Best Overall Screen & Enclosure
The SwingBay was specially designed by Rain or Shine Golf to be the best golf simulator bay on the market. The SwingBay offers a unique, high definition impact screen that allows your projected image to fill 100% of the hitting screen, leaving no wasted space.
The light dampening enclosure blocks out the surrounding light giving you a brighter and more life-like image. The sturdy enclosure is built with premium materials that promise long life and superior durability. Tee it up anytime Rain or Shine with the SwingBay.View SwingBay
Best Golf Simulator Screen for Garages or Flex Spaces
The HomeCourse Screen is a revolutionary, state-of-the-art retractable indoor golf simulator screen that allows you to turn your living room, garage, or basement into an indoor driving range or golf simulator studio. After you are done using your simulator, return any room back to its original form with its wireless, battery-powered design that retracts the screen within seconds. The HomeCourse comes with pro arms & sky netting that creates an enclosure to help contain errant shots or shanks, protecting you, your space and everyone around it. The screen is made of ballistic grade material designed to absorb the impact of a golf ball that can handle drives from the heaviest hitters using real golf balls without damage to the screen. The screen also flexes at the bottom to reduce wear and tear on the screen and will allow the ball to roll back towards your feet.View The HomeCourse Simulator Screen
Best Golf Impact Screen for DIY'ers
The Golfbays DIY Impact Screen is a great screen you can get from amazon if you are going the DIY route.
It comes in multiple sizes and includes many holes that frame the screen. The large number of holes come in handy for hanging the screen fairly tight which produces less wrinkles or folds throughout the screen.View on Amazon
Best Hitting Screen for Net
The Net Return Pro Series Screen is a golf simulator screen made to attach to a framed net. It's specifically designed to connect to the Net Return Pro Series Net. However, the screen simply attaches to the net via a bungee system. So if you have a net that is within a few inches of the screen dimensions, then you can make it work! Just be sure it has a sturdy enough frame to hold the screen.View The Pro Series Screen
Common Questions About Impact Screens
How much do golf simulator screens cost?
Golf impact screens can range anywhere from $250-$5,000 in cost. Most standalone screens will cost between $250-$1,000 depending on the quality and size of screen. While Screen & Enclosure systems, which include a hitting bay and framing system to attach the screen too, will cost between $2,500-$5,000.
What size golf simulator screen do I need?
Our most recommended screen size for golf simulation is something within a few inches of 9.5' Wide x 7' High. This will allow a common short throw projector with a throw ratio of .5:1 to fill up the entire screen from a projection distance of around 6'. Which is the distance you will most likely want your projector to sit from the screen.
However, an 8'W x 6'H screen can also be projected perfectly from a projection distance of 5' with a .5:1 throw ratio.
If you do not already own a projector, then it's often easiest to pick a screen that fits the space you will be using, and then choose a projector based off your screen size. If you already have a projector you will be using, then you should find the throw ratio of your unit and choose a screen size based on the optimal projection size of your projector.
To find the optimal throw ratio for a projector, you will divide the distance from your projector to your screen by the diagonal distance of your screen. As an example, if your screen is 10 feet in diagonal length and your projector is 5 feet away from the screen, your optimal throw ratio is 0.5:1 (5 feet / 10 feet).
What distance does my projector need to be from the screen?
The distance from your impact screen to the projector should be between 5-8' with a short throw projector. This puts your mat & stance area between 7'-10' from the screen. For projectors that are not short throw, your projector will be between 10'-18' from the screen. We don't recommend this because then your projector will be behind you, resulting in a shadow being cast on the screen from your body.
You can mount your projector on the ceiling, or put it on the floor in something like the SwingShield Projector FloorEnclosure. The floor mounted setup is a lot easier to setup. It also makes things a lot easier when you need to adjust the projector's focus or re-align the unit. The ceiling mounted is a little more challenging to setup and adjust but creates a cleaner floor space.