Indoor DIY Putting Green

Indoor Putting Green DIY Build Plan – Camry Carpet, as Touted by PGA Tour Pros

An indoor putting green could be extremely valuable. It could be for you, or it could also be a practice area for your son/daughter. We at Camry see it as an investment. There’s no better feeling than putting at home while watching the game or the weather isn’t cooperating. An indoor putting green is not appreciated enough until it’s 100+ degrees outside or below 0 and freezing! Oh and, here’s a cool thing about the material we use….

Camry Carpet is used by PGA Tour Pros!

Ben Crane first touted camry carpet in 2015…

Golf Digest Article Ben Crane touts Toyota Camry trunk carpet as the best indoor putting surface. Seriously”

By John Strege
September 10, 2015
Webb's putting area on an episode of Feherty on the Golf Channel.
Webb’s Putting Area on an episode of Feherty on Golf Channel

If you have some pretty basic tools lying around and are at least a little handy, you can do this no sweat. For reference, a 4’x15′ green like the one below would cost ~$250 to build – carpet and all materials in!   

Links to the exact items I purchased to build this green will also be listed.

Before you get to the Indoor Putting Green DIY Plan, Here are some photos of customer projects to get an idea of what we are building!

Final results of our indoor putting green DIY plan

Here is the Build Plan:  

2×4 framing , 2×4 horizontal beams 

2x4 frame, 2x4 horizontal beams for putting green support.
2×4 frame, 2×4 horizontal beams for support (typically 1.5′-2.5′ feet apart)

Topped off with 3/4” particle board for the base. 

Particle board or Plywood works for DIY putting green. 1/2" or 3/4" is ideal.
Particle board or Plywood works. 1/2″ or 3/4″ is ideal.

You Have the Option to add an underlayment or carpet padding with the moisture barrier FACING UP***, for softness on the feet and heat retention, just as you would with normal carpet.

These underlayments feel great on the feet and greatly reduce any sound of your putting green.

Drill holes using a hole saw – 4 1/4″. Product link:

Drill your putting green hole using a hole saw - 4 1/4"

Apply carpet with carpet adhesive spread with a 1/16” trowel if applying to particle board/plywood or smooth surface. Try to apply only 3-6 feet of glue at a time, and then simply unroll the camry material on for an even adhesion. This process does not need to be rushed. No pressure down on the carpet other than a book to flatten it out. Let dry.

Apply carpet with carpet adhesive spread with a 1/16” trowel if applying to particle board/plywood or smooth surface.
Apply carpet with carpet adhesive spread with a 1/16” trowel. Product Link:

Product link:″-x-180″-roll/

Slit a small ‘X’ in the carpet with an Exacto knife where the Holes are and slide in Regulation cups for a Flush Look.

Putting green cups should be bought 4" deep.
Regulation Cups should be bought 4″ depth. Product Link:

To add break; use HEAVY DUTY levers! ( You only need to raise by a few mm’s to get a 1% or 2% slope. Perfect for aim point!

A Couple of Notes

  • Build it where you want to use it if you can.  It will be awkward to move if you have narrow corridors.
  • You can adjust this build to whatever size you want to make it.  The only tricky part may be making sure the underlayment is perfectly flush if you have to use more than 1 piece.  We suggest planning 4′ width increment greens since the particle board comes at 4′ standard from local shops.
  •  Camry carpet is the best roll, and also shaves off about $100 vs the Big Moss artificial turf. Simply choose the sizing you need from our Shop, or email us at [email protected] for custom sizing. Prices are going to vary and we always do our best to get the best price.
  • Slit an X in the carpet! people try to make the mistake of cutting out a perfect circle- that’s a NO-NO. This will save you a lot of trouble and it will no doubt be cleaner than you or I can do it.  Use an exacto knife and make the x just large enough for the cups to slide in flush with the carpet wedge in between the cup and wood.
  • Use a tarp to cover it if you are placing it outside.
  • With these dimensions, you can comfortably practice up to a 15ft putt and add a break to it if you want. The material rolls at 11 speed, but you can use the furniture levels on one end to hit uphill putts rolling at 7-10 speed(IT’S AMAZING).
Finished indoor putting green
Finished Product. 4′ x 15′ for $330 with the underlayment! 🙂


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5 thoughts on “Indoor Putting Green DIY Build Plan – Camry Carpet, as Touted by PGA Tour Pros

  1. This is so helpful. Thank you! I’ll be trying out the carpet for my new garage project!

    – jason

  2. Does adding the caper padding make a huge difference? How do you then add the Camry mat on top of that to keep it secure? Thank you

    1. padding adds great feel to the feet. and if you want to hit into your simulator and have the ball drop with sound dampening, 7/16″ carpet padding 6-10lb density is perfect.

      You can use a smooth padding that is dense enough for your liking. If the padding doesnt have a moisture barrier included, Homedepot has moisture barriers you can buy for cheap(30-50$). This allows you to glue the camry to the moisture/vapor barrier. Roberts 6700 glue works well, spread with a 1/16″TROWEL.

      1. Are you saying the carpet padding is for the simulator or the camry carpet? I’m trying to make the ball drop with no noice for my simulator screen. Currently looking around for the best solution. I was going to hang carpet behind the screen, but wondering if there is a better solution.

        1. The 7/16″ padding installed moisture barrier facing Up, topped off with camry carpet provides the best sound dampening and eliminates bounce back off the sim! Also allows for chipping onto! —>

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