Nick’s Backyard 18-hole Putting Palace

Amy NguyenPutting Turf, Sport Turf

Golf is a game of precision and patience, and what better way to hone those skills than by practicing in the comfort of your own backyard? Setting up a backyard putting green not only provides a fun and convenient way to improve your golf game, but it can also serve as a great way to build community with family, friends, and neighbors.

Just ask Nick from Alabama! He recently bought a home where the previous owner built an entire 18-hole putt putt area in 2006 for the entire neighborhood. When Nick purchased the property, the putting area needed a little TLC so he decided to refurbish the 18-hole mini golf course. That’s where he called Smart Turf.

Nick chose Multi Sport artificial grass for his refurbishment because of its resilience and quality. The strength of the turf can be attributed to its shorter pile height (blade length) and density. Multi Sport can be used for various applications, including indoor fitness centers, outdoor patio spaces, and of course putting greens.

Nick decided to carry on the tradition and continues to invite the neighborhood, both young and old, for a little putting, talking, and bonding. What a way to bring people together and build community! See his story on Instagram.

Thanks for choosing Smart Turk, Nick. We’re happy to be a part of your story.

If you are looking to build your very own putting green for a similar purpose, here’s what to consider.

Location, Location, Location

The first step in setting up a backyard putting green is selecting the right location. Ideally, you’ll want a flat area with good drainage and plenty of sunlight. Avoid areas with heavy foot traffic or close to trees, as both can affect the health and condition of your turf. You’ll also want to consider the size and shape of your green, taking into account any existing landscaping or structures in your backyard.

Choosing the Right Artificial Turf

Once you’ve selected the location, it’s time to choose the right turf. Both Eagle Putt and Multi Sport have characteristics that will provide a more realistic putting experience. You may also want to consider turf with a built-in shock pad to reduce the impact on your joints, this would be our Xtreme Play (available soon).

Installation and Maintenance

Once you have your location and turf selected, it’s time to start the installation process. Depending on the size and complexity of your putting green, you may need to hire a professional installer. However, smaller DIY projects can be tackled with the right tools and some elbow grease.

Maintenance of your putting green is also important to ensure its longevity and performance. Keep the turf clean and free of debris, and consider using a turf rake or brush to keep the blades upright. You may also want to periodically add infill to maintain proper drainage and cushioning.

Now gather your friends and family, grab your putters, and get ready for some backyard golf!