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Artificial Putting Green Guide

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Artificial Putting Green Guide

Artificial putting greens aren’t just for businesses anymore – more and more homeowners are having them installed on their own property. Why? Because putting greens help you stay at the very top of your golf game year round. Putting greens can be very attractive, and they are a great way to entertain your family and your friends.


Have you been considering installing a putting green of your own? It’s not hard, but it does require a bit of leg work. Read this guide to learn everything you need to know.

  1. 1.Putting Green Placement

    Have you been considering installing a putting green of your own? It’s not hard, but it does require a bit of leg work.

    Scope out your property to figure out the best place to put your putting green. The ideal place will be pretty flat, with plenty of unused, open space. You will probably want it a good distance away from your house so that, in the case of an errant golf ball, no one and nothing gets hurt. If you live in a neighborhood that has rules and regulations about what you can and can’t have on your lawn, you may want to check with them to see if they have any guidelines for artificial putting greens.

  2. 2.Install Your Putting Green

    Find an experienced professional to install your putting green. Most good professionals will come to your home, discuss what you want, scope out the property and provide you with a cost estimate for free. Ask potential hires how long they’ve been in business, if they have any degrees or certifications, and if they are familiar with projects like yours. Ask them if they guarantee their work in the event that something goes wrong, and for how long that guarantee is good.

  3. 3.Artificial Grass Selection

    There are lots of different types of artificial grasses on the market, and your professional will help you determine what is best for you. Some types of artificial grasses are sturdier than others, some look more realistic than others, some are more expensive than others. By figuring out what your budget should be and what you want, you and your pro will be able to work together to figure out what grass (or grasses) are best for your project.

  5. 4.Putting Green Maintenance

    Once your putting green is installed, you will want to take care of it. In many ways, artificial grass is easier to maintain than natural grass, however it still needs work to keep it looking good. The size of your putting green will determine how easy or difficult it is to maintain. If it’s relatively small, you will probably be able to simply scrub it a bit to keep it from getting tangled and rinse it occasionally with a hose. Larger greens, however require more work. Your professional may offer periodic cleaning services to come and maintain your green – ask him or her if they do.


    Putting greens with artificial grass extend the time you can play golf and be outdoors enjoying nature. However, just because the grass isn’t real doesn’t mean you don’t have to do anything. Like most things in life, some effort from you is required. Do the legwork and you’ll be teeing off in no time!

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