A putting green refers to a section of green turf on a golf course with a hole marked by a flag. The golfer tries to get the golf ball into the hole by using a golf club called a putter. Even though the golf ball can be quite close to the hole during putting, these shots can be difficult. When not on the golf course, golf enthusiasts often practice on either a portable putting green in their home or office or on a putting green they have installed in their backyard.
Do-it-yourself putting green kits are available or a company that specializes in creating putting greens that fit in with the existing landscaping can be hired. Artificial turf that is made to resist fading and damage from the weather is often used for putting greens, but real grass can be used instead. A backyard putting green can be made to be as close to the kind on a commercial golf course as possible. This can be a great source of pleasure to the homeowner as he or she can not only practice putting, but entertain fellow golf enthusiasts as well.
Artificial grass putting greens are favored by many as they don't require mowing or fertilizing. Small indoor putting greens with artificial grass are great for practice on rainy or snowy days. They are used in homes such as in a basement, den or family room as well as in some offices. Real grass putting greens can be great for those who like to garden because they can be a lot of work. Many golfers say that real grass is worth the work because it is best for a true ball roll that artificial greens just can't match.
Commercial golf courses may have either real or artificial grass putting greens. In hot climates, real grass can be very difficult to keep green. Bermuda grass is a real grass that is often considered the best for holding up in warm temperatures. Bentgrass is a real grass that is typically used in areas with milder climates.