DIY Golf Simulator Enclosure Kit with Preferred Impact Screen
DIY Golf Simulator Enclosure Kit with Preferred Impact Screen
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The estimated shipping time is 1-2 weeks.
Create your own personal golf space at home with ease.
Carl's Place DIY Golf Simulator Enclosure Kits consist of an impact screen, nylon enclosure, and connector fittings. You can either select the optional Pipe Framing Kit or get advice on buying the suitable pipes to form an all-inclusive golf enclosure.
Picture yourself walking into the spare room in your own house, and having the opportunity to practice your golf swing all year round. Carl's Place offers a do-it-yourself golf simulator kit that enables golfers to enjoy playing golf indoors effortlessly. Our DIY golf enclosure can be complemented with our launch monitors and projectors to create an authentic, virtual golf experience right at home. This setup can also be beneficial for starting up commercial indoor golf ventures.
- Best value for both home and light commercial users looking for the best durability.
- Much smoother texture than Standard with tightly woven fibers for a better HD picture.
- Use with real golf balls up to 250 MPH with an indoor golf simulator.
DIY Golf Simulator Enclosure Includes
Your Choice of Impact Screen
We offer three options for our golf simulator impact screen material: Standard, Preferred, and Premium.
Screen Material Help
How do I know?
Standard golf impact screen (pictured far left)
• Budget material perfect for beginners
• 100% heavy-duty polyester
• Loosely woven
Preferred golf impact screen (pictured center)
• Smoother surface for better image quality
• 100% heavy-duty polyester
• Strong silicone reinforcement
• Tightly woven knit
Premium golf impact screen (pictured far right)
• 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.
Steel Corner Fittings
Our DIY Golf Simulator Enclosure Kit includes the necessary corner fittings for connecting the pipes. Please note that the pipes are not included and must be purchased separately.
We believe in providing customized solutions to our customers, which is why we offer adjustable bungees as well. Our kit comes with both 6" and 9" ball bungees (you may not need all of them) that secure your screen to the frame. They can be removed or added to achieve the perfect tension balance according to your swing style. You can adjust them based on factors such as ball speed, spin rates, clubs used, and how close you're hitting to the screen. This way, you can find your sweet spot between tension and slack, making it an ideal solution for golfers of all levels.
Black Nylon Enclosure
Our golf simulator enclosure serves as a durable protective barrier around your simulator. It not only provides shade to ensure the brightest image on the screen but also captures any shots that might miss or bounce off the screen. This is especially important because it prevents damaging the walls with golf ball-sized holes that can be unsightly and costly to repair.
Use the included weighted bag to secure the bottom flap of your screen for stability during your swing.
How To Choose Your Enclosure Size
DIY Enclosure Kit Actual Dimensions
Our DIY Enclosure Specifications chart provides the actual outer dimensions of our standard enclosures. It is crucial to check the dimensions to determine the appropriate size of the golf simulator that your space can accommodate. We recommend leaving extra buffer space in the enclosure to accommodate friends with wild swings. For more details, refer to our 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.
If you haven't added the Pipe Framing Kit, you'll need to purchase 1-inch EMT (electrical metal tubing) from your local hardware store to complete the frame of your DIY Enclosure. We will provide you with all the necessary details regarding the required lengths and quantities of EMT. You can refer to the 'Assembling Enclosure Frame' documents above for more information. It's important to note that while 1-inch EMT is the US trade name of the material, the true outer diameter is 1.163" or 27mm.
How do the ball bungees work?
Our ball bungees are 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.
Note: A screen with too much slack leads to poor projected images and can cause accelerated wear. A screen that is too tight will allow balls to bounce back at a higher rate of speed than desired.
What aspect ratio and size golf projection screen do I need?
Aspect ratio simply 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 to find a projector capable 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 minimum of 10-12 feet away from the screen.
What can I do to reduce bounce-back?
Some bounceback is to be expected in the indoor golf industry. You want the ball to return to you gently after hitting the screen. But, depending on how you hang/install the screen, the distance you stand from the screen, the strength you hit the ball, and the club you use, you may find the golf ball bouncing back from the impact screen faster than you would like. This article 'Troubleshooting Impact Screen Bounce-Back' walks you through everything you need to know.
Can I iron or steam a golf impact screen?
We do NOT recommend 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 so only on the backside of the material and on a VERY LOW setting. If it doesn't go well, you might want to check our Clearance section 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:
- Recommended minimum buffer space: We recommend placing your golf simulator enclosure a minimum of 12-16 inches away from the wall. This is the buffer space behind the impact screen itself. 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
When will my enclosure ship?
Our golf enclosure kits are 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 our Customer Service Team Members. You can also call us at 412-567-4390. Learn more information about extending the life of your golf screen and troubleshooting bounce back tips.
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?
Our DIY Golf Simulator Enclosures require 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 approximately 45-60 minutes, depending on the size. Of course, it goes a bit faster if you have a helper.
How far away from the wall or support poles should I mount my impact screen?
We recommend mounting your golf impact screen a minimum of 12-16 inches away from the wall, just to be safe. If you are really good and hit the ball hard you may want to increase this distance. This is also true if you build a Golf Simulator Enclosure or Hitting Cage. Make sure the screen is a minimum of 12-16 inches away from any support poles or you risk the ball ricocheting back at you. Do not put tension on the screen, you need to allow for some movement.
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 our Returns Policy for 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 our screen size calculator to 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-mount to your ceiling in spaces with lower ceilings
- Drop-mount from your ceiling in spaces with higher ceilings
- Frame-mount from 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 you must build or buy a protective cover to keep it safe from golf balls and clubs.
Read more here about projector mounting options.
DIY Golf Simulator Enclosure Kit Specifications.pdf
Carls Place DIY Enclosure Kit Assembly Instructions & User Manual.pdf
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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.
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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.
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DIY Golf Simulator Enclosure Kit with Preferred Impact Screen