If you are an avid golfer in Las Vegas, you have probably considered the installation of a backyard putting green into your home. There are two aspects of the game that need to be practiced far more than everything else, one is your drive and the other is putting. Mastering the art of reading the pitch of a green and looking for the subtle differences that make a ball roll straight only comes with hours pf practice and careful observation, and having to drive to the course every day to practice is going to severely compromise the amount of hours you can put in. Las Vegas is a perfect climate for having a backyard putting green, because we have more than 300 sunny days every year and almost no rain. Most people who install putting greens do so from artificial turf that is specifically created to mimic the short and cropped grass of a putting green, without the hassles of attempting to keep real grass alive in the heat. Using a special artificial turf and a professional installation will give you all of the realism of a professional green, without any of the care necessary to keep it perfect. The process is very much like standard artificial turf installation, with extra care given to the shaping and forming of the ground as well as a special compacted material that will feel like real grass under foot, while also allowing the ball to roll correctly. Weed barriers are also critical to keeping your backyard putting green in good working order. If it is installed correctly, you should experience no bagging or looseness that would ruin your putting experience.
One of the latest rends that is sweeping the Las Vegas golf community is the installation of lighting that will allow you to use your putting green both during the day and at night. Landscape lighting is not appropriate for a putting green because it creates shadows that make distances and pitch difficult to judge. Putting green lighting involves lights on posts surrounding the green, which will allow the green itself to be lit the same way that it would be during the day. We are not looking for subtle accent lighting, but instead we are seeking the fully lit area that will not have shadows. The installation of these post lights around the green should be done before it is installed so that the wiring can be placed under the shaped earth ninetieth the turf, but if you already have a course installed then the process will involve running the wires around it so as not to need re installation of the artificial turf and ground shaping. Naturally, it is better to undertake the installation of the lighting before your putting green is installed, but if you already have one we can easily retrofit it without disturbing your green. The addition of night time play will allow you twice the hours to practice your short game, and the improvement will be seen in both your game and your property values.