Cobra KING Utility Iron Review

The Cobra KING Utility iron is the only adjustable driving iron currently on the market. This adjustability allows you to change the loft and lie angle while always maintaining a square face at address thanks to the unique MyFly system in the hosel of the club.

The KING Utility is available in either a 2-3 iron version, with the loft being adjustable between 18 and 21 degrees, or a 3-4 iron version with loft adjustment between 21 and 24 degrees. Both also offer a draw setting that is slightly more upright at address.

The technology packed into the KING Utility ensures more distance and forgiveness for all golfers with the addition of a more precise performance when adjusting the club for the conditions you face on the day of your round.

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Cobra KING Utility Iron Review

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Cobra has really managed to pull something great out of the hat with the KING Utility iron. As the only adjustable club of its type currently on the market it offers a really affordable option to golfers who sometimes need a hybrid or fairway wood replacement or other times need to replace a traditional long iron, and this KING Utility offers both solutions in one. It is also able to promote a soft draw or straighten out your ballflight should you battle with a push or fade. So in essence it is more than two solutions in one, all the while being packed with performance-enhancing technologies that make it incredibly forgiving and long too, whether you hit it off the tee or off the deck into a green. And the proof is in the fact that Rickie Fowler has and still uses this club very successfully on professional tours worldwide.

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Control and Performance
Design and Appearance
Value for Money
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Pros and Cons

  • Great feel. The face insert is made from a forged stainless steel to improve ballspeed at impact and offer a slightly softer feel.
  • Adjustability. The option to adjust the loft and lie angle means you can precisely tune the club for the conditions at hand.
  • A draw setting. Helps those who battle with a push or fade to either straighten out their flight or even promote a small draw for added distance.
  • The option of either a stock lightweight steel shaft or a lightweight graphite shaft at a small upcharge makes it suited to any golfer.

  • The stock lightweight shafts are great for players with mid to slow swingspeeds, but will need to be switched out for better players.
  • The KING Utility is on the slightly more expensive side if you are unable to look past the many options available from just one club.

Key Facts

Product Details Cobra KING Utility Iron
Launch RRP $200.00 Check Price: Amazon | | Trade in / Trade up
Gender Men’s
Handicap Range Low – Mid
Hand Availability Right
Lofts 18°-21°, 21°-24°
Length 38.75” – 39.75”, depending loft and shaft material
Shaft Type and Name Steel – KBS C-Taper Lite, Graphite – Aldila Rogue 95 MSI
Manufacturers Website Cobra

Detailed Review

Cobra has managed to solve a consistent issue for many golfers with the creation of the KING Utility iron. That issue is being only allowed to carry 14 clubs in the bag. These days it’s common for golfers to carry four wedges or either a 5-wood, 2-hybrid or 2-iron and that means having to drop a long iron in the bag, most often your 3-iron. Golf club manufacturers have even stopped making sets with a 3-iron these days, instead opting to include a gap-wedge instead. However, sometimes you need that lower launching option off the tee or that longer carrying iron when hitting an approach shot into a target further away, and this is where the KING Utility performs best.

Being adjustable, the KING Utility offers you more than two clubs in one. For those golfers who have dropped their 3-iron from the set and instead opted for and extra wedge, you can go for the 2/3-iron KING Utility that can be adjusted between 18 and 21 degrees. And for the golfer who has a 5-wood or 2-hybrid and also wants to keep an extra wedge in the bag the 3/4-iron KING Utility will replace both your 3 and 4-iron while being adjustable between 21 and 24 degrees. And with both models you also have the option to set the club to draw setting that will make the clubhead slightly more upright at address. All of these features and we haven’t even got to how forgiving and long this club is.

Build Quality

You cannot fault the build quality of the KING Utility. The hosel sleeve slots smoothly into the clubhead with the small opening that indicates the setting you have chosen on the side of the hosel. The face insert is also forged to produce a softer feel and higher ballspeed at impact, a design feature not found in many other utility irons on the market. The stock shaft options are also great for mid to high handicapped golfers seeking more clubhead speed and added stability throughout their golf swing.

Control & Performance

The KING Utility irons features slightly more offset than many of the other utility irons on the market and this certainly helps to produce a straighter ball flight, especially for golfers with mid to slow swingspeeds who battle to square the clubhead at impact. With the loft options also being more traditional you would think that there would be a loss in distance. However, the materials used in the design ensure that you still get great length from these utility irons along with added forgiveness from the high MOI hollow clubhead design. And being able to adjust the loft and line angle to further enhance the precision of the club makes it easier to find exactly what you need out of this club on any given day.

Design & Appearance

The KING Utility is very impressive in its design. Clubs that feature an adjustable hosel often hold a lot of the weight in that sleeve area to strengthen the hosel. The KING Utility is a hollow construction clubhead with a heavy tungsten weight placed very low and near the rear of the sole to maintain the correct weight and push the centre of gravity lower and reduce spin. The result is a higher, penetrating launch that produces more distance. The clubhead is quite chunky at address due to the hollow construction, however, the satin finish helps to reduce glare off the thicker topline and the performance from the club will make you forget about the look of it.

Value for Money

The KING Utility sits basically in the middle of the price range for a utility iron and while this may seem quite expensive for a single club you have to remember that all of the adjustability means you get so much more in terms of choice and performance. And taking this into account makes the club very affordable.

Been hooked on golf since I was 12 and lived on a golf estate while at school. Began to workm in Golf Industry during university and spent a year on the Sunshine tour as a media operator. Subsequently became deputy editor of Compleat Golfer in South Africa for 5 years, specializing in equipment and travel reviews. After that I became a consultant to a major golf chain, testing and reviewing all equipment. Also a Callaway custom fitter and play off a 2 handicap when actually getting the chance to play!

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