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Can't Venture on a Golf Trip?

Build A Golf Simulator and Play Golf Courses Around The World

By Brian Weis

In a world where the pristine fairways of famous courses like Augusta National or Pebble Beach beckon but your budget may raise an eyebrow, the allure of a golf simulator might be shining brighter than ever.

"Wait, what? A golf simulator costs just as much, if not more, as a bucket-list golf trip?!" We can imagine that's the thought going through your mind at the moment.
Your thought isn't completely wrong. Yes, both a golf simulator and a golf trip are significant commitments. But what if I told you a golf simulator is a way to save both time and money while still creating lasting memories?

We're not trying to stop you from living your dream on the outdoor course, but let us tell you why a golf simulator is worth considering in place of some of your bucket-list golf trips.

Sure, both options require a financial commitment, but a golf simulator is a gift that keeps on giving (Cousin Eddie voice).
While memories from a golf trip last a lifetime, so can the hefty dent it leaves in your bank account. A golf simulator pays dividends over the years, providing endless entertainment without draining your wallet.

Plus, a home golf simulator can provide lifetime memories as well, playing games with your family, becoming the coolest amongst your friend group, drastically improving your golf game, watching your favorite sports team win a championship on the biggest screen you own, etc.

One of the biggest nightmares on a golf trip? Getting rained out after shelling out a small fortune.

With a golf simulator, weather woes are a thing of the past. No need for a rain check; the game goes on, rain or shine, right in the comfort of your home.

Planning a bucket-list golf trip often involves meticulous scheduling, sometimes years in advance.

On the contrary, a golf simulator allows you to play renowned courses at a moment's notice. Forget about waiting for the perfect time - make every time perfect with a virtual round on demand.

Golf trips might be limited to specific times of the year, but a golf simulator defies seasonal constraints. Day or night, summer or winter, your virtual fairway is always open for business.
It's a golfing paradise in your own home, 365 days a year.

Why limit yourself to one golfing destination when you can have the world at your fingertips? A golf simulator offers a smorgasbord of world-famous courses, allowing you to switch up the scenery without the hassle of packing your bags. Explore the globe without leaving your living room.

In the grand showdown between bucket-list golf trips and the convenience of a golf simulator, the simulator emerges as the undisputed champion. Say goodbye to weather-induced disappointments, rigid schedules, and limited playtime. Embrace the world of endless possibilities, where the joy of golfing knows no bounds. Welcome to a lifetime of swings and savings.

Picture this: you have family and/or friends over for a party and you choose a board game to play. As soon as you announce said game, you hear grumbles from the crowd as nobody wants to play the game you want to play.

That doesn't happen when you have a golf simulator. At least not as often. Spend quality time with family and friends, all within the cozy confines of your own home, playing games that everyone will love.
Having serious golf friends over? Play a competitive round of 18 holes. Are some of your guests novice golfers? Play a fun game of golf darts or mini golf.

Or maybe your family or guests really don't want to swing a club. Then you can hook up your gaming system to your projector and play your favorite video game on the big screen.
The memories created here may not be traversing fairways of your favorite course, but they're not far behind.

To begin your quest to build a DIY golf simulator - check out Carl's Place who specializes in products to build indoor golf simulators including screens and enclosures.

Need help building a simulator? Carl's Place has an online design tool to help with your planning. If you are looking to turn it over to the professionals or construct your own DIY golf sim Carl's Place is the one-stop-shop. Plan your golf simulator here.

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Revised: 03/14/2024 - Article Viewed 462 Times

About: Brian Weis

Brian Weis Brian Weis is the Publisher of, a network of golf travel and directory sites including,,,, etc. Professionally, Brian is a member of the Golf Writers Association of America (GWAA), International Network of Golf (ING), Golf Travel Writers of America (GTWA), International Golf Travel Writers Association (IGTWA) and The Society of Hickory Golfers (SoHG). In 2016, Brian won The Shaheen Cup, an award given to a golf travel writer by his peers.

All of his life, Brian has been around the game of golf. As a youngster, Brian competed at all levels in junior and high school golf. Brian had a zero chance for a college golf scholarship, so he worked on the grounds crew at West Bend Country Club to pay for his University of Wisconsin education. In his adult years, his passion for the game collided with his entrepreneurial spirit and in 2004 launched In 2007, the idea for a network of local golf directory sites formed and was born. Today, the network consists of a site in all 50 states supported by national sites like, and It is an understatement to say, Brian is passionate about promoting golf and golf travel on a local, regional, national and international level.

On the golf course, Brian is known as a fierce weekend warrior that fluctuates between a 5-9 handicap. With a soft fade, known as "The Weis Slice", and booming 300+ drives, he can blast it out of bounds with the best of them.

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