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The Best Golf Simulator Under $10,000

We took a look at the best golf simulator setup, including brains and enclosure, for under $10K

Looking for a golf simulator and have a budget of $10K to play with?

Good news. You’ll be able to grab yourself a great setup that’s far superior to the entry level simulators, and not too far away from the pro models (looking at $30-$50K for those).

In fact, the simulator itself will cost you under $3K with the bulk of the budget going on the projector, screen, hitting area, housing etc.

Here’s what you need.

The Golf Simulator

There’s no debate here. The simulator you need is the Skytrak launch monitor.

Unlike cheaper golf sims which monitor the clubface, the Skytrak actually tracks ball flight using high speed cameras. Which means you’ll get much more accurate data.

You’ll get stats on:

  • Ball speed
  • Distance (carry + total)
  • Launch angle
  • Clubhead speed
  • Spin rate (backspin + sidespin)

And of course you’ll get to see a realistic representation of your ball flight on the projector screen.

Not only is the Skytrak the best golf simulator under $10,000, it’s the best value golf simulator on the market in 2018. Period.

Note: To play a course, you’ll need to sign up to a Skytrak subscription (currently $99.95 a year), so factor that into your budget. You’ll get a simulated driving range with the purchase of the unit, but that gets old pretty fast.

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The Practice Area

If you’re into DIY, you can do this yourself.

In fact, it’s even possible to build a setup for under $1K.

But if you have the budget, we recommend going for a professional build. Our pick is the GS10 studio (available here).

Here’s what you get:

  • 1080p high-definition projector
  • Side panels and finish turf options.
  • The UltiMat 2 mat system (with no cut-out in the section for a simulator)
  • Aluminum push-button frame system
  • Fabric attaches to the aluminum frame with straps, D-rings and Velcro®
  • Extended canopy and light bar

It’s currently priced under $8K, so you’ll be able to grab the Skytrak + the GS10 and still have a little change from your $10,000.

And it will be worth every penny.

Looking for a cheaper alternative? Check out our full guide to the best home golf simulators in 2018.

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David McSweeney

NoobNorm co-founder David writes about golf, fitness, and photography. He regularly tests new golf training aids, swing theories, and the latest DSLR and action cameras.

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Written by David McSweeney