"In the D.C. area we are not blessed to live in a climate where we can golf all year, so when a client requested a golf simulator for her husband, we designed an entire basement room around it," Ms. Megginson said. "You need a big space for this, because you have to have a 9-foot-by-12-foot screen or larger for the golf-course projection. Honestly, a virtual golf space is more like a man cavern than a cave, because the minimum space you need is a room that's 15 by 20 feet and has at least 9-foot-high ceilings."
"The room can double as an exercise space because you have to have lots of open floor space when you are playing the golf game, but we also commonly put in some furnishings and accessories to make it a comfortable place to relax," Ms. Megginson said. "The golf simulator costs about $50,000, but a completed room with the simulator and accessories can cost $150,000 and up."