Callaway Strata Vs Callaway Warbird Club Sets Review And Comparison 2022

Two excellent beginner sets from Callaway that are going to offer a perfect option for different types of golfers.

The Callaway Strata has been around for years and has developed its reputation as the leading beginner set on the market for an excellent price.

Based on this success, the Callaway Warbird set takes things to the next level with a premium quality complete set that will be perfect for beginners with a good budget and those looking to take their game to the next level.

Callaway Strata Set Overview

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The world famous Callaway Strata set is ideal for beginners with the type of large club heads and forgiveness we are used to in beginner set, coupled with the quality we are not used to seeing in many beginner sets.

The set comes with various options: 12 piece, 14 piece & 16 piece. We recommend the 14 or 16 piece as the 12 piece comes without an essential sand wedge.

The set is complete with a good quality stand bag and headcovers for your driver woods and hybrid.

The driver, woods and hybrid have low and rear positioned weighting for high launching strokes and the set is certainly aimed at the average player with generous lofts and steel shafts in the irons.

The irons are cavity back for game improvement and they also possess weighting in the heel and toe to amplify the sweet spot.

The set is perfect for anyone who wants a guaranteed quality set of beginner clubs for an excellent price.

Callaway Warbird

Seeing the success of the Strata, Callaway decided to make some premium beginner/intermediate sets and the Warbird is the one that stands out.

The club selection is the same as the 14 piece Strata set with a driver, 3 wood, 3 hybrid, 5 – 9 irons, PW, SW and a premium Odyssey putter which shouldn’t be underestimated.

While you compare the Strata to other beginner sets, you can compare the Warbird clubs to the premium clubs from Callaway like the Mavriks or Big Berthas.

The clubs are for beginners with large heads and sweet spots. They are focussed on distance and forgiveness and beginners to even Mid Handicap players will get tremendous performance from these clubs.

The irons of the Warbird set have graphite shafts which are perfect for average to slower swing speeds, perfect for seniors.

Both of these sets are excellent for beginners but the Strata is ideal for someone brand new to the game, someone on a budget and where the best value is the key component you are looking for.

The Warbird is more expensive and perfect for beginners who know the game is for them and want to take it to the next level. They also have graphite shafts, ideal for slower swing speeds.

Callaway Warbird Golf Club Set

Category – Beginners / Game Improvement Golf Club Set

Callaway Strata Complete Golf Club Set

Callaway Strata Complete 12 Piece

Category – Beginners Golf Club Set

Callaway Warbird – Whats In The Bag

The Callaway Warbird Set Includes The Following Clubs:

Driver, 3 Wood, 3 Hybrid, Irons 5-9, Pitching Wedge, Sand Wedge 3 Head Covers, Premium Cart Bag and a Putter.

Callaway Strata – Whats In The Bag

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The Callaway Strata Set come with 3 different packages:

12 Piece: Driver, 3 Wood, 5 Hybrid, 6 -9 Irons, PW, Putter

14 Piece: Driver, 3 Wood, 5 Hybrid, 6 -9 Irons, PW,  SW, Putter, 3 Head Covers

16 Piece: Driver, 3 Wood, 4 & 5 Hybrid, 6 -9 Irons, PW, SW,  Putter, 4 Head Covers

Callaway Warbird – First Impressions & Club Breakdowns

Initially, you can tell the warbirds are going to be lightweight and congenial for new players.

The heads are oversized which, gives them a more comforting appearance for high handicappers. They are a good combination of distance and forgiveness.


The driver is set to 10.5 degrees so it offers a mid to high launch trajectory.

More important however is the generous sweet spot that produces straight shots even on less than accurate drives.

The shaft is lightweight and provides enough flex to up the ball speed for players with slow swing speeds.

3 Wood

The 3 wood feels nicely balanced: light enough to be weildy in the hands but hefty enough to put some oomph behind your shots.

The sole is also nice and wide to inspire confidence in players not used to woods.

3 Hybrid

The hybrid that comes in the Warbird set offers a good amount of flex.

This will help beginners push the ball further and increase ball speed. Overall, this is a great club to help you warm up to using your longer irons.


The Warbird set comes with irons 4-9. They are all cavity back irons to help with distance and forgiveness.

One of the nicest features of these irons however, is that they feature progressive offset.

As the irons become trickier to square up with as you move onto the shorter ones, these irons make it easier to produce accurate shots.


The great thing about the pitching and sand wedge is that they both have deep undercut channels.

This will help beginners launch the ball higher in the air so their shots will stop dead on the green.

They also feature perimeter weighting and the progressive iron offset extends to these wedges as well.


Last but not least, you get a super high-quality Odyssey 330 putter. This is a half mallet type putter and it features a urethane insert to enhance feel and roll control.


The Callaway Warbird set comes with steel shafts in the irons with regular flex and they are going to suit average to moderately fast swing speeds the best.

Callaway Strata – First Impressions & Club Breakdowns

After seeing the 1000’s of positive reviews online, I was looking forward to getting my heads on the clubs and getting them out on the driving range for a test run was high on the list of priorities.

You can immediately tell that the clubs are good quality when you take them out of the bag. The clubs feel light to hold and the shafts are solid but do have a bit of flex.


The driver stands out initially with the large titanium head and massive sweet spot. The club is long accurate and forgiving.

3 Wood

The 3 Wood also has a large sweet spot and is a dream to hit off the fairway. These clubs are built for distance and if you have a slower swing speed, the 3 Wood can also be excellent off the tee.


With the 14 piece set, you get the 5 hybrid which is the perfect club for when you veer to the left or right of the fairway. If you want an extra hybrid that can close any distance gaps and replace some irons shots, go with the 16 piece set.


The irons are game improvement with thick soles, built for distance and they interact well with the turf making them easy to get in the air and towards the green.


The pitching wedge is nice to hit and the lack of a Sand Wedge in the 12 piece set makes the 14 piece a must have for most beginners in my book.


No complaints with the putter, they haven’t tried to reinvent the wheel, it’s a simple blade putter with a solid shaft that gets the job done with visual alignment included.


The shafts in all of the clubs with the Strata set are Steel but you have a choice between regular and stiff flex. There is also a ladies set with ladies flex available.

The clubs are built for forgiveness AND distance, so if you have an average to faster swing speed, Strata can be an excellent option.

Callaway Warbird Selling Points

  • Great for anyone new to the game
  • The price is very affordable
  • You get a premium putter in a bargain golf club set
  • The irons and wedges produce high arcing shots
  • Good overall short game performance from a beginner set
  • They feature a lightweight construction congenial to beginners and high handicappers

Callaway Warbird Cons

  • The driver produces a rather shallow launch angle
  • The irons don’t allow for dynamic shot shaping
  • It does not come with a stand bag
  • The driver doesn’t produce a great sound

Callaway Strata Set – Selling Points

  • Forgiving Clubs Built For Distance
  • Everything You Need At An Excellent Price
  • Game Improvement Irons For Distance And Forgiveness
  • Durable Set Of Clubs
  • Great Value For Money

Callaway Strata Cons

  • No Sand Wedge in 12 piece set
  • Doesnt suit seniors or slow swing speeds.

Who is the Callaway Warbird Set for?

Callaway makes no secret that the Warbird set is for beginners and high handicappers. It offers a good mix of forgiveness, distance and to our surprise, short game accuracy.

So this is definitely a set that can grow with you (to a certain degree) as your game gets better.

The Callaway Warbird Golf Club set is available in both steel and graphite shafts. You can also choose from regular or stiff flex options.

The grips are standard yet comfortable Callaway grips.

Distance: 92/100

Accuracy: 94/100

Forgiveness: 92/100

Control and Feel: 87/100

Value: 91/100

Overall Score: 92/100

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Who Is The Strata Set For

The Strata set is for beginners. The clubs get rave reviews but it is important to keep in mind that they are not going to compete with a premium $400 driver or $6oo set of irons when it comes to performance.

What you are getting here is a perfectly good quality and durable set that offers plenty of performance to high handicappers for a competitive price.

Distance: 94/100

Accuracy: 94/100

Forgiveness: 95/100

Feel And Control: 90/100

Value: 98/100


Overall Score: 96/100

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