Putting Green Pricing


outdoor Putting Greens

We have installed backyard putting greens for as little as $4K, as much as $110K and everything in between! If you are wondering how much to budget for your own outdoor green, you came to the right place!

The following is a list of the most important variables that you should be aware of, and how they will impact the final investment of your putting green:

1. The Dimensions of the green

It’s important to keep in mind that artificial grass and putting turf only comes in 15’ wide rolls. (A full roll is 15’x100’ and can be cut to any desired length). Therefore it will be most cost-effective to install within multiples of 15’. Each additional piece however, adds a seam to your green which adds to the cost. The average backyard putting green we install is around 15×20’ which is big enough for 4 cups/flags, however we also specialize in larger scale golf green construction if your budget and yard size allows for it!

2. Fringe, Rough and Bunkers

The fringe is simply the layer of artificial grass that surrounds the putting green. On a real golf course, there is one layer of shorter “fairway grass” and then a layer of longer “rough” grass. Going with the 2 layers of fringe looks amazing aesthetically, however there is double the labour involved. Also because the turf rolls come in a rectangle shape, the bigger the curves, the more turf that will be required to account for un-reusable cutoff pieces. Adding a fringe will typically add ~$1500 to $3000 depending on the square footage of turf needed. Adding a real sand or padded white turf bunker is also money well-spent if your budget allows for an extra ~$1500 to $3000

3. The grade of materials

Not all turf is created equal, especially when it comes to putting turf. I have another blog post here on the 3 different grades of putting turf. To keep things simple, the more realistic the appearance and performance, the more you can expect to spend. The less expensive materials are perfectly fine for the occasional recreational golfer, but to a pro golfer realistic performance is everything, and you’ll get what you pay for! If you’re looking for a “cheap” green, we’re not the right company, however if you’re looking for the superior materials and experienced craftsmanship, that is exactly what we offer.

4. Logistics of the Installation

One other thing to take into consideration is the logistics of how we can pull this off. A backyard putting green will require a drainage base to be constructed which means transporting several tonnes of material back and forth from the street or lane. This becomes much more labour intensive when we have limited access to the area or if the property is on a slope. It helps if we can get our machine excavator in the yard which need a 3’4” wide clearance. Just know that the labour logistics can have an impact on the quote.

To give you a visual reference, here is what these clients paid for their backyard greens:

Backyard Putting Green

15×11’ basic green with 3 cups/flags, fringe and garden edging: $5,560 

Backyard Putting Green

1000 sq ft chipping/putting green green with foam underlay, 6 cups, fringe, rough, drainage, grading and surrounding landscaping: $43,365

15×22’ green with 4 cups/flags and surrounding fringe: $7,260

15×22’ green with fairway/rough layers and difficult access: $8,174

30×50’ green with bunker, 6 cups/flags and one layer of fringe: $29,180

20’x30′ green with 4 cups/flags and surrounding fringe: $13,860

Indoor putting greens

Here in Vancouver, it can be difficult to keep your putting sharp during the off-season. . . So why not bring the putting green indoors!

You may be wondering how much an indoor putting green costs, but that really depends. You can spend as little as $250 for a mat or as much as $60K and everything in between. Let’s break down your options and the variables involved:

1. The Size of the green

One thing to keep in mind is that the rolls of putting turf only come in a 15’ wide roll (and any length). So a simple 15×4’ mat might be all you need for your home office, but most indoor golf academies we do are at least 15×30’. The first step is to measure the dimensions of your room and determine what the ideal size would be. As you’ll see below, an indoor green can range anywhere from $13/sq ft up to $40/sq ft depending on the following variables:

2. The sub-surface

Sure, you can just roll the turf out on the floor like a carpet and have an instant putting surface, however it gets trickier when we need to add cups or undulations to the indoor green. In order to sink a cup in the ground, we either need to build it up with something or in some cases with concrete floors, we can core a hole into the ground. The highest performing sub-surface is a product called “Tour Links”, which is a panel system that snaps together like puzzle pieces. Although it’s the mostly costly option, it provides the truest roll of the ball which is essential for high-level players. Like with most things in life, you get what you pay for…

3. The add ons

For larger spaces it may make sense to add a layer of fringe, a chipping pad or even a turf bunker! Our favourite addition is the Putt-View technology which is used by all the top tour players (Tiger Woods, Bryson Dechambeau, etc.). If you’re able to fork out $20K+ this is the coolest golf technology that money can buy, just check out their instagram page @puttview. Anything you can dream up, we can probably make it happen for the right price 🙂

So there you have it, and here are some reference photos at different price points. To get a customized quote, simply reach out to us at info@turfteamlandscaping.com

17’x50’ indoor green with undulations, bunker, fairway and rough: ~$28K

15×30’ indoor green with undulations and chipping area: ~$12K

15×20’ Green with PuttView Technology: ~$40K

30’x32′ indoor green with 6 cups, undulations, fairway, rough and padded turf bunker: ~$29K 

19:50 10 Nov 23
Jackson and the entire team were amazing to work with. They were professional, provided great ideas for our yard and worked with our needs to create a beautiful front lawn for us. We would highly recommend them!
Izabela KrekoraIzabela Krekora
04:01 09 Nov 23
Amazing work! Left our turf super clean and removed all the moss. Highly recommend.
Nick FroeseNick Froese
17:48 19 Oct 23
Travis HumeTravis Hume
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Daniel SwansonDaniel Swanson
00:28 19 Oct 23
Jackson did a phenomenal job from start to finish. Very professional and totally transparent with billing and costs involved. We came in under budget and added a few nice finishing touches to make the area complete! Very happy and I highly recommend him and his staff for any of your outdoor needs!
Theresa PearsonTheresa Pearson
15:51 18 Oct 23
Jackson and his amazing team were incredible! Professional, friendly, tidy and so fun! We are thrilled with the final result and can’t recommend them highly enough. Turf Team is the Best!
Kevin QuachKevin Quach
02:58 09 Sep 23
Jackson, Max, and the rest of the Turf Team crew were fantastic to work with. They were friendly, responsive, and provided very insightful ideas to our yard problem that helped my family make our final decision. The result looks fantastic, especially the detailed edging along our garden.
Glenn YoungGlenn Young
21:22 12 May 22
The Turf Team crew work their butts off!! From the initial consult with Jackson, to the install crew headed by Julian, I found they are highly professional, efficient, courteous, and super friendly while delivering top notch, quality work all at a very competitive price!! I highly recommend them as they installed a new putting green & artificial turf (designed specifically for our dogs) in our backyard as our dogs play so hard they chew up our grass. Our dogs love the new turf and play like crazy on it now. We don't have to worry about muddy dogs coming back into the house!!
Miro CeperkovicMiro Ceperkovic
22:22 23 Nov 20
Jackson and Turf Team did a great job designing and installing multilevel golf green in my back yard. Professional, knowledgeable, courteous. They worked on everything needed for this project to succeed. Installed all 3 layers of the golf turf, set surrounding rocks, planted 2 large trees, remodeled our garden, setup our golf net, shed and many other parts required. I highly recommend them.