If you’re going to make a complete indoor golf facility in San Francisco or you are just trying to install a personal putting area in your basement so you can practice, artificial turf is the solution you want. Continue reading to find out more about artificial grass for indoor golf.
WHY ARTIFICIAL TURF FOR INDOORS?
An indoor golf green will not simply change the aesthetic of your area, it will also let you work on your golf game any time of the year. Artificial grass is an ideal solution for golf simulator areas, short game putting spaces, and a lot more. Synthetic grass for indoor golf is:
- Easy to maintain
- Highly customizable
- Good for property value
HOW ACCURATE IS INDOOR GOLF?
This will greatly vary based on the quality of the grass employed for your indoor golf area. Cheaper materials will cause the ball to roll strangely, and unlevel surfaces will make putting challenging. Bunker sections must to be designed with careful attention for indoor uses. You can read more details regarding our indoor putting greens here.
On the other side of indoor golf (simulators), you can trust golf simulators to be pretty accurate. Many include a distance accuracy of approximately 95% or higher. A handful of golf simulators will allow you to play with a real ball, whereas cheaper simulators will require a specific practice ball. This practice ball does not have the same results as an actual ball and golf hitting mat outdoors, so remember that.
IS ARTIFICIAL TURF COSTLY TO INSTALL?
It is hard to estimate precisely how much an indoor golf area will cost to install, but you can usually plan on spending around $15 and $30+ per ft2 of turf installed. Some aspects that influence the cost are:
- Base materials
- Site access/prep
- Golf features
We are delighted to speak with you to design a personalized no-obligation estimate! Call our team to get started.
CAN SHORT GAME OR PUTTING COURSES BE INDOORS?
Absolutely! The primary limitation are the dimensions of the area you wish to install a short game or putting course indoors. With these, you don’t have to be concerned with balls getting hit into the ceiling because there will simply be small touches on the ball for short game practice. Golf entertainment is turning into a large market, so if you have the indoor area to offer putting courses, it can be very useful to your property.
WHAT DOES INDOOR TURF INSTALLATION INVOLVE?
Indoor artificial grass installation can be fairly easy due to the fact that there’s no requirement for digging or leveling the ground first. A typical indoor golf grass installation will require the following steps:
- The floor cleaned, and clear of debris, and any cracks filled up and sealed
- Installation of materials used to produce uneven surfaces such as bunkers
- Lay and secure a shock pad to make a soft and safe surface
- Place artificial grass and fasten edges
Check out our installation page to learn more about every step. You can also watch this small video which features an indoor golf facility Southwest Greens brought to life for New Mexico Junior college. It shows a 5,000 square foot putting surface, two TrackMan swing analytic systems, and four outdoor hitting bays.