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Best Indoor Putting Green 2023

Your putter is your most used club in the bag. Unless you hole out every chip or make an ace every time you step up to the tee box, you rely on your putting to get the golf ball into the hole. 

Happy Gilmore practiced his putting on the miniature golf course. Luckily for you, the indoor putting greens of today offer a similar experience from the comfort of your own home. 

Gone are the days of rolling the rock on an old piece of carpet. The best indoor putting greens have the same feel as the greens on your local course. Some even allow you to create breaks and/or control the speed and direction of the grain. 

It’s time to go home, ball!

Here are the best indoor putting greens of 2023. 

Indoor Putting Green Buying Considerations

Here are a few things to consider when shopping for an indoor putting green

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Cost Versus Performance

A high-quality indoor putting green can cost up to $300. But other solid options exist in the $75-$150 range. One thing to consider is the convenience of an indoor putting green. Shelling out a little extra cash to practice at home may be worth the time you’ll save by negating the commute to the practice green at the course.

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Speed

Companies like BirdieBall and PrimePutt offer their indoor putting greens at different speeds. Find the one that most closely matches your local course for the ultimate practice weapon.

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Alignment

Some indoor putting greens are Plain Jane while others offer various alignment lines, markings and symbols. WellPut is the king of alignment. Their putting mats offer helpful markings in order to help you identify a good putt from a bad putt.

Best Indoor Putting Green – 2023

ProductDurability Ease of Use Roll FeaturesTotal
PrimePutt Tour Quality Indoor Putting Green2nd3rd1st1st98
Birdie Ball Indoor/Outdoor Putting Green1st9th3rd5th97.25
Big Moss Commander Indoor Putting Green2nd9th5th12th96
Birdie Ball Indoor Putting Green6th9th2nd5th95.75
Big Moss August V2 Indoor Putting Green4th9th4th11th95.25
Perfect Practice V5-CM Indoor Putting Green4th3rd6th9th95
Me and My Golf Breaking Ball Indoor Putting Green6th3rd7th1st94.5
Proactive Varispeed Indoor Putting Green6th3rd7th1st94.5
WellPut Classic Indoor Putting Green10th1st9th5th93.5
Proactive F4 Multi-Brake Putting System6th13th11th1st93
WellPut Start 2.0 Indoor Putting Green10th1st9th13th93
Maxfli Indoor Putting Green13th3rd11th5th92.25
Pelz Player Indoor Putting Green12th3rd13th14th91
Rukket 2-In-1 Indoor Putting Green13th15th15th9th90
Raflewski Indoor Putting Green13th13th13th14th90

Indoor Putting Green Features That Matter

Roll

The best indoor putting greens roll like the real thing. The roll should be consistent, smooth and decently fast.  An easy way to check the roll of your indoor putting green is to use a golf ball like the Srixon Divide or Taylormade Tour Response Stripe. If the line starts to wobble even though you hit a good putt, maybe it’s time to rethink your indoor green. 

While some indoor putting greens offered inconsistent roll or have bias toward the cup, the PrimePutt Tour Quality Putting Green and the BirdieBall lineup of putting greens have a buttery smooth true roll. 

Durability

How durable is your indoor putting green? Similar to the greens on your local muni, your indoor putting green is going to take a beating. Between pets, kids and your angry stomping after another miss, your indoor putting green needs to withstand it all. 

Thicker indoor putting greens with full synthetic turf are the most durable. Both the PrimePutt Tour Quality Putting Green and BirdieBall Indoor/Outdoor Putting Green offer exceptional durability. The Big Moss Commander is right up there with the toughest indoor putting greens. 

Features

WellPutt indoor putting green has great alignment features

The little things make a big difference when shopping for an indoor putting green. Well-designed cups, backstops and alignment aids are all things to consider. Some indoor putting greens come with cups, flags and more while others offer only the green itself with no markings or accessories

Indoor putting greens with a ball-return function like the Perfect Practice V5-CP make your short game session that much easier. The WellPut Classic with its various alignment aids is another top performer. 

If you’re looking for the indoor putting green with the best cups, the PrimePutt Tour Quality Putting Green has cups that collect the balls at the back so they don’t block your next putt from going in.  

Portability

If your partner is anything like mine, there’s no way she’s letting an indoor putting green become part of our home decor. A good indoor putting green should be portable and storable. 

The most compact indoor putting green is the WellPut Start 2.0. This tiny indoor putting green can be stored in just about any cabinet or closet and rolls up in a pinch. Of the bigger indoor putting greens in our test, the BirdieBall Indoor/Outdoor is the easiest to roll and store.

More Indoor Putting Green Tips

Testing indoor putting greens for 2023
  • Tired of chasing golf balls off the back of the green? The PrimePutt Tour Quality Putting Green features a no-bounce backstop that keeps your hellacious seeds from screaming over the back of the mat or bouncing back into the field of play. 
  • Looking for a lightweight option that’s easy to move? The BirdieBall Putting Green with its unique foam construction is extremely lightweight and easy to move to any room in the house. 
  • Need some practice reading breaks? The Big Moss Commander includes foam wedges to prop under the green to create your own breaking putts. The Breaking Ball Putting Mat from Me and My Golf uses unique weighted golf balls to achieve the same goal. 
  • Keep a soft bristle brush on hand to reset the grain (or nap) of your indoor putting green. This will help you avoid creating channels or paths in the green that funnel the golf ball to the cup. 
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PrimePutt Tour Quality Putting Mat

98 overall

The Bottom Line

The Primeputt Tour Quality Putting Mat is the best indoor putting green for 2023. It's roll, quality, and features are unmatched.

Pros

It has a smooth roll, is easy to set up, and has a great backstop to keep golf balls from rolling over the green.

Cons

On the pricier side as far as indoor putting greens go.

"The roll is unmatched. Prime Putt is the way to go."

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Birdie Ball Indoor/Outdoor Putting Mat

97 overall

The Bottom Line

The BirdieBall Indoor/Outdoor Putting Mat is the best outdoor putting green for 2023.

Pros

Fantastic roll and very durable. The backing ensures this green will last a long time.

Cons

Rubber bumpers can be hard to attach.

"Such a great indoor putting green. And I love that I can take it indoors and outdoors."

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Big Moss Commander Putting Mat

96 overall

The Bottom Line

The Big Moss Commander Putting Green is a super durable indoor putting green that offers great roll.

Pros

Good roll and very durable design.

Cons

Backstop is made of foam, and cups aren't as nice as others.

"The Commander is so durable. This one can withstand anything!"

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Birdieball Putting Mat

96 overall

The Bottom Line

The BirdieBall Putting Mat has some of the smoothest roll we've ever seen in a indoor putting green.

Pros

Fantastic roll and super lightweight makes it easy to use.

Cons

Durability is an issue because of the soft foam material it's made from.

"The Birdieball is lightning fast and has an impeccable roll."

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Big Moss Augusta V2 Putting Mat

95 overall

The Bottom Line

The Big Moss Augusta Putting Mat is very durable and offers a true roll.

Pros

Very durable design.

Cons

Foam for creating break feels a little cheap and mundane.

"If you can overlook the shape, the roll is worth it."

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      Jeff

      8 months ago

      You put the birdie ball in front of the big moss Augusta ? Huh ? Birdie is like cheap craft store foam compared to the big moss…
      You loose all credibility whatsoever with that ranking

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      Gene

      10 months ago

      I was set to order the PrimePutt mat about a week ago, and then MGS publishes this and the price jumped 31%! I’m going to have to find another option

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      Rob

      10 months ago

      I just received my Me and My Golf breaking ball mat a couple weeks ago. I have owned a couple mats over the last few years but I have to say that having the breaking putt option sort of renders all other mats that i have owned over a 7 year period obsolete in my opinion. The mat rolls as expected but being able to practice especially the short snappers is great…. something that manages to creep into almost every round. Its a bit of a trip when i realised that straight putt mats are great for your straight putt stroke but I especially steer putts when i’m aiming away from the hole (i wish all putts on the course where straight ha!). Definitely would recommend this one to anyone looking for a mat.

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      Deacon Blues

      10 months ago

      I have (and love) a Big Moss TW Series 10 V2 (https://bigmoss.com/product/tw-series-10-v2/) that I bought in April 2020. Before that, I owned a BirdieBall indoor mat for 3 or 4 years. It rolled fine, but was not nearly as durable as the Big Moss. The Big Moss is also much easier to keep clean with a vacuum cleaner (which I couldn’t use with the BirdieBall). I do agree with the line in your review about the Big Moss cups not being as nice as others. I solved that issue by ordering an extra cup and flagstick from BirdieBall, and they work just fine with the Big Moss mat.

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      Deacon Blues

      10 months ago

      The other advantage of the Big Moss mat (at least if you get a narrow (2 ft.) mat like mine) is that it’s thinner and sits much closer to the level of the floor where you’re standing. The BirdieBall indoor mat, on the other hand, is thick foam. They sell a “stance mat” so that (in theory) your feet and the ball are closer to the same level, but the stance mat is the same mushy foam, and the ball still ends up being a good bit above your feet.

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      Andrew

      10 months ago

      I agree the Big Moss cups are weak. I also ordered some extra cups from Birdie Ball and I use those as well.

      My mat is custom 4×10. I went 4 feet wide so I can stand on the same surface and not need a separate “stance mat” which to me isn’t appealing or convenient.

      I also put my Big Moss on top of some 3/4 inch foam tiles so the balls can drop into a little half deep cup.

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      Andrew

      10 months ago

      I have tried all of these and many more. I’m a putting green junkie.

      Big Moss is the best hands down. You can also contact them and have a custom sized one made, which is what I did since I’m not a fan of the rounded free form shapes and wanted something rectangular with holes placed where I wanted them.

      The Prime Putt roll is terrible. The ball bounces.

      The Birdie Ball is a piece of foam, your feet sink into it, and it’s not durable.

      Save your time, money, etc. and get a Big Moss. It rolls truer than all of them.

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      Jeffrey

      8 months ago

      Yeah I agree…there’s no way anyone would ever pick the birdie ball over the big moss…

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      Chris

      10 months ago

      Are there any putting mats that offer a half and half approach where one half has the lines for checking your backswing/follow-through on, say, a ‘right’ hole (similar to the perfect practice training mat) but then other ‘left’ half is just a plain hole with no lines to check whether you’re replicating what you practiced with the lines?

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      Jimmy

      10 months ago

      I’m still waiting for someone to make a putting mat that looks like a proper household rug so my wife won’t (justifiably) complain about the bright green thing on the living room floor.

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      Da Slammer

      10 months ago

      Just cut a hole in the carpet and put a cup in it FFS 🤦🏻‍♂️
      lmao 🤣

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      Jimmy

      10 months ago

      I’ll give it a shot and if you don’t hear back from me, you’ll know how it went ;)

      Ben

      2 months ago

      Guys… it’s been 7 months… has… has anyone heard from Jimmy?

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      Da Slammer

      10 months ago

      How can it be the best when the cup has that weird thing at the back of the cup???? Real cups don’t have those!!! What happens to balls that lip around? It just goes in? Don’t you think people need to gauge their putt for those lip arounds so they can learn from that, instead of having that thing to make it seems like every putt hit hard goes in? Ridiculous that it’s the best.
      I don’t get how you guys do any tests at MGS at all

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      Connor Lindeman

      10 months ago

      The point of the cup design is to stop made putts from blocking other putts from rolling in. A made putt rolls to the back to allow for future putts to roll in. It’s not that deep.

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      Da Slammer

      10 months ago

      Read back what you just said LOL
      How does a made putt block other putts from rolling in???? In a real cup, unless there’s 3 or 4 balls in there, putts will still go down.
      So how does this design make any sense at all? When outside on the real course green, sometimes you want to hit it hard enough to hit the back of the cup to make it drop, to avoid the edges on either side.
      With this silly design, one with the silly wall at the back of the cup and two, with the cup being too shallow, you won’t learn to hit putts hard enough, it’s only good for dying it in from the front of the cup.
      Useless tool

      Andrew

      10 months ago

      The PrimePutt cups with the sticks to pull them are very good. When you put into a green that is only about an inch deep, the balls don’t go into the hole all the way like on the course.
      Thus made putts often stay at the front of the cup and block your next putts from going in.
      The Prime Putt cups make them roll to the back, leaving the front of the hole open.
      Really good idea IMO.

      Unfortunately they are ridiculously expensive and never in stock.

      Stephen

      10 months ago

      I have the WellPut mat. I’ve been very happy with it, but overall I would recommend a matt with no lines. I think they actually hurt my practice because it’s almost impossible not to have the lines impact my stroke. The lines make it easier to make putts, but they become a crutch. When I go back to real greens I find my stroke isn’t nearly as good as what I expected based on practice and I’m convinced part of that is I was unconsciously relying on the lines to keep my club square to the target.

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      John O

      10 months ago

      The rubber bumpers are not hard to attach on the Birdie Ball mat. They slide right on and stay in place for the most part.

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