Optishot 2 Buyer's Guide

optishot 2 buyer's guide

Optishot 2 is an extremely popular home simulator option for golfers who are on a limited budget. While some elaborate simulation solutions cost tens of thousands of dollars, Optishot will allow you to create a complete setup for a very reasonable price.

In this guide we will discuss some of Optishot's key features, and whether or not it makes sense for your needs.

The Value of Optishot

The reason most golfers love Optishot is that it is hard to beat the value. For $299, you get a solution that will allow you to practice and play 15 courses with reasonable shot accuracy. 

Their virtual driving range allows you to practice to a variety of targets. It also provides information on your club path, face angle, tempo, and estimated contact on the clubface. This video gives you an idea of how it works:


The main value is that you are given access to a library of fifteen 3D-rendered golf courses. Most simulation packages will charge extra for their software, but these are included in the purchase cost. 

Simply put, you won't find a better deal out there for complete golf simulation.

Flexible Setups

Another benefit of Optishot is that it allows for a number of setup options. Since the unit is only measuring the path of your clubface it does not require golfers to use actual golf balls. 

For players who are looking to save money, they can simply use foam balls that do not require the expense of a golf net. Because the unit integrates with most computers you only need a laptop and space to swing a golf club.

We have seen users with creative setups in their living spaces that allow them to play a simulated round of golf for well under $1000.

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However, if you do want to use golf balls and make a more elaborate setup with a projector, that is possible as well.

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We have a few options in our store, which we will showcase later in the article.

Overall, Optishot is very flexible with how much, or how little of a setup you want to incorporate into your home. 

Important Things to Consider

At Shop Indoor Golf, we want to make sure our customers are happy with their purchases. There are a few important things to understand about how Optishot works versus other simulator solutions in the marketplace.

Almost every other product on the market is measuring the data of your golf ball after impact in order to simulate where it went. While those units are far more expensive than Optishot, they do offer superior accuracy.

For example, a solution like SkyTrak has become very popular because it offers ball flight data that is close to commercial products like Foresight and Trackman. However, it costs significantly more than Optishot at just under $2000.

Since Optishot is only using the path of your club to determine ball flight, users should be aware that there can be inconsistencies on the distance and direction of your shots versus what you would expect on a real golf course. No simulation package is 100% accurate, but compared to other solutions Optishot will be "in the ballpark" while the competition will be closer to a real round of golf.

For experienced golfers who demand accuracy, this could be an issue. But for the beginner to intermediate players, Optishot can offer plenty of fun indoors while providing a great simulation experience that is reasonably accurate.

Packages for Multiple Budgets 

If you are looking to purchase an Optishot package, we've got you covered!

Here are three popular options on our site:

Golf in a Box Simulator Package ($799)


This is one of our bestselling options because it provides everything you need to get started for under $1000. 

If you are looking to use your computer as your main screen, this is a great solution that can be easily set up or taken down. The golf in the box package includes:

  • Optishot 2 with software
  • Optishot hitting mat
  • Portable hitting net

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Golf in a Box 3 ($2800)

If you want to take things to the next level with a projector, and a more durable impact screen, this package will get that done for under $3000. 

This package includes:

  • Optishot 2 with software
  • Optishot hitting mat
  • Net Return Pro Series golf net
  • Attachable impact screen
  • Optoma HD Projector
  • Mounting bracket

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Pro Simulator Package ($5000)

If you want a setup that can easily blend into any room then you should check out the Pro Simulator package we have. It features a retractable projector screen from HomeCourse that will make your friends drool.

This package includes:

  • Optishot 2 with software
  • Optishot hitting mat
  • HomeCourse retractable impact screen & wall mount
  • Optoma HD Projector

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Wrapping It Up

Golfers who are looking for a home simulation option that won't break the bank should seriously consider the Optishot 2 system. It offers an incredible value for the price and is versatile enough to give multiple options based on budget levels and space requirements in your house.

While the system does have a few drawbacks, we believe it is the best value out there.

You can view all of our Optishot packages on this page.

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