Pro Builds Underground Golf Simulator In His Garden

The incredible underground golf simulator build took just five weeks

Pro Builds Underground Golf Simulator In His Garden
(Image credit: Foresight Sports/Justin Sadler)

The incredible underground golf simulator build took just five weeks

Pro Builds Underground Golf Simulator In His Garden

PGA Pro Justin Sandler has shared the story of how he created his dream Foresight Sports golf simulator...underground in his garden.

Having no room in the house for his swing studio, Justin had to be creative, and creative he was.

The entire build took just five weeks, with the decision taken to dig down with the help of a swimming pool company due to the 3m desired height of the studio.

This also allowed him to bypass planning permission, with the outbuilding coming in under the limit.

The swimming pool company built the underground section of the shed, going 1.3m down in a 7m x 4m size.

The shed build on top of the 'pool' took just three days, with the underground foundations taking six days to completely dry.

The shed company cladded the international walls and floor in three days before an electrician sorted all the wiring.

With the structure complete, Justin could begin the process of creating his dream golf simulator studio.

This started with carpeting the walls and ceiling, then laying the subfloor, the turf and the hitting mat before installing the simulator hitting screen and the ceiling baffles.

The PC, projector and Foresight Sports GCQuad launch monitor were then installed and connected, with Justin free to add the finishing touches with furniture, golf bags and sporting memorabilia.

Pro Builds Underground Golf Simulator In His Garden

The result is incredible.

Justin says he uses the simulator studio almost every day, not only for golf simulation but for entertaining friends, watching movies or sports, and playing video games.

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“As a coach, having the ability to back up what you are saying with accurate data is so important to help clients see the changes being made with their swing," Justin said.

"Not only is the shed an amazing space for family and friends, it’s actually increased the value of the house by more than it cost me – so I’ll have made money from it!

"The space is great for the children. They love being able to use it when their friends come around, and it means they aren’t making noise in the house!

Pro Builds Underground Golf Simulator In His Garden

“The simulator is fantastic; I’d find it hard to stop hitting balls if it wasn’t for my 2-year-old always wanting to have a go himself!”

Amazing work Justin. We're not jealous at all...

Elliott Heath
News Editor

Elliott Heath is our News Editor and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016 after graduating with a degree in Sports Journalism. He manages the Golf Monthly news, features, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. He covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as four Open Championships on-site including the 150th at St Andrews. His first Open was in 2017 at Royal Birkdale, when he walked inside the ropes with Jordan Spieth during the Texan's memorable Claret Jug triumph. He has played 35 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Western Gailes, Old Head and Turnberry. He has been obsessed with the sport since the age of 8 and currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 2-5. His golfing highlights are making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, shooting an under-par round, playing in the Aramco Team Series on the Ladies European Tour and making his one and only hole-in-one at the age of 15 - a long time ago now!

Elliott is currently playing:

Driver: Titleist TSR4

3 wood: Titleist TSi2 HL

Irons: Mizuno MP-H4 3-iron, Mizuno MP5 4-PW

Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5