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Indoor Golf Simulator Reviews 2021

 

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Indoor golf is booming in popularity and your dream of owning your own home golf simulator is now more feasible than ever. What used to be a $20,000 minimum investment for an indoor golf simulator, can now be achieved for well under $10,000 (or even $5,000!). The best part, you don't have to go to your local country club or pro shop to get on a golf simulator.

Now, you can have one right in the comfort of your own home.

At Rain or Shine Golf, we understand there is no one size fits all. We are here to be your trusted advisor and help you find the best golf simulator for your needs and budget. We have tested all of the top products on the market and use them just about everyday in our office showroom. Simply put, you won’t get this level of honesty or expertise anywhere else.

In this guide, we will walk you through your top options to consider and you can call, email, and chat with us if you have any questions throughout the process.

Best Golf Simulators 2021


Tried & Tested by the Rain or Shine Golf Team

Top Indoor Golf Simulators of 2021

| At a Glance

SkyTrak SwingBay

Best Seller - #1 Overall Value


$10,000

Wow your buddies and swingaway with your whole family with our #1 selling home golf simulator package. Get the 4x Golf Digest Best Value Golf Simulator, SkyTrak, our favorite hitting enclosure, SwingBay, and more.

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Mevo+ Retractable

Best Budget Pick


$7,800

Save some money without compromising on quality with the Mevo+ Retractable Simulator. This option includes a retractable hitting screen that can be stored away with the click of a button.

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Uneekor EYE XO SwingBay

Best of the Best Premium Pick


$19,000

The best of the best full indoor golf simulator package and it’s less than $20,000. State-of-the-art accuracy paired with world-class golf courses on The Golf Club 2019 is any golfers dream.

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  • The Best Home Golf Simulator

    SkyTrak SwingBay Golf Simulator

    Our customers have spoken on this one, and the SkyTrak SwingBay Package is our #1 Best Selling Golf Simulator Package of 2020. A must-have for the ultimate golf cave, the SkyTrak SwingBay gives you everything you need to be the envy of your buddies, spend countless hours of practice, or have fun with the whole family.

    This package features the 4x Golf Digest Best Value Golf Simulator and SkyTrak, an excellent indoor launch monitor that cannot be beat for the price. SkyTrak’s indoor performance is proven, is very user friendly, has a wide range of game modes for game improvement and entertainment, and integrates with simulator course softwares such as The Golf Club 2019. We've written a very in-depth review of SkyTrak if you want to read up on the system.


    SkyTrak SwingBay Home Golf Simulator

     


    SkyTrak SwingBay Indoor Golf Simulator

    What separates this simulator package from others you might find on the market is the SwingBay Golf Simulator Enclosure. The SwingBay is a truly unique enclosure built with the highest quality framing and screen materials. Another pro to this package is that it includes absolutely everything you need. Outside of the launch monitor, bay, and turf, it also includes a gaming laptop suitable for running golf simulation software, accessories such as a laptop stand and golf ball tray, as well as all the little cords and hdmi adapters you might need to connect your devices.

     

    • SkyTrak is an amazing value indoor launch monitor for the price
    • The SwingBay makes it feel like you are on the course - blackout sides, premium quality projection screen, high lumens projector make for an incredible golf simulation experience
    • Highly durable, long-lasting framing system - similar hitting bays from competitors are made with lower quality materials that fall apart over time
    • The SwingTurf was custom designed to provide a realistic fairway-like hitting surface - not too hard or soft

  • Best Affordable Golf Simulator

    Mevo+ Retractable Package

    If you are looking for a quality indoor golf simulator for home use, then you can't go wrong with this setup! The HomeCourse Retractable Screen Enclosure is a budget-friendly, high-quality impact screen that retracts at the click of a button. This setup is fueled by FlightScope's Mevo+ Launch Monitor. There is a lot to love about Mevo+. But one of the best part's is that it provides fantastic performance outdoors. And it's extremely lightweight allowing you to easily pop the launch monitor in your bag and take it out to the range or the course for some data driven practice!

    This package includes a choice between the TGC 2019 or E6 Connect golf simulation software. You don't need to purchase additional software or even a computer - as this package includes that too!

    For under $8,000, this is one of the best value golf simulators around!

    • Excellent all-around value for the price
    • Retractable hitting enclosure
    • Versatile launch monitor that can be used outdoors
    • Includes golf simulation software, gaming laptop, and multiple accessories
    • The Enclosure requires you to mount brackets in your wall
    • Without blackout side curtains the brightness of projection doesn’t “pop” as much as with SwingBay
  • Cheapest Option

    SkyTrak Practice Package

    If you can’t quite make the budget work with the above simulators, the SkyTrak Practice package is likely the way to go. This package does not include a projector or hitting screen, so you do lose out on the realism of a full simulation experience. But you still get SkyTrak, a high quality hitting mat and net, gaming laptop and more.

    It's an excellent practice package that doesn’t take up a lot of space. You could also plugin the included laptop to a tv to view your shot on a larger screen. You'll be able to keep your game sharp all through the winter and can upgrade to a better setup over time.

    • Excellent all-around value for the price
    • Can use the net for other sports
    • Includes golf simulation software, gaming laptop, and multiple accessories
    • No projector or screen


  • Best Premium Golf Simulator Package

    Uneekor EYE XO SwingBay

    We’ve tried them all. Trackman, Full Swing, Foresight Sports, you name it. We can say with confidence that no matter your budget, the Uneekor EYE XO matches the best of the best units on the market for indoor golf simulator performance.

    The Uneekor EYEXO is an overhead ultra hi-speed camera-based launch monitor with highly advanced ball and club data, actual video playback footage of the path of your club, clubface at impact, and even ball spin. The Uneekor provides instant readings and shot display feedback and allows you to seamlessly switch from right and left handed golfers - something that you can’t do with most portable launch monitors like SkyTrak or Foresight Sports.

    Not only is the Uneekor EYEXO the best of the best for performance and game improvement, but it’s also an excellent choice for entertainment as well. The Golf Club 2019, our favorite simulation course software, is included giving you the ability to play on thousands of world-class golf courses.

    Whether you are a low handicapper looking to improve your game or want to spend countless hours on the sim with friends and family, you cannot beat the Uneekor EYE XO SwingBay package.

    • The EYE XO provides excellent indoor ball, club, and swing data and accuracy for professional-level game improvement
    • Includes The Golf Club 2019 and a golf simulation PC for play on thousands of world-class golf courses
    • The SwingBay and ultra high lumens projector provides a jaw-dropping golf simulation experience
    • There are most definitely cheaper options (but you won’t get the same quality)
  • Honorable Mention

    Honorable Mentions for Best High-End Simulators


    Uneekor QED SwingBay
    Uneekor QED Golf Simulator For Home
    $16,000

    If you want to save $3,000 off the Uneekor EYE XO SwingBay, we have a Uneekor QED SwingBay package. The only difference in the two packages is the switch from the EYE XO to the QED Launch Monitor. With the QED, you lose some more advanced club data that the EYEXO provides such as attack angle, club loft and lie angles, as well as vertical and horizontal impact points. Possibly the biggest difference between the QED and the EYEXO is that the QED requires you to use marked golf balls (24 included with your order).

    Overall, for the price, QED provides more advanced game improvement and data accuracy than launch monitors in lower price tiers such as SkyTrak or Mevo+ and also is an excellent option for serious golfers.

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    FlightScope X3 Retractable Package

    X3 Retractable Golf Simulator
    $22,900

    While we recommend Uneekor for strictly indoor use, The X3 from FlightScope is another great system and can be used indoors or outdoors. PGA Tour pros are choosing the FlightScope X3 even over Trackman more and more for their outdoor range sessions and the X3 has become our go-to launch monitor for serious outdoor practice.

    With the X3 you'll get over 50 ball and club metrics including some great putting and chipping analysis. This is an excellent choice for dual indoor and outdoor needs for the serious golfer.

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Commonly Asked Questions

How do I choose the right golf simulator?

The right simulator for you comes down to a few imporpant pieces.

  • Budget
  • Space Required
  • Technology and Features

Walking through these items should help you really narrow down your list of potential golf simulator suiters. To help with this, head over to our Golf Simulators for Sale page. From their you have the option to filter by price and minimum space requirements. Doing this should provide you a short list of some amazing golf simulators that will meet your budget and fit your space!



Other Important Questions To Consider:


What golf simulator has the best courses?

A huge perk to golf simulators is the ability to play the top courses in the world. Courses like TPC Sawgrass, Pebble Beach, and even Augusta. The courses you can play on a simulator depends on the software you use with it. Some golf Simulator brands, such as Uneekor and ForeSight Sports, have their own software. And other brands, like SkyTrak and FlightScope, integrate their launch monitors with 3rd party golf simulation software. Like e6 Golf.

Here is a quick run down of all the top brands featured in this list and the software options they have available:

Best courses to play on a golf simulator



SkyTrak

  • WGT (World Golf Tour)
  • Notable Courses
  • St. Andrews
  • Pebble Beach
  • Harbour Town
  • The Golf Club 2019
  • Notable Courses
  • Augusta
  • TPC Sawgrass
  • Pebble Beach
    • E6 Connect
    • Notable Courses
    • Bay Hill
    • Torrey Pines
    • Harbour Town

  • Creative Golf
  • Fitness Golf
  • Protee Play (Arcade Style Games)

FlightScope Mevo+

  • The Golf Club 2019
  • Notable Courses
  • Augusta
  • TPC Sawgrass
  • Pebble Beach
    • E6 Connect
    • Notable Courses
    • Bay Hill
    • Torrey Pines
    • Harbour Town

  • Creative Golf


Uneekor

  • Uneekor Ignite and Refine Software
  • Only non-us courses
  • The Golf Club 2019
  • Notable Courses
  • Augusta
  • TPC Sawgrass
  • Pebble Beach
  • E6 Connect
  • Notable Courses
  • Bay Hill
  • Torrey Pines
  • Harbour Town

Foresight Sports

  • FSX 2020
    • Notable Courses
    • St. Andrews (Available as add-on)
    • Pebble Beach (Available as add-on)
    • Spy Glass Hill (Available as add-on)

We've dedicated an entire golf simulator software guide that compares these software programs in-depth. Our favorite's are E6 Connect and The Golf Club 2019. But check out the guide for more detailed info!


How do you putt on a golf simulator?

We get asked a lot: Can you put on a golf simulator? And the answer is yes! Almost all golf simulators allow you to putt. And each golf simulator mentioned in this article allows for full play- driving, irons, chipping, and putting.

Is putting accurate?

Putting can be difficult on a golf simulator because of a lack of depth perception. You also can't feel the terrain under your feet like you do out on the course. Because of this, many people find putting on a golf simulator difficult - at least at first! But once you get the hang of it, it becomes much more enjoyable. And once you get adjusted to putting into a screen, you'll find it pretty accurate.

It's often helpful to ensure you have some sort of turf that matches the height of your hitting mat. If you ball drops off that matt onto a different level of surface, sometimes that can cause less accurate readings.



Have Questions About The Best Golf Simulator For Your Home?

Rain or Shine Golf is here to be your go-to resources for finding the perfect simulator that meets your needs and budget. If you have any questions or want to learn more about any golf simulator products before purchasing, we encourage you to browse our website and/or reach out to our friendly customer support staff by phone at 1-888-831-9489 or through email at info@rainorshinegolf.com. We guarantee you that you will hear a real golfer on the other end of the line, eager to help you through your learning process.

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