Building a Golf Putting Green
Create a backyard putting green. Follow these step-by-step instructions from Don't Sweat It host Steve Watson.
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12' pressure-treated 4x4s
12' pressure-treated 2x4s
1-1/2 tons stone dust
cordless drill and bits
3 lb. sledge hammer
golf hole cutter
plate compactor (rental)
water drum roller (rental)
1. Select a location with relatively flat terrain. Use the pressure-treated timbers to create a border for the putting green. Use string-line (or twine and stakes) and level to place the timbers.
4. Compact first layer using the plate compacter. Apply another two-inch layer and compact. Add more stone dust as desired to create contours.
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