Best Golf Simulator Packages of 2023

Best Indoor Home Golf Simulators of 2023

If you watch The Golf Channel or ESPN, it's quite likely you've caught a glimpse of a PGA Tour Professional practicing at home on their indoor golf simulator. In fact, Golf Digest recently put out an article featuring Tiger Woods home setup featuring one. If you haven't caught on, let us give you the heads up: golf simulators are "in". What's not to love about them? Golf simulators allow you to practice and play a virtual round of golf on courses 24/7, in the comfort of your home, regardless of what the weather is doing outside.

 

As the technology matures, the gap between virtual golf and the real thing continues to narrow. Don't get us wrong, an indoor golf simulator will never replace playing a round at your local golf club, but it goes to show how realistic the experience is becoming. With its rise in popularity and a growing home golf market, the number of companies producing simulators has increased. More options means more competition for the manufacturers, but it's also led to a drop in cost for the Average Joe. With so many options, it can be overwhelming deciding which one is right for you. From DIY simulators to pre-built packages, the options are endless. Here at The Indoor Golf Shop our goal is to educate our customers on their options. This guide aims to provide a detailed overview of the best golf simulators available in 2023.

Best Indoor Golf Simulator for Home

SkyTrak SIG10 Golf Simulator

The SkyTrak SIG10 Package is our most popular golf simulator package, delivering an accurate and realistic experience, and our selection for best indoor golf simulator for home use.

This complete bundle is built around the highly reviewed SkyTrak Launch Monitor - voted Best Value Golf Simulator by Golf Digest three years running for its performance and accuracy.

SkyTrak is a photometric based tracking system that captures ball data including: carry distance, total distance, backspin, side spin, distance off center, launch angle, and more.

In addition to the Skytrak, a metal protective case, and simulation software (allows you to play 12 famous golf courses), a 10'W golf simulator enclosure with impact screen & floor projector mount are included.

Your choice of upgraded mat and a Panasonic projector (with HDMI cable) round out the SkyTrak SIG10 Package.

Starting at $8199.99, you simply will not find another golf simulator bundle at this price point that features every item you need as the SkyTrak SIG10 Simulator, which is why it is our choice as the Best Indoor Golf Simulator for home.

Indoor Golf Simulator Reviews
SkyTrak SIG10 Bundle

I am thrilled not only with my SIG10 Golf Simulator; but also with the support I received from Gerald Haynes in answering questions, assisting with setup, and readily available whenever needed. That part of business is often ignored; certainly part of the business plan and Shop Indoor Golf. Thanks Shop Indoor Golf.

Greg M. Verified buyer

Best Ceiling Mounted Golf Simulator

Uneekor EYE XO SIG12 Golf Simulator

The Uneekor EYE XO is a relative new comer within the North American golf simulator market, but has quickly become a favorite of serious golfers (PGA Tour players included) to improve performance. This overhead mounted unit offers commercial grade ball flight and launch angle data, and for this reason, is our choice as the best golf simulator if you have both lefty and righty golfers playing.

The SIG12 Uneekor EYE XO Package pairs the Uneekor EYE XO, which measures both ball and club data - such as launch angle or angle of attack, with your choice of golf simulation software. Opt for Uneekor’s Refine or Refine+ for golf course play and comprehensive training modes, or choose any 3rd party option such as TGC2019, E6 Connect, or GSPRO.

In addition to the ceiling mounted EYE XO and golf simulator software, the Uneekor EYE XO Package includes the simulator screen, enclosure and projector mount kit.

This simulator setup also includes your choice of our SIGPRO™ Hitting mats. The SIGPRO™ 4x7 and 4x10 hitting mats are realistic and durable making it the perfect mat for your indoor simulator setup. For a more immersive experience be sure to take a look at our SIGPRO™ Golf Simulator Flooring option.

Last but not least, is the projector, the Panasonic VZ580U; hdmi cable also included.

Starting at a cost of $16399, you will be hard pressed to find a more comprehensive simulator package that allows for seamless switching between left handed and right handed golfers, thanks to the simulator being overhead mounted to the ceiling - as opposed to a floor based unit which would require you to pick it up, move it to the other side, and calibrate when switching between different dexterity players.

For this reason, the Uneekor EYE XO SIG12 is our choice as the Best Golf Simulator for both lefty and righty golfers.

Ceiling Mounted Golf Simulator Reviews
Uneekor EYE XO SIG12 Bundle

Easy to use and very versatile. Either for game improvement, fun, or just having friends over, this does not disappoint. Hunter and Brian were great through the entire process.

Scott O. Verified buyer

Best Cheap Golf Simulator Under $2,500

Garmin Approach R10 Training Package

When we say "cheap" golf simulator, it is important to note that we are not referring to the quality of the simulator, rather we are referring to how much the simulator costs and how it is relatively affordable compared to other golf simulators.

At a cost of just under $2,500, the Garmin R10 Training Package is a fun and affordable option for budget conscious golfers, and is our choice as the Best Affordable Golf Simulator.

This bundle comes with the Garmin Approach R10 launch monitor, a turf landing pad, your choice of golf mat, our SIGPRO Golf Net with automatic ball return, and side barriers.

The software (Garmin and E6 Special License) is also included with purchase, and provides access to 12 difference metrics, automatic video recording, five free golf courses for simulation, and access to over 42,000 virtual courses (with subscription).

With so many features for under $2,500, the Garmin R10 Training Package is a great value, one of the cheapest options, and our recommendation for Best Golf Simulator For The Cost.

Budget Golf Simulator Reviews
Garmin Approach R10 Golf Simulator

I was getting nervous about the R10 based on some of the tests I was seeing, but I have been absolutely thrilled with it. There have already been some firmware updates that have made improvements and helped eliminate some of the early issues people were seeing. I bought the R10 to hit into a net in my garage, and it has been a blast. I feel like I am seeing reasonable shot lengths with every club except driver though some of that may be swing hesitancy on my part. I know I have plenty of room to hit, but I feel like my swing with driver has been more hesitant. I've got 5-6 months coming where no outside golf is possible where I live so I'm really excited about the prospect of still "playing" golf with my R10.

Rylan R. Verified buyer

Best Outdoor Golf Simulator

Flightscope Mevo Plus Training Package

When looking for an outdoor golf simulator, you will want to explore options that are portable and can be setup and taken down easily and quickly.

The Mevo Plus Training Package is a solid option. It offers one of our more portable options, and is our selection for best outdoor golf simulator for sale.

The Mevo Plus Training bundle includes the Flightscope Mevo Plus Launch Monitor, carrying case, and a special E6 connect license that includes five virtual golf courses for full golf simulation (iOS compatible only). You also have the option to obtain the Pro Package Add-On that unlocks Flightscope’s fusion tracking technology which combines both radar and camera to provide the best of both worlds.

For the golf net we include our SIGPRO golf net with built in automatic ball return. Side barriers are also included, letting you swing your golf club freely without fear of mis-hits.

Also included in the Mevo+ Training setup is your choice of golf hitting mat plus a landing pat turf, which prevent balls from bouncing around on hard surfaces. The landing pad turf is portable, and one of the key features is that can be rolled up similar to a rug for storage.

An optional item you may want to consider is this iPad stand to hold your iPad for tracking your stats while you use the simulator.

Starting at $3899.99, the Flightscope Training bundle is one of the best portable simulators under $5000, and our top pick for best outdoor golf simulator.

Outdoor Golf Simulator Reviews
FlightScope MEVO Plus Training Bundle

I decided to get the Mevo Plus Training Package from The Indoor Golf Shop. Received all of the items promptly and am now able to to practice during the winter! Great service from the team, really knowledgeable and provided excellent support. When I am ready to upgrade, they will be my first call.

Steve H. Verified buyer

Best Home Golf Simulator for a Flex Space

Full Swing Kit Flex Space Package

The Full Swing Kit Flex Space Package is ideal for those that will be using their unit in a shared space, and our selection for best home golf simulator for a multipurpose room.

Whether your area is the garage, basement, or a media room you share with the family, this setup is perfect for those that need their room restored after each use. Everything in the Full Swing Flex Space bundle is lightweight and portable, and can be setup or put away in minutes.

The bundle is built around Tiger Woods’ launch monitor, the Full Swing Kit - and is packed with features such as enhanced stat tracking and built in video replay.

What truly makes this ideal for a Flex Space is the HomeCourse Retractable screen. This screen mounts to the ceiling, extends down and out while in use, and with the push of a button the screen retracts returning your space back to its original form.

Also included is a 6' x 10' golf mat that can be rolled up and stored when not in use, an HD 1080P projector, and a projector floor mount enclosure (or opt for an A/V cart instead).

Priced at $9,249.99, you will be hard pressed to find another setup that is better suited to accommodate shared spaces as the Full Swing Flex Space Package, which is why it is our choice as the Best Home Golf Simulator for home flex room.

Garage Golf Simulator Reviews
Full Swing KIT Flex Space Bundle

The flex package has been great. I got this set up so that I can play in my own apartment but I can also take the Full Swing Kit launch monitor and iPad with me to the range. It allows me to dial in my club distances out on the range and more importantly help me get rid of that dreaded slice.

Jack B. Verified buyer

Best Commercial Golf Simulator

Foresight GCHawk SIG12 Golf Simulator

The Foresight GCHawk SIG12 is our leading option for businesses, and our selection for best commercial golf simulator for sale. This high end commercial grade simulator offers features including stunning HD graphics, Foresight's quadrascopic high speed camera tracking system (ball and club data), and is compatible with several simulator software options including FSX, E6 Connect, and GSPRO.

One of the primary advantages that separates the GCHawk from other overhead mounted options is it's large hitting area. Most comparable systems allow for a hitting zone anywhere from 12" to 28" wide, the GCHawk provides a 52"W x 30"D hitting area. This may not be a huge concern to residential golfers hitting from the same location every time, but in commercial settings the larger hitting zone provides much needed flexibility.

Trusted by PGA Tour pros, teaching professionals and golf shops around the country you will love the accuracy delivered for club fitting and bag mapping, as well as the multisport capabilities for entertainment.

Priced at $26699, the GCHawk SIG12 delivers a realistic experience that has plenty of options which work great for commercial applications, and is our choice as the Best Commercial Golf Simulator.

For custom solutions for your indoor golf center be sure to reach out. The Indoor Golf Shop's design and installation team can create solutions tailor made to your space.

Commercial Golf Simulator Reviews
Foresight Sports GCHawk SIG12 Bundle

Went with the GCHawk SIG12 and am very happy with the product and support. Our customers know there is accuracy behind the numbers thanks to the Foresight name. The team at The Indoor Golf Shop was incredible throughout. From initial consult, to walking me through various options, they were very knowledgeable and I truly felt like a valued customer.

Jordan C. Verified buyer

Best Expensive Golf Simulator

HD Golf Simulator

Our HD Golf Simulator is the ultimate entertainment package, and with a cost of $69,035 is easily the most expensive golf simulator we offer. This top of the line offering is jam packed with features to deliver the perfect mix of entertainment and accuracy, and includes HD Golf's Multi-Sport software package. Multi-Sport includes access to 11 sports (baseball, football, soccer, etc) and supports multiplayer functionality.

Golf simulation is equally as impressive. HD Golf combines high resolution images with geophysical and satellite data to create a high definition, 3D photo realistic reproduction that is so crystal clear, you'll think you're at the golf course. Golf course play supports simultaneous multiplayer. With the ability to play multiple sports in stunning graphics, and the versatility to turn the simulator into you're very own home theater, it's no wonder the Ultimate Entertainment Package is our top of the line golf simulator system.

Top Of The Line Golf Simulator Reviews

As a professional golfer and tech enthusiast, I demand the best & most advanced equipment available. I love the HD Simulator because of its incredible realism & pinpoint accuracy. I was amazed at the technology and playing experience.

Bryson Dechambeau Verified buyer

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Golf Simulator Buying Guide

What is a Golf Simulator ?

A golf simulator is a tool that allows golfers to practice and play on virtual golf courses or driving ranges, typically in an indoor setting. A complete system includes a launch monitor (think of it as the brain that captures and processes all data related to the ball and/or club), a hitting mat, an impact screen or golf simulator enclosure, gaming computer or iPad, and a projector.

Golfers utilize real golf balls, golf clubs, and take full swings just as they would outdoors. Upon hitting the golf ball the computer processes the ball and/or club data, and your shot is visually displayed directly onto the screen for real time feedback.

Simulators are fairly involved systems and it is very normal to have lots of questions as you begin researching. Below are common questions we hear a lot:

  • How much does a golf simulator cost?

    Golf simulators vary in cost with lower end units starting at around $500, to ultra high end models that cost upwards of $100k. In the proceeding sections we've included our recommendations at various price levels.

  • Golf Simulator Ceiling Height ?

    We get this one a lot so we've dedicated a section down below, along with a diagram, to address room space & ceiling height requirements.

The Importance of a Golf Simulator

A simulator can be a very effective tool in helping golfers improve their performance. Technology has come a long way in a very short period of time, and as a result these units provide a level of accuracy and realism which mirrors a real world environment. The data provided by a simulator allows golfers to get very prescriptive and make informed decisions regarding their golf game such as swing, shot shape & trajectory, golf club equipment, etc. Some may see a golf simulator as a luxury, but there are very practical reasons why one would own one.

  • Provides accurate data

    Most simulators will calculate shot results instantly, providing you with a range of valuable information you can use to practice and make improvements with any club. Data that is reported out can include: clubhead speed, back spin, side spin, carry distance, total distance (carry + roll), flightpath, distance offline, and much more.

  • Allows For Practice 24/7, Day or Night

    A simulator is a versatile tool in that it can be setup indoors which means it can be used at anytime, regardless of the time of day or the weather outside - providing an unparalleled golf experience. This is especially useful for those that like to practice after the sun goes down, or those that live in an area with prolonged winters.

  • Bag Mapping Exercise

    The technology allows you to perform bag mapping for each of your clubs in a driving range environment. With bag mapping you will know exactly how far you hit each golf club in your bag, and removes any guesswork out on the golf course.

  • Skills Assessments

    Several simulators come with skills assessment challenges. These assessments can be used by golfers to fine tune particular parts of your game. For example, SkyTrak offers a game improvement package that includes a wedge matrix feature. The wedge matrix can be used to work on your short game and practice pitches, half shots, 3/4 shots, and full shots with your wedges and other clubs.

  • Full Golf Course Play

    Stunning graphics provide a vivid experience and allow you to enjoy playing golf in the comfort of your home with friends and family. Allows you to play on numerous famous courses, and some simulation software even allow you to create and design your own courses. For more information about the different simulation software features & options (including The Golf Club), be sure to visit our Golf Simulator Software Guide.

Types Of Golf Simulators

If you're thinking of buying a simulator, it's important to consider the different types and the technologies they they're built around. There are three main types of golf simulators, each with their own pro's and con's.

Photometric - photometric-based golf simulators, such as the SkyTrak and Foresight Sports GC3, are camera based systems that take high speed images of the ball immediately after impact. The images that are taken are then analyzed to obtain the measurements needed to render shot shape and distance. This type of golf simulator can be used both indoors and outdoors, providing added flexibility. One drawback is that these systems typically do not capture club data such as angle of attack, smash factor, etc. Data captured includes: speed, back spin, side spin, distance off center, and more.

Ball Speed
ball speed measurements for golf simulator


Meaurement of golf ball's velocity after impact. It is the main component in creating distance.
Total Spin
ball spin measurement in golf simulator


Total spin is the amount of spin created around the tilt axis. Spin will determine the shape and lift of the shot.
Distance Off Center
distance from center measurement in golf simulator


The initial angle relative to the target line. Combine with side spin, determines the final position range relative to target.

Camera vs Radar

Radar (Doppler) - This type of golf simulator, such as the Flightscope Mevo Plus, uses doppler radar technology for tracking.

Doppler radar is also used by other industries to track objects, most famously aircraft and weather systems.

In a radar based simulator, a microwave signal is emitted from the unit and bounces back from the golf ball after impact.

Because it needs to be able to see it travel in flight post-impact, these types of simulators operate best outdoors. They can be used indoors as well, but results for tracking are always better outdoors.

Infrared - Infrared (IR) golf simulators, such as the Optishot, emit a light signal to capture the position of the clubhead through the swing.

Since they capture clubhead information to render shot results, it is not required to use a real ball. In our experience, these types of systems are not as reliable tracking as a Photometric or Radar based system. 

Golf Simulator Ceiling Height & Space Requirements

One of the most common questions we receive from customers early on in the buying process is "how much space do I need". Space requirements can vary from customer to customer based on their height & swing, as well as equipment used (screen, mat, projector, launch monitor, etc.).

While there's not a one-size-fits-all answer, it is our experience that a typical simulator setup is able to fit into most spaces. You will need a space with minimum dimensions of:

  • 12' Width
  • 18' Depth
  • 9' Height

It's very important to make sure you can swing your club comfortably, as you may need more than 9' high ceilings if your swing requires it. You can always place your setup in a room or space that is larger than the minimum space requirements listed above.

Have questions? ask our experts

This guide is intended to help you become familiar with golf simulator packages. We realize however that it may not provide every answer that you’re looking for. If you have any questions along the way, or need some help in choosing which golf simulator setup is right for you just give us a call at 972-848-7491. You can also reach us via email at sales@shopindoorgolf.com. Our team of experts are knowledgeable and ready to help with any and all of your questions

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