The Ultimate Golf Room Checklist

Whether you’re beginning the process of designing the golf room of your dreams or just learning that you can golf at home, this golf room checklist is for you. We’ve compiled all of the golf room must-haves and nice-to-haves that you'll want in your new space.

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Here's the summary of what you'll need for an indoor golf room:

  1. Golf Screen to catch the ball
  2. Wraparound Enclosure to surround your space
  3. Enclosure Add-Ons
  4. Launch Monitor
  5. Software
  6. Hitting Mat
  7. Projector
  8. All the Fun Extras

Golf Screens & Enclosures

  • Golf Simulator Enclosure – The enclosure catches any shots that miss or bounce off the screen while also shading the screen for the brightest projected image. Carl's Place offers two types of enclosures, the DIY and the Pro. The DIY is an easy-to-assemble kit that is essential for your at-home practice. The Pro is designed for high-end golf simulator installations. These kits provide the perfect balance between top-of-the-line performance and easy installation.
  • Golf Impact Screen – You need a surface you can hit a ball at that can withstand direct impact from the fastest moving golf balls. Carl's Place has golf screens available in three different materials, and perfect for any DIY setup. This is a golf room checklist essential!

Carl’s Tip: Make the most of limited space. Custom sizing a golf simulator to fit your space will maximize the width you have available.

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Enclosure Add-Ons

  • Pipes - You need pipes to build your golf simulator. You can get them at the hardware store or from us.
  • Foam - Highly recommended to help close the gap between the screen and wall, protecting your enclosure frame.
  • Net Walls - If errant balls are a concern, a set of golf hitting net extensions provides an additional barrier to keep your golf balls in the hitting area.
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Launch Monitors and Computers

Launch monitors analyze your swing. They are the brains of your golf simulator and tell you where the ball went, how your club angle was, how fast your golf swing was, and other important data parameters that provide all that detailed info about your game.

Launch monitors range from inexpensive, entry-level devices all the way up to high-end, luxury options. Here are just a few of our favorites:

  • SkyTrak - with its small footprint and low space requirements, SkyTrak makes a mean home golf simulator.

  • Mevo+ - at this price, you won't find a better selection of data parameters. Mevo+ has some powerful upgrades, that make this budget-friendly launch monitor right on par with the big boys.

  • ProTee VX - one of the most affordable overhead-mounted launch monitors with awesome club-at-impact and ball spin video replays. 

Need more help with launch monitors? Here's a guide to help you choose a launch monitor.

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Carl’s Tip: Make sure to understand the requirements of the simulator system when shopping for a computer.

  • Gaming computer – It’s likely that your simulator software will require a computer with certain specifications.
  • Tablet or similar device - Some launch monitors and software can run from a tablet, iPad or even a smartphone. See golf simulators that can be run from tablets.


Software helps you visualize where your ball goes, as well as gives you courses and driving ranges on which to play. A golf simulator is pretty boring without software. Launch monitors typically come with some basic software that lets you at least practice. But to play on actual courses, you'll often need to upgrade to some of the cooler software.

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  • GSPro – with amazing 4K graphics, and realistic ball flight, GSPro is one of the most realistic golf simulator softwares out there.
  • E6 Connect - also offers a 4K experience with online leagues and a fantastic selection of courses
  • TGC 2019 - ultra HD 4K graphics and 150,000+ courses and growing. Easily create your own playable course in TGC 2019.

Need more help with software? Here's a guide to help you choose golf simulator software.

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Hitting Mat

      • Carl’s Hitting Mat - provides a nice, soft surface meaning your joints shouldn’t hurt after hitting off of it.
      •  Country Club Elite Mat - a straight-forward option that is slightly firmer than Carl's mat.
      • Fiberbuilt - endless options of sizes, shapes and combinations of golf mats.
      • TrueStrike - modular options to build a golf mat as small or big as you want it.

Need more help with golf mats? Here's a guide to help you choose a golf mat.

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      • Projector – No golf room checklist is complete without a projector! Depending on the size of your space, a short-throw projector like the BenQ LU710 might be the best option.

Carl’s Tip: When selecting a projector, consider the shape of your projector screen. If you’re planning to project in 4:3, make sure you select a projector with a 4:3 native aspect ratio. See a comprehensive list of projector recommendations here.

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projector-perspective-2Projector Mounts

      • Ceiling Projector Mount – Mount a standard throw projector above the tee to avoid casting a shadow onto your impact screen.
      • Floor Mount - Place your short-throw projector on the floor and keep it safe in this protective case.

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Practice Aids

      • Pure Pitch Golf Mat – Learn proper set up, ball position and better swing path with the Callaway Pure Pitch hitting mat.

      • Tri Grass Mat – Three aids in one! An efficient practice aid, this hitting mat allows you to golf from three different surfaces with a single mat.

      • Putting Mat – With three cups and built-in sand traps, this is the perfect practice aid for improving your putting stroke.


      • Artificial Turf Grass – Complete the professional look of your golf room with artificial turf grass that is affordable and easy to clean.
      • Seating – Make your guests comfortable by creating a space nobody wants to leave. Don’t forget the snacks and drinks!
      • Golf Gear Storage – Wrangle all of your golf accessories and maximize your space with an easy-to-assemble organizer.

Bundled Golf Simulator Packages

Of course, there's always the option to purchase a pre-built bundle for your golf room. An easy setup that'll get you started off on the right foot.


      • Mevo+ TeeParty™ Golf Package – Hit the course anytime with this do-it-yourself bundle. Includes the wraparound enclosure, wall-to-wall turf, and more amazing accessories.

      • OptiShot Simulator Bundle – An excellent budget-friendly simulator, the basic Optishot Golf In A Box bundle includes a simulator, a golf mat and a hitting net.

      • Pro Golf Enclosure + Uneekor Bundle – Creating a fully-loaded golf simulator in a home or commercial facility has never been easier, or more affordable! Simply choose your Pro Golf Simulator Enclosure Kit size, Launch Monitor and Golf Simulator Software and watch the savings add up.

So, have you made the decision to improve your golf game with an at-home simulator setup? Now that you know what you need, you can head on over to our Build Your Own Golf Simulator tool and size a custom golf simulator to fit your space.

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