What's the Best Surface for Virtual Golf Lessons?

By Kyle Schurman Created: March, 2021 - Modified: February, 2024

Virtual golf lessons represent a great way to make the most of practice time for golfers, but you need to have the right artificial surface available to receive the greatest benefit from workouts at home. Artificial grass that closely mimics the natural turf on the course is best. At Greatmats, we have putting green mats, golf turf mats, and golf mats to meet all your practice needs at any time of the year.

Some of the best options for faux golf turf for lessons or for use with your own golf simulator room include:
  • Greatmats Golf Tees Turf Pro
  • Greatmats Golf Turf Pro
  • Golf Practice Mat Residential, 3x5 Feet
  • Golf Practice Mat Residential, 4x5 Feet
  • Golf Practice Mat Residential, 5x5 Feet
  • Golf Practice Mat Commercial, 4x5 Feet
  • Golf Practice Mat Commercial, 5x5 Feet
  • Golf Practice Mat Heavy Duty Commercial, 3x5 Feet
  • Golf Practice Mat Heavy Duty Commercial, 4x5 Feet
  • Golf Practice Mat Heavy Duty Commercial, 5x5 Feet

Greatmats Offers Realistic Putting Green Mats and Golf Mats

Virtual golf lessons can be a good idea for players, whether they just don’t have time to go to the course for a swing lesson in person or whether weather or other circumstances force golfers to stick to remote golf lessons on Zoom.

A player can use a synthetic golfing mat to practice full swings at the house while following a YouTube lesson, or a player can work on putting with a putt mat at home while taking remote golf lessons.

Both private lessons and group lessons are available online. The instruction becomes far more meaningful when golfers can use fake grass during the indoor practice session. Some players may even go to a local park to perform the virtual golf lessons outdoors with a hitting mat.

What Are the Best Golf Turf Mats for Covering Large Spaces?

For those seeking to have a huge space to take virtual golf lessons at home, rolls of artificial turf are the best selection. A roll will cover a large space in very little time, while also providing a reasonable cost per square foot of coverage, making the roll an economical choice.

A roll is also a smart selection for the country club that wants to create a space for people to take lessons outdoors at a driving range while minimizing the maintenance required for the space. By using faux grass rolls in the driving range space, golfers will not take repeated divots out of the natural grass, leaving the driving range area chewed up and muddy.

For remote golf lessons for junior players, kids, or players who are beginners, rolls of fake turf yield a durable choice, as these inexperienced players are more likely to take deep chunks out of natural grass, leaving the area needing constant repair and maintenance. Youth players just learning the game will not destroy a practice area that features nylon grass blades.

Golf Tees Turf Pro Roll, 1 Inch Pile Height

Greatmats Golf Tees Turf Pro
One of the most popular choices for artificial turf rolls that deliver a reasonable value is the Greatmats Golf Tees Turf Pro product, which has a 1-inch pile height for a realistic golfing surface indoors or outdoors.

This 15-foot wide roll is available in custom cut lengths (with a minimum order of 20 feet of length), so installers can order just the right size for the projected use case.

No matter how much rain the area received in recent days, this roll of faux grass will give the golfer a consistent surface from which to practice and take virtual golf lessons. Developing a consistent swing is far easier when the golfer doesn’t have to worry about the conditions of the natural grass in the practice area.

Do You Need a Putting Green for Remote Golf Lessons?

For those who will be taking virtual golf lessons for putting practice, having a practice putting green is a good idea. Having a practice cup is important in a putting green, so the golfer can receive constant feedback on the accuracy of the putting stroke.

Although some people may consider performing putting practice on carpeting, having an actual putting green works far better. The faux turf gives players a true ball roll, making practice sessions more valuable for generating a consistent putting stroke that they can use on the golf course.

Golf Turf Pro, 1/2 Inch Pile Height

Greatmats Golf Turf Pro
For a shorter pile height and a lower cost in synthetic turf, consider the Greatmats Golf Turf Pro product, which features a 1/2-inch pile height. Because of the short pile height, this turf works for practicing putting, chipping, and full swings.

This durable roll of faux golfing grass ships in widths of 15 feet. Customers can select custom lengths with a minimum order of 15 feet of length required. Use this roll indoors or outdoors, as it has UV stabilization built into it.

Are Practice Green Mats Available for Practicing Approach Shots and Full Swing Shots?

Rather than creating a huge space for remote golf lessons, some players may prefer to set up a mat for making the swing and having a second mat set up in the distance to mimic a green, allowing the golfer to work on approach shots and chipping, using the second mat as an aiming target.

When golfers will be taking lessons remotely that involve full swing practice, a high-quality swing mat is a must-have tool. These artificial turf golfing mats should be able to stand up to repeated practice swings, delivering durability in an artificial grass configuration that mimics what the golfer would receive from natural turf at the golf course.

Golf Practice Mat Residential, 1 Inch Pile Height

Golf Practice Mat Residential
For a budget-friendly mat for golf practice, the Greatmats Golf Practice Mat Residential version delivers a realistic practice area for use at home.

With a pile height of a little more than 1/2 inch, these will work as either putting green mats or full swing mats. Each mat has a 5 mm (about 1/5 inch) padding layer on the back for comfort while standing and practicing. Select from mat dimensions of 3x5 feet, 4x5 feet, or 5x5 feet.

Golf Practice Mat Commercial, 1 Inch Pile Height

Golf Practice Mat Commercial Standard

When you want high-quality golf turf mats, the Greatmats Golf Practice Mat Commercial version can stand up to frequent practice time. The design of these golf mats gives them impressive stability and a natural feel.

Select either a 4x5 foot or 5x5 foot coverage size. Each mat has a 5/8-inch padded back layer for comfort. These mats are suitable for setting up practice areas at home or a driving range.

Golf Practice Mat Heavy Duty Commercial, 1 Inch Pile Height

Golf Practice Mat Commercial Heavy Duty
For those who need a professional quality golf practice mat to stand up to frequent practice swings at home or the driving range, the Greatmats Golf Practice Mat Heavy Duty Commercial version is the ideal choice. It will not show wear and tear, delivering stability that’s perfect for working on the precise details of your swing.

Each mat has a 1-inch pile height and a 5/8-inch padded layer on the back side for comfort while standing to practice. You can pick among mat sizes of 3x5 feet, 4x5 feet, or 5x5 feet.