The Best Golf Mats of 2023
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The Best Golf Mats of 2023

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The Best Golf Mats of 2023

The perfect practice setup is the first step to perfect practice. Every good practice session starts with a hitting mat. Not only will a golf-hitting mat save you time but it’ll save you money.

Pair the top golf hitting mat with the best golf nets and you won’t have to go to the range again! But finding the golf hitting mat that suits your needs isn’t quite that easy. 

Don’t worry. We’ve done the hard work for you. Here are our top picks for golf hitting mats and what criteria to consider before purchasing. 

Use this article as a guide as you determine which mat is right for you. While the mats in this article were tested, they weren’t scored in the same way we undergo our typical Most Wanted testing.

Best Golf Hitting Mat Under $1,000: SwingTurf

SwingTurf Golf Hitting Mat

Pros

  • Minimal bounce
  • Stable and sturdy
  • Muted sound
  • Can be used with wooden or traditional tees
  • Club glides through the turf

Cons

  • The full-size option may be too big for some spaces.
  • The thickness of the foam backing can make it feel mushy at times. 

Best Under $750: The Holy Grail Hitting Mat

Holy Grail Golf Hitting Mat

Pros

  • Replaceable hitting strip for longevity
  • Suitable for left-hand or right-hand use
  • Hitting strip placement allows for use with popular launch monitors like Foresight GCQuad
  • Durable foam backing
  • Real feel and minimal bounce

Cons

  • The full-size option may be too big for some spaces
  • No cutout for tees

Best Under $500 – Wittek Quatro

Wittek Quattro Golf Hitting Mat

Pros

  • Shock-absorbing foam backing is easy on the joints and hands
  • Turf interaction is among the best
  • Cutouts for rubber tees and other typical driving-range tee solutions

Cons

  • Can’t be used with traditional wooden tees
  • The color of the turf is a little off-putting.

Hitting Mat Honorable Mentions

Best For Impact Protection – SIGPRO Softy

The SIGPRO Softy Hitting Mat provides ultimate protection for your joints thanks to its dense, durable design. The SIGPRO Softy also lets you tee up the ball anywhere as it is almost 3” thick and allows for real tees giving you the versatility to use with the long and short end of your bag.

The SigPro Softy Hitting Mat is the official hitting mat of MyGolfSpy Testing for a reason.

  • It provides incredible impact protection for repeated use.
  • It holds its form shot after shot after shot (we hit a lot of balls)
  • It provides realistic turf interaction
  • Works great with tees (for our driver testing!)

Most Durable Golf Hitting Mat – Wittek Mega

The Wittek Mega golf hitting mat has a very durable turf and thick foam backing. The turf is among the nappiest of the golf-hitting mats we tested. The Mega hitting mat can be used with wooden tees, too, which is a must-have feature.

Best Golf Mat for Simulator Use – The Holy Grail Hitting Mat

The versatility of the Holy Grail hitting mat for both left- and right-handed golfers and the unique hitting strip design make it great for use with your home simulator or launch monitor.

Best for Small Spaces – Me and My Golf Tri-Turf Hitting Mat

Running out of golf mat real estate? The Me and My Golf Tri-Turf hitting mat provides a good feel in an extremely compact size. The three kinds of turf allow for more specific practice, too. The “rough” portion of the mat was particularly helpful.

Golf Hitting Mats: What to Look For

Real Feel

If you want to practice how you play, then your golf mat needs to provide a real feel. The best golf-hitting mats simulate real turf to help you get the most out of your practice. Not only should they feel real but they should promote realistic turf interaction. A golf mat that allows you to bounce into the ball when hitting it fat can promote false confidence.

The golf mats with the most “real feel” are the Holy Grail and SwingTurf.

Stability

A solid golf hitting mat should be stable. It should stay put throughout the swing and on whatever surface you place it. Some mats include large stickers to keep them in place. Others rely on their weight and heft for staying power. 

The most stable mats are the Wittek Mega and Holy Grail. 

Durability

Durability and longevity are crucial aspects of choosing a hitting mat. You need the extra practice to cure that slice, right? Shot after shot, your hitting mat should maintain its feel and shape. Worn-out turf is a non-starter. 

The Holy Grail hitting mat has an interchangeable hitting strip that provides excellent longevity. As far as standard non-replaceable mats, the Wittek Mega is exceptionally durable. 

Hitting Mat Tips and Tricks

  • Finding the right mat for your space is key. Most hitting mats are offered in square form factors for more compact spaces or long strips for larger areas. 
  • Consider your local course conditions when choosing a golf mat. Some hitting mats have longer fairway cuts as opposed to others. Finding a mat that matches your go-to course provides even more purposeful practice.
  • Looking to use the same hitting mat we use at MyGolfSpy HQ? We source our mats for testing from Synthetic Turf International.

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      Jack

      12 months ago

      Any MGS coupon codes for the Swing Turf Mat?

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      Willie Bodger

      12 months ago

      I see that for durability you are only considering how many hits you can get out of it, but what weather if we want this to be outdoors in Arizona? I noticed at least one of them said for climate controlled areas only

      Reply

      AWW

      12 months ago

      What other mat were tested? How did Fiberbuilt, Country Club Elite and TruStrike do?

      Reply

      J Thorpe

      12 months ago

      you did not answer the question: How long do the mats last. The included answer is a repeat of a prior question. However, after experiencing “golfer elbow” I used a better mat to reduce the shock of poor course and practice range conditions in my casual rounds on the course and for practice sessions.

      Reply

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