How To Build a Golf Simulator

Are you thinking about building a golf simulator? If so, this is the guide for you! 

There can be a lot of things to consider when building out a golf simulator. So we made this guide in hopes of making it as easy as possible to build your own. This guide will cover everything you need to know - from what equipment you need, the different options to consider, and how to decide.

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Golf Simulator Buildout - Finishing Out Your Hitting Area

Golf Impact Screens

When it comes to impact screens, the main thing to consider is whether or not you want one that attaches to a golf net, or one that is stand-alone. If you already have a net, then you will most likely want one that can be attached - like RS Tour Screens. Just to be sure the dimensions of the screen match, or come really close, to your net.

If you really want the best of the best home simulator enclosure then we recommend looking into the SwingBay Golf Simulator Enclosure.

Golf Screen Projectors

Figuring out what projector you need can be quite confusing! The main thing you want to be sure to get is what's called short-throw projector. Short-throw projectors are designed for projections from short distances and will provide the best image for golf simulation. 

Another configuration you want to look out for is lumens. This will determine how bright the projection will be. For well-lit rooms, you will want a lumen value of at least 3000. Lastly, you will want to look at a projectors aspect ratio. The aspect ratio determines what shape the projection will be.  The closer an aspect ratio is to 1:1 the closer to a square it will be. Most aspect ratios fall between 4:3 (more square) and 16:9 (more rectangular).

For a more in-depth explanation, read out Golf Simulator Projector Buyers Guide.

Golf Nets

Choosing a golf net will hopefully be your easiest decision in this process. The main things you will need to consider are:

  • What size net do I want?

The size of net you choose will depend on how much space you have and your skill level. A bigger net may be needed for less skilled players to make sure they hit the net even on poorly struck shots! Our collection of nets are a perfect fit for most spaces. It's small enough to fit into most rooms while big enough to give you some comfort on mishits!

  • Will I use my net indoors or outdoors?

Some nets are built specifically for outdoor use and built with weather-resistant materials. If you are planning on using a net outdoors, then it may be smart over the long run to use a net designed to withstand the elements.

If you haven't caught on by now we have a 'best of' guide for just about every product! Read up on the best nets for golf simulators.

Summary - Building Your Own Simulator

If you've made it this far then hopefully you have a good idea for the different components that make up a golf simulator build. If you are feeling a bit overwhelmed by the number of choices you have then you are not alone!

That's why we've tried to make it as easy as possible and have put together a guide to help you find the Best Home Golf Simulator Packages. Our golf simulator packages make it easy to get everything you need for your golf simulator in one purchase.

With multiple options for golfers of all budgets, you are sure to find what you are looking for!