Martin Hopley

If ever a product lived up to its name then the Volvik Vivid golf ball is it.

Volvik Vivid Golf Ball

Compared to the Volvik S4, the unique matte finish and vibrant colours give this the appearance of a ball without dimples, but pick it up and you can feel them there.

Volvik Vivid Golf Ball

With a choice of green, orange and red amongst others you are not going to miss them, or be missed on the course, or hopefully lose them. However is there more to this than clashes with the eye?

Volvik Vivid Golf Ball

With the putter the Vivid has a soft sound and feel, but combines it with a degree of firmness that gives a little bit more feedback than other balls in this sector.

On chips especially it sat down quite quickly and the control was there, so for a mid-priced ball I thought the overall performance was good.

Volvik say that this is a mid to high spinning ball and the data from GC2 backed this up, with the driver spin being about the same as a Pro V1x, but the softer feel losing a few yards at around 100mph swing speed.

Volvik Vivid Golf Ball

To be fair Volvik claim that this ball will suit 70-90 mph swing speeds and if you have read our guide to soft golf balls you will know that slower swingers should get more out of a softer compression ball as it deforms less at impact.

Distances with the 7-iron were similar to Pro V1x and longer than the premium Volvik S4 thanks to that lower spin, so you would just need to be careful and ensure that it would stop in time on the green with your approaches.

Volvik Vivid Golf Ball

Overall I have to say that I liked the Volvik Vivid in performance terms and for mid to slow swing speed players who want control around the greens then this could be an option.

Volvik Vivid Golf Ball

It is reasonably priced too, but the real buying decision is whether you want a ball that acts like a homing beacon or not, because when it comes to the Vivid, it's not a black and white choice.

Golfalot Rating: 4 stars


Volvik Vivid Golf Ball

Volvik Vivid Golf Ball - Product Details

UK LaunchApril 2017
UK Launch RRP£39.99
USA LaunchApril 2017
USA Launch RRP$29.99
Handicap Range
GolferMens, Women
Ball Construction3-Piece
Ball FeelMedium
Colour OptionsWhite, Yellow, Green, Red, Orange, Pink
Manufacturer's WebsiteVolvik Website

User Reviews

Michel C.
August 2017

Good feel, farther distance and less fade.

The Hammer from Ohio
August 2017

Highly recommend.

Jim Pike
July 2017

What can I say, I play off 3 and thought up for a laugh, not laughing now, got given one to try, by my local pro at Caressgreen golf club Kendal, First tee up hill 305 yards, 10 yards off the green easy chip, great feel good amount of spin, 2 foot putt, did the short six, next hole 170 to flag, 8 iron to 6 feet, great feel off the club into a 12 mph wind, I would say it gave me 20 years off the tee with driver and up one club with irons 10-15 yard gain, now for the bad point, I used the blue vivid, could not see the ball after 100 yards in the air, and had to search for it on the green upto 30yards away, will try another colour this week. Will review again after a full round in ok weather .

Ricky Samuel
July 2017

One of my favorite balls to play, feels great off all clubs. As good as Titleist. Super viability, yellow really stands out. You'll love this ball.

July 2017

I'm a 10 handicap. Used to be much better. Play the ProV1x. Tried a yellow-green Volvik for kicks. It was remarkable, frankly. I could really see the ball and made fantastic contact. The only problem was that it traveled about 10 yards further than I am used to and I was over the green on numerous holes. Super easy to find with those errant shots. I'm going to buy a sleeve and give it a shot as my new ball of choice.

paul r-h
June 2017

I used these Vivid balls in Red, Pink and Green and the feel of them is good. They give the impression of a soft ball and achieve the length I would expect. The only issue believe it or not, "they look great in the air" as once they hit the ground or green from a distance of say over 150 yards they are hard to watch and I often lost sight of them around the greens. Once found they chip and putt well.

June 2017

20 handicap 50 yr old golfer been playing 2 yrs. Volvik flew as well as Pro V1 for me. Different feel putting. Didn't stop me shooting a 44 on one of New Zealand's premier courses back nine. Love the feeling of walking to your ball as it stands out amazingly. Also helps for those shots to the rough.

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