Get Your Golf Game On: Best Obstacles to Add to Your Artificial Grass Installation in Phoenix

Posted by Sunburst Landscaping on December 12, 2023
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It’s no secret that an artificial grass installation in Phoenix is the best place for putting practice. After all, it always offers excellent ball roll, is easy to maintain and doesn’t take damage from swings, putts and other golf activities. You can have fun on your own or with your family and friends.

Unfortunately, it can get boring after a while. But don’t worry! You can make it challenging and fun to play again with different obstacles.

Should You Get Permanent or Temporary Obstacles?

It depends on the size of your backyard putting green.

If it’s small, it’s usually best to stick to temporary obstacles to avoid cluttering up the space. Then, you can swap out obstacles based on what you practice for the day.

On the other hand, if you have a big putting green, you can go for permanent obstacles. It’ll help you save time from setting them up and removing them before and after your short games.

Obstacle Ideas for Artificial Backyard Putting Greens

Don’t have a specific obstacle in mind to add to your artificial grass installation in Phoenix? Consider these ideas:


Tunnels will force you to aim at a narrow target, helping you get good at making the ball go in specific directions.

If you want temporary tunnels, consider using easy-to-remove materials, such as pipes, to make them.

For a more permanent fixture, ask your turf installer to make room for tunnels when setting up your putting green. They can also cover it with artificial grass to make them blend in with the rest of your putting green.

Small Hills

Small hills will help you practice your putting strategies on sloping surfaces. You can place a hole on top of them or on their other side for an extra challenge.

However, it can be tricky to add a temporary hill to your putting green because it needs to be custom-made. you can’t buy it from a store, so you might have to craft one on your own from wood or paper.

It’s easier to add a small hill permanently. Ask your synthetic turf installers for help in displacing your yard’s soil to create height and slopes. They can also cover it with Arizona artificial grass to give it the perfect ball roll.


Paths can help you hone your aim and they’ll also help you consider barriers when putting. You can make straight paths or make ones with several turns.

You can use wood panels or pipes to make temporary paths. Once you’re done, you can remove them and store them in your shed or garage.

If you want more permanent paths, talk to your synthetic turf installers. They can help you integrate them into your putting green without disrupting the golf turf.

Practice and Have Fun on Your Artificial Putting Green in Phoenix

Excited to have a challenging green in your yard? Sunburst Landscaping is here to help you with every step of your putting green installation.

We have high-quality artificial grass for golf and can help you design and set up your backyard putting green. So just tell us what obstacles you want to add to it and we’ll take care of the rest!

If you have any questions or want to get a quote on your installation, contact us online or call us at 623-412-2200. We’re happy to help!