The old adage, “drive for show but putt for dough,” is proved out by the fact that about 40 percent of your strokes are putts. If you’re like most golfers, time on the practice green is relegated to a few minutes before your round. What if you could practice those eight-footers at your leisure, anytime you like? Enter the backyard putting green.
Perhaps the ultimate ‘toy’ for the avid golfer, a backyard putting surface comes into two general flavors – natural grass and synthetic (or fake) grass. Each option has their pros and cons with dollar cost generally dictating your choice. Regardless of which you go choose, you’ll be envy of the entire neighborhood.
Natural (Live) Grass Putting Greens
Synthetic Putting Surface
KWs: Fake grass, turf
Features: Sand Bunkers, Fringe, Water, Tee Boxes & More
Whether you are practicing putting, chipping, pitching or approach shots, backyard greens aren’t one-size-fits-all. Today’s landscape designers offer a huge array of options. Yet, no matter what type of putting green you install – small, medium or large – it’s important to consider landscaping and other features around the green. These days you can get design just about anything you want – provided you’ve got the room. So…get creative.