What Is the Best Putting Green Turf?

By Greatmats Staff Created: February, 2021 - Modified: March, 2024

Finding the best green turf for putting involves installing a product that’s easy to maintain and delivers a true ball roll.

Some people use artificial putting green turf for working on both putting and other aspects of the golfer’s short game.

It’s also important to determine whether the practice time will require an indoor or outdoor install, matching the material in use with whether it needs to stand up to sunlight and rain or whether the installation will occur indoors.

Best Putting Green Turf for Indoors

Building a putting practice area indoors is easy, as several types of putting green turfs work nicely for indoor use.

Additionally, the synthetic turf must have a short pile height that allows the golf ball to roll easily along the surface. If the pile height is too high, the golfer will use too much force to putt the ball, creating bad habits.

For those who also want to practice chipping, a taller pile height works well for the half swing required, as the taller blades of faux grass allow the club head to slide under the ball.

indoor putting green turf

True Turf Artificial Turf is the best-performing putting green for indoor use. True Turf is used in commercial properties and university practice facilities.

With 1.5 lbs of infill added per square foot, this putting green turf has a Stimp Speed of 10 to 12 depending on infill amounts.

one putt artificial grass

For an excellent option for golf simulators and golf shops, choose the One Putt Artificial Turf Roll. This turf has a Stimp Speed of 11 and features a 5mm foam backing which is comfortable to walk on.

Best Putting Green Turf for Outdoors

Golf Turf Pro Roll

To build a larger space for a putting green outdoors, a roll of artificial turf is the most cost effective option. Money Putt Artificial Turf is a versatile putting green option. This turf features a 3/8-inch pile height and doesn't particularly need infill. But you could add as much as 1/2 pound of infill per square foot.

Money Putt Turf is the fastest putting green we offer with a Stimp Speed of 12 to 13.

Golf Turf Pro Roll

Perfect Putt Artificial Grass is a budget-friendly option for outdoor putting greens. This turf is an excellent choice for commercial applications such as apartment buildings and entertainment venues.

It features a Stimp Speed of 9 - 11 depending on the amount of infill used.

Greatmats has other turf options for tee lines, chipping turf, and fringe areas. For help choosing the right product, call one of our representatives.