Carl's Place C-Series DIY Golf Simulator Enclosure Kit with Preferred Impact Screen
Get a seamless floor-to-turf image while golfing at home!
Carl's Place DIY C-Series Golf Simulator Enclosure Kits feature a redesigned configuration that incorporates an impact screen designed to make contact with the floor accurately. The inclusion of a high-quality nylon enclosure, along with meticulously crafted connector fittings, guarantees a flawlessly integrated installation process. To further simplify your setup, we offer the option to provide you with the necessary pipe specifications, or you can opt for our Pipe Framing Kit, which offers a convenient, all-inclusive solution for assembling your golf enclosure.
Picture yourself entering a spare room within your home, where the opportunity to refine your golf swing is available year-round. The Carl's Place DIY Golf Simulator Kit revolutionizes indoor golfing, making it more accessible than ever. Discover our premium launch monitors and projectors meticulously crafted to elevate your self-made golf enclosure. Immerse yourself in an unparalleled, genuinely lifelike virtual golfing adventure from the convenience of your personal space. This remarkable arrangement also holds immense potential for ambitious indoor golf enterprises.
*The estimated shipping time is 1-2 weeks.
DIY Golf Simulator Enclosure Includes
Your Choice of Impact Screen
Our golf simulator impact screen material is available in three versions: Standard, Preferred, or Premium. Each version is meticulously designed to produce a seamless edge, resulting in a flawless floor-to-turf image while minimizing bounceback.
How do I know?
Screen Material Help
Standard golf impact screen (pictured far left)
• Budget material perfect for beginners • 100% heavy-duty polyester • Loosely woven
• Smoothest surface available • Superior image quality • 3 layers of heavy-duty, impact-resistant polyester • Noise-dampening center layer
Looking for our theater projection screen materials? See How To Select A Projector Screen Material.
The DIY Golf Simulator Enclosure Kit provides essential corner fittings for seamlessly connecting your pipes, ensuring a secure assembly. Pipes sold separately.
Black Nylon Enclosure
The enclosure envelops your simulator with a durable surface, serving to shade the screen and enhance image clarity. Additionally, it establishes a golf hitting bay setting that effectively captures errant shots, preventing them from rebounding off the screen. This feature is particularly important to avoid creating multiple golf ball-sized holes in your wall.
Ball Bungees and Zip Ties
We provide a comprehensive set of fasteners essential for securing both your enclosure and screen effectively. The package comprises releasable zip ties, along with 6" and 9" ball bungees meticulously designed for attaching the screen to the frame. We offer additional fasteners to offer you the flexibility to achieve the ideal tension for your unique swing technique. Depending on variables such as proximity to the screen, ball speed, club selection, and spin rates, these fasteners can be adjusted to strike the perfect balance between tautness and flexibility.
How To Choose Your Enclosure Size
DIY Enclosure Kit Actual Dimensions
Our standard DIY Enclosures provide actual outer dimensions in theDIY Enclosure Specifications chart. Consult these dimensions to determine the suitable size for your golf simulator space.
Make sure to allocate buffer space, with a recommended 12" at the rear. A minimum of 8.25" is necessary to accommodate the rear fittings. Additional information on buffer space can be found in the article 'How to Choose the Best Golf Simulator Enclosure Size.'
DIY Golf Enclosure Set Up
See the install of a Carl's Place DIY Enclosure.
Unless you've selected the Pipe Framing Kit add-on, you'll need to purchase 1-inch EMT (electrical metal tubing) from your local hardware store to complete your frame. We'll include all details on what lengths and quantities of EMT are required.
Please note, 1-inch EMT is the US trade name of the material, however, the true outer diameter is 1.163" or 27mm.
Along with resusable zip ties, ball bungeesare used to secure screens and enclosures to the frame. They're designed with flexibility in mind so you can add or remove ball bungees as needed, to achieve your desired amount of tension.
Insert the loop end of the bungee into a grommet from behind the screen.
Thread it through the grommet until the toggle ball touches the backside of the grommet.
Pull the cord over and around the frame/pipe.
Hook the cord over the toggle ball to create a loop.
What aspect ratio and size golf projection screen do I need?
Aspect ratiosimply refers to the shape of the image being projected. When the ratio of the projector, image, and screen match the image fills the entire screen and you will not see black masking bars.
An aspect ratio of 4:3 has the shape of a CRT TV, and a 16:9 has the shape of a flat screen TV. The 4:3 is very common for golf simulators because it allows you to go taller, giving you more room to swing, without needing a wider room. If space allows the 16:9 is great for 4K and HD images, but be aware if you are tall or have limited room depth that this option may be too short for you to swing a golf club. The 16:10 is an aspect ratio mostly used for computer displays and tablet computers. These days it’s somewhat uncommon for projection, but with some effort it should be possible tofind a projectorcapable of this ratio.
For some customers, the projected image is secondary while the safety of the surrounding area is the priority. Selecting a size where the aspect ratio is non-standard, so that it fits your space, is also an option. Just be aware the image will not fill the entire screen if you are using it for projection and the black masking bars will be visible.
The 1:1 is a square and is not a standard aspect ratio for projectors, but may work if space is limited, although it increases the chances of seeing black bars and you will likely have to adjust the settings on your computer. Adjusting the settings on your computer may be difficult for most customers unless you are very technically savvy.
What are EMT pipes?
EMT stands for Electrical Metal Tubing, also known as, Electrical Metal Conduit. We often just refer to them as pipes on our website. You need EMT (pipes) to build the frame for your enclosure/screen. Do not mistake PVC pipes for EMT. PVC will not work with our fittings. You have 2 options on how to get the necessary pipes:
Add a Pipe Framing Kit. (You'll see these as accessories on our DIY and Pro Golf Enclosure Kits.
Source EMT pipes at your local building supply store.
DIY Enclosures require 1″ EMT.
Pro Enclosures require 2" EMT which can be more difficult to find. Make sure you have a source for your EMT when selecting whether you want to add on our Pipe Framing Kit options.
Care and Use Information
How far away should I stand from my impact screen?
For the safety of both the golfer and the screen, we recommend standing a minimumof 10-12 feet away from the screen.
Can I iron or steam a golf impact screen?
We doNOTrecommend ironing your golf screen, simply because it is very easy to damage the screen. And we want your golf screen to last you a long, long time. With wrinkles and fold marks, the best thing is prevention. Unpack your new screen immediately, and if you need to store it, fold it very loosely. But if you're reading a section on ironing your golf screen, it's probably too late for prevention. Know that mounting your golf screen to a frame with tension, like with our ball bungees, and letting it relax for a couple of days will smooth out most wrinkles.
That being said...
We have heard of customers being successful in removing wrinkles and fold marks from their screens using a clothes iron. If you want to try this, do soonly on the backsideof the material and on aVERY LOWsetting.If it doesn't go well, you might want to check ourClearancesection for a new screen.
Can I wash my golf screen material?
Check out this article for all our recommendations on 'How to Clean Your Golf Impact Screen'.
Are there safety concerns when using a golf simulator?
We want your indoor golf set up to be fun, help improve your game, and be safe for everyone.
Make sure to follow the assembly manual provided with your enclosure.
Keep children, pets, and spectators out of swing range.
Protect ceilings, walls, windows, cars & neighboring homes.
Understand the Terms of Sale of using a Carl's Place product.
Do I need to use a golf hitting mat?
Golf hitting mats give you a nice cushy surface to stand and swing your golf club. They help protect your joints from any impact during your swing. They also let you have a more realistic golf practice when you can tee up the golf ball at the perfect height and swing freely.
When choosing a size for your golf mat consider the golfer's needs. A size of 4'x5' will let most golfers swing a driver with their heels comfortably on the edge of the mat. A larger size, 5'x7' or 4'x9', would be able to accommodate golfers with a wide stance or if you have friends over swinging either rightie or leftie.
Shop golf mats.
Golf Enclosure Information
What is the difference between the DIY and the Pro Golf Enclosure Kit?
Our DIY Golf Enclosure kit offers you an easy, entry-level way to build a safe place to swing your clubs. An affordable, convenient kit, the DIY Enclosure Kit helps home golfers take the guesswork out of designing their own golf simulator.
Our PRO Golf Enclosure kit is a higher-end enclosure for top-of-the-line performance in a golf simulator. Because it's available in wider, deeper bays with additional safety features it makes the best commercial golf simulator enclosure.
Not sure which one is for you? Check out this article 'DIY vs. Pro' to help you decide.
How big is the enclosure?
The Resources section lists actual frame dimensions to guide you in determining which enclosure is the right fit for your space. The frame will be larger than the listing size. We recommend getting the largest golf simulator enclosure that will fit in the space you have available. This will provide you with the most comfortable space to swing your clubs, as well as, the most safety.
How much space do I need for the enclosure?
When measuring for a golf simulator, make sure you take into account:
Buffer space: You don't want your golf simulator right up next to any walls. It can damage the wall and cause unwanted bounce back. Our C-Series enclosures have built in buffer space in the rear; you'll also want approximately 2-4 inches of buffer space away from side walls and ceilings.
Safe golfing distance away from the screen: For the safety of both the golfer and the screen, we recommend standing a minimum distance of 10 to 12 feet away from the screen.
Height of the golfer(s)
Length of the golf club(s)
Turf thickness, heating ducts, and soffits
Furniture and access to doorways
For complete guidelines on proper spacing for a golf simulator, check out our article'Measuring Your Space for an Indoor Golf Simulator'.
When will my enclosure ship?
Ourgolf enclosure kitsare made to order (which is why we can customize them down to the inch!). We make sure they are measured, sewn, and packed perfectly before they are ready to ship. Because of that, production lead time may fluctuate based on volume. To see the expected shipping and delivery times, please add the item to your cart and enter your shipping information.
What if the black enclosure material gets hit with a golf ball?
The enclosure material is not designed to take a direct hit from a golf ball. However, if you hit the white impact screen, and it bounces and hits the enclosure, you should not experience any issues.
Can I get a replacement screen for the enclosure?
We can easily make you a replacement screen to save you money.Replacement screens can be ordered by contacting one of ourCustomer Service Team Members.You can also call us at 412-567-4390. Learn more information aboutextending the life of your golf screen.
You can also check out our Clearance section to see if you can snag a deal on a replacement golf screen that fits your setup.
What pipes do I need to construct the enclosure kit frame?
OurDIY Golf Simulator Enclosuresrequire 1-inch EMT (Electrical Metal Tubing/Conduit). We recommend you add a Pipe Framing Kit to your order so you get pre-cut, perfectly sized pipes for your enclosure frame. However, you can source EMT pipes on your own. Your kit will include all details on what lengths and quantities of pipes are required.
How long does it take to assemble the enclosure?
DIY Golf Simulator Enclosure Kits assemble in about an hour, depending on the size. Of course, it goes a bit faster if you have a helper. Here's our assembly video and manual for reference.
Can you make a custom size golf simulator enclosure?
Yes! Head over to Build Your Own Golf Simulator where you can choose the size of enclosure and screen that fits your space. Please make sure to review ourReturns Policyfor custom products.
Where and how should I mount my projector?
The projector specifications determine the maximum image size and how far from the screen it will need to be mounted. Check out ourscreen size calculatorto find the best mounting location.
As for how to mount your projector, here are the places to put a golf simulator projector.
Mount a projector above your tee or mat.
Flush-mountto your ceiling in spaces with lower ceilings
Drop-mountfrom your ceiling in spaces with higher ceilings
Frame-mountfrom your Carl's Place Pro Enclosure
Place a short-throw projector on the floor inside the golf simulator. Of course, if you floor-mount your projector youmustbuild orbuy a protective covertokeep it safe from golf balls and clubs.
Read more here aboutprojector mounting options.
Carl's Place Warranty & Return Policy
Big Horn Golfer has a 30-day return policy on most items by Carl's Place. Note: some items are not returnable, some are only returnable if unopened, and some follow a different timeline. Please thoroughly read this Cancellations and Returns Policy in full for details.
With this in mind, we encourage you to thoroughly inspect your delivery to make sure you have ample opportunity to reach out for a solution if not fully satisfied.
Restocking Fee: Big Horn Golfer reserves the right to charge up to a 50% restocking fee on order changes, cancellations, or returns on golf enclosure kits, custom screen dimensions, completed large volume orders, and/or special order items. For cancellation, the fee charged will depend on the production status of the order.
Returns Inspection: All items are thoroughly inspected before exchanges or refunds are granted. Items returned in a condition other than new and unused will receive a refund percentage relative to the condition of the returned item, as determined by Carl's Place. Please note that, based on return inspection, not all returned items will qualify for a refund.
If you change your mind about an item or decide that you don't need it, please contact our firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
If for some reason you receive a defective or incorrect product, please reach out to our email@example.com right away and we will be happy to help.
Product-Specific Return Policies:
We love to work on customized projects and help our customers create their perfect setup, however, not all custom products are eligible for return.Sometimes, we get requests for alternative finishing styles that are unique or incorporate multiple finishing techniques. These are considered Custom Finish products and are not eligible for return. Impact screens and golf enclosures with custom dimensions are eligible for return per our standard policies above.
Clearance items and remnants are sold as-is and are not eligible for return.
If your return is eligible for a refund, you can expect your refund to be processed within 10 business days of the receipt of the return. Refunds are issued back to the original form of payment. Return shipping charges are the responsibility of the sender.
Very well made and follows very nicely. Very easy to learn to use. The battery holds the charge for 27 holes so far wit no problem. I am reasonably sure it would have gone for 36 but I only played 27. Love the ease of the follow me feature. just put the remote in your back pocket and it follows you no problem.