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Design Guideline Whitepaper for Architects and Interior Designers
Creating Indoor Golf Simulator Studios
Indoor golf simulator studios present a unique design challenge that demands careful consideration of spatial, technical, and aesthetic elements. This design guideline aims to provide architects and interior designers with a comprehensive framework to ensure the successful integration of golf simulators into indoor spaces.
1. Minimum Space Requirements
• Allocate a minimum of 300 square feet for an effective indoor golf simulator studio
• Provide a clear space of at least 15 feet in width, 20 feet in depth, and a ceiling height of 10 feet for unrestricted swings and optimal user experience. This space will accommodate both left and right handed golfers without any limitation
2. Additional Lounge Space
• If incorporating seating or lounge areas, allocate extra space beyond the 20-foot depth requirement to enhance user comfort and create a welcoming environment
3. Power Budget
• Allocate a power budget of approximately 2KW to meet the electrical requirements of the golf simulator, computer, projector and some ambient lighting
• Ensure convenient access to power outlets and consider installing dedicated circuits for optimal performance. Seek guidance from your installation contractor for the exact location of the power outlets
4. Ceiling Design
• Enhance the visual experience within the simulator by painting the ceiling black or dark grey
• Create a focused and immersive environment while minimizing distractions
5. Dust Free Environment
• Ensure the room is completely dust-free before the installation of the golf simulator to prevent interference with sensors, reduce life of projectors and computers
6. Timing of Installation Work
• Complete all civil and interior work before the installation of the golf simulator to ensure a smooth integration process without disruptions
7. Ventilation and Climate Control
• Ensure proper ventilation for a comfortable environment during extended gameplay
• Incorporate climate control systems to regulate temperature and humidity
8. Flooring Choices
• Consider wood or wood finished material in the lounge area to enhance the aesthetics
• The playing area is typically artificial turf or in some cases carpet. Most often this is under the scope of the golf simulator installation contractor
• Avoid a lot of natural light into the room. The room is designed to be dark with illumination coming from the projector and some area lighting which can be controlled
• If there are windows in the room, consider using some kind of window covering like curtains, blinds etc to block the natural light during play
10. Projector, Launch Monitor and Hitting area
• Type and Location as per vendor specifications
By adhering to these design guidelines, architects and interior designers can create indoor golf simulator studios space that not only meet technical specifications but is ready for installation of a golf simulator. Thoughtful collaboration and attention to detail during the design phase are essential for the successful integration of golf simulators into indoor spaces.
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