If you’re going to build a complete indoor golf facility in Naperville or you’re just going to install a personal putting area in your home’s basement for practice, synthetic grass is what you want. Read more to learn more regarding artificial grass for indoor golf.
WHY ARTIFICIAL TURF FOR INDOORS?
An indoor golf green won’t just enhance the look and feel of your room, it will also enable you to work on your golf game any time of the year. Artificial grass is an ideal answer for golf simulator areas, short game putting spaces, and a whole lot more. Synthetic turf for indoor golf is:
- Simple to maintain
- Highly customizable
- Good for property value
HOW ACCURATE IS INDOOR GOLF?
This will greatly depend on the quality of the green used for your indoor putting area. Cheaper products will cause the ball to roll oddly, and uneven surfaces will make putting challenging. Bunker zones need to to be built with careful consideration for indoor applications. You can learn more information about our indoor putting greens here.
On the flip side of indoor golf (simulators), you can trust golf simulators to be pretty accurate. Many have a distance accuracy of approximately 95% or more. A handful of golf simulators will allow you to play with an actual ball, on the other hand, cheaper simulators will require a proprietary practice ball. This practice ball will not have the same results as a real ball and golf hitting mat outdoors, so bear that in mind.
IS SYNTHETIC GRASS COSTLY TO INSTALL?
It is tough to quote just how much an indoor golf area will cost to install, but you can usually plan on spending around $15 and $30+ per sq ft of turf installed. A few aspects which influence the cost are:
- Base materials
- Site access/prep
- Golf features
We are happy to talk with you to design a customized no-obligation quote! Contact our team to get started.
CAN SHORT GAME OR PUTTING COURSES BE INDOORS?
Absolutely! The biggest limitation are the dimensions of the area you want to install your short game or putting course indoors. With these, you will not have to worry about balls getting hit into the ceiling because there will simply be small touches on the ball for short game improvement. Golf entertainment is becoming a big market, so if you own the indoor space to provide putting courses, it can be very helpful to your property.
WHAT DOES INDOOR TURF INSTALLATION INVOLVE?
Indoor artificial turf installation can be fairly straightforward since there is no requirement for excavating or leveling the earth first. A normal indoor golf green installation will require the following steps:
- The floor cleaned, and clear of debris, and any cracks filled in and sealed
- Installation of materials utilized to make varied surfaces like sand traps
- Install and secure a shock pad to get a soft and safe surface
- Lay the artificial grass and fasten edges
Check out our installation page to learn more regarding each step. You can also watch this small video which features an indoor golf facility Southwest Greens invigorated for New Mexico Junior college. It features a 5,000 square foot putting surface, two TrackMan swing analytic systems, and four hitting bays outside.