Martin Hopley

The Wilson Staff C300 Forged irons are a new model that aims to bring the Power Holes of the C300 irons into the forged head of a better players' iron.

Wilson Staff C300 Forged Irons

The head is forged from 8620 Carbon Steel to give it a soft feel and it features the same double row of Power Holes filled with TE031 Urethane on the sole that the standard Wilson Staff C300 irons have.

Wilson Staff C300 Forged Irons

However the configuration of the five Power Holes is slightly different in the Forged version with three equally sized slots across the front.

Having the slots over a normal face increases the deflection by 27%, which Wilson say should increase distance by 7 yards so they do work.

Wilson Staff C300 Forged Irons

There are a further two slots on the toe, which is one less than the C300, and then they stop to give a cleaner topline at address in a head that is a little shorter than the standard C300.

Wilson Staff C300 Forged Irons

Indeed if you were just looking from above then you would not know what is going on in the sole as the C300 Forged has a nice mid-sized top line and decent offset that better players who want a small cavity back iron will appreciate.

Wilson Staff C300 Forged Irons

The slots also only go down to the 8 iron and then the 9-iron and wedges have a simple forged cavity back design that feels nice and solid.

Wilson Staff C300 Forged Irons

Wilson Staff C300 Forged Irons

The shorter irons did sound a little different to the longer irons as they don't have the Power Holes and the feel was nice and solid and comparable with other semi-cavity back forged irons.

The components are top drawer with a Lamkin Crossline grip on a KBS Tour 105 shaft as standard, which is light and stable enough for mid to high swing speeds.

Wilson Staff C300 Forged Irons

Whilst it has a mid-sized head aimed at single figure players, it does have quite a generous sole with a curved trailing edge that offers forgiveness that is subtly hidden at address.

Wilson Staff C300 Forged Irons

The sound and feel from the C300 Forged is good, if a little on the hollow side in the longer irons with the Power Holes and they offer a higher degree of versatility than the standard C300.

Wilson Staff C300 Forged Irons

Comparing them on GC2 with Pro V1x balls and you can see that the C300 Forged produce a lot more spin, but bear in mind that they are forged and not cast like the C300 and the lofts are also 2° weaker.

Wilson Staff C300 Forged Irons

This puts them more in line with more traditional blade lofts and if you look at them from that point of view, then they are jostling for position in the pack.

At £100 more than the C300, this puts the C300 Forged right up against similar forged irons, not least of which is the Wilson Staff V6 that offers a forged cavity back head for similar money and better players may prefer something without the tech.

Wilson Staff C300 Forged Irons

Those who want a players iron with more distance could go for the standard C300, so the market for the C300 Forged could be limited to single figure players who want something faster and more forgiving than a blade, but does not look like a game improvement iron at address. If that is you then the Wilson Staff C300 Forged irons are worth checking out.

Golfalot Rating: 4 stars
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Wilson Staff C300 Forged Iron

Wilson Staff C300 Forged Irons - Product Details

UK Launch22 January 2018
UK Launch RRP£699
USA Launch22 January 2018
European Launch22 January 2018
Handicap Range
Hand AvailabilityRight
Shaft NameKBS Tour 105, Fujikura Pro 85
Shaft TypesSteel, Graphite
Shaft FlexRegular, Stiff
Shaft Weight105g steel, 85g graphite
GripW/S-2 Lamkin Crossline
DesignCavity Back
Set Makeup4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, PW
Additional Clubs3, GW
Manufacturer's WebsiteWilson Website

User Reviews

September 2018

Just purchased the Wilson C300 forged irons today. Beautiful clubs. Will play tomorrow and report my review.

Steve Moffitt
April 2018

Bought these clubs and they are good. The down side is the power holes have started to go into the club which is very bad. I bought these from American Golf and Wilson want to have them back to look at first. I have used these less than 10 rounds now which is where the dilemma comes. In order for me to send these back it will take Wilson around 2 to 3 weeks before the return them which is out of order. End of this means that I will be returning the clubs for a refund and look to buy elsewhere. My recommendation is do not buy these and buy another make.

Dave B
March 2018

Love the whole line. I go through clubs like toilet papers. 2 handicap. So far the C300 forged irons knocked out my MP-25s Mizunos and no looking back. The hybrid is easily the best I've ever hit. The fairway gained me an easy 25 yards over the F7 in GC2 simulator. Well done Wilson.

Lucas "Capt America" Dyer
March 2018

I have the C300 Forged irons, 4-GW and have been using them for about a month now. My previous set used were the Taylormade AeroBurners. Completely different clubs and it didn't take me long to get used to the Wilson irons. I had them custom fitted with True Temper steel-DXx100, super lights. The complete setup and the end state of these irons is amazing. The irons themselves are great. The Wilson C300 irons are going to make a huge impact and are worth every penny.

February 2018

So I was at a nearby Golf Store the other day (Carl's) and I was trying out a few irons, ranging from JPX900 Forged to Rogue Pros, at the time I was gaming a set of P790's pro modus stiff, I loved them, the feel was spectacular but my mishits were PUNISHING and I just couldn't consistent with them, so my plan was to sell them on eBay and find something a little more suited for me, so I picked up a few different irons starting with the new Cobra F8's (Not a game improvement guy but have been hearing that ball speeds on the new F8 irons are unreal), JPX900 Forged, Rogue Pros. Real quick rundown of these, The mizzy's felt the best out of all of them but the Rogue Pros were sexy as all hell, the F8's had ball speeds out the wazzoo(126MPH) which is ridiculous for me. Went back inside to grab another iron to go up against them and the guys started talking about the new C300 Forged, I chimed in and said yeah but the reviews online are ripping them to shreds right now, they told me that word is starting to get around that they are the real deal and the reviews are just biased towards the big wigs. They've sold 26 sets of the C300 Forged in the past month and nobody is talking about them. So I grabbed the 7 iron and the 4 iron and went outside with a large bucket and tested them up against the Rogue Pros and the JPX 900 Forged (Cobras were overall the best performing out of all the irons I've tested but I just couldn't get over the oversized look at address) Anyways here's what I found on TrackMan: Ball speeds were on avg highest with the Rogue Pros by 2 mph but carry was the lowest....hmmmmmmmmm, strange Carry was highest with the JPX900 Forged but dispersion/consistency was all over the place and spin was way too low at around 3000rpm with the 7 iron The C300 Forged had the most consistency and the tightest dispersion and the feel was buttery smooth on all shots hit. Here's what I mainly noticed with the C300 Forged and why I picked up a full set: The 7 iron is 33 degrees... yet the carry was almost just as high as the JPX900 Forged but also going 90 ft in the air with a spin number around 6700 on avg- R-I-D-I-C-U-L-O-U-S The feel is almost identical to a Srixon, matter of fact, they reminded me mostly of an upgraded Z565, the feel was absolute butter and I hate using that phrase. Consistency and dispersion is my main concern and these ticked those boxes like nothing else. Carry distance was on avg around 165-170 with the 7 iron and spin kept it above the 6000 rpm mark on every shot. One thing I noticed about these is, they go very very high and the flight is very different in a good way, they start off low but then shoot up in a beautiful way to land softly on the ground. These are gamers for sure, I've never been so automatic with a set of irons in my life, the long irons are what really shines in this set as they are easy to hit and sound and feel great. Needless to say my P790's are sold and the C300 Forged are in my bag.

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