How to play Golf at home or in your Backyard? 

Golf Cornhole Yard Game

 

The more I practice, the luckier I get – Gary Player

Love Golf but can't find the time? Let’s explore the different ways in which you can practice golf in the backyard, office, yard or even indoors.

1. Golf Hitting Nets

2. Golf Cornhole Games

3. Putting Mats

Golf Hitting Nets

There are two types of Golf Hitting nets readily available in the market and on Amazon.com –

  • Practice Training Nets
  • Indoor Chipping Nets 

Practice Training Nets 

    

Purpose

The practice training golf nets are for full swing practice shots. Space required for these nets is  around 150 sq. ft or more. They are available in two variations as above. The left hand side ‘Go Sports’ net has little or no depth and is more for seasoned players who are not wary of wayward side shots. The one on the right hand side of ‘xxxx’ provides a depth coverage of 7 feet and different targets. This is more for practicing different shots including lobs, chip shots etc

Price

$70 - $250

The starting range is $70 and can go up to $250 or more depending on the size, quality, accessories such as hitting mats, bag, balls provided.

How to use

The good part about these nets are they come in compact packaging and the assembly is very quick and easy. Setup these nets for backyard golf practice or in the mancave. After setting the heavy duty nets up, it is tedious to dismantle and set up again so our recommendation is to find a spot where you can leave it and practice whenever you get time!

 Tip

Make sure to buy hitting mats along with the nets to get a feel of playing on the golf course. We really like the Callaway hitting mat as it has a tee holder and a heavier base to provide sturdiness.

 

Golf Chipping Net

These nets are relatively smaller and are only for chipping practice. They are in the range of $30 - $100 and are best for beginners and kids. If you are looking to practice backyard golf, we would recommend going with the more sturdy practice training nets that are for universal use. 

Golf Cornhole Games

Golf Cornhole yard game

Cornhole is a perfect yard game to have fun with friends and family. The game is played with two wooden boards(raised at a height) with a hole at the far end which are kept apart at a distance of 15 feet. The players then take turns to throw bean bags in the holes and score points. The game continues until either player/team scores 21+ points.

A modern twist to this game is Cornhole Golf. Cornhole golf games are similar in concept but instead of throwing bean bags, players take turns to chip golf balls from the opposite end onto the board. The boards are designed with multiple holes of varying difficulty. It’s a perfect backyard golf game for BBQ’s, Tailgates, Pool Party, Beach, Office, Clubhouse and other outdoor events.

Let's look at ‘Chipmaster’ one of the latest golf cornhole game. What we love about our game Chipmaster is that it is a beautifully designed cornhole golf board with multiple holes of different sizes. We designed it keeping in mind that it should be the attraction of a get together and the board and holes should be generous in sizes so that even amateurs can enjoy the game. The set comes with 2 adjustable golf clubs that are perfect for even beginners to enjoy the game.

Seasoned players can enjoy Chipmaster with real golf clubs and for everyone else we provide the adjustable golf clubs.

Price

$100 - $250

How to play

 

Tip

Get the sets that are complete cornhole golf games - complete with board, hitting mat, clubs, balls and a bag. Chipmaster is a complete set with everything you need to play!

Putting Mats

Putting Mat

 

Back in the day golfers used to build a putting area in the backyard. These cost upwards of $5000 and were a luxury for only a few but with the advent of artificial turf there are a lot of economical options available that will not burn your pocket! They range from simple putting mats to beer pong putting games. 

Price 

$39 - $350

The cheapest option is the Putt-A-Bout Grassroots Par Three Putting Green. It holds well and measures 9 feet by 3 feet. The best and most recommended option is the Perfect Putting Mat. This mat comes with a wooden base and a ball retriever which makes practice more quick and efficient!

How to Play?

These are very simple rollable mats that do not require assembly most of the time and can be played straight out of the box. Just make sure to spread it on an even surface so that you are putting on a flat surface.