If you want to improve your golf game, one of the best things to do is improve your putting. Putting is one of the quickest ways to subtract strokes from your golf game, so the more you can practice, the better. While practicing on the golf course itself is ideal, it isn’t always doable. This is where a backyard putting green comes into play. Artificial turf can be used to recreate the feel of a green without the maintenance required to maintain an actual golf course.
We’ve broken down the steps of how to build a backyard putting green using artificial grass so you can practice your golf game from the comfort of your own home.
Build A Putting Green: Prep Your Site
Before you begin building your backyard putting green, you’ll first want to select the site where your green will exist and begin to prep that space. A space of approximately 1,000 square feet is preferred, as that will give you ample space to be able to practice putting from a variety of distances. It’s also important that the space doesn’t contain any steep slopes. Once your site has been selected, you’ll want to dig out the entire area of your putting green approximately 10 inches deep. This will allow you to add in base materials that will help with drainage before laying your turf.
Add Your Base Material
Once you’ve dug out the area that will become your backyard putting green, the next step is to edge the green with an edging or block boarder to keep your perimeter clean. From there, you should be set to lay your base material. Crushed gravel is recommended and will provide water drainage to keep the space from becoming waterlogged while also acting as a base for your artificial grass.
Lay Your Turf
After prepping your area and laying your base materials, the next step in building a backyard putting green is to lay your turf. We offer several different turf options that are great options for putting greens, including our NP45 and STI Pro Putt. Our artificial turfs will give you the look and feel of natural grass, so you can worry less about lawn maintenance and more about improving your golf game. When laying your artificial turf, start at the edge of the green and roll across the entire length, making sure to smooth out any creases. You can join pieces together using outdoor adhesive or tape.
Now that your artificial grass has been laid, the last step in building your backyard putting green is to start putting! Whether you’re looking to improve your golf game for home or are simply looking for a fun backyard activity to enjoy with friends, artificial turf is a great choice for an at-home putting green.