Walls, Ceilings & More - Protecting Your Golf Sim Space

In a golf simulator, protecting walls and ceilings from a shanked golf ball is concerning for amateur and pro golfers alike. Here's Carl's helpful safety advice.


We’ve seen some of the damage you guys can do with golf clubs indoors. Broken TVs, shattered ceiling fan lights, holes in the drywall … you name it, there’s a good chance we saw it. 

While we don’t specifically sell TV cases or ceiling fan protectors, we do offer other equipment that will not only help protect your house, but also other golf simulator equipment.

Investing in a golf simulator is a long-term money-saver, but you’ll want to protect those pieces with a little insurance policy. 

Let us be your insurance agent. We promise to do our best to help you avoid mayhem. 


Pro golf enclosure in large living room protecting windows

Are you one of those people who gets the golf itch and just grabs a club and starts swinging indoors? Stop fake practicing, grab a ball and swing freely and protect your surroundings with a Carl’s Place Golf Enclosure and Impact Screen

Our website shows the most popular golf simulator sizes, but our enclosures and impact screens can be customized down to the inch for whatever room you want to make into your golf paradise. 


For smaller areas, the DIY Enclosure works great to help hang your impact screen and contain any wild shots.

For larger areas, look at the Pro Enclosure, which can go much deeper and wider than the DIY to provide even more protection. Your spouse, windows and dry wall will thank you. 

We’ve heard (and seen on social media) that nets are not trustworthy catchers of golf balls over time. They tend to wear down much quicker than an impact screen that is designed to withstand thousands of shots.

Extend the protection of your golf enclosure with net wall extensions. Net walls act like side walls or curtains for a golf simulator and do a great job of catching errant shots. These would be used in cases where you cannot fit a deeper enclosure in your space, or cannot afford to move up to a deeper Pro Enclosure.  

Safety baffles are also an option for Pro Enclosures to protect humans, walls and other surroundings from balls that bounce back fast and high off the screen. Ceiling baffles for golf simulators are a strip of vinyl that hangs from the ceiling of the enclosure and can be ordered with a Pro Enclosure or after through one of our customer service representatives


Both of the Carl’s Place enclosures provide ceiling protection, with the best option being a deeper Pro Enclosure where the hitting area is all the way inside the enclosure. 

Although we do not sell them, we’ve seen others use contraptions that look like net wall extensions but for your ceiling - again, to catch those rare errant or high-arching wedge shots. We’ve also seen homemade foam padding and panels installed on ceilings (and walls) to cushion any wild balls.  


Floor mounted projector enclsoure

Projectors can be difficult to understand. It’s hard to figure out what words or phrases like aspect ratio mean, and then sometimes harder to figure out how to set it up and find where you need to mount it so that it fills up the screen

Some people find out the hard way that they will need to mount their short throw projector between the hitting area and their impact screen. Others plan it that way. Whether you were surprised or had it in the works, you should probably protect your several hundred or even thousand dollar investment with a Carl’s Place Floor Mounted Projector Enclosure

Although it’s not meant to be walked on or hit directly with golf balls, the floor mounted projector enclosure will be a great protector in case an errant shot indirectly strikes it.

If you’re mounting your projector above and close to the hitting area, there are creative ways to protect it. Just ask Guy Smiley


Uneekor EYE XO case

If you already spent or plan on spending $10k on your high end Uneekor EYE XO launch monitor, don’t let it sit in danger’s way.

The EYE XO is mounted between 9-10 feet off the ground and 3.5 feet in front of the hitting area, which means, despite it being higher up, it is technically still between the hitting area and the impact screen.

So this Uneekor Protective Case for less than $200 seems like a smart investment. Only a couple hundred bucks to save a $10,000 device? Should be an easy decision!

Protecting your golf simulator’s launch monitor is easy when protective cases are available. Check out SkyTrak’s metal case or look into a DIY solution. While it might not be quite as effective, we have seen customers use wire baskets around their launch monitors to protect them. 


Our Pro Enclosures already come with foam padding on the frame surrounding the impact screen, but our DIY enclosures have foam inserts as an optional add on. 

Foam can help slow down errant shots, save your Electrical Metallic Tubing (EMT) pipe frame for your enclosure from getting damaged, and keep you or your guests from getting a black eye. 

Imagine how fast a ball would come flying off a metal pipe back at the golfer and any spectators? Yeah, there’s no need for that. Protect your pipes, protect your face, protect your walls. 

Speaking of ball bounce back, check out some tips on how to adjust screen tension in the video below.

Troubleshooting Screen Bounce Back


Don’t hit off your shag carpet or garage floor. Taking a sharp wedge to carpet will leave a nice hole eventually. And hitting off a garage floor sounds (literally and figuratively) awful for your clubs. 

Get a realistic hitting mat to protect whatever floor you’re hitting off of in your golf simulator. This might also help you save money on buying new clubs so often. 


Let us know below what you’re doing to protect your golf simulator equipment!