Trump reportedly has a $50,000 golf simulator in the White House, but that's just the starting price for these luxury setups
- Virtual golf simulators briefly became a hot topic last month when the Washington Post reported that President Donald Trump had his own full-room golf simulator installed in the White House.
- Professionals use golf simulators to track their swing data and improve their technique.
- Casual players can use a golf simulator to take a virtual tour of the world's most-celebrated courses.
- But they're not cheap - custom pricing for the TrackMan Simulator starts at $49,995.
Last month, the Washington Post reported that President Donald Trump had installed a $50,000 golf simulator in the White House for personal use. While the president's golf habits have fueled political debate for years, the report sparked two new questions for me- how much should someone invest in a virtual golf course, and how do they compare to the real thing?
An internet search shows that $50,000 is well within the usual price range for high-end golf simulator systems like the one described by the Post, before custom features and installation are taken into account. With custom pricing starting at $49,995, the TrackMan Simulator is one of the more celebrated golf simulators on the market, boasting a long list of endorsements and a robust library of virtual courses based on real golf clubs around the world.
A golf simulator is a considerable investment in both space and cost, but the technology can benefit all types of golf enthusiasts. Aspiring professionals can use simulators to monitor and improve their swing and technique while more casual players can embark on virtual play throughs of the world's most famous courses.
Take a look at these impressive golf simulator setups designed by TrackMan: