5 Incredible Backyard Putting Green Ideas

Posted by Sunburst Landscaping on August 3, 2018
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Why drive all the way out to a golf course to work on your short game, when you can do it in the comfort of your backyard. A backyard putting green isn’t only a way to work on your game, it’s the ultimate yard game, and it is something that you and your family will be able to enjoy.
If you’re thinking about adding a putting green to your backyard but aren’t sure where to start, we can help.

Here are a few ideas to consider when creating your very own backyard putting green.

1. Variety Is Key

If you went to a golf course and every hole was the same, you’d probably get pretty bored pretty quick. It’s the variety that makes golf courses fun.
While you likely don’t have room for an entire 18 holes in your backyard, if you have room for a putting green then you have plenty of space to make it exciting.
Having a single hole, or similar holes, is going to get old fast. You can combat this by having a handful of holes that all present a different challenge.
Put your putting green on a slope so you can practice putting uphill, downhill, and at a slant. Add a small bump on one side of a hole so you can practice putting on a flat green on one side and a rough green on the other.
By making each hole a little different, you will keep your backyard green entertaining — no matter how often you practice on it.

2. Keep It Close

Part of the appeal of a backyard putting green is the prospect of entertaining with it.
But, if you put your green too far from your house, it will be harder for your guests to enjoy it during a party or gathering.
When installing a backyard green, you want to keep it as close as possible. Put it directly beside your porch or patio so guests can sit and watch and continue to enjoy it while others are playing.

3. Make It Challenging

When picturing a backyard putting green, most people will likely imagine a flat strip of grass leading to a single hole.
But, if your putting green doesn’t present any challenges, you may as well be practicing in your living room with an empty mug.
When designing your backyard putting green, you want to make sure you include some hazards and difficulties such as hills and sand traps. These will help you improve your game while adding some variety to your backyard green.

4. Add Personal Touches

Your backyard putting green is part of your home, which means it should reflect a bit of your style.
From the surrounding plants to the shape of the green and placement of the holes, there are dozens of way to add some personal flair to your putting green.

5. Use Artificial Turf

Finally, while natural grass looks nice, it can be tough to maintain. And the less maintenance you have to do on your putting green, the more time you have to enjoy it.
Artificial turf gives you the look and the feel of real grass, without any of the troublesome upkeep. Meaning, your backyard putting green will always be game ready whenever you’d like to go work on your swing.

Creating Your Backyard Putting Green

If you’re thinking about adding a putting green to your backyard, we can help.
We can create a custom backyard putting green that will perfectly suit your home and your needs — and you’ll be putting like a pro in no time.
Contact us today to get started.