Create a do-it-yourself putting green in your yard using putting carpet or "turf," as it is sometimes called. You will no longer have to visit and pay for access to your local putting green to keep up on your game. Build your own completely adjustable and customizable putting carpet with just a few tools and supplies. It's possible to keep your project's costs well below the costs of visiting a professional golf course or putting green, so, in the end your project will pay for itself.
Measure the area where you would like to build a putting green. Level out the area with a rake to remove any rocks or pebbles. Take your measurements to a local hardware store and buy the appropriate amount of synthetic putting green carpet.
Roll out the green using a turf installation roller to smooth out any wrinkles. Cut with a cutting blade to achieve the correct size or the correct fit against any walls, rock walls, buildings or lawn edging.
Pour infill over the carpet and use a broom to work it into and through the fibers of the carpet to weigh it down. No nails or U-stakes are needed.
Drill holes through the carpet in the desired locations for your putting holes using the drill hole-cutting attachment. Dig out the dirt at the holes using a trowel. Dig just enough for your putting cups to fit snugly in the holes.
Place the putting cups into the holes and lift up the carpet at the holes to fill in dirt around the cups. The top lip of the cup should be just below the top of the carpet.
Insert golf flags into the cups.
Things You'll Need
- Bar level
- Synthetic putting green carpet
- Cutting blade
- Turf grass roller
- Turf grass infill
- Push broom
- Power drill
- 4 1/4-inch hole saw blade for drill
- 4 1/4-inch diameter putting cups and flags
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