With The Optishot 2 Golf Simulator, Your Backyard Can Turn Into An 18-Hole Course


When you hit balls on a golf mat in the backyard, the experience probably feels like you’re hitting balls on a golf mat in the backyard. Not exactly the most entertaining way to spend an afternoon. If you want to step things up, try hitting balls on a golf mat with the Optishot 2 Golf Simulator and feel like you’re golfing in beautiful courses from around the world.

The latest version of the award winning game, it combines a practice mat and an immersive desktop application to transport you from that dirty backyard to a detailed digital recreation of legendary fairways from lands far, far away.   Simply hit your ball on the mat and watch it in play on your laptop display (or, better yet, the giant backyard TV).


Optishot 2 consists of a practice mat that plugs into a computer and a software application that simulates how your shot will look in an actual course. It uses 16 precisely-tuned, high-speed 48MHz infrared sensors to detect your swings before, during, and after contact, then accurately shows the results in animated form on the PC. The mat is compatible with practically any club, which you can use to hit both real balls (if you have a net at home) and foam balls, with no difference in the game results, either way.

Not only can you see an actual game unfold on the computer, it gives you detailed feedback on club head speed, face angle, swing path, distance traveled, face contact, swing tempo, and shot shape after every shot, so you can learn a lot about your game with this thing in tow. Each set comes with 15 meticulously-rendered, real-world 18-hole courses, although you can upgrade the software (separate purchase) to get access to even more.

Available now, the Optishot 2 is priced at $499.99.

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3 Responses

  1. Ashley

    Smacking around golf balls is always a good time. This product is good for those that do not have a lot of room. Cool gadget!

  2. Jessi

    This is actually really cool. I’m not much into golf, but I can get into something like this. Not sure if it’s really worth that price tag, but I would love to see this implemented in resorts or some kind of place like Dave and Busters or something along those lines.

  3. Armchairbenko

    You really should change the title as it is extremely misleading. The optishot cannot be used out side due to sunlight severely affecting it’s performance. I was literally about to buy this, for my backyard, until I read that it can only be used inside under the correct lighting conditions.


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