Not every golf launch monitor can also be used as a golf simulator, but the Mevo+ can. That, of course, means that in addition to recording your shot data, this device allows you to actually play simulated rounds of golf or target-practice games. Here’s what you’re going to need to enjoy accurate indoor golf.
- Room depth. You’re going to need a minimum of 16 feet in total room depth. The Mevo+ will need to be set up at least 8 feet behind the ball, and then you’ll need a minimum of 8 feet between the ball and net or screen to allow enough room for the device to accurately track the golf ball and measure things like spin and speed. Please note that higher swing speeds will benefit from more room depth. If you can really smash the ball, the Mevo+ is going to need a couple more feet to accurately measure the ball flight. So, better players likely need a little bit more than 16 feet of room depth.
- Room width. We recommend a minimum of 10 feet of space between side walls. This should allow you enough room to comfortably swing without hitting the wall behind you. Now, if you want a setup that will allow for both righties and lefties to share the space without having to move the launch monitor/simulator, you’ll want at least 15 feet of room width.
- Room height. Generally speaking, you need at least 9-foot ceilings to comfortably pull off an indoor golf simulator setup. Ten feet would be better. Of course, the size of the golfer and their swing path will alter those requirements. A tall golfer with a steep swing may require even more than 10 feet of ceiling space. On the other hand, a shorter golfer might be able to get away with less than 9-foot ceilings. To see if you have enough room, swing your driver (slowly at first!) in the space where you intend to set up your golf simulator.
The 2023 Edition FlightScope Mevo+ comes with access to a TruGolf E6 Connect software package that includes 10 simulated golf courses (6 with older models) for now for iOS and PC, 17 practice ranges, and online games. For Android or PC use or to access different courses and games, the device is also compatible with software options including the Golf Club 2019, GS Pro, Creative 3D, and Awesome Golf. Those additional software options will require paid subscriptions not included with the Mevo+ purchase.
If you just want to use your Mevo+ to record shot data or to capture video of your swing, you’ll only need to download the FS Golf or FS Skills apps. FlightScope Golf software is now available for your PC. It comes with the new Mevo+ 2023 edition. But you will need to purchase a $99 upgrade for older models.
With a mat, a net, a Mevo+, and a mobile device, you’ve got everything you need to start playing simulated rounds of golf indoors. Some people may choose to incorporate a projector and impact screen to really enhance the realistic experience. For the very best simulator setup, you’ll likely want to pay for a PC-compatible software upgrade and run your setup with a robust gaming computer.