What Size Room Do I Need For a Golf Simulator?
Golf Simulator Room Sizing Guide
One of the most common questions about setting up a golf simulator is regarding the amount of space that is required for installing a simulator. In general, if you have enough space to swing your longest club, then you have just about enough space for a golf simulator.
The minimum space required to set up most golf simulators is 10'W x 10'L x 8.5'H. Things like player height and arm length can factor into how much space is required. If you are a shorter player, then you might be able to get away with a slightly shorter ceiling. If you don't mind being slightly claustrophobic then you may be ok with a setup that is only 8' wide. But having at least 9'-10' of length is recommended. You have to keep in mind that even if you have enough space to make a full swing, you need space for your hitting net, then you need an extra 1'-2' between your net and the wall. As the ball hits the net it will give way slightly. If your net is too close to your wall then you will end up with a nice hole in the wall!
For some visual aid, here are a few different types of setup options with their corresponding space requirement: