PXG 0211 DC Vs. Cobra Speedzone Irons Comparison Overview

Cobra and PXG are two brands that typically come to mind when it comes to premium clubs. Both companies tend to load their clubs with advanced features. Of course, this tends to drive up the price of their clubs.

However, both Cobra and PXG make game-improvement irons with price tags that will be a welcome site for beginner and budget-conscious golfers. Let’s take a look at a couple of affordable sets from these manufacturers.

Cobra Speedzone Irons Overview

The Speedzone irons do exactly what they sound like they’ll do: increase ball speed on more of your shots.

Cobra calls it a “speedback shape” but in reality all we’re talking about here is a shallow cavity back. This is good news for beginners to mid handicappers because a cavity back will help with forgiveness and distance.

It’s cool that the Speedzone irons have a carbon fiber topline but it does feel a bit gimmicky as there are lots of ways to save on weight so it can be placed for optimal CG. Perhaps the most useful and legit feature of these irons is the heel and toe weighting which has been proven to increase MOI.

The best things about these irons is that they do play fast and they have a soft, comfortable feel thanks to the thermoplastic urethane and acrylic rear badge.

PXG 0211 DC Irons Overview

The PXG 0211 DC irons also have an excellent feel with features that really do improve performance.

First of all, the faces of these irons are made of miraging steel. They also feature a perimeter undercut as if the strength and flex of the miraging steel wasn’t enough. We couldn’t believe it at first but the PXG 0211 DC’s actually played a bit longer and faster than the Speedzone’s.

An average of 4 yards to be precise. The miraging steel also helped improve feel on approaches. They were just more responsive and helped inform subsequent shots better than the Cobra Speedzone irons.

Plus, nothing about the PXG 0211 DC irons felt gimmicky. Each feature had it’s obvious purpose and could be quantified in the way the irons performed.

You are likely to pay a bit more for the PXG 0211 DC irons but the tangible performance improvements make the higher price worth it in our humble opinion. They played longer and had more short game accuracy than the Speedzone’s.

PXG 0211 Irons

Category – Game Improvement Irons

Cobra Speedzone Irons


Category: Distance/Beginner’s Irons

PXG 0211 First Impressions

We didn’t think that the PXG 0211 irons were going to perform much differently than other PXG irons we have tested based on the muscle back design.

However, they did. There was a slight improvement in overall feel and forgiveness. We tested the 4 and 5 irons first and found that we were getting better ball speed on shots around the crown and sole than with other models.

The vibration dampening properties of the COR2 insulation also made the long irons more comfortable on full swings. The PXG 0211 irons also produce pretty good launch angles thanks to moderately generous loft.

The short irons didn’t offer much in the way of workability though. Although, that might not be such an issue for beginners and high handicappers. Still, this is something you may want to consider if you plan on investing in the PXG 0211 irons as a long-term set.

Cobra Speedzone First Impressions


When you first pick these irons up, it feels like that are too light to deliver the kind of distance that beginners with slower swing speeds need.

However, after you play around with them, you’ll realize that they do in fact produce good ball speed – even if you have a slower swing speed. The deep undercut allows the face to flex to a high degree; unleashing fast ball speed even fore beginner players.

We tested these irons in graphite shafts but you can also get them with KBS Tour 90 steel shafts. The graphite irons added to the distance and overall feel of these irons. They helped keep the weight down and contributed to flex.

There are also rear badges on these irons that are made form a combination of aluminum, acrylic foam and thermoplastic polyurethane. So even on full-bore swings, these irons maintain a nice, smooth feel.

The Cobra Speedzone irons don’t look or feel like much at first; but they really shine in terms of distance and forgiveness.

PXG 0211 Irons Selling Points

  • The faces are made from incredibly thin and strong miraging steel
  • They do actually play longer than the PXG 0311 irons
  • They have a soft feel thanks to the vibration-insulating liner
  • The long irons produce very low spin
  • The PXG 0211 irons have a slightly larger sweet spot than other PXG irons
  • They have a premium muscle back head shape and hollow-body design

Cobra Speedzone Selling Points

  • They come with Arccos Caddie smart grips
  • The CG of the long irons are placed nice and low
  • Even the steel shaft versions of these irons are lightweight
  • They offer a good combination of distance and feel
  • The face insert creates an expansive sweet spot
  • They would be great for beginner and intermediate players

Who are the PXG 0211 Irons for?

While the PXG 0211 irons are billed as forgiving game-improvement irons, we have our doubts.

Yes, high handicappers and beginners will love the soft feel of these irons. Additionally, the low spin rate in the long irons means that high handicappers will be able to get down the fairway quicker.

However, these irons won’t do much for a high handicapper in terms of accuracy. If you are struggling to produce straight shots with your irons, don’t expect much help from the PXG 0211 irons.

In reality, the PXG 0211 irons would actually be better-suited to mid-handicap players.

If you aren’t having much trouble finding the sweet spot with your irons then the PXG 0211’s would be worth a look.

The 0211 Family

Included in the 0211 series of irons from PXG are the 0211 DC and 0211 ST sets. The 0211 DC irons feature a dual layer of polymer inside the head which helps preserve the maximum amount for energy. These are most certainly distance irons for high to mid handicappers.

The 0211 ST irons on the other hand have a solid-body design and have been triple forged for exceptional feel and enhanced workability. These blade irons feature a muscle back design and offer exceptional greenside spin control which makes them ideal for low handicap players.

Distance: 94/100

Accuracy: 94/100

Forgiveness: 92/100

Feel & Control: 92/100

Overall Rating: 93/100

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Who are the Cobra Speedzone Irons for


The Cobra Speedzone irons would definitely be more suited to high handicap players.

Don’t get the wrong idea of these irons; they will not offer a lot of value to low handicap players. They don’t have the dynamic spin control that low handicappers value. They also don’t offer very much in the way of shot shaping ability.

However, none of that really matters if you are a high handicapper who is really just starting to get the hang of your irons. The price is right too. You can get a brand new complete set of Cobra Speedzone irons for around $600.

The Cobra Speedzone irons are definitely for high handicappers who need help in the distance and accuracy departments. While they won’t be able to help much as you lower your score; the relatively low price still makes them a decent value for high handicappers and beginners.

The Radspeed Irons from Cobra

Cobra also makes the Radspeed line of irons that are geared more toward mid to low handicappers.

If you are looking for better performance around the pin then the Radspeed irons would be better for you. They even come in single length sets if you want better consistency. The Radspeed irons are a more complete set as they are designed to play long while the shorter irons enhance spin control.

Cobra Speedzone Final Assessment

Distance: 93/100

Accuracy: 91/100

Forgiveness: 94/100

Feel and Control: 91/100


Overall Rating: 92/100

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