If you are interested in a golf simulator for your home, you will be faced with many decisions from style, to function to price. You could go with an all-in-one kit or build it piece by piece and try to save money. While all-in-one kits are convenient, they sometimes can cost thousands of dollars more than building it yourself.
We have made things simple for you on narrowing your options and using Amazon for purchases. Here is our step by step guide to building a simulator that fits your needs and budget. In addition, we have broken down your choices into low, medium and high priced options to save you time. Just pick one of the products for each step and you are well on your to a golf simulator build you can be proud of. *Click on the link or image to read more about the product and/or purchase.
Step 1: Choose your simulator
Choose a golf simulator that you feel will be the best for your game.
See Golf All Year Reviews of Simulators
OptiShot 2 Golf Simulator – $ (My Choice)
SkyTrak Launch Monitor – $$$
Comes with Game Improvement Package
STEP 2: CHOOSE YOUR IMPACT SCREEN
Choose an impact screen that best fits your golf room and how much you want to DIY.
DO IT YOURSELF
Does not include frame.
Hangs from ceiling
Included items are the frame, net, side walls and impact screen
STEP 3: CHOOSE YOUR PROJECTOR AND MOUNT
Choose a projector in your simulator build
When choosing a projector for a golf simulator you will want at least a “short throw”, “3000 lumens” projector with HDMI input. For more information on choosing the best projector read our post “choosing the best projector”. Compare these projectors at consumer top 10.
BenQ Business Projector– $$$ (My Choice)
STEP 4 – CHOOSE YOUR STANCE MAT
Choose a stance mat to use while golfing on your home build simulator
Olimar 4 X 5 Golf Mat For Optishot – $ (My Choice)
Step 5 – Choose your extras
Thick Turf Top – $ (My Choice)
To read my article on why you need a thick turf top – Click Here
All Sport Systems TerraShield Projector Enclosure For Floors – $$ (My Choice)
After finishing selecting your simulator parts, you are now ready to begin setting up your golf simulator room. If you chose the Optishot you can learn how to easily setup your simulator by reading my article below.
SETTING UP YOUR OPTISHOT GOLF SIMULATOR
Good Luck and Have Fun!