How to Build Your Own Golf Cage

By Jamie Lisse

If you need a little extra practice time on your golf swing you can use a golf cage. Instead of buying a golf cage, you can build your own in your backyard. A golf cage is very similar to a batting cage, which is used to practice for baseball or softball. You only need a few materials and you can have a golf cage of your own built in a few hours.


Difficulty: Moderately Easy
Step 1
Dig holes to bury no more than 2 feet of the aluminum or PVC pipes. You will need to dig four holes in a square shape with each hole 10 feet apart. Pack the dirt around the posts or use cement to keep them in place.
Step 2
Attach baffle nets--tightly woven sports nets--or tarps to the posts with 1-foot pieces of polyethylene rope. Secure with ties every 1 to 2 feet. The nets will go on the back, the sides and the top of the cage. Leave a little bit of slack because you do not want the golf ball to come flying right back at you when you hit it into the cage. If you are using a longer piece of netting or tarp then you can just drape it over the top and down the sides. Secure it to the frame with the rope.
Step 3
Secure the golf cage to the ground with metal stakes. Cut some 12-foot pieces of rope for each aluminum tube or PVC post. Use the ropes to connect to the ground stakes to anchor the cage in place. Use a mallet to pound the stakes into the ground.

Tips & Warnings

If you will be building the golf cage indoors, you can use 2-by-4 wood beams for the posts and nylon rope instead of polyethylene rope.

About The Author

Jamie Lisse has been writing professionally since 1997. She has published works with a number of online and print publishers. Her areas of expertise include finance and accounting, travel, entertainment, digital media and technology. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English.

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