Indoor Golf Simulator Reviews 2021


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Indoor golf is booming in popularity and your dream of owning your own home golf simulator is now more feasible than ever. What used to be a $20,000 minimum investment for an indoor golf simulator, can now be achieved for well under $10,000 (or even $5,000!). The best part, you don't have to go to your local country club or pro shop to get on a golf simulator.

Now, you can have one right in the comfort of your own home.

At Rain or Shine Golf, we understand there is no one size fits all. We are here to be your trusted advisor and help you find the best golf simulator for your needs and budget. We have tested all of the top products on the market and use them just about everyday in our office showroom. Simply put, you won’t get this level of honesty or expertise anywhere else.

In this guide, we will walk you through your top options to consider and you can call, email, and chat with us if you have any questions throughout the process.

Indoor golf is booming in popularity and your dream of owning your own home golf simulator is now more feasible than ever. What used to be a $20,000 minimum investment for an indoor golf simulator, can now be achieved for well under $10,000 (or even $5,000!). The best part, you don't have to go to your local country club or pro shop to get on a golf simulator.

Now, you can have one right in the comfort of your own home.

At Rain or Shine Golf, we understand there is no one size fits all. We are here to be your trusted advisor and help you find the best golf simulator for your needs and budget. We have tested all of the top products on the market and use them just about everyday in our office showroom. Simply put, you won’t get this level of honesty or expertise anywhere else.

In this guide, we will walk you through your top options to consider and you can call, email, and chat with us if you have any questions throughout the process.

Tried & Tested by the Rain or Shine Golf Team

Shawn

+1 handicap

Zach

6 handicap

Stephen

12 handicap

The Best Home Golf Simulator

SkyTrak SwingBay Golf Simulator

$7,299

View SkyTrak SwingBay
  • SkyTrak is an amazing value indoor launch monitor for the price
  • The SwingBay makes it feel like you are on the course - blackout sides, premium quality projection screen, high lumens projector make for an incredible golf simulation experience
  • Highly durable, long-lasting framing system - similar hitting bays from competitors are made with lower quality materials that fall apart over time
  • The SwingTurf was custom designed to provide a realistic fairway-like hitting surface - not too hard or soft
  • You will need an iPad or Gaming PC to run the software which is not included in the package. Our recommended Gaming PC is available for purchase on the product page as an add-on.
Honorable Mention

Best Cheap Golf Simulator

SkyTrak SwingNet Golf Simulator

$2,999

If you can’t quite make the budget work with the above simulators, the SkyTrak SwingNet package is likely the way to go. This package does not include a projector or hitting screen, so you do lose out on the realism of a full simulation experience. But with the SkyTrak SwingNet, you get the SkyTrak and a high quality hitting mat and net for under $3,000.

Just add an iPad or our gaming PC to this setup and you have an excellent practice package that doesn’t take up a lot of space. You could also plugin your device to a tv to view your shot on a larger screen. You'll be able to keep your game sharp all through the winter and can upgrade to the HomeBay or SwingBay packages over time.

Best Affordable Golf Simulator

Mevo+ HomeBay Package

$4,799

View Mevo+ HomeBay
  • Excellent all-around value for the price
  • 7’3” high x 9’8” wide (optimized for 4:3 projection) premium quality impact screen
  • Full netting enclosure system for safety from errant shots
  • Versatile launch monitor that can be used outdoors
  • Includes golf simulation software out of the box
  • The HomeBay requires you to mount brackets in your wall
  • Without blackout side curtains the brightness of projection doesn’t “pop” as much as with SwingBay
Honorable Mention

Honorable Mentions for Best High-End Simulators

Uneekor QED SwingBay

$12,299

If you want to save $4,000 off the Uneekor EYE XO SwingBay, we have a Uneekor QED SwingBay package. The only difference in the two packages is the switch from the EYE XO to the QED Launch Monitor. With the QED, you lose some more advanced club data that the EYEXO provides such as attack angle, club loft and lie angles, as well as vertical and horizontal impact points. Possibly the biggest difference between the QED and the EYEXO is that the QED requires you to use marked golf balls (24 included with your order).

Overall, for the price, QED provides more advanced game improvement and data accuracy than launch monitors in lower price tiers such as SkyTrak or Mevo+ and also is an excellent option for serious golfers.

Foresight Sports GC2 SwingBay

$13,799

While we recommend Uneekor for strictly indoor use for their golf simulator course software integrations and overall better dollar for dollar value, Foresight Golf Simulators are the way to go if you want both indoor AND outdoor use. PGA Tour pros are choosing Foresight Sports even over Trackman more and more for their outdoor range sessions and the GC2 has become our go-to launch monitor for serious outdoor practice.

If you opt for the GC2 SwingBay over the Uneekor EYE XO SwingBay, and you value advanced club data, please note that will be an optional additional $4,900 expense with their Head Measurement Technology. This is an excellent package for dual indoor and outdoor needs for the serious golfer.

Best Premium Golf Simulator Package

Uneekor EYE XO SwingBay

$15,299

View Uneekor EYE XO SwingBay
  • The EYE XO provides excellent indoor ball, club, and swing data and accuracy for professional-level game improvement
  • Integrates with The Golf Club 2019 for play on thousands of world-class golf courses
  • The SwingBay and ultra high lumens projector provides a jaw-dropping golf simulation experience
  • There are most definitely cheaper options (but you won’t get as much value)
  • 15’ foot room depth requirement - we can help you find an alternative package that fits your space if needed

Commonly Asked Questions

How do I choose the right golf simulator?

The right simulator for you comes down to a few imporpant pieces.

  • Budget
  • Space Required
  • Technology and Features

Walking through these items should help you really narrow down your list of potential golf simulator suiters. To help with this, head over to our Golf Simulators for Sale page. From their you have the option to filter by price and minimum space requirements. Doing this should provide you a short list of some amazing golf simulators that will meet your budget and fit your space!



Other Important Questions To Consider:

What golf simulator has the best courses?

A huge perk to golf simulators is the ability to play the top courses in the world. Courses like TPC Sawgrass, Pebble Beach, and even Augusta. The courses you can play on a simulator depends on the software you use with it. Some golf Simulator brands, such as Uneekor and ForeSight Sports, have their own software. And other brands, like SkyTrak and FlightScope, integrate their launch monitors with 3rd party golf simulation software. Like e6 Golf

Here is a quick run down of all the top brands featured in this list and the software options they have available:

What golf simulator has the best courses?

A huge perk to golf simulators is the ability to play the top courses in the world. Courses like TPC Sawgrass, Pebble Beach, and even Augusta. The courses you can play on a simulator depends on the software you use with it. Some golf Simulator brands, such as Uneekor and ForeSight Sports, have their own software. And other brands, like SkyTrak and FlightScope, integrate their launch monitors with 3rd party golf simulation software. Like e6 Golf

Here is a quick run down of all the top brands featured in this list and the software options they have available:


We've dedicated an entire golf simulator software guide that compares these software programs in-depth. Our favorite's are E6 Connect and The Golf Club 2019. But check out the guide for more detailed info!

How do you putt on a golf simulator?

We get asked a lot: Can you put on a golf simulator? And the answer is yes! Almost all golf simulators allow you to putt. And each golf simulator mentioned in this article allows for full play- driving, irons, chipping, and putting.

Is putting accurate?

Putting can be difficult on a golf simulator because of a lack of depth perception. You also can't feel the terrain under your feet like you do out on the course. Because of this, many people find putting on a golf simulator difficult - at least at first! But once you get the hang of it, it becomes much more enjoyable. And once you get adjusted to putting into a screen, you'll find it pretty accurate.

It's often helpful to ensure you have some sort of turf that matches the height of your hitting mat. If you ball drops off that matt onto a different level of surface, sometimes that can cause less accurate readings.

Have Questions About The Best Golf Simulator For Your Home?

Rain or Shine Golf is here to be your go-to resources for finding the perfect simulator that meets your needs and budget. If you have any questions or want to learn more about any golf simulator products before purchasing, we encourage you to browse our website and/or reach out to our friendly customer support staff by phone at 1-888-831-9489 or through email at info@rainorshinegolf.com. We guarantee you that you will hear a real golfer on the other end of the line, eager to help you through your learning process.

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