How to Light Your Backyard Putting Green for Nighttime Practice

Posted by Sunburst Landscaping on December 14, 2023
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Having a backyard putting green provides the ultimate convenience and pathway to perpetual practice. Imagine practicing your strokes not just during the warm, sunny days Arizona is known for, but into the cool, peaceful evenings as well. All you need is to enhance your artificial grass putting green with the right lighting systems to make this a reality.

Illuminate Your Playtime: Lighting Options for Golf Greens

With the perfect lighting setup, your backyard can metamorphose from a daytime practice field into a stunning lit-up golf arena. There are a variety of options available like spotlights, floodlights, and LED strip lights, each with its unique benefits and drawbacks.

Spotlights are excellent for highlighting specific areas, such as holes or tricky spots on your putting green. However, they require precise positioning to avoid creating harsh shadows.

Floodlights, on the other hand, provide overall illumination, giving your putting green an even glow. Though powerful, they might be a bit intrusive if your backyard is close to your neighbor’s house.

LED strip lights are a trendy choice because they can be placed around the edges of your putting green, highlighting its shape and contours. They offer low power consumption but might require professional installation for the best effect.

Strategically Placing Your Lights

Lighting placement isn’t just installing the lights where they fit. It’s about devising a strategic plan to achieve optimal visibility while minimizing shadows, glare, or nuisance to your neighbors.

One method might be to place your lights at the four corners of your green, angled slightly inward. This ensures even light distribution while keeping the brightness contained within your yard. When installing lights, remember to set them at a higher angle to minimize glare, which could affect your performance.

Solar-Powered Systems – the Green Alternative

Solar-powered lights are an increasingly popular choice among Arizona homeowners. These lights are cost-effective, consuming no electricity and therefore adding nothing to your power bill. This is, of course, a further benefit in our sunny locale, where there is plenty of solar energy to tap into. They’re also eco-friendly, reducing reliance on fossil fuels.

Maintaining Your Evening Backyard Oasis

To ensure the longevity of your lighting systems, it’s essential to provide routine cleaning and maintenance. Wipe your lights clean of dust and debris regularly and check the wiring for any wear or damage. This will prevent any sudden outages or malfunctions.

Also, make sure to replace any damaged or burnt-out bulbs promptly to keep your putting green consistently illuminated.

Turn Your Putting Green Into a Nighttime Golf Haven

With the right approach and informed decisions, you can transform your backyard putting green from a daytime practice spot to an appealing nighttime retreat. At Sunburst Landscaping, we’re prepared to guide you through the planning, selection, and installation process, ensuring you can keep taking swings under the Arizona stars.

Considering a lighting upgrade to your backyard putting green? Call us at 623-412-2200 for a free consultation and complimentary quote for your project. We’re ready to illuminate your path to putting perfection!