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Let's Talk Ceiling Height for Your Garage Golf Simulator

Plus Space Requirements for the Best Golf Launch Monitors with Simulation!

Got dreams of putting a golf simulator in your garage, but wondering if you've got the ceiling height to make that dream a reality? In this article we go over everything you will want to consider with regard to ceiling height in a golf simulator setup and more.

The minimum golf simulator ceiling height is 8.5-9 feet, although, depending on your height and your golf swing, 10 feet is a much more comfortable option.

You need to be able to swing fully and freely with no anxiety about hitting the ceiling. Furthermore, you need to consider the space requirements of all your simulator equipment and your golf launch monitor of choice.

Read on to get all the details you'll want to take into consideration when sizing up your space for your home golf simulator setup.




What Is the Ideal Garage Ceiling Height for a Golf Simulator?

In a nutshell, at least 10 feet is the ideal ceiling height in a garage golf simulator. Although, you might get by with 9 feet.

Several factors make a 10-foot ceiling height for your home golf simulator the best choice. First, most launch monitors with simulation require a minimum of 8.5-9 feet. Second, it will depend on your individual height and the height of anyone you might want to play with you in your home golf set up. If you or one of your pals has a high swing, you may be limited.

Another reason is that a lower ceiling could have the effect of causing you to flatten your swing, which would defeat the purpose of practicing to play better at home. It won't do much good to practice and play games on your home simulator if it negatively impacts your golf game. And if you want to be able to go full swing on those power shots with a driver—part of the justification for having a golf simulator at home—you don't want to be limited by your ceiling height. You’ll need the high point of your swing plus 6-12 inches of headroom to make comfortable swings.

Finally, at PlayBetter, we sell sim packages and enclosures for several spaces and the recommended space requirements are as follows:

PlayBetter SIG8 Golf Simulator Package & Enclosure:

  • 10' Width
  • 16' Length
  • 9' Height  

PlayBetter SIG10 Golf Simulator Package & Enclosure:

  • 12' Width
  • 18' Length
  • 9' Height  

PlayBetter SIG12 Golf Simulator Package & Enclosure:

  • 14' Width
  • 20' Length
  • 10' Height

As you can see, the minimum space requirement for the 2 smaller enclosures is 9 feet, and the large one is 10 feet. If you do have a smaller space, you can certainly make it work, if you don't think you'll be wary of the ceiling and adjust your swing because of your unease.

PlayBetter also offers 2 impact screens (without enclosures) that are more budget-freindly for DIY golf simulators that come in a variety of sizes starting at 7'x7' with varying aspect ratios. To see all the options, check out the

SIG Preferred Golf Simulator Impact Screen with Finished Edges 

SIG Premium Golf Simulator Impact Screen with Finished Edges

PlayBetter SIG8 Enclosure Dimensions

PlayBetter SIG10 Enclosure Dimensions


Things to Consider for Your Garage Golf Setup

  • How high do you swing? You’ll need the high point of your swing plus 6-12 inches of headroom to make comfortable swings.
  • Think about how high your friends who might be joining you swing as well.
  • What is the minimum ceiling height recommended for your golf launch monitor?
  • The space recommendations for your other simulator equipment, including impact screen, enclosure, and projector with an associated mount.
  • How anxious you are about hitting the ceiling with your backswing, or the possiblity of your swing altering because of a low ceiling.
  • A ceiling that is too tall could pose problems for mounting your projector.
  • The tallest components of your garage golf simulator: your swing, your projector mount, the outer boarder of your golf simulator enclosure.
  • How much room do you need to swing fully inside?
  • The absolute lowest ceiling height for a garage golf simulator is 8.5–9 feet, although most will recommend higher. A 10-foot ceiling height allows a more comfortable experience.
  • If it's in your budget, will it be worth it to raise your garage ceiling?
  • If you have the absolute minimum ceiling height in your garage golf simulator (8.5—9 feet), you could forego using full swinging with your driver and maximize your practice with fairway woods, irons, and wedges.
  • Remember to consider room length and width per your golf launch monitor recommendations. We give you these in the sections below.
  • The mounting position of your projector for you golf simulator will need to be positioned out of the way of your swing, in a place that won’t cast shadows on the screen.

PlayBetter SIG12 Enclosure Dimensions


Ceiling Height for a SkyTrak Golf Simulator

Turn after work, the winter season, or a random sick day into your own golfer's paradise with the SkyTrak golf launch monitor and home simulator. It's the first affordable practice, play, and entertainment simulator that provides realistic results that compare accurately to your actual shot-making ability. This ultimate at-home golf system connects easily and quickly to compatible iPads, Androids, and PC's via its built-in Wi-Fi hotspot!

Space Requirements for a SkyTrak Indoor Golf Simulator

Per SkyTrak, as long as you have enough room to safely swing a golf club, you have enough room to use your SkyTrak system. This is an advantage over some other professional devices that require more space. (That's because it is camera-based).

An open space that is about 10' x 10' and 9 feet high is recommended.

If you opt for a PlayBetter SIG8 SkyTrak Golf Simulator Package, the enclosure is 10' wide, 16' long, and 9' high. It also comes with a 5'x5' or 4'x7' golf mat and 8'2"W x 8'D of Landing Pad Turf.

In PlayBetter SIG10 SkyTrak Golf Simulator Package, the enclosure is 12' wide, 18' long, and 9' high. It also comes with a 5'x5', 4'x7', or 4'x10' golf mat and 10'7"W x 8'D of Landing Pad Turf.

In PlayBetter SIG12 SkyTrak Golf Simulator Package, the enclosure is 14' wide, 20' long, and 10' high. It also comes with a 5'x5', 4'x7', or 4'x10' golf mat and 12'W x 9'D Landing Pad Turf. So a more than 10-foot ceiling would be optimal for this largest option.

Check out the more budget-freindly SIG Preferred Golf Simulator Impact Screen or the SIG Premium Golf Simulator Impact Screen if you're looking to DIY your garage golf simulator.

For more details about the SkyTrak home golf simulator, check out the features in our golf launch monitor comparison chart below or click on any of the links to the product page. Also, feel free to email us anytime with questions! 

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Ceiling Height for a Garmin Approach R10 Golf Simulator

At PlayBetter, we waited for Garmin to throw a serious hat in the launch monitor game. And the Garmin Approach R10 straight blew us away, most notably for its unprecedented price tag of only $600! The golf launch monitor side of it gives you a ridiculous amount of performance data parameters—including club path metrics only previously available in much more expensive models that are not realistically affordable for most golfers. Factor in the simulation available through Garmin's Home Tee Hero and E6 Connect, and this very affordable, portable, easy-to-use device is a no-brainer for folks on a budget or otherwise.

Space Requirements for an Approach R10 Garage Golf Simulator

You'll need to place the R10 unit 6-8' behind you and allow for 8'+ of space in front for ball flight measurements for a total minimum of 14' in an indoor space.

If you opt for a PlayBetter SIG8 Approach R10 Golf Simulator Package, the enclosure is 10' wide, 16' long, and 9' high. It also comes with a 5'x5' or 4'x7' golf mat and 8'2"W x 8'D of Landing Pad Turf.

In PlayBetter SIG10 Approach R10 Golf Simulator Package, the enclosure is 12' wide, 18' long, and 9' high. It also comes with a 5'x5', 4'x7', or 4'x10' golf mat and 10'7"W x 8'D of Landing Pad Turf.

In PlayBetter SIG12 Approach R10 Golf Simulator Package, the enclosure is 14' wide, 20' long, and 10' high. It also comes with a 5'x5', 4'x7', or 4'x10' golf mat and 12'W x 9'D Landing Pad Turf. So a more than 10-foot ceiling would be optimal for this largest option.

Check out the more budget-freindly SIG Preferred Golf Simulator Impact Screen or the SIG Premium Golf Simulator Impact Screen if you're looking to DIY your garage golf simulator.

For more details about the Garmin Approach R10, check out the features in our golf launch monitor comparison chart below or click on any of the links to the product page. Also, feel free to email us anytime with questions! 

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Ceiling Height for a FlightScope Mevo+ Golf Simulator

The unique FlightScope Mevo+ portable golf launch monitor, designed for serious golfers, adds simulation to the mix and doubles the data parameters of the Mevo. Conveniently portable (6.8" x 1.2" x 4.6"), this home launch monitor and simulator comes in at just under $1,999.00. Not only do you get 16 top-of-the-line, proven data parameters on the launch monitor side, but the Mevo+ offers simulation and gamification features to give you a robust home golf simulator experience.

Space Requirements for a Mevo Plus Home Golf Simulator

Requires a space of at least 16'–8' from sensor to tee and 8' minimum distance to net/screen. (7' recommended for putting) and 10 feet of height.

If you opt for a PlayBetter SIG8 FlightScope Mevo+ Golf Simulator Package, the enclosure is 10' wide, 16' long, and 9' high. It also comes with a 5'x5' or 4'x7' golf mat and 8'2"W x 8'D of Landing Pad Turf.  

In PlayBetter SIG10 FlightScope Mevo+ Golf Simulator Package, the enclosure is 12' wide, 18' long, and 9' high. It also comes with a 5'x5', 4'x7', or 4'x10' golf mat and 10'7"W x 8'D of Landing Pad Turf.

In PlayBetter SIG12 FlightScope Mevo+ Golf Simulator Package, the enclosure is 14' wide, 20' long, and 10' high. It also comes with a 5'x5', 4'x7', or 4'x10' golf mat and 12'W x 9'D Landing Pad Turf. So a more than 10-foot ceiling would be optimal for this largest option.

Check out the more budget-freindly SIG Preferred Golf Simulator Impact Screen or the SIG Premium Golf Simulator Impact Screen if you're looking to DIY your garage golf simulator.

For more details about the FlightScope Mevo Plus, check out the features in our golf launch monitor comparison chart below or click on any of the links to the product page. Also, feel free to email us anytime with questions! 

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Ceiling Height for a Bushnell Launch Pro Golf Simulator

Bushnell Golf is entering the personal launch monitor space with the Launch Pro. And they're bringing the big dawgs of golf launch monitor technology with them—Foresight Sports. Think about it ... Who's had their golf laser rangefinders in the hands of pros at the PGA Championship? That would be Bushnell Golf. And whose GC Quad launch monitor is often seen with practicing PGA Tour professionals? You guessed it, Foresight's. And these 2 highly trusted golf brands are bringing their top technology to a broader audience that need and want it most—average golfers.

Space Requirements for a Bushnell Launch Pro Home Golf Simulator

Ensure that you have 13 feet of depth to track ball flight, at least 6 feet of width, and enough ceiling height to safely swing your club.

If you opt for to pair your Bushnell Launch Pro with a PlayBetter SIG8 Golf Simulator Package, the enclosure is 10' wide, 16' long, and 9' high. It also comes with a 5'x5' or 4'x7' golf mat and 8'2"W x 8'D of Landing Pad Turf.    

In a PlayBetter SIG10 Golf Simulator Package, the enclosure is 12' wide, 18' long, and 9' high. It also comes with a 5'x5', 4'x7', or 4'x10' golf mat and 10'7"W x 8'D of Landing Pad Turf.

In the PlayBetter SIG12 Golf Simulator Package, the enclosure is 14' wide, 20' long, and 10' high. It also comes with a 5'x5', 4'x7', or 4'x10' golf mat and 12'W x 9'D Landing Pad Turf. So a more than 10-foot ceiling would be optimal for this largest option.

Check out the more budget-freindly SIG Preferred Golf Simulator Impact Screen or the SIG Premium Golf Simulator Impact Screen if you're looking to DIY your garage golf simulator.

For more details about the Bushnell Launch Pro, check out the features in our golf launch monitor comparison chart below or click on any of the links to the product page. Also, feel free to email us anytime with questions! 

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PlayBetter Golf Launch Monitor & Simulator Comparison Chart

Garmin Approach R10 Bushnell Launch Pro Swing Caddie SC300i Rapsodo SkyTrak FlightScope Mevo FlightScope Mevo+

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Release

2021

2022

2021

2019

2015

2017

2020

Metrics

  • Ball speed
  • Launch angle
  • Launch direction
  • Club head speed
  • Club path
  • Back swing and down
    swing times
  • Angle of attack
  • Club face angle
  • Spin rate
  • Spin axis
  • Observed ball flight
    range
  • Carry distance
  • Total distance
  • Smash factor
  • Swing tempo
  • Apex height
  • Shot dispersion chart
  • Impact location on
    club
  • Launch Angle
  • Side Angle
  • Ball Speed
  • Total Spin
  • Back Spin
  • Spide Spin
  • Spin Axis
  • Carry Distance
  • More features available
    with various
    subscription plans.
  • Ball speed
  • Launch angle
  • Club head speed
  • Carry distance
  • Total distance
  • Smash factor
  • Apex height
  • Ball speed
  • Launch angle
  • Launch direction  
  • Club head speed
  • Carry distance
  • Total distance
  • Smash factor
  • Apex height
  • Ball speed
  • Launch angle
  • Club head speed
  • Launch direction
  • Spin rate
  • Spin axis
  • Carry distance
  • Total distance
  • Smash factor
  • Impact location on club
  • Shot dispersion chart
  • Putting
  • Carry distance
  • Club head speed
  • Ball speed
  • Smash factor
  • Vertical launch angle
  • Spin rate
  • Apex height
  • Flight time
  • Carry Distance
  • Club Head Speed
  • Smash Factor
  • Apex Height
  • Flight Time
  • Ball Speed
  • Vertical Launch Angle
  • Horizontal Launch Angle
  • Lateral Landing
  • Angle of Attack
  • Total Distance
  • Roll Distance
  • Spin Axis
  • Spin Rate
  • Spin Loft
  • Shot Shape
  •  

Battery
Life

10 hours
(rechargeable)

5–7 hours
(rechargeable)

12 hours
(rechargeable)

8 hours
(rechargeable)

5 hours
(rechargeable)

4 hours
(rechargeable)

2 hours
1.5 hours simulator
(rechargeable)

Water
Rating

IPX7

?

?

Not water resistant

None

?

?

Game
Modes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Compatible
Golf
Simulators

Yes: Garmin Golf
App and E6

Yes: FSX

No

No

Yes: WGT, The Golf
Club, E6, Creative
Golf 3D,
Fitness Golf

No

Yes: TruGolf
E6 Connect, the
Golf Club and
Creative Golf 3D

Track Club
Stats

Yes

?

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Comp-
anion
App

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

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