You don’t have to be a pro golfer to get the benefits of a DIY putting green. A two or three-hole DIY putting green supplies everything you need to get outdoors and get a little exercise. The artificial turf supplies a bit of greenery, Wonder Edge supplies a finished transition, and a couple of putters supplies exercise and entertainment.
DIY Putting Green is Achievable
Creating a DIY putting green doesn’t require the skills of a carpenter or the talent of an artist. It requires attention to detail and some manual labor.
You’ll find kits available online ready for you to install or you can just buy the supplies and take a real do-it-yourself approach.
The key to a great DIY putting green is creating a great base.
That’s a base that is level, smooth, and compacted. Unless you live in a swamp, drainage shouldn’t be a big problem.
If your putting green is going into an area with a drainage problem, don’t fix it yourself. Do bring in a pro to correct the slope and install French drains if necessary. Then, you can compact and prepare the base. Consider it a semi-DIY job!
Gather Your DIY Putting Green Supplies
Once your base is ready for the turf, make sure you have all your supplies ready to go.
- Seam Tape and Glue
- Turf Nails
- Putting Green Turf
And by all means, don’t forget the Wonder Edge! It’s the essential DIY putting green supply that creates a clean transition between your putting green and the area around it. Whether it’s a flower bed, real turf, gravel, or cement, you need a transition to create a clean line.
All practice isn’t straight putting. Shake things up with these games from Golf.Com
Place the balls in a hurricane-shaped pattern like this. Start at one end and hit the balls in the hole in order. You’ll get practice with a variety of distances and angles.
Or you can go for another pattern like this one.
The idea is to practice random birdie shots. Drop the balls in the pattern shown and then randomly hit them in. This one is fun to play with a friend. For an added challenge, see who can get as close to the hole as possible without getting the ball in the hole!