Indoor Golf Simulator Prices

coolsimulatorsetupYou have the itch to play some golf, but it’s Winter and you have no vacation plans. So what is your next best option? Setting up a golf simulator at home. But, you’ve heard that indoor golf simulator prices can be quite high, even over $50,000, a bit outside your price range.

So what is a golfer to do? Well, the fact is, not all golf simulators cost over $50,000. Sure, the top of the line simulators found in the homes of PGA Tour pros will cost you that much. However, there are some great opportunities to get set up with a golf simulator at home for $10,000 or less.

The most popular indoor golf simulator is the Optishot2. The Optishot2 simulator buy itself is less than $400. This includes the sensor pad and software. You would still need a net, a stance mat in which the sensor pad will be placed, and a computer to operate the software. This is the most basic setup, and when you include a relatively inexpensive desktop computer, will run you under $1,500.

If you want to step it up to a system that is a little bit more similar to a commercial system, with an impact screen and projector, you can get set up with the Optishot2, and this other equipment for about $2,500.

Keep in mind, the Optishot2 golf simulator is the cheapest on the market for a reason…the sensor pad is not quite as sturdy as some of the more commercial oriented sensor pads, and it has far fewer infrared sensors than the P3ProSwing (16 for the Optishot vs. 65 for the P3ProSwing).

Speaking of the P3ProSwing…the unusual feature for this simulator is that you are required to tape your clubs with a special tape in order to allow the sensors in the sensor mat to track the club. P3ProSwing suggests that it is this tape that makes their simulator the most accurate among those that employ a sensor pad. Whether this is the case or not is debatable of course.

In any event, the basic P3ProSwing simulator and software with 20 courses will cost about a thousand bucks. However, you can get set up with a simulator and software that offers 132 courses, plus a stance mat, full swing analytics and a projector for a little over $3,000. You’ll still need the computer and hitting center to have all the pieces in place, so you can get this set up put together for about $4,000 altogether.

The next level up from the P3ProSwing is the sensor pad and software that goes with the ProTee United simulator. That sensor pad alone will cost over $5,000, but it is heavy and durable, and more able to be included in a commercial set up. To get set up with an indoor golf simulator at this level, you’ll spend between $8,000 and $10,000 at the low end, and upwards of $15,000 for an indoor golf set up that almost provides you with that commercial feel.

And then from there, back we go to the premium brand simulators such as HD Golf, Full Swing Golf, About Golf, etc. Ultimately, as you can see, there is a golf simulator that can fit many budgets. Now all you need to do is make sure you have enough space for one at home!

Improve Your Golf At Home

Improve your golf game at home with a golf simulator.

One of the major benefits of having an indoor golf simulator is that you can work on your game, particularly your golf swing, from home.

The fact is, most of the top PGA Tour Players now have a golf simulator at home.  Yes, these are the most advanced models, and cost upwards of $50,000.  However, you can set up a simulator at home from scratch for as little as about $1,600.  This would include a simulator with software, stance mat, net, computer and a nice TV to view the action.

That type of set up will at least get you to see your general ball flight.  If you’ve previously received instruction and a video analysis of your swing, then you should understand your critical swing error that leads to your ball flight issue.  So clearly, your first step toward improvement is a golf lesson that includes detailed analysis of your golf swing.  When you understand your swing path and clubface angle, along with your primary swing error, you can then make the corrections needed to correct the error.

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This is a common type of analysis you will see with the software that comes with a golf simulator.  The more advanced your simulator set up is, the more information you will get with each swing.

Hopefully, with the golf instruction you receive, you can learn how to get the swing feel you need to make the improvements you want.

One great way to practice the swing correction prescribed by your instructor is to practice the swing correction you need to make in front of a mirror.  It would be helpful to have a mirror in close proximity to your golf simulator.  You can then practice the move repetitively in front of the mirror, and then move right over to hit a shot on the simulator.  The feedback you get from the simulator will then tell you if you are making improvement.

An Awesome Indoor Golf Set Up

The ultimate home training set up at home is one that combines a golf simulator along with two video cameras to view your swing from the side and down the line, swing analysis software and mirrors.  If you have the proper knowledge, and have these tools available, you’ll be able to make the improvements to your swing much more quickly than you could ever imagine.

The bottom line is that we have so many more tools available to us to improve our game.  To stay competitive in an ever increasing competitive professional tour, many of the best players are installing golf simulators at home.  For those of us who aren’t pulling down a million dollars each year playing golf on tour, there are affordable options to imitate what the pros are doing at home.

If you want to take your game to the next level, consider getting a golf simulator to play indoor golf at home!