Golf Practice Mat Sizing Guide: How Big Should You Go?


Golf Practice Mat Sizing Guide: How Big Should You Go?


What size golf mat do I need? It’s an important question. If your golf mat is too small, your practice sessions may not feel realistic, and your progress at home may not transfer to the golf course. You may also be limited in the types of shots you can practice.

Aim to get the biggest mat you can accommodate based on the space you have available. (Don’t forget to allow for the space you’ll need for a golf practice net and a simulator if you plan to get one.)

Map Out Your Space

Mark off a standard golf practice mat size in your space with masking tape, chalk, or temporary outdoor spray paint:

      1. One foot by two feet
      2. Three feet by four feet
      3. Three feet by five feet
      4. Four feet by five feet
      5. Five feet by five feet
      6. Five feet by six feet
      7. Five feet by 10 feet

Just take your best guess on your first pass. It will look something like this:

Mat Sizes

Stand in the area you’ve mapped out, if it’s large enough, and take several passes at the shots you want to practice with the clubs you want to use. If you feel cramped, go up a size until you feel comfortable moving naturally. Keep in mind the distance your golf balls usually travel and the potential for ricochet.

Mat Recommendations by Height

Your Height Optimal Mat Sizes

< 5'3"

3'x4', 3'x5' or 4'x4'

5'3" - 6'

4'x5' or 5'x5'

> 6' or for use w/simulator

5'x6' or 5'x10'

Top 1X & 3x4 Mats

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Dura-Pro Fairway/Rough Golf Mat
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Dura-Pro Multi-Club Champion WoodTee Mat - side view
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3'X4' - Dura-Pro Plus Residential Golf Mat
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Top 3X Mats

High Tech Golf Mat
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Dura-Pro Fairway/Rough Golf Mat
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Dura-Pro Multi-Club Champion WoodTee Mat - side view
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3'x5' - 5 Star Commercial Golf Mat
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Top 4X Mats

High Tech Golf Mat
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Dura-Pro Fairway/Rough Golf Mat
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Dura-Pro Multi-Club Champion WoodTee Mat - side view
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3'x5' - 5 Star Commercial Golf Mat
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Top 5X Mats

High Tech Golf Mat
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Dura-Pro Fairway/Rough Golf Mat
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Dura-Pro Multi-Club Champion WoodTee Mat - side view
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3'x5' - 5 Star Commercial Golf Mat
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Factor in Portability

Will you need to store your golf practice mat on regular basis? Larger mats will need to be stored flat, while some smaller mats can be rolled up. Leaving a mat rolled up for too long can damage it, though, so try to flatten it back out as often as you can. (You’re supposed to be using it a lot anyway, right?)

Once you’ve landed on the right golf mat size, the rest is easy.

Top Portable Mats

High Tech Golf Mat
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Dura-Pro Fairway/Rough Golf Mat
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Dura-Pro Multi-Club Champion WoodTee Mat - side view
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3'x5' - 5 Star Commercial Golf Mat
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When to Go Big

A little more space is needed—at least five feet by six feet—if you plan to have a simulator screen. Some golfers opt for an octagon shape, instead of a rectangle or square, to practice from more angles.

5'x5' Octagon - 5 Star Commercial Golf Mat

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5'x6' - 5 Star Zoysia Fairway Golf Mat - Top View

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5/8 base pad & ultra-tall turf

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