In an ideal world, recommended room dimensions are 17’6″ wide x 30’ long x 10’ high. If you are trying to work within a smaller area, which many of our D2G clients do, these are the key factors to consider:
DETERMINING CEILING HEIGHT
Based on user height and swing style, use the chart below to help determine your ceiling height.
As you can see, these real world examples show how user height and swing style can affect ceiling height. All of these variables should come into consideration before making a decision. When referencing this chart, keep in mind that these are suggested dimensions based on hitting a driver. On your first discovery call with D2G, we can answer more specific questions about your space.
DETERMINING WIDTH OF ROOM
A room with a width between 12′ – 17’6” can accommodate almost any technology or scenario due largely to the fact that you can keep the ball in the center of the room, and still swing your driver from either side of the golf ball. With a narrower room (under 15’), the player will need to stand more towards the middle of the room in order to avoid hitting the wall behind them. As a result, this will move the ball off-center in relation to the screen. If you are in a scenario where you have to stand in the middle of your room, you will want to consider which technologies are designed for switching from R/H to L/H, as well as how comfortable you are hitting off center of the screen.
DETERMINING LENGTH OF ROOM
Although 30’ is the ideal length for a golf simulator bay, you can still have a great simulator experience in a room with a minimum length of 16’. It should be noted, however, that anything below 18’ in length will limit your simulator technology options as well as seating layout. D2G specializes in looking at your specific space to develop custom plans that fit your vision and budget. Our team is here to help in every stage of the process and beyond.
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