absolute best way to build the stockpile of balls that you'll need. Finishing in the top 10 or 25 in a couple tournaments will get you well on your way to where you can use the balls you've won to win more (and better) balls in the future.

Needle Speed

While each ball has the same needle speed for regular powered shots (shots with the ball pulled back to the center of the circle or less), different balls have different needle speeds when you try to overpower your shot. Here you can find that speed for each ball in the game. The number listed is the number of swings the needle makes in 1 second (lower is slower). So a ball with an full OP needle speed of 1.63 will make a little over one and a half swings in one second while a ball with a full OP needle speed of 1.15 will only make a little over one full swing so it's significantly slower in those situations.

Obviously it's ideal to have a ball with the lowest needle speed, there are situations where it's probably not going to affect you at all. A perfect example are tournament Par 3's. You should pretty much never be overpowering that shot, so the OP needle speed isn't really important.


Ball Ranker

Side Spin
Wind Resistance
Power

Wind
Resistance
Side Spin Power Cost
Bandera Wind Resistance 5 Side Spin 2 Power 1
Basic

0

Basketball Wind Resistance 2 Side Spin 2 Power 4
Bauble Wind Resistance 5 Side Spin 1 Power 2
Berserker Wind Resistance 1 Side Spin 2 Power 5
Blue Marble Wind Resistance 1 Side Spin 3 Power 4
Bunny Wind Resistance 4 Side Spin 1 Power 3
Country Wind Resistance 2 Side Spin 3 Power 3
Dead Wind Resistance 3 Side Spin 2 Power 4
Easter Wind Resistance 2 Side Spin 3 Power 2
Eye Wind Resistance 5 Side Spin 2 Power 1
Gear Wind Resistance 2 Side Spin 1 Power 5
Ghost Side Spin 2 Power 5
Golden Side Spin 2 Power 1
Hat Trick Wind Resistance 4 Side Spin 2 Power 2
Jewel Wind Resistance 4 Power 4
Katana Wind Resistance 2 Side Spin 3 Power 2

20

King Maker Wind Resistance 3 Side Spin 3 Power 3

72.2

Labor Day Wind Resistance 3 Side Spin 1 Power 3
Marlin Wind Resistance 1 Side Spin 1

2.8

Movie Wind Resistance 4 Side Spin 3 Power 2
Mummy Wind Resistance 4 Side Spin 1 Power 3
Oceania Wind Resistance 5 Side Spin 3
Origin Wind Resistance 1 Side Spin 3 Power 4
Patriot Wind Resistance 3 Side Spin 1 Power 3
Pot O Gold Wind Resistance 3 Side Spin 3 Power 2
Prestige Wind Resistance 1 Side Spin 3 Power 4
Pumpkin Wind Resistance 3 Side Spin 3 Power 3
Quasar Wind Resistance 1 Side Spin 2 Power 1

6.7

Rival Wind Resistance 3 Side Spin 3 Power 3
Roulette Wind Resistance 2 Side Spin 3 Power 4
Royal Wind Resistance 3 Side Spin 2 Power 4
Santa Wind Resistance 5 Side Spin 3
Season 1 Wind Resistance 3 Side Spin 1 Power 4
Season 2 Wind Resistance 4 Side Spin 1 Power 3
Shell Wind Resistance 2 Side Spin 2 Power 4
Snow Globe Side Spin 3 Power 5
Snowman Wind Resistance 2 Side Spin 3 Power 4
Spider Wind Resistance 4 Side Spin 2 Power 1
Striker Wind Resistance 3 Side Spin 3 Power 3
Titan Wind Resistance 2 Side Spin 2 Power 3

20

Touchdown Wind Resistance 1 Side Spin 3 Power 3
Turbo Side Spin 2 Power 5
Turkey Wind Resistance 5 Side Spin 1 Power 2
Voyager Wind Resistance 4 Side Spin 3 Power 1


Individual Ball Details

Bandera

Bandera

Wind Resistance 5 Side Spin 2 Power 1
This ball was available for purchase during the Cinco de Mayo tournament. Same stats as an Eye Ball, so pull this wind resistance ball out on Par 3s. It will absolutely give you a great chance at leaving the ball hanging on the rim of the cup.
Basic

Basic

If it's free, it's for me! This is the ball you should be using for at least the first 4 tours and ideally until Tour 7 unless you're really running into problems. With the basic ball, what you see is what you get, and that's not much but we love it because it's simple, reliable and always willing to be our friend in spite of how bad we played in the Christmas tournament.
Basketball

Basketball

Wind Resistance 2 Side Spin 2 Power 4
This one sports the same stats as the Shell ball (with a slower OP needle speed) so it's a slightly better Titan best used for downwind shots where you push your drive up towards the green. And like a basketball, you can watch it bounce off the rim of the cup for yet another disappointing tournament finish.
Bauble

Bauble

Wind Resistance 5 Side Spin 1 Power 2
Another ball that works really well for Par 3's. It was part of a winter time cash package and also awarded during the Winter Links tournament. The key stat is obviously the wind resistance but the bump in power is nice for longer par 3's where you want to use a long iron instead of a wood. And most importantly, the animation looks awesome as it screams through the air and plugs into that greenside bunker.
Berserker

Berserker

Wind Resistance 1 Side Spin 2 Power 5
This beast is tailor made for long par 4's and 5's with a tail wind. It can absolutely turn birdies into easy eagles, and eagles into chip in albotrosses. Unfortunately, you'll only find them in large quantities as prizes in Masters tournaments or part of expensive Black Friday cash offers. On the bright side, they show up as prizes in the Golden shot from time to time.
BlueMarble

Blue Marble

Wind Resistance 1 Side Spin 3 Power 4
This ball was available during the Earth Day tournament as part of a cash package. It's a bit of a nerfed Berserker but still useful in tailwaind situations. If you look closely, you can see some of the clouds moving on the ball. Do you see it? Good! Now you've wasted a good 5 seconds that you could've used to hit a quality golf shot.
Bunny

Bunny

Wind Resistance 4 Side Spin 1 Power 3
This ball was available during the Easter Links tournament as part of a cash package. It boasts the same stats as the Mummy ball so it's best used in a stiff headwind to get your moneys worth. Pull it out in the tournament on a par 3 and watch as it hops into the hole. Not the regulation hole, the shootout hole. Because you need a little more aggravation in your life.
Country

Country

Wind Resistance 2 Side Spin 3 Power 3
There were 17 of these gems offered right around the Football Fever tournament. While they are really good balls, they may be a bit expensive (500 gems per pack) for what they really are. But if you have them, they combine the best attributes of the Katana and Titan. Hopefully your country was available so you can let your opponent know which country has the worst Golf Clash players!
Dead

Dead

Wind Resistance 3 Side Spin 2 Power 4
Arguably the best general purpose ball in the game. It was awarded to Pro, Expert and Masters top finishers in the Creepy Cliffs tournament. It ticks all the right boxes and doesn't have any real weaknesses (except the lag on your phone that pushes it into the drink). Happy hunting with this bad boy.
Easter

Easter

Wind Resistance 2 Side Spin 3 Power 2
This is a reskinned Katana so it's a pretty decent ball that you should probably save for situational holes where side spin is a must. Despite it's egg like appearance, it doesn't crack as easily as you do on the last hole of a tournament with a 15 foot putt to bring home the gold.
Eye

Eye

Wind Resistance 5 Side Spin 2 Power 1
A ball from the Haunted Hills tournament with maxed wind resistance that you should primarily use on par 3's. Just a small bump of side spin means you'll need to use it with the right club since you won't be able to stretch a long iron into a hole built for a wood. And after you miss that wide open green with a Marlin come tournament time, I'll be waiting to tell you "Eye told you so".
Gear

Gear

Wind Resistance 2 Side Spin 1 Power 5
This ball was featured during the Labor Day (2018) tournament. While you may not be able to pound this one down the fairway quite as far as a Globe or Berserker, it offers you a much easier 2nd shot with the extra wind resistance it offers. Wind resistance isn't really your biggest problem though is it, Mr. Great Ball?
Ghost

Ghost

Side Spin 2 Power 5
This ball was available for purchase during the Platinum Resorts tournament. It's a tailwind only ball so save them up for those situations where you can green it from the tee or at least get close. Watch it disappear over the horizon just like any chance you have at medaling in the upcoming tournament.
Golden

Golden

Side Spin 2 Power 1
This is the ball you'll be forced to use during the Golden shot mini-game that pops up every few weeks. And it will become your favorite excuse when your shot stops 0.01 yards short of the outside ring.
HatTrick

Hat Trick

Wind Resistance 4 Side Spin 2 Power 2
During the Football Fever tournament, these were offered as part of a cash package. They are a decent choice for a tournament Par 3 with the added wind resistance and a slight boost in power. And it also has a fitting name to describe the 3 putt you somehow managed to pull off against all odds!
Jewel

Jewel

Wind Resistance 4 Power 4
You would've found this one during the Desert Open tournament. It's got a great wind resistance / power combination but the lack of side spin is a serious limitation on this one so be prepared to use some curl. But it may be enough to tip the scales in your favor in a stiff headwind. Actually who are we kidding, you'll still find a way to mess it up!
Katana

Katana

Wind Resistance 2 Side Spin 3 Power 2
I used to be in the 'Titan is way better boat', but the value of the extra side spin you get with a Katana can't be understated. Once you get to the higher tours like 10 & 11, side spin is critical on certain shootouts and if your opponent has less, you'll have a definite advantage. If you're willing to spend money in the game, the 'Fail to Qualify' tournament offers give you a nice way to stock up on these. And who are we kidding, you always fail to qualify!
KingMaker

King Maker

Wind Resistance 3 Side Spin 3 Power 3
One of the best balls in the game, and also the most expensive in terms of gems. Many tournaments will give them out in Pro, Expert and Masters (at least to those who finish close to the top) but you'll also get one every once in a while in a chest. They're way too expensive to use gems on in the shop though. You're best off stashing these until you hit the upper tours (10, 11) and higher level tournaments. Until then you can watch it spin in the shop while it taunts you about how you don't deserve it.
LaborDay

Labor Day

Wind Resistance 3 Side Spin 1 Power 3
This was part of a cash package offer during the Labor Day tournament. It's a very capable ball that excels in head winds and also excels at judging your 'Great' chip as it lips out of the cup.
Marlin

Marlin

Wind Resistance 1 Side Spin 1
This is a dirt cheap ball that you may want to break out in Tours 5 and 6 if you run into a vicious losing streak and need a leg up or if you're facing a stiff headwind that will make it impossible to reach the green in 2. The side spin it gives you can also be the difference on the Tour 6 Southern Pines shootouts when you're working with a driver that lacks curl (e.g. EM5). You'll typically see Oprah shelling these things out in pin chests like they were cars.
Movie

Movie

Wind Resistance 4 Side Spin 3 Power 2
Part of a cash package during the Hollywood tournament, this one is best used against some headwind or a decent option for a tournament par 3 if you're out of level 5 wind wind resistance balls. Lights...camera...FRINGE GLITCH!!
Mummy

Mummy

Wind Resistance 4 Side Spin 1 Power 3
A really great ball that is perfect for head wind situations. It was awarded at the Rookie level during the Creepy Cliffs tournament and part of a cash package around the same time. Good for just about any situation, but you won't be able to take advantage of any tail wind, just like you couldn't take advantage of the sliced drive your opponent hit last game.
Oceania

Oceania

Wind Resistance 5 Side Spin 3
This ball was featured during the Club Oceania tournament. It's a fantastic ball when it comes to tournament Par 3's. Tons of wind resistance and all the side spin you need to work the ball in towards the pin. The only excuse you have for not making the HIO now, is you.
Origin

Origin

Wind Resistance 1 Side Spin 3 Power 4
Available during the Origin Links tournament, these leather bound beauties have the same stats as the Blue Marble ball. This makes it a good tailwind ball if you don't have the Berserker to spare or maybe don't need it. The epitome of 'Old School', they should suit your outdated and underperforming game just fine.
Patriot

Patriot

Wind Resistance 3 Side Spin 1 Power 3
This was part a cash package during the 4th of July tournament. It's identical to the Labor Day ball, which is enough to say it's a really good ball if you have it, and more than enough of an advantage for your opponent to put you down.
PotOGold

Pot O Gold

Wind Resistance 3 Side Spin 3 Power 2
This is pretty much a dressed up Katana with a bump in wind resistance. While this may not make it into the hall of fame it does make it a good ball for higher tour play, and it will definitely bring enough luck for your opponent to put their shot inside of yours on the shootout and make you run for that 3 stake special.
Prestige

Prestige

Wind Resistance 1 Side Spin 3 Power 4
This (worldwide) ball was available for purchase during the Platinum Resorts tournament. Same stats as the Origin Ball, but a slower needle speed on full overpowered shots makes this one a slightly better option for downwind tee shots if you're low on Berserkers. It'll make those long seconds shots you buried in the sand a little more managable too.
Pumpkin

Pumpkin

Wind Resistance 3 Side Spin 3 Power 3
This is a reskinned King Maker which makes it a really good ball for pretty much any situation. It was awarded to Pro, Expert and Masters top finishers in the Haunted Hills tournament. When your opponent breaks one out, it's just another reminder of how much better they did in that tournament than you.
Quasar

Quasar

Wind Resistance 1 Side Spin 2 Power 1
This is a ball that you can fund with your daily flow of gems from your chests once you get to the Tour 7 area. It's a similar ball to the Navigator and is usually the other option you can use on those early Pro Series tours depending on what the wind is doing. If you've got tail wind and it's a long hole, Quasar is often a better choice than the Navigator. It just swaps wind resistance for side spin. Now swap out your sloth-like reflexes and you'll be all set!
Rival

Rival

Wind Resistance 3 Side Spin 3 Power 3
This reskinned King Maker commemorates yet another tragic collapse of the Americans on European soil. It's likely the European team were using these all around great balls to get a leg up on the Marlins sported by the American team. Rest assured, the U.S. will be bringing Royal balls in 2020.
Roulette

Roulette

Wind Resistance 2 Side Spin 3 Power 4
The Roulette ball has the exact same stats as the Snowman Ball. They were offered for purchase during the Vegas Sundown tournament. They can be handy in tailwind situations when you need a little boost to reach a distant fairway but still want some decent wind resistance for your second shot. With your short game though, don't expect these to change your luck for the hole out.
Royal

Royal

Wind Resistance 3 Side Spin 2 Power 4
Long live the King! Playdemic decided to bring back the Dead Ball reincarnate and give you a fighting chance against the competition. Hopefully you stocked up on this one during the Royal Open and dropped a little dough on the cash offer. If not don't worry, it probably wouldn't have done you much good anyway...
Santa

Santa

Wind Resistance 5 Side Spin 3
Just your run of the mill, maxed out wind resistance ball that was awarded to top Rookie finishers during the Christmas tournament, and showed up as a prize for the Golden Shot around that time. Aside from the wind resistance, not a lot to get excited about...kind of like your short game.
Season1

Season 1

Wind Resistance 3 Side Spin 1 Power 4
This ball was featured during the Metro Open tournament. Only lacking in side spin, this ball can be used in virtually any situation very effectively. By your opponent....not you.
Season2

Season 2

Wind Resistance 4 Side Spin 1 Power 3
This ball was featured during the Mountain tournament. This is a solid ball for tournament Par 3's and you want to stretch your wood to reach from those second or third tees where the Power 3 can be handy. It's also a good option for holes with a stiff headwind. Now go out there and get that par!
Shell

Shell

Wind Resistance 2 Side Spin 2 Power 4
Offered during the Summer Major tournament, this little guy offers a pretty good punch off the tee with a good tailwind and still gives you a decent amount of wind resistance for your eagle chance, or in your case, a bunker shot to save par.
SnowGlobe

Snow Globe

Side Spin 3 Power 5
Reminiscent of a runaway train, it's a similar animal as the Berserker, minus the wind resistance, because wind resistance is for suckers. This will most definitely set some new long drive records, but I'm getting popcorn for the show coming in your ensuing shootout when you get stuck with a 25 MPH side wind.
Snowman

Snowman

Wind Resistance 2 Side Spin 3 Power 4
This was the Pro, Expert and Masters ball prize in the Winter Links tournament. It's got a simliar spirit as the Berserker but tamed down a bit which makes it perfect for people like yourself who can't control their drives. You'll ideally play this one on holes with the wind behind you.
Spider

Spider

Wind Resistance 4 Side Spin 2 Power 1
This ball was available for purchase during the Platinum Resorts tournament. Although there are better options, the Spider ball is a decent choice to pull out for a tournament par 3, to help you get that HIO to turn your 98th place finish into 83rd.
Striker

Striker

Wind Resistance 3 Side Spin 3 Power 3
This is nothing more than a skinner Kingmaker, which makes it nothing more than a great ball for virtually any situation. It was offered as part of a cash package during the Vegas Sundown tournament, and when you come up against one of these ball, my money is the other guy.
Titan

Titan

Wind Resistance 2 Side Spin 2 Power 3
This is a great ball to have in large quantity for higher tours (think 9, 10, 11) and tournaments when every shot counts. They're often awarded to top Rookie finishers in tournaments. The extra power makes a lot of challenging holes from the back tees much easier to handle and while they're expensive, you can occasionally get some in the shop if you manage your gems. In a perfect world, you'll load up on these from your first few Rookie tournaments and ride them all way to rock bottom during your next full tilt clash session.
Touchdown

Touchdown

Wind Resistance 1 Side Spin 3 Power 3
These were part of a cash package around September of 2017 as well as the Touchdown tournament in early 2018. It's built for tailwind situations when you don't have a Berserker to spare. If you still have one, save it for tournaments so you can miss the weekend round by 1 stroke instead of 2.
Turbo

Turbo

Side Spin 2 Power 5
This is the next best thing to a Snow Globe, just lacking that extra side spin. They were offered for purchase during the Vegas Sundown tournament. Obviously suited for tailwind situations, save these balls for tournaments even if you can't save yourself out of the sand.
Turkey

Turkey

Wind Resistance 5 Side Spin 1 Power 2
Same stats as the Bauble, these were available in a cash package during the Thanksgiving tournament. Another max wind resistance ball that are really handy to have in supply come tournament time. They can really ease the pain of that bogey you pulled out of your hat on the last par 5.
Voyager

Voyager

Wind Resistance 4 Side Spin 3 Power 1
This ball was featured during the Voyager tournament. It's a very solid option for tournament Par 3's and Par 4's where the extra wind resistance will be huge on your approach shot. The side spin shouldn't be overlooked either. Your failed attempt to drop your eagle pitch should be overlooked though.