One of the most important aspects of a golf simulator is the hitting mat. For some very obvious reasons the hitting is imperative. It is the surface that you have to hit every shot off of on your simulator and it will need to hold up through tons of shots and rounds. This should not be the part of the golf simulator that you skimp on. It will improve the overall experience and play while using your simulator setup. If you are setting up your first golf simulator or are looking to upgrade your simulator setup, then check out these hitting mats as they can make all the difference in your overall play.



Golfbays Standard Hitting Mat


For those who are looking for a quality mat at a good price, check out this model. It has built in shock absorbers, a rubber bottom that sticks to any surface to provide a stable base, and has holes built in as well for tees. This mat is 1.5 meters by 1.5 meters, so it has good size that gives players ample room to get set and hit comfortably. It is a great option for those who have a good amount of room and need a quality mat that will hold up over time.


Truestrike MK7 Portable


This portable hitting mat can be taken and used anywhere. It is lightweight and small, which makes it more portable than other mats. The main benefit of this mat is that it is said to actually feel like hitting off of a real fairway. That is something that can rarely be found with other mats. It also can greatly improve your play on the course as the practice you get in on the simulator will translate even more to the course.




This mat was made specifically for the Protee golf simulator as the Simmat has a cutout fit exactly to be played with that simulator. It is one of the top of the line mats and is pricier than the other two on this list. The quality is exceptional and looks really good. For those who want one of the highest quality mats on the market that makes your simulator feel like hitting on real grass, look to try a Simmat product. This current model is made for the Protee but can be used for other simulators that fit in the cutouts as well.


Take time with your purchase of a hitting mat. It is the thing that you will be directly playing on for every round you play on your simulator. You don't want to be stuck with a mat that doesn’t feel right under your feet or does not allow for a proper hit of the turf.



Written by Robert Hart

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