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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a Golf4Home Putting Green cost?

The cost of installing a synthetic home putting green varies widely based on size, site accessibility, materials, customisation, ground levels and location.

It can range from a small putting green costing around £2,750.00 pounds to tens of thousands of pounds for a large scale project.

What is a process of purchasing a Golf4Home Synthetic Home Putting Green?

Contact our friendly team via email or phone, we will then go through the following process…

Consultation: We begin by understanding your vision, requirements, and the available space. Our team of experts will work closely with you to gather insights that will shape the design process.

Customisation: Every putting green we design is unique. Taking into account your preferences, we tailor the layout, size, contours, and features to match your desired aesthetic and functional goals.

Innovation: Our design team leverages cutting-edge technology to create a 3D image of your proposed putting green. This helps you visualise the final outcome and make informed decisions before construction begins.

Material Selection: We offer a range of synthetic grass options that replicate the look and feel of real grass. Our materials are chosen for their durability, low maintenance, and true-to-life playability.

Integration: If desired, we can incorporate additional elements such as bunkers, chipping areas, and landscaping to create a complete short game practice area.

Approval: Once the design aligns with your vision, we present it for your approval. We welcome any feedback or adjustments to ensure the design is perfect before moving forward.

Payment: We ask for a 50% payment upfront to secure the job and the remaining 50% is to be paid upon completion.

Installation: Our skilled professionals take over to bring your design to life. Existing turf and ground will be removed to provide sufficient depth for a new sub-base.

All our work is carried out with precision and attention to detail, we craft your synthetic putting green, ensuring it meets the highest standards of quality. All waste removed is removed and disposed of responsibly.

Completion: Once installed, your Golf4Home synthetic putting green is ready for you to enjoy. Practice your short game, host friendly competitions, and bask in the joy of having a personalized golf haven at home.

What are the advantages of having a Golf4Home short game facility in your home?

Having your own Golf4Home synthetic putting green in your garden can offer numerous advantages for golf enthusiasts and homeowners alike. Here are some of the key benefits:

Convenience: A home synthetic putting green provides immediate access to golf practice without the need to travel to a golf course or practice facility. You can work on your putting skills whenever you have spare time.

Improved Golf Game: Regular practice on a putting green can significantly enhance your putting and short game skills, leading to lower scores on the golf course.

Customisation: You can design and customise the putting green to meet your preferences, including its size, shape, contour, and hole placements, making it tailored to your specific needs and skill level.

Year-Round Use: Synthetic putting greens are designed to withstand various weather conditions, allowing you to practice year-round, regardless of rain or extreme temperatures.

Low Maintenance: Compared to natural grass greens, synthetic putting greens require minimal maintenance. No mowing, fertilizing, or watering is needed, saving you time and effort.

Durability: High-quality synthetic turf is durable and can withstand heavy foot traffic and use, ensuring the longevity of your putting green.

Enhanced Home Value: A well-designed putting green can enhance your home’s curb appeal and potentially increase its resale value, making it an attractive feature for potential buyers.

Family Entertainment: A putting green can serve as a fun and entertaining activity for family and friends, promoting outdoor gatherings and quality time together.

Physical Exercise: Practicing on your putting green can provide gentle physical exercise, helping you stay active and maintain flexibility.

Mental Relaxation: Spending time on the green can be therapeutic, offering a peaceful and relaxing environment to unwind and de-stress.

Cost Savings: Over time, a home putting green can save money compared to frequent visits to golf courses or driving ranges, making it a cost-effective investment for avid golfers.

Privacy: You can practice in the privacy of your own home, free from distractions and the pressures of a public golf course.

Green Aesthetics: Synthetic putting greens maintain their lush green appearance year-round, contributing to the visual appeal of your garden.

Incorporating a Golf4Home synthetic putting green into your garden allows you to enjoy the pleasures of golf practice and recreation right at your doorstep, making it a valuable addition for both golf enthusiasts and homeowners seeking a unique and enjoyable outdoor space.

Are Golf4Home Synthetic Putting Greens suitable for outdoor use only, or can they be installed indoors as well?

Our synthetic putting greens can be installed both outdoors and indoors, offering year-round practice options regardless of weather conditions.

What materials are used to create a Golf4Home Synthetic Home Putting Green?

Various materials are used to create a synthetic home putting green, including a weed repellent membrane, sub-base materials that include MOT Type 1 and Granulated-Dust for stability and drainage. Infill materials (such as kiln-dried sand, glass sand or Envirofill).

We use a recycled plastic edging to retain the sub-base materials. A variety of our top quality synthetic grasses can then be used to create the fringe and green area.

How durable is a Golf4Home Synthetic Putting Green and how long can it last?

The durability of a synthetic putting green depends on factors like quality of materials, usage, and maintenance. Generally, well-maintained synthetic greens will last for decades.

What maintenance is required for a Synthetic Home Putting Green?

Maintenance for a synthetic home putting green is very low, it typically involves brushing to keep the fibres upright, occasional adding of infill material, and cleaning to remove debris and prevent compaction.

Can I customise the design and shape of my Golf4Home Synthetic Putting Green?

Yes, you can often customise the design, shape, and layout of your synthetic putting green to fit your preferences and available space.

Does the Golf4Home Synthetic Green require any special type of foundation or base?

Yes, this is extremely important. A proper base or foundation is necessary to ensure proper drainage and stability for the synthetic putting green.

What is the ideal size for a Golf4Home Home Putting Green?

The ideal size for a home putting green depends on the available space and your desired level of complexity. Common sizes range from small practice greens, such as 4m x 3m, to larger multi-hole layouts.

What Grasses do you use?

We have various grasses to choose from depending on the customers requirements.
Our top 3 sellers are…

1. The Augusta Pro – This grass is generally suited to the lower handicap players and professionals. The product not only feels great but also looks completely natural due to the bi-coloured, 100%-nylon, micro-curled yarn. The green speed is a little quicker than our other best seller, running around 10-11 on the Stimpmeter. The pile height is 12mm.

2. The Quinta –  The fibres of the surface offer a low texturized finish, which essentially means it can simulate the roll patterns and ball speed of a professional green. 

A great thing about our Quinta grass putting surface is that it is suitable for people of all skill levels, so you can easily get the whole family involved for some summer fun. It can be installed in most indoor and outdoor spaces too, so you can get creative with your new Golf4Home putting green. The pile is 15mm.

3. The Players – If you are playing a longer shot into a green you will need to use this product, so that the ball holds the green. This is the ultimate hybrid putting green surface. Just as good for approach shots as it is for putting, the surface is high quality, versatile and perfect both indoors and outdoors. The product has a 35mm pile and we use this together with a shock pad underlay.

Tour Fringe – For the fringe grass we normally use the hard wearing and visually pleasing Tour Fringe. It combines elegance and soft-to-touch luxury with practical durability and longevity, delivering premium quality synthetic grass. The product is manufactured using two different shapes of yarn with extra dense supporting infill. Perfect for practicing your chip shot.

Golf Course Tee – For our chipping pods and tees we use the 36mm pile Golf Course Tee grass. This grass absorbs the club head during practicing and offers a realistic playing experience. It features a triple-stabilised polyamide yarn, making it the most rigid tee grass available. The product is also ideal for winter tees on golf courses and for simulator rooms. You can tee up your ball anywhere you please on the mat.

Can I practice different types of putts and chips on a Golf4Home Synthetic Green with fringe surround?

Yes, you can practice various putting techniques and chip shots on a our short game areas. If you are looking for a green that holds approach shots, this requires a specialist grass that we install with a shock pad underlay.

Is the surface of a Golf4Home Synthetic Putting Green consistent in terms of speed and roll?

Yes, the surface of a synthetic putting green will provide consistent speed and roll.

How does weather, such as rain or snow, affect a Synthetic Home Putting Green?

Our synthetic putting greens are designed to withstand all weather conditions, including rain, sleet and snow. The sub-base drainage system prevents water from pooling.

Can I install fringe and rough areas around the Golf4Home Synthetic Green to simulate real golf course conditions?

Yes, you can incorporate fringe, rough areas and chipping pods around the synthetic green to simulate different golf course conditions. Framing the green with a fringe area looks great optically and is perfect for practicing your chipping skills.

Are Synthetic Putting Greens suitable for children or beginners to learn golf?

Our synthetic putting greens are suitable for golfers of all skill levels, including children and beginners learning the game to professional players.

Can I use regular golf clubs and balls on a Synthetic Home Putting Green?

Regular golf clubs and balls can typically be used on synthetic home putting greens without causing damage.

Are there any warranties that come with a Golf4Home Synthetic Putting Green installation?

Our synthetic putting green installations come with a 10 year warranty covering aspects like fading, durability, and installation quality.

How long does it take to install a Synthetic Home Putting Green?

Installation times can vary based on size and complexity, it may take a few days to a few weeks.

Are there any environmental benefits associated with Synthetic Greens?

Synthetic greens require no watering and mowing, or any lawn maintenance chemicals, contributing to water conservation and reduced environmental impact.

Can I incorporate undulations and breaks into the design of the Synthetic Putting surface?

Yes, undulations and breaks can be incorporated into the design of a synthetic putting surface pre-installation to emulate real golf course challenges.

Do you offer any maintenance services for Golf4Home Synthetic Putting Greens?

Yes, we offer maintenance services our putting greens, helping to ensure their longevity and optimal playability.

Can I use the synthetic putting green immediately after installation, or is there a curing period?

We would recommended a curing period of around 24 hours if the weather is fine.

How does the cost of a Golf4Home Synthetic Putting Green compare to maintaining a natural grass putting green?

A synthetic putting green has extremely low ongoing maintenance costs and requires no mowing or watering.
The costs of maintaining a natural putting green can be very high. Specialist machinery, chemicals and materials are required for scarifying, aerification, sowing and over-seeding, sanding, top dressing etc.

Are there any recommended cleaning routines for keeping the synthetic green in good condition?

Our Putting Greens require very little looking after but regular brushing to maintain turf fibres, periodic cleaning to remove debris, and occasionally adding infill material as needed are recommended cleaning routines.

What is the installation process like, and will there be any disruption to my garden during installation?

The installation process involves site preparation, removal of existing turf/ground, base construction, synthetic turf installation, and finishing touches. There may be some slight disruption to your garden during this process but we endeavour to create as little disruption as possible.

Do you also have an option for installing Indoor or Garden Room Golf Simulators?

Yes, we can install simulators into coaching studio’s and purpose built home garden golf rooms. We work closely with partners to offer our customers their dream home golf oasis.

What are your payment terms?

We ask for a 50% payment upfront payment to secure the project. After the job is completed to your satisfaction, you will then be invoiced for the remaining 50%.

What is the lead time?

Normally, the lead time is around 4 weeks. This can vary depending on the size of the job and time of year.

What information do you need for a price estimate?

Please let us know your contact details, location, site accessibility, approximate size of putting green, and any optional extras such as lighting, chipping pods. landscaping, bunkers etc.

Do you install Putting Greens just in gardens?

No, we can install putting greens in any indoor or outdoor space, such as golf clubs, houses, rooftops, schools, camp sites, nursing homes, workplaces, parks, barracks, leisure centres, sports facilities etc. etc…

What other products do you offer?

Golf4Home Premium Bespoke Winter Teeing Mats
We offer premium quality bespoke size tee mats for golf clubs and home use. Perfect for teeing off during the winter months or for hitting balls into practice nets. The mats are very high quality and a tee will go in anywhere you choose. We can deliver all over the UK.

Portable Golf4Home Winter Mats
We also sell portable, quality winter mats to use on your way around the golf course during the colder and wetter months. These have proved a best seller.

Are the grasses pet-friendly?

Here at Golf4Home, we can also provide child-safe and pet-friendly options for our customers. This grass has been specially designed to be easy to clean for hygiene purposes. Our pet-friendly options also come with odour-eating infill to help manage any smells. 

What does the green speed read on the Stimpmeter?

Typically, depending upon the grass type the customer chooses the reading is from 9-11.

What is the building process for a Golf4Home Putting Green?

The building process for a Gof4Home Putting Green involves several steps to ensure a well-constructed and functional synthetic surface. Here’s an overview of our typical installation process:

Site Preparation: We clear the area where the putting green will be installed. This involves removing any existing vegetation, debris, and rocks. We then remove around 10cm of earth. The ground should be levelled and properly compacted. We then lay a weed repellent membrane to cover the area.

Border Installation: We install a border material to define the boundaries of the putting green. For this we use special recycled plastic edging strips.

Shaping and Contouring: If desired, we can shape the putting green to incorporate contours, undulations, and breaks similar to those found on real golf courses. This step requires careful planning and skill to achieve the desired design.

Base Construction: Creating a solid base for the putting green. This involves installing a sub-base material called MOT Type 1. This is a recycled crushed concrete and rubble mix which allows stability and drainage. On top on this we add Grano-Dust. The base is levelled and thoroughly compacted. The positions where the holes are going will be prepared and secured by a specially made metal case which the plastic cup will then sit inside.

Laying the Putting Surface: The synthetic putting green turf is then laid over the prepared base. Ensuring the turf fits properly within the borders and cut any excess material. The fringe grass surround can then be fitted if required.

Securing the Turf: The grass is secured in place using fasteners, nails, tape and adhesive. Seams between turf pieces are joined securely to create a seamless surface.
The holes will then be cut in the desired locations.

Infill Application: Infill materials such as kiln sand, glass sand, envirofill granules, or a combination are added to the putting surface. Infill helps stabilize the fibres, provides realistic ball play, and assists with drainage.

Compaction and Smoothing: After infill application, the surface is compacted using a mechanical compactor. This step helps settle the infill and ensures a consistent surface.

Rolling and Smoothing: We then roll the surface with a heavy roller to further compact the infill and ensure a smooth playing surface.

Final Inspection: We carefully inspect the putting green for any imperfections, seams, or inconsistencies. Make any necessary adjustments to ensure the surface is level and even.

Finishing Touches: We complete the installation by adding flags and markers.

Clean-up: We clean all the area around the putting green, removing any dust, debris or excess materials.

Curing and Settling: Allow the putting green to settle and the infill to fully integrate. This may take a day to a couple of weeks, depending on weather conditions and usage.

Enjoying Your Putting Green: Once the surface is settled, you can start practicing your putting and chipping skills on your new synthetic home putting green.

Are grass samples available?

Yes, get in touch with our team and we will send out sample grasses or we can bring them with us on a site visit.

Can you get a Putting Green grass in any other colours?

Yes, we can install Putting Greens in Black, Blue, Orange, White, Grey, Red and Dark Green. Perfect for Rock Stars!

Do you have PGA Professionals who can advise?

Yes, we have several experienced PGA Professionals on our team that can advise customers on all aspects of the design and installation from start to finish.

Do you offer customised flags?

Yes, whatever you choose, whether it be a logo, favourite colour, coat of arms, a number or anything else you can think of, we will deliver.

What is a Stimpmeter?

A Stimpmeter is a device used in golf to measure the speed of a putting green. It was invented by Edward S. Stimpson, hence the name “Stimpmeter.” The primary purpose of a Stimpmeter is to standardize the measurement of green speed, allowing golf course superintendents, golf professionals, and players to have a consistent way to assess how fast the ball will roll on a putting green.

Here’s how a Stimpmeter works:

Setup: The Stimpmeter is a metal or plastic tool, resembling a slender, slightly curved ramp. It typically measures about 36 inches in length. It has a notch or groove at one end where the golf ball is placed.

Procedure: To measure green speed, a person places a golf ball in the groove at the low end of the Stimpmeter. The operator then gradually raises the Stimpmeter until the ball rolls off the groove and onto the green.

Measurement: The distance the ball travels before it comes to rest on the green is measured. This distance is the “Stimp reading,” and it indicates the speed of the green. For example, if the ball rolls 10 feet before stopping, the green speed is said to be “10 on the Stimpmeter.”

Stimpmeter readings are used by golf course maintenance staff to ensure that greens are maintained at consistent speeds. Golf professionals and players also use these readings to get a sense of how fast or slow the greens are on a particular course.

Faster greens are often associated with more challenging putting conditions, as they require greater precision in controlling the speed and break of putts.

Stimpmeter readings are just one of many factors that influence a golfer’s putting experience. Other factors include the contour and slope of the green, grass type, moisture level, and the golfer’s skill level.

However, the Stimpmeter provides a standardised measurement that helps ensure a level playing field in golf course maintenance and competition.

What mistakes do people make when purchasing a home Putting Green?

Choosing the Cheapest Option: Opting for a company offering the cheapest putting green installation will highly likely mean sacrificing quality. Quality materials and professional installation are essential for a durable and enjoyable putting green.

Overlooking Maintenance Requirements: Synthetic putting greens require some level of maintenance, such as brushing, cleaning, and occasional infill replenishment. Not planning for this upkeep can lead to a deteriorating green.

Ignoring Drainage Needs: A quality sub-base needs to be installed as good drainage is crucial to prevent water pooling or mould growth. Not addressing drainage issues can lead to an unusable and unattractive putting surface.

Disregarding Warranty and Guarantees: Not checking the warranty and guarantees offered by the manufacturer or installer can leave you vulnerable to unexpected repair costs.

DIY Installation without Experience: Attempting a DIY installation without the necessary skills and knowledge can result in an uneven and subpar putting green. It’s best to hire a professional installer.

Underestimating Budget: Setting an unrealistic budget can lead to disappointment. Be prepared to invest in a quality putting green that meets your expectations.

Poor quality synthetic grass, often referred to as artificial turf or fake grass, can have several characteristics that make it less desirable compared to higher quality alternatives. Some common attributes of poor quality synthetic grass include:

Inferior Materials: Cheap artificial grass may be made from subpar materials, such as low-grade polyethylene or polypropylene, which can result in a less natural look and feel.

Weak Backing: The backing of poor quality synthetic grass may be thin, easily torn, or prone to disintegration over time, leading to premature wear and tear.

Unrealistic Appearance: Low-quality turf may have a less realistic appearance, including unnatural colours, glossiness, or a plasticky sheen that makes it obvious it’s not real grass.

Inconsistent Texture: Inferior synthetic grass might have an uneven texture, making it uncomfortable to walk on and less suitable for activities.

Lack of Durability: Poor-quality turf may not be able to withstand heavy use or outdoor weather conditions, leading to fading, matting, and deterioration.

Limited Drainage: Inadequate drainage capabilities can result in poor water runoff, which can lead to water pooling and potential mould or mildew growth.

Short Lifespan: Inferior artificial grass tends to have a shorter lifespan and may need frequent replacement, costing more in the long run.

Environmental Concerns: Cheaper synthetic grass may be manufactured with harmful chemicals, making it less environmentally friendly.

Avoiding these common mistakes will help you make an informed decision and ensure that your outdoor synthetic home putting green provides years of enjoyment and practice opportunities.

What are the advantages and disadvantages of having a home bunker?

Having a golf bunker in your garden can be a unique and enjoyable addition for golf enthusiasts, but it also comes with its own set of pros and cons. Here’s a breakdown of the advantages and disadvantages:

Pros of Having a Golf Bunker in Your Garden:

Convenience: Having a golf bunker at home provides convenient access to practice your sand shots whenever you like, without needing to go to a golf course or practice facility.

Improved Short Game: Regular practice in a bunker can significantly improve your sand shot skills, ultimately helping your overall golf game, especially your short game.

Privacy: You can practice in the comfort and privacy of your own home, which can be particularly appealing if you prefer a quieter practice environment.

Time Savings: You save time by not having to commute to a golf course or practice area, making it easier to incorporate golf practice into your daily routine.

Personalised Design: You can customise the size, shape, and depth of the bunker to match your skill level and practice needs.

Cons of Having a Golf Bunker in Your Garden:

Space Requirements: Building a golf bunker takes up space in your garden, which may limit other outdoor activities or landscaping options.

Maintenance: Bunkers require regular maintenance to keep the sand in good condition, which includes raking, removing any debris (leaves, twigs etc) and adding sand.

Cost: Building a golf bunker can be relatively expensive, especially if you want high-quality materials and professional installation.

Weather Impact: Adverse weather conditions can affect the condition of the sand in your bunker, requiring additional maintenance.