Martin Hopley

The 718 CB irons continue the grand tradition of Titleist forged cavity back irons that goes back past the first CB branded 690 of 2002 to the previous DCI irons and underneath the hood there is a lot of hidden technology.

Titleist 718 CB Irons

The muscle within the cavity is a little less bulbous than the previous 716 CB irons and the perimeter weighting seems wider towards the toe.

In the 2 to 7 irons the forged 1025 carbon steel body features a small cavity hidden in the lower part of the muscle that is behind a thin High Strength Steel face insert.

Titleist 718 CB Irons

Also hiding in the heel and toe are high density tungsten weights, which were there before, but now they are held in place by 14g tungsten weight caps instead of lighter steel ones.

Titleist 718 CB Irons

The total amount of tungsten is the same as the 716 CB at around 70g, but using it in the caps moves more weight to the heel and toe increasing the MOI and making the 718 CB more forgiving than the 716 AP2.

Titleist 718 CB Irons

This is really impressive in this size of head and compared to the 718 AP2, the CB has the advantage of sounding and feeling better as a smaller cavity and more blade like design gives a sharper feel and nicer sound.

Titleist 718 CB Irons

The 8 to PW heads feature a fully forged 1025 carbon steel body as the slightly smaller heads don't need the cavity and these give the solid feel you would expect with semi-blade irons.

At address the 718 CB has a thinner top line and slightly shorter head than the AP2, but a little larger than the 718 MB.

Titleist 718 CB Irons

If you venture up to the 2-iron then you can start to see the back of the cavity at address, which may appeal to some for the extra visual assurance of forgiveness.

Titleist 718 CB Irons

The soles are a nice size and feature a little bit of a rounded back edge and a shiny chrome finish in a no-nonsense look.

Titleist 718 CB Irons

There is a range of shafts to choose from and the addition of the Project X LZ to the options gives a lighter alternative to the usual True Temper Dynamic Gold shafts.

Titleist 718 CB Irons

The lofts are the same as the MB irons so the blending opportunities are obvious, especially as you can get a 2-iron in the CB, which you can't in the MB. The AP2 lofts are the same in the long irons and 1° stronger in the 6 to P wedge due to the deeper CG and higher launch.

Titleist 718 CB Irons

There are not many manufacturers doing a simple forged cavity back iron for low single figure players and the Titleist 718 CB is one of the best as it packs a lot of forgiveness from that high MOI into what is still pretty much a blade shape.

Titleist 718 CB Irons

The extra forgiveness from the weights makes it more playable for its size and the CB really challenges the slightly larger AP2 as the cavity back blade of choice in the Titleist range as the sound and feel is a little better.

If you are going for 718 MB blades then you should look at the CB for some of the long irons. If you are starting with the CB then you could easily go all way through the set or pick up a few long irons from 718 T-MB or 718 AP2 to blend feel and workability in the mid to short irons with forgiveness in the mid to long irons.

Golfalot Rating: 5 stars
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Titleist 718 CB Iron

Titleist 718 CB Irons - Product Details

UK Launch29 September 2017
UK Launch RRP£1050
USA Launch29 September 2017
USA Launch RRP$1137.50
European Launch29 September 2017
European Launch RRP€1260
Handicap Range
Hand AvailabilityRight
Shaft NameTrue Temper Project X LZ
Shaft TypesSteel
Shaft FlexRegular, Stiff
Set Makeup4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, PW
Additional Clubs2, 3
Manufacturer's WebsiteTitleist Website

User Reviews

Tim Mansell
August 2018

I play the CB690 irons and I have tried to replace them a few times and I always come back to them. They are forgiving when I need them to be, but I can work these irons anyway you need to. There is great feel with these irons and they are more solid than any iron I have ever played.

Patrick R
January 2018

I went to a Titleist fitting and they had both CB 718 and AP2 718. The CB had the LZ Shaft while the AP2 had the AMT White S300. These 2 clubs are quite different and the CB demand a better swing to get the results that a player is looking for in length and dispersion rate. Its is a hard choice since the AMT White shaft feels so much better than the LZ, and even though the 7 iron was 8+ yards shorter than the LZ, it felt soooo much better "wow". I'm sold on the AMT White S300s. If you want to be a single digit player, and want to get all you can out of your game; either club head will do the job, but make sure you get the right shaft since dispersion rate (tighter) is better than hitting far and into the rough. Either clubhead is great :-)

R Ray
November 2017

Just bought a set. Pure striker's club. Can't wait to really get these clubs dialed in.

Kev Woolley
October 2017

Mirror the above comments. I went to get "Titleist" fitted with the 718 AP2 and walked away with the 4-PW CBs. They felt incredible and gave me the flight and groupings I was looking for. The PX LZ shaft was the deal clincher. The chocolate soft feel of the clubs combined with the smoothness of this shaft (through the entire set) made the decision to open the wallet a no brainer. Irrespective of skill set - anbody considering the AP2 and their like should try these. And just so damn pretty............

Joel Irwin
October 2017

I am looking for some new irons and this was the best information I've received thus far from anyone. Thanks a lot!

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