$7,500 and $12,500 for a professional
Where To Find
When you’re ready to shop for a home putting green, you can ask high-end landscapers if they can handle the project or can refer you to a putting green expert. You can also ask family and friends for recommendations. Or, you can look in your yellow pages for landscape design companies that offer putting green installation. You can also do a search online for companies that sell home putting greens. A few of the types of places to try include IllusionPuttingGreens.com, TJB Landscaping, Inc., In the Hole Golf and BackyardPuttingGreen.org. You can also shop for ready-made indoor/outdoor putting greens (or buy the materials to build your own) at places like Home Depot, Amazon.com and Nextag.
Costs For A Home Putting Green
Home putting green costs are pretty straightforward. The price will depend mainly on the type of surface you want, the size of the putting green and whether you plan to do it yourself or hire a company to handle the project.
To build a home putting green yourself, you can expect one made from polypropylene will cost between $3 and $5 a square foot for a polypropylene. The cost for a nylon putting green is between $4 and $7 a square foot. For the sake of calculation, we’ll look at a 500 square foot green (although you can purchase home putting greens in any shape and size so you might go much smaller or larger, depending on your needs). This means that the price would be from $1,500 to $2.500 for a polypropylene putting green that you build yourself, while the cost for the material for a nylon turf putting green will be from $2,000 to $3,500. These prices don’t include delivery or installation. If you want to have the green professionally built, or you want to use a more sophisticated material for your putting green, then you can spend between $15 and $25 a square foot. For a 500 square foot home putting green, this means it would cost between $7,500 and $12,500. If you opt for professional installation, you may want to get an even bigger putting green and add some extra features in. For top of the line custom home putting greens, many people spend as much as $15,000 to $25,000.
You can also purchase a putting green kit that comes with all of the pieces you need so you can put it together yourself. These come in a wide range of sizes and prices, but you can find many for between $1,000 and $5,000.
So you can spend as little as $1,000 for a D-I-Y home putting green kit or materials or as much as $25,000 for a high-end custom putting green professionally installed in your yard. Most people spend somewhere in the middle of the range.
It’s also worth noting that if you’re considering going with a natural grass home putting green, the price can be comparable to that of a synthetic one, but the natural grass requires regular maintenance that can be quite time consuming and also quite expensive, costing as much as several thousand a year to keep it up. As a result, most homeowners opt for a synthetic putting green instead.
Professional Tour-Level Putting Green
If you think that the cost for a residential putting green sounds steep, it can help to put it into perspective by understanding that creating a tour-level putting green on a golf course can cost $60,000 or even much, much more.
Last Updated: Sep 02, 2011