This is one of the most frequently asked questions we get, but it is also one of the most difficult to answer. The design, materials and professional installation of Tour Greens synthetic putting green generally costs anywhere from $15 to $40 per square foot depending on the 7 Key Factors listed below.
Tour Greens® vs Other Backyard Putting Greens
Please note that Tour Greens installs premium putting greens designed to simulate the look, feel and performance of a natural bent grass putting surface. Our greens utilize innovative synthetic turf made with fibrillated polypropylene fibers and Tour Greens’ proprietary RQS™ Infill System. This advanced technology and proven installation process yields greens that accept pitches and chips like a natural grass green while providing a smooth, consistent putting surface with true ball roll and customizable surface speed.
Putting Green Cost — 7 Key Factors
1. Putting Green Size
While putting greens on the PGA Tour measure about 5,000 to 6,000 square feet, one can typically practice their entire short game on a green that is a fraction of this size. Most Tour Greens installations are over 1,000 square feet, but we have built greens of all sizes. Here are some general pricing guidelines.
2,000 square feet and larger: $15 to $20 per sq. ft.
400 - 2,000 square feet: $20 and $30 per sq. ft.
Under 400 square feet: Typically over $30 per sq. ft.
We also offer DIY putting green kits featuring interlocking base panels. These putting greens range in size from about 200 to 500 square feet and cost about $13 to $18 per square foot.
2. Type of Green
Tour Greens designs and installs a variety of golf greens that utilize different construction methods and different types of synthetic turf. Our signature “Short Game” Greens are what Tour Greens has built its worldwide reputation upon, but our products and processes can be used by our talented team of designers and installers to create almost any golf solutions you want.
As one would expect, designing a tour-quality putting green can be a relatively complex task. Our designers need to not only consider how to design the base and ensure proper drainage, but putting greens that simulate those on the tour typically have design features that require training and experience to create.
Given this, the cost of a typical putting green can vary a bit depending on how complex the design of the green is and what skill level is required to create it. At Tour Greens, our designers and dealers not only have extensive training and experience, but we are also the exclusive partner of Arnold Palmer Design Company.
4. Number of Cuts
One of the key benefits of a Tour Greens putting green is that you can practice all aspects of your short game as the greens are designed and constructed to mimic the performance of a green on the PGA tour. Given this, many people will opt to outfit their green with multiple cuts of fringe and fairway turf so that they can practice all types of shots.
5. Site Access & Preparation
The accessibility of the site to equipment and materials can have a major impact on the time and costs involved to install a green. Costs can be higher if the space cannot be accessed with larger machines as we have to use wheelbarrows and small equipment.
Similarly, the need for significant grading and sodding or the addition of retaining walls or other landscaping to prepare and finish the land will have a major impact on the price.
While many of our customers start out looking for a backyard putting green, it only takes a few minutes looking through our portfolio of work before they start inquiring about bunkers, tee boxes, dry creeks, water hazards and other cool features. These may not affect the cost of the green, but they do have an impact on the cost of the entire project.
The Tour Greens secret to creating a high-quality, synthetic putting and chipping green is the installation process. Our staff and dealers undergo extensive training to master Tour Greens design and installation techniques.
While our installation process is typically more thorough and time consuming than others, it allows us to create greens that truly simulate the look, feel and appearance of natural grass greens along with durability and low-maintenance associated with a synthetic turf green.
We encourage you to contact us to discuss your project with one of our professionals. Or, if you are looking for a lower cost option, visit XGrass to learn more about our modular, DIY putting green kits.