Build Your Dream Golf Simulator: A Step-by-Step Guide

Whether the weather is keeping you off the green or you’re just looking to improve your swing at home, building a golf simulator can be a fantastic project.

**Step 1: Choose Your Space**

Select a suitable location for your simulator setup. A spare room, garage, or garden shed can work well. Ensure you have enough space for swinging a club comfortably. Minimum requirements are a room size of 3m wide x 2.8 high x 5m long. Here’s the before picture of an installation we did recently

**Step 2: Gather Materials**

You’ll need a few essential components:

1. Golf Launch Monitor: This tracks your swing and provides accurate ball and club data.

2. Projector and Screen: High-quality visuals are crucial for an immersive experience.

3. Impact Screen: A special screen that can withstand ball impact.

4. Golf Mat: Offers a realistic surface for your shots.

5. Computer: Powerful enough to run simulation software.

**Step 3: Install the Equipment**

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1. **Mount the Screen**: Set up your projector and screen at one end of the room. Make sure the projector is aligned properly for optimal projection.

2. **Set Up the Launch Monitor**: Position the launch monitor to capture your swing data accurately. Calibrate it according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

3. **Lay the Mat**: Place the golf mat at the other end of the room, opposite the screen.

**Step 4: Software Setup**

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Install golf simulation software on your computer. Connect the launch monitor and projector to the computer as per the manufacturer’s guidelines. Calibrate the software to match your setup.

**Step 5: Fine-Tuning**

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Test your simulator setup and make adjustments as needed. Calibrate the launch monitor and projector for accurate readings and visuals. Ensure your swing area is unobstructed.

**Step 6: Enjoy Your Simulator!**

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With everything set up and calibrated, it’s time to enjoy your golf simulator. Play virtual rounds on famous courses, practice your swing, and invite friends over for friendly competitions. Here’s the same room above after we were done;


**Pro Tips:**

– Invest in a good-quality launch monitor for accurate swing data.

– Opt for a short-throw projector to save space.

– Consider adding a sound system for a more immersive experience.

– Regularly clean your impact screen and projector lens for optimal performance

Our bespoke online golf simulator configurator is a tool that allows you to customize and build your ideal golf simulator setup virtually, selecting components and features to suit your preferences and requirements. LAUNCH IT HERE

Screens & Enclosures – A Quick Overview

So you’ve decided to install a golf simulator.
Whether it’s a garage, new man cave, office, golf club or commercial facility, we have options for everyone, but because there are a lot of options, you might be wondering what one is best suited for you, after all, once you have decided on your launch monitor or ball tracking device, this is probably the next most important decision.
There are 1000’s of DIY videos out there, some think it’s a matter of throwing one of the good bed sheets up onto the wall…it’s not. Well, certainly not if you want to have a good experience with the piece of tech you just forked out your hard earned cash for anyway.
Here we outline your main options, according to suitability & budget, that will ultimately determine the overall look and appearance of your investment.
This is the classic golf simulator look with side walls and roof, or

containment ceiling to catch those high wedge shots or the dreaded
skied drives! All of our screens come from Par2Pro and their S
Q impact material is designed for high impact, durability and
quality of on-screen image.
Each enclosure is custom fitted to your desired enclosure size. Generally speaking, the bigger the better, but as every room is different so are our Sim Enclosures.
3m (w) x 2.5m (h)
5m (w) x 3.25m (h)
Price: Expect to pay €2750 – €3750. Allow €500 for delivery & installation.
Ideal for: Commercial Installations/Golf Clubs.
Complete simulator with a raised false floor.
You can find the pricing options here.

The new SQ Stealth screen is ideal for home users that may have the perfect room

or garage for a simulator set-up, but have either an access door they

need to use, or simply wish to minimise the space that a full enclosure may take up.

This is also a great option for driving range bays that wish to have open access to the range in the summer/warmer months, and an indoor golf studio in winter or at night.
Simply hit a button on the remote, attach at the bottom and hit away!
Size: 3m – 6m
Price: Expect to Pay €2,500 – €3,500. Allow €500 for delivery & installation.
Ideal for: Garages, driving range bays, or rooms with door access.
You can find this the stealth screen here.
This is a great option if you are looking to keep your costs down, but still want a great looking screen to complete the simulator look & feel.
Ideally you will have two side walls and a desired ceiling height to attach the screen to using the bungees and angle iron, so simply order your SQ Screen to room width and our custom built SQ Trim Kit and you will have a great looking, b

udget friendly, high impact hitting screen.
The room can be completed with side, rail curtains or acoustic foam pads to complete the look.
Size: 2.5m – 5m wide
Price: Expect to pay €1,200 – €2,000.
Ideal for: The DIY’er
You can see the broken down pricing for this here.
Do you need more information?
Between launch monitor, software, and enclosure options, there are so many options when it comes to buying a golf simulator that it can seem a little daunting. We are THE experts on the island of Ireland when it comes to golf simulators, so the best thing to do is to pick up the phone and give us a call, or drop us a mail with any questions you may have.
Also, don’t forget that we have a demo centre on the Belgard Road in Tallaght (by appointment only) where you can see an installed Sim Cube and take a look at a range of different hardware and software options.
So Get in Touch and we’ll talk to you soon!

Golf simulators – Size matters

Now that darker and colder evenings lie ahead, you’re probably thinking about getting a home simulator. The most common question we get are regarding the space required to house our simulators.

We have installed dozens of simulators into many different types of rooms, not one of which has been the same size. We custom all our simulators to clients requirements and the space they have available and what option best suits and the overall look they are hoping to achieve. While there is no right or wrong, there are some recommended or ideal spaces, particularly if you are building or renovating a dedicated room in your house or garden which we are seeing more of, particularly over the past 18 months.

Height is the most important thing, not so much for the simulator or the screen, we can custom any size, but for the users swing, particularly with driver and even more so if they are tall.

10ft or 3 meters is recommended,

9ft 6 or 2.9 meters is ok and

9ft or 2.8 meters is bare minimum.

Width is next on the list. Ideally you want to hit from a center point into the center of the screen. for this you need 4.5 meters wide as you don’t want to catch the wall behind you with back-swing or follow-through. For this you need 2.2m either side of the hitting point to swing freely and uninhibited. However, if the width is less than that, fear not, you can go off center with all of our simulators.

To achieve this you will need to offset and align your center target line over to the right of the screen (left side if your left handed, obviously), you just need to make sure you have that crucial 2.2m space behind you.

Here’s an example of a 3 meter width room where you can see the hitting mat is set up to favour the right hand side of the enclosure, in this instance. So all is not lost!


Length is probably the easiest one to deal with. Whether you go for an SQ screen or enc

losure or Stealth screen (see our blog on those options) your screen is starting 1 foot or 300mm from the back wall. After that you nee

d 10 feet (or 3meters) from the hitting point to the screen and, generally, you need 2 meters or 6 feet behind to swing freely….even more if you intend bringing a few pals around for a fourball around the back 9 at Augusta on Masters Sunday! Here’s a good graphic from one of our typical UNEEKOR EYEXO set-ups.


So to recap. If you’re working with a blank canvas we would recommend 3m High x 5m Wide x 6m Length.

If you’re still unsure, get in touch!

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