Best Golf Simulators of 2021
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 “best” golf simulator. 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.
Tried & Tested by the Rain or Shine Golf Team
Top Indoor Golf Simulators of 2021
| At a Glance
Best Seller - #1 Overall Value
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.
Best Budget & Small Space Pick
Save some money without compromising on quality with the brand new, SkyTrak HomeBay. Perfect for garages or if you are limited on space.
Uneekor EYE XO SwingBay
Best of the Best Premium Pick
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.
The Best Home Golf Simulator
SkyTrak SwingBay Golf Simulator
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Our customers have spoken on this one, and the SkyTrak SwingBay Golf Simulator 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, 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.
What separates this simulator package from others you might find on the market is the SwingBay Golf Simulator Enclosure and the SwingTurf Golf Mat, both designed and developed by our in-house team at Rain or Shine Golf based on feedback from hundreds of our amazing customers. The SwingBay is a truly unique enclosure built with the highest quality framing and screen materials and the SwingTurf hitting mat was custom designed to provide the most realistic fairway-like hitting mat surface you’ve ever hit off of.Pros:
- ✓ 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
- ✕ You will need an iPad or Gaming PC to run the software which is not included in the package. Our recommended Gaming PC is available for purchase on the product page as an add-on.
Best Affordable Indoor Golf Simulator Package
SkyTrak HomeBay Golf Simulator
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The brand new HomeBay was developed by our team at Rain or Shine Golf with a simple goal: provide a budget-friendly, high-quality impact screen and enclosure system without compromising on quality. When paired with the SkyTrak, known as the best value indoor golf simulator on the market under $2,000, and the best value golf mat on the market, SwingTurf, a high lumens projector, and more, you get value that is tough to beat for a full package price of $5,199.
The SkyTrak HomeBay is the ideal solution for garages and smaller indoor spaces. Not only that, the HomeBay uses the same high quality, ballistic-grade screen as the SwingBay, allowing you to upgrade to the SwingBay’s framing & blackout enclosure system over time. The HomeBay is a truly unique one-of-a-kind product on the market making golf simulation more affordable for all golfers.Pros:
- ✓ Excellent all-around value for the price
- ✓ 7’3” high x 9’8” wide (optimized for 4:3 projection) premium quality impact screen
- ✓ Full netting enclosure system for safety from errant shots
- ✓ Small footprint - only requires a 9’ high (or enough space to swing a driver) x 12’ wide x 14’ deep space
- ✕ The HomeBay requires you to mount brackets in your wall
- ✕ Without blackout side curtains the brightness of projection doesn’t “pop” as much as with SwingBay
Best Cheap Golf Simulator
SkyTrak SwingNet Golf Simulator
If you can’t quite make the budget work with the SkyTrak HomeBay, the SkyTrak SwingNet 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 with the SkyTrak SwingNet, you get the SkyTrak and a high quality hitting mat and net for under $3,000.
Just add an iPad or our gaming PC to this setup and you have an excellent practice package that doesn’t take up a lot of space. Starting with this package also allows you to upgrade to the HomeBay or SwingBay packages over time when you do have the budget.
Best Premium Golf Simulator Package
Uneekor EYE XO SwingBay
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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 an optional add-on to this package 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.Pros:
- ✓ The EYE XO provides excellent indoor ball, club, and swing data and accuracy for professional-level game improvement
- ✓ Integrates with The Golf Club 2019 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 as much value)
- ✕ 15’ foot room depth requirement - we can help you find an alternative package that fits your space if needed
Honorable Mentions for Best High-End Simulators
Uneekor QED SwingBay
If you want to save $4,000 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.View Uneekor QED SwingBay
Foresight Sports GC2 SwingBay
While we recommend Uneekor for strictly indoor use for their golf simulator course software integrations and overall better dollar for dollar value, Foresight Golf Simulators are the way to go if you want both indoor AND outdoor use. PGA Tour pros are choosing Foresight Sports even over Trackman more and more for their outdoor range sessions and the GC2 has become our go-to launch monitor for serious outdoor practice.
If you opt for the GC2 SwingBay over the Uneekor EYE XO SwingBay, and you value advanced club data, please note that will be an optional additional $4,900 expense with their Head Measurement Technology. This is an excellent package for dual indoor and outdoor needs for the serious golfer.View The GC2 SwingBay Golf Simulator
What is the Best Golf Simulator for you?
Buying a golf simulator is a big decision and investment. With all these different options and pieces that go into a full golf simulator package, it can get confusing. With 10+ launch monitor options, all these different golf mats, and hitting bays, at all these different prices, it’s hard to determine whether you are getting the best value you can with your hard earned money.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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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The Best Golf Simulators of 2021 Full List
SkyTrak SwingBay - Best Selling Indoor Golf Simulator
SkyTrak HomeBay - Best Budget Golf Simulator for Home
Uneekor EYEXO SwingBay - Best Premium Golf Simulator
SkyTrak SwingNet - Best Cheap Golf Simulator