One of the truly realistic options for the backyard these days is a synthetic lawn putting green, for the golfer who really wants to work on their short game. The quality of the putting greens that you can have installed is second to none with long lasting, true greens available from a wide range of quality synthetic lawn manufacturers.

The artificial putting greens that are produced are different to the synthetic grass that you might have installed as a regular backyard lawn. This grass has been designed and manufactured to track and roll in a manner that is similar to the greens that are used on the PGA Tour. You can use these greens for putting as well as for practicing your chipping.

The kind of synthetic lawn that you are looking for in an ideal putting green is a short grass blade to about ½ inch in height. You would be after a surface to which the ball would roll truly and you would also want the surface to react receptively to a ball being chipped onto it. In other words you need a surface that will act like real grass.

The types of yards in which a backyard putting green would be ideal would be a large yard, particularly if you are after a green that holds more than just one or two holes. The size and shape is really up to your own personal taste or it can be tailored to conform to the space that you have available. The surface doesn’t have to be strictly flat, if you want a green with subtle slopes these contours can be built into it.

There are quite a few advantages to owning your own synthetic lawn putting green and the low maintenance / high usage without ground deterioration would be high on that list. However there are some disadvantages to consider and the largest one I can think of is that you would be in danger of becoming too used to putting on such a perfect surface. This could then affect how you play when you play at your local golf course with a requirement to adapt to the less than perfect greens of the course.

But this is just a minor quibble and the keen golfer would certainly not see that as an obstacle to taking advantage of the attraction of the convenience in having a valuable practice resource right there in your own backyard. Another factor that should be dealt with before the green is installed is its position. If it is installed in an overly shady part of the yard you will have to deal with the constant threat of moss growth on the surface of the green.

If you’d rather do your putting practice inside, it is just as possible to install and use an indoor synthetic grass putting green and it will give you a much wider potential usage timeframe, too.