If you’re going to build a whole indoor golf facility in Vancouver or you’re just going to install a small putting area in your home’s basement so you can practice, artificial turf is what you want. Continue reading to learn more regarding synthetic turf for indoor golf.
WHY ARTIFICIAL TURF FOR INDOORS?
An indoor putting green will not only enhance the appearance of your room, it will also let you work on your golf game in any climate. Synthetic turf is a great answer for golf simulator areas, short game putting areas, and so much more. Synthetic grass for indoor golf is:
- Easy to maintain
- Highly customizable
- Increases property value
HOW ACCURATE IS INDOOR GOLF?
This will largely depend on the quality of the grass used for your indoor golf area. Inexpensive products will cause the ball to roll strangely, and unlevel surfaces will make putting challenging. Bunker zones have to be built with careful thought for indoor applications. You can read more info on our indoor putting greens here.
On the opposite side of indoor golf (simulators), you can expect golf simulators to be very accurate. Most include a distance accuracy of around 95% or higher. A handful of golf simulators will enable you to hit a real ball, on the other hand, inexpensive simulators will require a special practice ball. This practice ball will not have similar outcomes as a real ball and golf hitting mat outdoors, so bear that in mind.
IS ARTIFICIAL GRASS PRICEY TO INSTALL?
It’s hard to estimate precisely how much an indoor golf area will cost to install, but you can usually plan to spend around $15 and $30+ per sq ft of turf installed. Some aspects that impact the price are:
- Base materials
- Site access/prep
- Golf features
We are happy to talk with you to develop a customized no-obligation quote! Contact our team to take the first step.
CAN SHORT GAME OR PUTTING COURSES BE INDOORS?
Yes! The primary restriction is the size of the space you wish to install your short game or putting course indoors. With these, you don’t have to worry about balls getting hit into the ceiling since there will simply be small strokes on the ball for short game development. Golf entertainment is becoming a big market, so if you have the indoor area to install putting courses, it can be extremely beneficial to your property.
WHAT DOES INDOOR TURF INSTALLATION INVOLVE?
Indoor artificial turf installation can be quite easy due to the fact that there’s no reason for digging or leveling the earth first. A regular indoor golf green installation will require the following steps:
- The surface cleaned, and any debris removed, and any cracks filled in and sealed
- Installation of materials utilized to produce varied surfaces such as bunkers
- Install and secure a shock pad to make a soft and safe surface
- Install artificial grass and secure edges
Look at our installation page to know more about each step. Also, you can watch this small video that features an indoor golf facility Southwest Greens invigorated for New Mexico Junior college. It shows a 5,000 ft2 putting area, two TrackMan swing analytic systems, and four hitting bays outside.