Golf Simulator FAQ's
Who We Are:
At Garage Golf, we are passionate about helping golfers of all skill levels create their own Golf Simulator setup, and we’re here to provide expert advice and guidance every step of the way. Below, we’ll address some of the most pressing questions you may have about installing a golf simulator, from cost and room size requirements to ideal dimensions and more.
Absolutely not! While you can easily put a golf simulator in a garage, you can also transform almost any unused space in your home into a golf simulator setup depending on your dimensions. Installing a golf simulator for home use in is a popular choice among golf enthusiasts, providing an all-season golfing experience without leaving the comfort of your home. A garage is an ideal location for setting up an indoor golf simulator since it provides ample space and privacy but other spaces such as large dining rooms, game rooms and more also make excellent spaces for a potential golf simulator space.
The cost of installing a golf simulator can vary widely depending on the type of simulator you choose, the room size, the technology involved and several other factors. It would be best to reach out to us directly to go over your space requirements and budget. Our golf simulator consultation and advice is always free of charge with us here at Garage Golf. Just as an FYI, an entry level budget golf simulator setup with a mat and net can actually be accomplished for as low as under $2000.00 whereas some higher end golf simulator setups can cost up to $50,000 or more. There are numerous options and setups for almost every budget type so reach out to us today!
The minimum ceiling height required for a golf simulator often times depends on your height and swing type but a minimum of 8 feet is typically required just for irons. For a more comfortable and realistic experience with a golf simulator setup, a ceiling height of at least 10 feet is recommended which will allow you to be able to comfortably swing a fairway wood or a driver.
The minimum room size required for a golf simulator depends on the type of simulator and the length of the clubs you use. A minimum of 10 feet wide by 12 feet deep by 9 feet high is generally considered to be the minimum space required for a basic golf simulator setup.
The ideal room dimensions for a golf simulator depend on the type of simulator you desire and your personal preferences. Generally, a room that is at least 15 feet wide by 20 feet deep by 10 feet high is best for a comfortable and realistic golfing experience.
Yes, most golf simulators can be used as a home theater when not being used for golfing. In order to accomplish a good home theater setup in a golf simulator space, this may require additional equipment and setup.
Having a home golf simulator can be a fantastic investment for those who want to improve their golf game and practice in the comfort of their own home. While it is important to consider the cost and space requirements before investing in a golf simulator, golf simulators and launch monitors typically tend to hold their value quite nicely within the golf resale community.
Playing golf on a home golf simulator can obviously be different from playing golf on a real golf course, but it can also be a great way to practice and improve your swing. With the advances in technology and quality of images, it is not uncommon to find yourself so immersed in the golf simulator environment that you forget you are not on an actual golf course! You can even play golf with friends and family all around the world and talk to them throughout the entire round which is something that you cannot do on a real golf course unless your friends or family are in your local area. It may take some time to adjust to the simulator’s technology and settings as well as swinging indoors, but with practice, most people find golf on a simulator to be an incredible experience.
A home golf simulator can also be used for other purposes for family or for yourself. Many families double their golf simulator setups to allow for Movie and TV watching with family and friends or for other purposes. Did you know that golf simulator owners can also add multi-sport options to almost any golf simulator which allows them to play games such as hockey, soccer, frisbee golf, bowling, baseball, shooting games and more, making a golf simulator significantly more valuable and worth it for their needs.
There are many affordable home golf simulators available on the market today, but the best one depends on your specific needs and budget. Some popular options under $2000.00 include the Skytrak Launch Monitor, Flightscope Mevo+, Rapsodo MLM2PRO and the Garmin R10 Launch Monitor. Popular options over $2000.00 include the Uneekor QED, Uneekor EYEXO, Uneekor EYE MINI Launch Monitor, Skytrak+ Launch Monitor, Foresight GC3, Bushnell Launch Pro Monitor and more.