Backyard Putting Greens

PUTTING GREENS FOR YOUR AUSTIN BACKYARD

The most common question we get from potential clients is not surprising. “How much does it cost to design and build a putting green for my backyard?” There’s no one-size-fits-all answer for that question. It depends on many factors, including land slope, allotted space and time frame. But generally, the entire process (design and installation) ends up around $20 to $45 per square foot. More complex projects can of course exceed that estimate.

PUTTING GREENS FOR YOUR AUSTIN BACKYARD

Location is perhaps the most important factor when it comes to final pricing. Not all putting greens are installed in backyards. Some clients want putting greens on rural or remote land outside of the Austin metropolitan area. Often these properties have no easements and are thus difficult to access. All materials must be transported to the site, which also increases costs. Slope and drainage also factor into costs. Extra materials are required to level or slope the location accordingly to ensure maximum durability and playability.

PUTTING GREENS FOR YOUR AUSTIN BACKYARD

Most of our clients are in Tarrytown, Mueller, West Lake, Belterra and other neighborhoods within the area of Austin Texas, but some of those backyards and corporate lawns aren’t always ready right off the bat for putting green installation. We may need to remove trees, rocks and flatten the surface before installation. Materials also factor into cost. Whether it’s one or two rolls of synthetic turf, the cups, flags, etc., all of the foregoing factors in.

PUTTING GREENS FOR YOUR AUSTIN BACKYARD

When it comes to putting greens, one size certainly does not fit all. Skill level also varies among clients. One client may want a large synthetic turf putting green with a low stimp and one cup. Others may want four cups with varying degrees of difficulty. Again that’s where the interactive design process is not only part of the fun, but keeps the client engaged throughout. Knowing exactly what you want and covering all those details during the design process ensures the most efficient build and installation.

PUTTING GREENS FOR YOUR AUSTIN BACKYARD

Now let’s talk about features. The ninth hole at Barton Creek’s Fazio Foothill has a waterfall off to the left, a wall of stone upfront and a back bunker. The right hole at Falconhead Golf Club in Austin has a cascading waterfall and two ponds, with the actual cup on a limestone ledge. Yes, you can have all that right in your backyard or in your corporate complex. National Greens of Austin sources all materials and has the technological and engineering know-how to replicate just about any hole putting green you’ve ever played.

PUTTING GREENS FOR YOUR AUSTIN BACKYARD

We haven’t even mentioned property values yet. Many National Greens of Austin clients are real estate investors who buy and flip homes. These clients replace the natural grass on the properties with 24/7/365, perfectly-green and primped artificial turf. But there are some that understand the vast increase in property value by adding backyard putting greens. Artificial grass alone increases curb appeal and property values by upwards of 10% by some estimates. Now add a backyard putting green and a waterfall, and you’re talking massive return on investment. This is particularly true with so many young tech workers relocating to Austin, following their respective companies.

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