Full Swing Golf Simulator

We test the Full Swing Golf Simulator worth £50k found in the home of Tiger Woods

Golf Monthly Verdict

Given its versatility, accuracy and attention to detail, you could make a case for Full Swing Golf being the best indoor simulator experience that exists. It comes in at a super-premium price, but it’s no wonder given its capabilities.

Reasons to buy
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    Offers accurate and realistic ball flight graphics and an exceptional course-playing experience. Wide range of features enhances versatility.

Reasons to avoid
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    Very expensive. Limited locations. Lots of space required.

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In this Full Swing Golf Simulator review, Joel Tadman tests the 16 foot widescreen Pro option also found in the home of Tiger Woods

Full Swing Golf Simulator Review

Once Tiger Woods is fully recovered from his injuries, the place he’ll likely start hitting golf shots again is in his Full Swing Golf home simulator. It’s popular in the US among many leading PGA Tour players but has now made its way to the UK, with the first installation located at Silvermere Golf & Leisure.

We paid it a visit recently and tested out the top-of-the-range Pro Series, the same 16 foot widescreen option used by Woods himself. Its patented dual sensor technology uses an overhead ion3 camera with line tracking infrared sensors to immediately show your ball flight on the screen starting from exactly where your ball contacts the screen.

You see accurate trajectories on the screen in real time with no delay and after every shot, a replay of the overhead views shows you your strike and club path from an angle most golfers never see.

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As fun as that was, enjoyment levels go up a notch when you play simulated courses, like TPC Sawgrass, mapped using drone flyovers and topography charts for the most accurate and realistic experience.

The level of detail was incredible - like the rippling of the water and birds flying through the sky - it’s as close to feeling what it is like to play these courses in an indoor environment.

If you want to test your game in a pressure situation (besides trying to hit Sawgrass’ 17th hole island green!) there’s the Showdown feature, which offers a variety of golf skills challenges, so you can hone different areas of your game under pressure to make your practice more effective.

Then there’s the option to practice your penalties, rugby conversions or even your cricket bowling action along with being able to watch films or play video games like a cinema experience.

Joel Tadman
Technical Editor

Joel has worked in the golf industry for over 12 years covering both instruction and more recently equipment. He now oversees all product content here at Golf Monthly, managing a team of talented and passionate writers and presenters in delivering the most thorough and accurate reviews, buying advice, comparisons and deals to help the reader find exactly what they are looking for. So whether it's the latest driver, irons, putter or laser rangefinder, Joel has his finger on the pulse keeping up to date with the latest releases in golf. He is also responsible for all content on irons and golf tech, including distance measuring devices and launch monitors.

One of his career highlights came when covering the 2012 Masters he got to play the sacred Augusta National course on the Monday after the tournament concluded, shooting a respectable 87 with just one par and four birdies. To date, his best ever round of golf is a 5-under 67 back in 2011. He currently plays his golf at Burghley Park Golf Club in Stamford, Lincs, with a handicap index of 3.3.

Joel's current What's In The Bag? 

Driver: Titleist TSR3, 9° 

Fairway wood: Titleist TSR3, 15° 

Hybrid: Titleist TSi2, 18° 

Irons: TaylorMade P770, 4-7 iron, TaylorMade P7MC 8-PW 

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM8, 50°, 54° and a Titleist Vokey SM9 60° lob wedge 

Putter: Evnroll ER2V 

Ball: 2021 Titleist Pro V1x