Adding a backyard golf hole will give you the opportunity to get some putting practice in before heading to the course – which is essential to the game of golf – just as much, if not more, than your driving or chipping. Not to mention, it’s great to be able to practice in the comfort of your own home!
Here are a few tips on how to add a golf hole to your backyard:
Synthetic or real grass
There are pro and cons to both options, so it really depends on your preference and budget. Natural grass is cheap as a starting surface, but it obviously requires a bit more upkeep than synthetic grass would (maybe just a cleaning every so often). But, synthetic grass is going to be more expensive, however, it’s going to save you money in the long run.
Remove the grass
Removing the grass allows you to lay down the base, which a material that lays underneath the grass. Make sure that the road base is smoothed out and compacted well.
Dig the hole
Before you put the grass down, make sure you lay down the hole. Use a pipe to keep a hole in the ground and mark it. You’ll want to make sure the hole is well defined so that its sturdy.
Lay down the hole
Before any grass goes down, you need to lay down the hole. Use a pipe to put the hole in the ground and keep it marked. You want to make sure that the hole is defined well enough that it will hold.
With either type of grass you chose, you will lay it over the hole and the dirt that you have marked out for your backyard golf hole. Cut away the extra grass around the edges and leave some extra for a slope at the end. Add to your golf hole a cup and flag. You can also add decorations or obstacles on your putting course if desired!