Top Golf Simulator Projectors for 2021

You’ve heard from the Carl’s Place team about the different projector terminology and how to set one up in your golf simulator. Now is the time for information you’ve been waiting for...

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Here are our top recommendations for golf simulator projectors in 2021:


BEST BANG FOR YOUR BUCK: BenQ LU710 and BenQ LH710

Yeah, these two BenQ projectors might be higher priced, but typically you get what you pay for, which stands true here. They are bright and have a great contrast ratio, providing a high-quality image in your golf simulator enclosure. And, you won’t have to worry about replacing the lamp often as both provide up to 20,000 hours. 

BenQ LU710

  • Price: $1,699
  • Type: DLP/Laser
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:10
  • Throw Distance: 3.1 feet to 24 feet
  • Lumens: 4,000
  • Lamp Life: 20,000 hours
  • Contrast: 3,000,000:1
  • Resolution: 1920×1200
  • Keystone Correction: Horizontal and Vertical
  • Additional Features: full HD 3D; Revolutionary BlueCore Laser Technology; LumiExpert Ambient Light Detector.

BenQ LH710

  • Price: $1,499
  • Type: DLP/Laser
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • Throw Distance: 3.2 feet to 24.6 feet
  • Lumens: 4,000
  • Lamp Life: 20,000 hours
  • Contrast: 3,000,000:1
  • Resolution: 1920×1080
  • Keystone Correction: Horizontal and Vertical
  • Additional Features: High precision lens; Certified Ip5X dust proof mechanism to guarantee an ultra high level of image quality while reducing maintenance costs; LumiExpert technology can automatically detect the ambient light conditions of a meeting room and adjust brightness; BlueCore Laser Technology for superior brightness, performance and durability.

BEST SHORT THROW: Optoma GT1080HDR

The Optoma GT1080HDR fits the need for those who have space restrictions and need to use a short-throw projector. It was made with gaming in mind, which works great with golf simulator software. You also won’t have to worry about your wallet thickness too much.

  • Price: $799
  • Type: DLP
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • Throw Distance: 1.3 feet to 11.1 feet
  • Lumens: 3,800
  • Lamp Life: 4,000 hours / 15,000 hours (eco)
  • Contrast: 50,000:1
  • Resolution: 1920×1080
  • Keystone Correction: Vertical only
  • Additional Features: Short Throw; Full HD 3D; HDR; Blackboard Mode; Soft Carrying Case.

MOST BUDGET FRIENDLY: Epson Home Cinema 1080

The Epson Home Cinema 1080 is a solid starting projector for someone just getting into golf simulators with a tight budget. Its horizontal and vertical keystone correction options allow for flexibility in placing the projector on an angle to avoid shadows on the screen. 

  • Price: $749
  • Type: LCD
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • Throw Distance: 2.7 feet to 22.2 feet
  • Lumens: 3,400
  • Lamp Life: 6,000 hours / 12,000 hours (eco)
  • Contrast: 16,000:1
  • Resolution: 1920×1080
  • Keystone Correction: Horizontal and Vertical
  • Additional Features: Geometric Correction, Miracast.

TOP-OF-THE-LINE IMAGE QUALITY: Panasonic PT-VMZ50U

The Panasonic PT-VMZ50U is on the higher end in cost, but it provides a high quality image, great lamp life and flexible keystone correction. Ever wanted to conveniently watch a sporting event or movie while using your golf simulator? This Panasonic even offers picture in picture.

  • Price: $2,499
  • Type: LCD
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:10
  • Throw Distance: 3.8 feet to 23.1 feet
  • Lumens: 5,000
  • Lamp Life: 20,000 hours
  • Contrast: 3,000,000:1
  • Resolution: 1920×1200
  • Keystone Correction: Horizontal and Vertical
  • Additional Features: Picture In Picture, Closed Captioning, Geometric Correction, Blackboard Mode, Crestron RoomView.