Backyard Golf Holes
Sure, you can buy someone short-game lessons, but how does someone really get better? With practice. Give the gift that keeps on giving -- and is sure to make someone the envy of the neighborhood -- with a backyard practice area. SYNLawn Golf
, in partnership with Dave Pelz, has plenty of custom options from which to choose. For example, a 20-by-50 area with a green and a fringe will cost about $10,000 based on the installation. Have the space and money for a mini par 3? A larger layout equipped with a bunker and even a water hazard could be had for about $75,000 (left). Of course, it's going to take a bit more to replicate what Pelz had built
at his Austin, Tex.-area home.
-- Alex Myers