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Published On: Tue, Jul 16th, 2019

How to Create Your Own Backyard Golf Course

By Veselina Dzhingarova

If you’re a golfer who wants to practice their game without heading all the way to the country club, you’ll be glad to know that even the smallest of backyard spaces can be converted into a mini golf course. This type of project can be done by anyone and doesn’t require much along the lines of building materials or expertise.

In fact, the only major decision you’ll need to make is whether to use real or artificial grass. Other than that, all you’ll need are a few tools, some drawing materials, and a tape measure. To help you create your own backyard golf course, we’ve put together a quick guide that’ll get you up and putting in no time.

Image by Gerard De Mooij from Pixabay

Mapping out the Area

Start by measuring the area of your yard that you want to dedicate to putting. If possible, stick to flat, smooth ground, as uneven terrain will result in a far-from-optimal experience. As for size, par four or five is usually doable in larger backyards. Homeowners with smaller yards should try dedicating enough space for par three.

Your next step is to use paint to mark the area. If you’re using artificial grass, this is the time to start clearing your allocated space down to the soil. This will then be covered in a road base, which is used to secure the green that goes on top. If you can’t get your hands on any, you can use rubber panels or landscape fabric instead.

Required Tools and Materials

If you plan on using the natural grass that is already in your yard, you’ll need a tool or tractor that can mow the lawn down to as short as possible. Keep in mind that the green will need to be mowed every two days on average, which is why most golfers opt for artificial surfaces.

If you plan on using turf, you’ll need weed-mat pins to secure it in place. You’ll also need a golf cup and a flagpole. Finally, consider using this sand for golf bunkers if there are elevation changes in your yard, or simply to reduce long term maintenance.

Making the Hole

Digging the hole for your golf cup is a fairly simple process that becomes a lot easier if you use a post-hole digger. If you can’t get your hands on one, a bit of painless digging may lie ahead. Depending on the hole size you’re used to, consider making it slightly larger so that friends and family can practice at the same time.

Laying the Grass

A helping hand might make this part much less of a hassle. Pull the turf taut as you lay it and keep it in place by hammering in those weed-mat pins. You can use a utility knife to trim any excess grass off the sides. Adding some sand into the grass with a rake will further help sink it in.

Finally, it’s time to stick in the golf cup, prop up a flagpole and put your putting skills to the test. This entire process can easily be done in a day or two, so don’t hesitate to get started.

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About the Author

- Veselina Dzhingarova has long experience in internet marketing and SEO. She is passionate about blogging to share her expertise. Veselina is a regular contributor at many other online publishers like chamberofcommerce.com, marketoracle.co.uk, newswire.net, bizcommunity.com, socialnomics.net and more. She is the co-founder of Financia­ltipsor.co­m, cryptoe­xt.com, Bl­ogforweb.c­om, Techsu­rprise.com­, travelti­psor.com a­nd others.­ You can get in touch with her on LinkedIn , Google+ or at [email protected]

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