Have you ever dreamed of practising your swing on your very own putting green?
Enduroturf manufactures a wide array of high-tech artificial grass custom-designed for avid golfers like you. With a professional-standard putting green in the backyard, you’ll get plenty of practice to fine-tune your stroke—your golf buddies won’t be able to compete.
In this post, we’re covering the key benefits of using artificial grass for golf. We’ll then examine our best-selling putting green products and discuss whether you should DIY or get a professional installation.
Why Use Artificial Grass for a Backyard Putting Green
There’s a myriad of reasons why artificial grass trumps natural turf for a backyard putting green.
The primary advantage is minimal maintenance. As artificial grass doesn’t grow, it stays at the perfect height throughout the year. Natural grass, on the other hand, requires near-constant mowing to remain at the optimal length for putting. You’ll also need to water and fertilise it throughout the year to retain a respectable golfing surface.
Ever wondered why green fees are so high? A golf club must charge a hefty sum to cover its sky-high maintenance costs.
Although a synthetic grass putting green will cost more to install upfront, you’ll save money in the long run. As we know, natural grass requires regular maintenance—weeding, fertilising, mowing, watering—which adds up over the years. Artificial grass, however, is virtually free to maintain and will last up to 25 years.
Australia is a drought-prone country. When the temperature rises and the land dries up, natural grass will rapidly wilt and die. But if you’ve got an artificial grass putting green, you’re free to practice your swing all year round.
Designing Your Putting Green
Whether you’re working with a small corner or a sprawling backyard, Enduroturf can help you achieve the putting green of your dreams. However, it’s wise to consider the pile height, maintenance requirements, and skill level before investing.
Enduroturf creates custom-designed artificial grass for professional-standard courses and amateur enthusiasts alike. Although the pro-level turf is pricier, it’s a worthy investment for serious players seeking to hone their skills.
Pile height refers to the length of the blades. While a standard artificial lawn may feature a pile height of up to 35mm, putting greens tend to be much shorter to help players better control the ball. The ideal length sits somewhere between 9mm and 25mm (the pros prefer the upper end).
If you’re a passionate player, you’ll have no qualms about occasionally adding infill into your artificial putting green. But if you just want to mess around with a putter in the backyard, you might be better off going for a hassle-free option that doesn’t require infill.
The Top Enduroturf Putting Green Products
Ready to tee off on your home putting green?
Here are the top three options from Enduroturf.
Golf Elite Premium
As the name suggests, this pro-standard turf is the go-to option for advanced players. Enjoy straight putting in any direction, plus exceptional performance with your long-distance chipping.
- Sand Infill: 8-12 kg/sq.m
- Pile Height: 22mm
- Skill Level: Advanced
- Price: from $43.13/sq.m
Backyard Pro Golf
World-class non-directional putting characteristics and short-chipping prowess make this the obvious choice for avid backyard amateurs. The affordable Backyard Pro Golf is ideal for small to medium-sized lawns.
- Sand Infill: 8 kg/sq.m
- Pile Height: 16mm
- Skill Level: Intermediate
- Price: from $35.13/sq.m
9mm Mini Golf
The 9mm Mini Golf turf is a top-notch putting surface for those seeking putt putt-like conditions. No sand infill requirement and a low purchase price make it accessible to casual players.
- Sand Infill: Not required
- Pile Height: 9mm
- Skill Level: Beginner
- Price: from $25.74/sq.m
Should You Bring In The Professionals To Install Your Putting Green?
On average, a DYI putting green installation costs about half the price of a professional installation.
While those savings might seem significant, the process is fraught with challenges. Many DIYers find the result disappointing and regret not outsourcing the job. Unless you’ve worked on similar projects in the past, you’re probably better off getting professional help.
Enduroturf: The Go-To Specialist for Artificial Grass
Whether you’re seeking a cost-effective mini golf course or a professional standard putting green, Enduroturf will deliver a high-quality product that exceeds all expectations.
Before starting the family-run business in 2004, founder Glen Hannon specialised in designing PGA-level putting greens. What’s more, all our products are manufactured in Australia, so you can rest assured the quality is second to none.
Contact our customer service team for a quote today.