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Big Moss makes some of the best indoor putting greens available. Wide variety of sizes and shapes. Excellent putting surface and ability to vary your practice.
Whether it’s because of a pandemic lockdown or just regular winter, a lot of golfers spend a good chunk of the year away from the course. For us, getting more golf into our house is the obvious cure to the offseason blues. A high quality indoor putting green, like those from Big Moss, is a great choice to both keep our sanity and improve our game.
Set Up & Ease of Use
My Big Moss Augusta V2 green arrived in a long, heavy, rectangular box. Cutting it open, I found the carpet/green rolled up and wrapped in plastic along with a few small bags of accessories and an instruction manual. I took everything down to my basement, where the green would live, and got to work.
After removing the plastic wrap, I laid out the major pieces: the green/carpet, the sloped foam that gives the cups depth, the backstop, and the chipping mat. Assembly took about three minutes: put the foam down where you want the green, unroll the green on top of it, peg the backstop in place with the provided tees, and insert the cups. It’s fairly intuitive, but the instruction manual is a nice confirmation that you’re doing it right. Overall, setting up a Big Moss indoor putting green is easy and takes very little time.
I also want to note that the Big Moss green was perfectly flat right out of the box. The green is heavy enough that it’s own weight holds it flat, so you don’t need to cover it with books and wait hours to start putting. This is a major advantage over many consumer-grade putting greens.
If you practice your short game, you’re going to get better. Scratch that. If you practice your short game on a quality surface that provides realistic feedback, you’re going to get better. Big Moss putting greens are some of the best, truest-rolling surfaces I’ve ever used.
While a great surface is a prerequisite, what really sets Big Moss apart is the variety of green shapes and sizes that they offer. Whether you need something compact to fit discretely into an office or you want to turn your entire basement into a short game wonderland, Big Moss has something for you. That ranges from a six foot long strip to the Long Putt 60 which is, you guessed it, 60 feet long!
The other thing that I’ve come to enjoy about Big Moss greens is the way they allow for variety in your practice. Most greens are flat with a hole or two, full stop. Big Moss goes beyond that. First, they include hole reducers for each cup to dramatically raise the difficulty. Second, Big Moss includes small foam pieces that you can use to create breaks or to compensate for the irregularities in your floor. This alone adds nearly unlimited variety to your putting practice. If that’s not enough, Big Moss also includes a chipping mat so you can work on your wedge game, too. And there’s a backstop so you can chip and putt aggressively without fear of damaging your walls.
I’ve been using my Big Moss green almost daily for about a month and it still looks brand new. More impressively, my Big Moss green has been living with a dog and two young children and still looks brand new. Big Moss does recommend occasional vacuuming to keep it rolling true.
Beyond their quality, Big Moss greens rate high on longevity for being fun to use and offering a variety of practice options. The mini-hole, the ability to set breaks, the inclusion of a chipping mat, the string drill kit, and the backstop all make Big Moss greens more enjoyable to use which means you will use them more.
Big Moss indoor putting greens range in price from $54 to $1,678. The model reviewed here is the Augusta V2 which retails for $299 (details HERE). At every size and price level, Big Moss is at least competitive on value and, in most cases, is the obvious favorite.
Whether you’re looking to make an indoor putting green the centerpiece of a room or add a small mat to your office, you need to consider Big Moss. The quality of their putting surface is excellent, and their ability to put variety into your putting practice is unmatched.