Unless you are lucky enough to live next to a course – or have a few acres to spare in the back garden – this is one sport that is not always easy to practice at home. However, this didn’t deter a homeowner from Cambridge, who decided to build a personal golf green for her husband. Unique, imaginative and extremely useful, this domestic golf green has transformed the garden of this private home, giving both the husband and wife a space they can enjoy in the process.

The challenge

After struggling to think of a suitable birthday present for her golf-loving husband, the client decided to build him his very own golf green in the back garden. As the green needed to be perfectly neat and manicured throughout the year – and to avoid muddy patches, wear and tear – the homeowners opted to install an artificial surface, instead of natural grass. As well as being a great surface to play on come rain or shine, this artificial turf will look fantastic no matter what the weather throws at it.


The first step in building this personal golf course was to lay a 100mm layer of Type 1 stone together, with a 50mm layer of granite chippings. This firm surface would give the green a smooth, even appearance and flat playing surface, two things that are essential for any golf course. Once the base layer was complete, we laid Evo Pro Sports Grass on the surface, completing the manicured look. Longer pile grass was added to the ‘rough’ surrounding the green, to give the course a more realistic look. Extra holes and flags can be added to the course if the homeowners want to alter the set up.

The result

Both clients were extremely pleased with the finished result. Not only is the miniature golf course a gift that will keep on giving, but the installation of the green has transformed their outside space and given them a garden they can really enjoy.

If you’re interested in giving your garden a makeover, or if you run a school or sports centre and want to give your playing surfaces a facelift, we can help. Get in touch to find out more. We are always happy to go over project ideas with you, and help you create something magnificent.

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