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

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 4×15′ green like the one below would cost ~$200 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 DIY Plan, Here are some photos of customer projects to get an idea of what we are building!

Ok here we go , here’s the Build Plan:  


2×4 framing , 2×4 horizontal beams 

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. 1/2″ or 3/4″ are ideal.

You Have an Option to Add Cork underlay, Carpet underlay, NO underlay, or Rubber underlay. IMO, the easiest to work with is Cork underlay for greens 4′ wide. (UPDATE: We had a customer comeback after 3 years for more carpet, and found that Two layers of Camry carpet is also a great alternative for 4′ width greens) The cork feels great on the feet, and comes in perfect dimension of 25 feet Long, and 4′ wide. It is $130, but it is a great investment if you will be putting on the green for extended periods of time. This product would work well for building up to a 4.5 x 25ft green, or even a 9 x 12′ green. Amazon Product Link: https://amzn.to/3s04t8l

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Drill holes using hole saw – 4 1/4″. Product link: https://amzn.to/3eQ53Ar

Apply carpet with carpet adhesive spread with a 1/16” trowel if applying to plywood or smooth surface. (If you are using cork, use a Camie Automotive Spray Adhesive or 007 carpet spray adhesive.) Try to apply only 3-6 feet at a time. This process does not need to be rushed. No pressure down on carpet other than a book to flatten it out. Let dry.

Product link: https://camrygolf.com/product/54″-x-180″-roll/

Apply carpet with carpet adhesive spread with a 1/16” trowel. Product Link: https://amzn.to/3x4pgsv

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

Regulation Cups should be bought 4″ deep. Product Link: https://camrygolf.com/product/4-regulation-size-putting-cup-1-piece/

To Add break ; Use Furniture levers!

Levelers are the easiest way to add undulation to make right to left, or even slower uphill putts.https://amzn.to/3kT7S7s

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 artifical turf. Simply choose out the sizing you need from our Shop, or email us at camrygolfgreens@outlook,com 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- thats 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 carept wedge in between the cup and wood.
  • Use tarp to cover if you are placing it outside.
  • With these dimensions, you can comfortably practice up to a 15ft putt and add 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(ITS AMAZING).
Finished Product. 4′ x 15′ for $330 with the underlayment! 🙂

I hope this helps!

1 thought 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

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