The Top 5 Golf Simulators That The Pros Use
Written by Mike Noblin

Mike has been involved with sports for over 30 years. He's been an avid golfer for more than 10 years and is obsessed with watching the Golf Channel and taking notes on a daily basis. He also holds a degree in Sports Psychology.

Updated on December 12, 2023

Golf simulators are becoming more and more popular with all types of golfers, from PGA Tour pros to weekend warriors.

They don’t come cheap though, and there’s a slew of golf simulators on the market to choose from. So which ones get the endorsement of the pros?

Here are the top 5 that we could find, including all the professional players who use them and what’s included with the product.

 

1. Full Swing Pro 2.0

There are lots of golf simulator brands on the market, but the Full Swing is considered the creme de la creme. With this premium kit, golfers will have everything they need to study their ball speed, ball flight, launch angle, and spin rates.

The total golf simulator package includes the Full Swing software with tons of courses, an HD projector, 4 HyperClear high-speed cameras, an ION3 overhead camera, a hitting screen, and a golf mat. Oh, and the Full Swing Pro is the golf simulator of choice of Tiger Woods! That speaks volumes, to say the least!

Pros Who Use This Simulator:

  • Tiger Woods
  • Jon Rahm
  • Gary Woodland
  • Jason Day
  • Xander Schauffele
  • Jordan Spieth
  • Patrick Cantlay

What’s Included:

  • High-quality hitting mat
  • Sturdy wooden platform
  • 4 HyperClear line scan cameras
  • Movie theater quality projector
  • Heavy-duty hitting screen
  • 1 ION3 high-speed overhead camera

 

2. Trackman 4

Trackman has been around a long time, and they boast a pretty impressive roster of PGA Tour players. Trackman prides itself on having some of the industry’s most accurate radars and golf launch monitors. Because of this, golfers will get more feedback and data points to help them fine-tune their swings.

Pros Who Use This Simulator:

  • Justin Rose
  • Dustin Johnson
  • Sergio Garcia
  • Justin Thomas
  • Francesco Molinari
  • Rory McIlroy

What’s Included:

  • A true simulation experience that feels just like you’re on an actual golf course
  • Trackman 4 Launch Monitor
  • The best Sim Software in the business
  • Courses have been mapped with drones for a more realistic feel
  • Tailored to fit your designed space
  • Over 160 high-definition golf courses to choose from

 

3. Foresight Sports

Foresight Sports was one of the first companies in the industry to bring launch monitors and golf simulators to the market. Their GCQuad launch monitor has been one of the best golf launch monitors since 2017. PGA Tour star Rickie Fowler is a faithful user of Foresight Sports simulators. Foresight Sports has played a significant role in Fowler’s resurgence on the golf course.

Pros Who Use This Simulator:

  • Rickie Fowler
  • Martin Hall (Instructor)
  • Butch Harmon (Instructor)
  • Claude Harmon III (Instructor)

What’s Included:

  • The SIM-IN-A-BOX option comes with a launch monitor, FSX 2020 Gaming Platform, computer, practice mat, and a hitting net
  • 15 different courses, including Pebble Beach and the Old Course at St. Andrews
  • Can be assembled and taken apart very quickly
  • 7 different options to fit your ceiling height and budget
  • Golfers also have the option to customize their simulator of choice
  • The premium launch monitor can be used indoors or on the driving range

 

4. HD Golf

Here’s another outstanding indoor golf simulator option for your home or office. The accuracy and real-life experience this simulator gives you are unlike anything else you’ve seen. A slew of the PGA and LIV Golf’s brightest stars use HD simulators to study the metrics of all their shots. Just check out this impressive pro roster…

Pros Who Use This Simulator:

  • Bubba Watson
  • Fred Couples
  • Bryson DeChambeau
  • Jerry Kelly
  • Adam Scott
  • Zach Johnson
  • Tommy Fleetwood
  • Louis Oosthuizen
  • Steve Stricker
  • Amy Alcott
  • Carl Petterson
  • Kevin Streelman
  • Jason Bohn
  • Stephen Ames
  • Ian Woosnam

What’s Included:

  • Various size options: 9 to 12 feet tall, 14 to 17 feet wide, 18 to 22 feet long
  • Comes with a unique metal frame and durable nylon hitting screen
  • The HD Golf software gives you access to several championship courses
  • Allows golfers to analyze their club path, carry distance, and ball speed
  • Computer cabinet with 4 shelves of storage space
  • State-of-the-art tee mat
  • Pro-grade nylon turf that’ll hold up well for the long haul
  • Comes with an LCD Projector that’ll work with any HDTV

 

5. GOLFZON

GOLFZON is another major player in the home golf simulator industry. Their TwoVision and Wave golf simulators are also incredibly popular at sports bars and golf results. The TwoVision simulator package includes software for over 200 golf courses, so you’ll never get bored!

GOLFZON won the Golf Digest Reader’s Choice Award for best golf simulator from 2017 to 2021. The company also took home the Most Innovative Product Award from Golf Inc in 2022. It’s hard to argue with that kind of impressive track record.

Pros Who Use This Simulator:

  • Kevin Na
  • Matt Kuchar
  • Sungjae Im
  • Matthew Wolff
  • David Leadbetter (Instructor)

What’s Included:

  • Golfers can choose between the TwoVision and Wave simulator packages, two of the best on the market
  • Over 200 golf courses to play, including iconic venues like PGA National, Harbour Town, Kiawah Island, St. Andrews, and Pebble Beach
  • Comes with a virtual caddie to guide you through each hole
  • Includes an LED Putting Guide, which is one of the best putting simulators in the world
  • The Doppler radar of the launch monitor includes 34 different ball flight parameters
  • Has a moving swing plate so that golfers can practice hitting shots from any type of lie
  • Golfers have the option of hitting off different kinds of mats that simulate a fairway, rough, or bunker
  • The software makes golf games even more fun with options like Darts Golf and Blocks Golf
  • You can play against up to 6 friends at once

 

 

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Mike Noblin

Mike has been involved with sports for over 30 years. He's been an avid golfer for more than 10 years and is obsessed with watching the Golf Channel and taking notes on a daily basis. He also holds a degree in Sports Psychology.