This page will allow you to play around with the major pricing elements of a simulator set up.
We don’t recommend that you pick your options and hit ‘add to cart’, use this as a guide price indicator, and then get in touch with us for some free expert advice and a fully tailored quote. That way we can help you configure the set up to your needs and avoid any potential issues or pitfalls on your build.
The other reason we recommend that you get in touch is so you can test out the product before you buy it. We have a demo centre on the Belgard road in Dublin 24…you wouldn’t spend thousands of euro on a car without test driving it, and you shouldn’t spend thousands on a golf simulator without whacking a few balls at one first.
Option 1 – Tracking Device & Software
The Tracking Device is the beating heart (or brain maybe?) of a golf simulator, so it is very possibly the most important choice you will make during the process.
The QED is a fixed tracking device, i.e., non portable. It is ceiling mounted in your simulator and tends to stay there. It is one of the most accurate and user-friendly tracking devices money can buy, and euro for euro it is, in our opinion, the best on the market at the moment.
It comes with the IGNITE training software as standard, and you can choose to have it upgraded to QED’s SUCCEED software or TGC. You can find out more info on the QED and its software options by clicking here.
The SkyTrak is a budget friendly portable tracking device that is very powerful for its size and price, and hence very popular. Its pre-installed software is the Basic Practice Plan. If you want to find out more about the SkyTrak click here.
The Trackman is the most expensive Tracking Device we currently sell, but it is extremely powerful and has a certain cachet due the fact that is used extensively by world famous PGA pro’s as part of their training plans.
There are two variants of the Trackman 4 – the Indoor and the Indoor/Outdoor. As you probably figured out, the big difference (apart from the extra €5k) is that the Indoor/Outdoor model can join you on your real-world golf excursions.
Both models have Trackman Training built into the price, which has a very solid range of practice and play modes. You can find out more about the Trackman 4 by clicking here.
Option 2 – Enclosures
We offer everything from a simple screen and trim set up, to a full walled and roofed enclosure, it really depends on what kind of space you have available and whether it is to be a dedicated Simulator space, or if it is to be shared with the gardening tools or whatever. There are 4 basic types of set up, and we have listed them in the two most common sizes for that type.
SQ Impact Screen with Trim Kit
The Par2Pro SQ Impact Screen has the best combination of low-noise, limited bounce-back, durability and great picture. The ‘SQ’ actually stands for ‘Super Quiet’, so your neighbours, spouse and sleeping kids will all thank you for choosing this screen. This comes with a trim kit to both securely anchor the screen in place, and to finish it in an aesthetically pleasing fashion.
Stealth Retractable SQ Impact Screen
Also, from the guys at Par2Pro, this Stealth Retractable Impact Screen uses the patented SQ Impact Screen (above), but it is coupled with a motorised roller to turn a space such as a garage or shed into a part-time golf simulator studio. So, it has all the features of the SQ Impact Screen, but with a nice remote control for deploying and retracting it. Once it’s deployed you simply bungee cord it down to the floor and wallop away.
SimCubes are pre-fabricated enclosures with framework poles that are assembled in a way not entirely dissimilar to putting up a tent, but they are quite sturdy and are generally set-up to remain in place as a permanent structure, but they can be disassembled and stored if needs be.
The Impact screen is a separate piece of material to the rest of the enclosure so reduces costs when you want to replace the screen, and we have two screen options to choose from, the Standard and the SQ Screen.
Option 3 - Flooring
Apart from being good fun, obviously one of the key reasons people want to own a golf simulator is to improve their golf game, which of course won’t work if you are hitting the ball off a rolled-out piece of carpet. So, we always recommend some sort of mat set-up.
We’ve given three examples of the most common flooring choices for simulators here, but some people do choose to source their own lower cost flooring – you don’t have to buy it from us! We choose our flooring for realism as much as anything else, our goal is to get the experience as close to the real thing as possible.
TrueStrike Academy Mat & Turf
This is a two part set up with a roll out, thick turf section and a somewhat glorious TrueStrike Academy Mat which reacts like grass when hit, allowing golfers to have a realistic practice so they play like fairway pros out on the grass.
It also comes apart for storage, and the turf can be rolled back up, so if you are looking at a Stealth Screen type set up, this is the flooring option for you for definite, but lots of people have this kind of set up in a SimCube too, the mat is that good.
Raised Floor with Putting Turf & Hitting Insert
Obviously, a choice for a permanent, fixed position simulator, a raised floor really finishes off a SimCube and makes the whole thing look very high end. We really need to get more exact dimensions and run through some options on this with you before you order.
Huxley Modular Flooring
This is the most expensive option for flooring, but if you know Huxley, you know why - their artificial golf turf is eerily realistic. This flooring adds superb craftsmanship to your simulator. Apart from being the most expensive option, it is also expensive to ship, due its weight.
Buying yourself a decent screen and tracking device is all for naught if you have a cheap projector. The projector we sell is a HD Panasonic 5000 Lumens, it retails at €1,495 and the ceiling/wall mount is €125 – so it’s high end, but it’s super quality.
The Gaming PC
A lot of people have either a PC or Laptop that can run our software, but many opt to have a dedicated in-situ machine for their simulator. The average spend on a gaming pc for a simulator is about €1,495, plus or minus €2-300 depending on options.
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