The Real Cost of Artificial Turf Putting Greens- A Complete Price Guide

You like to golf, and you want to be able to do it in your backyard. Can you swing it financially?

As the midwest’s leading provider of artificial grass putting green installation, we’re here to help you decide.

Here’s the inside scoop on the costs and price considerations associated with building a backyard putting green with synthetic turf.

What They Cost

First things first:

The cost of an artificial turf backyard putting green in 2024 ranges between $2,500 and $25,000.

This range includes all of the materials and labor associated with the project across differing service levels ranging from a full DIY to full scale professional installation. We base this number off of standard industry rates and dozens of residential putting projects we’ve completed in the Midwest over the past year.

$2,500 to $25,000 is a pretty big price range – So let’s dive into what will affect the cost and how you can get a better grasp on what to budget for your project.

Putting Green Options & Price Factors

The two main pricing factors affecting the cost of your artificial turf putting green installation are the size of the green and how you choose to install it.

Size of the green

Bigger greens require more materials and labor, so it should come as no surprise that they will cost more. The smallest project would be a one-hole green at about 150 square feet. Medium sized two and three hole greens would range from 200 square feet to about 350 square feet. Large projects of four to five hole putting greens would require about 400 to 500+ square feet. And of course the sky’s the limit. You could go bigger or smaller, but those are the most common sizes.

How it’s installed

The second biggest factor affecting the price of your synthetic turf putting green project is how you choose to have it installed. The more you do yourself, the cheaper it will be, and vice versa.

Your three main options for installation are a full DIY, a DIY kit, and professional installation.

  • Full DIY: If you’re on a budget, willing to put in the work, and have a knack for labor; you can source and install all the parts yourself. This is the cheapest route and gives you full control of the final product.
  • DIY kit: A kit is a great hybrid between DIY and getting professional help. With this option, you buy a kit that includes all the right parts along with instructions and support for installation.
  • Professional installation: This option is for those that want the best. A professional company sources the materials and builds your green completely to spec, backed with extensive warranties and support. This will cost the most, but is typically the most popular option. That’s because getting the job done right requires some know-how.

Putting Green Price List

Remember, a backyard putting green installation with synthetic turf costs between $2,500 and $25,000. The cheaper end of this range would encompass a full DIY of a one-hole green. The higher end would be for a professionally installed four, five, or six hole green.

Here’s a comprehensive breakdown of what you can expect to pay based on the product and service route that you select:

Square Feet
Number of Holes
Full DIY Price
DIY Kit Price
Pro Install Price
150 - 200
1 - 2
$2,500 - $3,500
$3,500 - $4,500
$5,000 - $7,000
200 - 300
2 - 3
$3,000 - $4,500
$4,500 - $5,500
$7,000 - $10,000
300 - 400
3 - 4
$3,500 - $5,500
$5,500 - $7,000
$8,000 - $15,000
400 - 500
4 - 5
$4,000 - $6,500
$6,500 - $8,000
$10,000 - $20,000
500 - 600
5 - 6
$5,000 - $7,500
$7,500 - $10,000
$12,000 - $25,000
Square FeetNumber of HolesFull DIY PriceDIY Kit PricePro Install Price
150 - 2001 - 2$2,500 - $3,500$3,500 - $4,500$5,000 - $7,000
200 - 3002 - 3$3,000 - $4,500$4,500 - $5,500$7,000 - $10,000
300 - 4003 - 4$3,500 - $5,500$5,500 - $7,000$8,000 - $15,000
400 - 5004 - 5$4,000 - $6,500$6,500 - $8,000$10,000 - $20,000
500 - 6005 - 6$5,000 - $7,500$7,500 - $10,000$12,000 - $25,000

So a full DIY install of small 1-2 hole putting green starts at about $2,500, and a professionally installed 6 hole green can set you back on the higher end of the range at about $25,000.

Additional price factors will include the types of materials you buy, the company or companies that you hire / buy from, and the overall features included in your putting green.

Professional Installation Benefits

A lot goes into getting a putting green that looks and performs to its full potential. The installation process requires quite a bit of special tools, skills, and manual labor. You can certainly do it yourself to save some money, but there’s a reason that most golf enthusiasts opt to pay the extra for professional installation. Here are some of them:

Get the right materials

Your artificial grass installation company will get everything that you need, and apply their expertise to source all the right stuff to meet your vision.

Get them installed the right way

It takes a lot to ensure your green looks and performs its best, and stays that way. They use the tools and technique to ensure optimal aesthetics, playability, and longevity.

Don’t worry about the tools or equipment

We’re guessing you don’t have a plate compactor just laying around in your garage. You’re going to need one of those, and a lot of other stuff. You can always rent the equipment, but a professional installation company will have all this covered for you.

Save time (and your back)

A DIY install can take weeks, even months. You have to research, get the parts, rent the equipment, and do the install. This takes time. The work itself is quite labor-intensive too.

Get extensive warranties and ongoing support

Synthetic turf is easy to maintain and lasts a long time. But nonetheless, it pays big-time to have a professional company on your side should you need any help. Most companies will back their products and their work with extensive warranties, and provide ongoing support.

Artificial Grass Putting Greens – Worth Every Penny

Artificial grass putting greens cost between $2,500 and $25,000. The two main factors affecting the price are the size and the installation method. Small DIY jobs will be the cheapest, and big professional jobs will cost the most.

Opting for professional installation is a small price to pay to ensure optimal performance, aesthetics, longevity, time savings, and overall peace of mind.

If you’re in the Midwest and interested in learning more about professionally installed, world class artificial turf putting greens, let us know. At American Greens, that’s what we do.

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Long family enjoying the first ever American Greens putting green in 1999.