Whether you're a pro golfer or a beginner, having your own putting green at home can be a huge advantage. With the right setup and care, you can boost your skills, reduce your expenses on golf, and enjoy the convenience of practicing whenever you want.
But as with any big purchase, you should be aware of certain do's and don'ts when it comes to artificial putting greens. Below are some suggestions to help you make the most of your money.
DO: CHOOSE THE RIGHT MATERIAL
When it comes to artificial putting greens, there are a variety of materials to choose from, including nylon, polypropylene, and polyethylene. Every pros and cons, so be sure to do your homework before deciding. Some things to consider include longevity, speed, rebound, and how the material performs in various climates. At Southwest Greens Ontario, we can help you choose choosing the right turf.
DON'T: GO CHEAP ON INSTALLATION
The installation process is crucial when it comes to artificial putting greens. If the base isn't prepared correctly, you could experience problems such as bumps, puckering, or even submerging. It's crucial to choose an experienced installer who will take the time to set up the base and ensure that the green is perfectly flat and uniform. Take a look at our installation process to understand what sets our installation apart from our competitors.
DO: CONSIDER SIZE & SHAPE
The dimensions and shape of your putting green will depend on various factors, including your available space, available budget, and personal tastes. However, it's important to consider the aesthetics and layout of your green. Ideally, you want a green that's spacious enough to practice a range of shots but not so huge that it takes up your whole outdoor space. It might be worth considering installing synthetic turf throughout your whole backyard to reduce maintenance and give your children and pets a safe play space. Take a look at our pet turf and playground turf to see how you could add these fantastic features alongside your new putting green.
DON'T: FORGET ABOUT MAINTENANCE
One key the pros of artificial putting greens is that they need lower maintenance needs than natural grass. But that doesn't mean you can ignore them completely. Frequent brushing and cleaning will help keep your green in top condition. You'll need to occasionally add sand or top dressing infill to help maintain the proper level of ball roll. Check out our cleaning guide to understand how to maintain to keep your artificial turf looking great. We highly recommend yearly expert maintenance by your turf installer.
DO: CONSIDER LIGHTING
If you want to be able to use your putting green after dark, you might want to consider adding lighting. LED lights are a favored choice for artificial putting greens because they're energy-efficient, durable, and don't get hot, so they won't damage the artificial green. It's best that the lights are expertly set up and positioned to provide optimal coverage.
DON'T: ASSUME IT’S ONLY FOR GOLF
While the main use of your synthetic putting turf will be for golf, that doesn't mean they can't serve other uses as well. Depending on the configuration of your green, it could also be used for activities such as croquet or other games.
DO: CHOOSE SOUTHWEST GREENS
Artificial putting greens can be a great addition to any home, but it's important to do your research and make smart decisions along the way. By following these do's and don'ts, you can create a beautiful and functional putting green that you'll appreciate for many years to follow. Get a free quote
today to see how Southwest Greens can transform your entertainment space.