Setting up a golf simulator on your own is not a difficult task anymore. All you need to do is jot down the apparatus you need, and research the available items well before investing in them. And, while deciding on the suitable equipment, there is one thing that you must put extra effort into—picking a suitable golf mat for your golf simulator.

However, with so many options available today, it can often be very confusing to select the one that suits your requirements best. But before you invest your hard-earned money into something expensive; be sure to know what to look for in a good quality practice mat.


While investing in expensive sports equipment, you will always want it to last longer. So, look for the most durable golf practice mat you can afford within your budget. Most mats have a nylon surface with a rubber base. However, the quality of the surface, the density of the rubber base, and the overall thickness of the mat vary. Generally, heavier mats tend to be more durable. 


We have all come across those old-style golf mats with wooden tees that make you feel like you are hitting the ball off a concrete slab. On the other hand, there are those clunky mats that give off the feeling as if you are standing on a sponge. Golf mats should be designed for your golf swing to come down and through seamlessly. Hence, these mats are definitely not what you want for your practice kit. Moreover, you can pick up bad habits or wrong techniques if you are practicing on a worn-out mat. Therefore, you must invest in quality golf practice mats if you really want to improve your skills. 


Before selecting a practice mat, you must consider the space where you are going to set up your kit. If you choose a mat that is larger than the available space, it is inevitably not going to fit well. On the other hand, if it is smaller than the size required, you are never going to have the feel of a real golf course. Don’t forget to measure the distance your golf balls travel, as well as the probability of ricochet. Additionally, you must consider your height before selecting the mat. Five feet by five meet mats are generally sufficient for a golfer who is around six feet tall.  

Shots You Will Be Practicing

Always choose your practice mats keeping in mind what kind of shots you will practice on them. A premium practice mat should be able to withstand driving and chipping. However, not many of them can handle iron. So, before buying the item, make sure it is suitable for the shots you want to practice.

Now that you have an idea about what to look for in a premium golf practice mat, find out the product that best suits your needs and start practicing.It is important to choose a golf mat that serves your purpose. Before you purchase one, think about whether you want to set up an indoor golf course or an outdoor one, and buy accordingly.