The GS10 has a lot to offer avid golfers looking for the perfect addition to their man cave, or a place to go on rainy days when the course isn’t an option and they need a more relaxing environment than their local range can provide. Like the TruGolf GS13, this simulator is packed with top of the line features and simulator software, and it comes with a pretty hefty price tag.
Our Verdict: One of the leading golf simulator systems on the market, the GS10 isn’t as popular as its big brother, the GS13, but it does include comparable features and is available at a lower price.
Read on to learn how this innovative system can track your performance and can help to significantly improve your golf game.
Overview and features
Shopping for a golf simulator isn’t easy. Brands such as TruGolf produce top of the line simulator setups, but for a price not every golfer can afford. However, if you’re looking for the real deal and a simulator that can provide a realistic golfing experience, there’s no better place to go.
Using TruTrac technology, this simulator tracks both club and ball movement, which can provide more accurate feedback that will allow you to focus on the areas you need to improve in for a better swing and a lower score.
Other simulators in this price range tend to fall short in terms of tracking. Most often, you’ll get a system that offers either ball or club tracking, rarely both. The ability to track swing quality and distance is what really matters to the golfer who’s preparing for an upcoming tournament, or the beginner who wants to impress their friends.
If you want to focus on improving your golf game and don’t know which golf clubs to carry that can help your swing speed and accuracy, this set is perfect for trying out your new wedge or hybrid.
E6 1.6 Golf Simulator Software
Of course, this set wouldn’t be complete without the E6 1.6 software which is one of the best simulator programs on the market. Compared to the last version by E6, this version of the golf program is bigger and better than ever before.
The program uses physics in order to replicate precise movements and behaviors of on-course golf play. This program offers a totally immersive experience with more life-like rendering compared to the past version, and practice and gameplay modes.
It also offers some great upgrades including improved grass texture, more realistic lighting, and the ability to customize your gameplay, from changing up the weather to setting the time of day. Truly, the game will suck you in and will allow you to create your own ideal golfing conditions. You can get rid of rough penalties, change the course’s firmness or use the auto align feature.
Who could ask for more?
Simulator Package Details
Aside from the popular software, this simulator also comes with a 1080 HD projector, which can also be used for movie viewing, TV viewing, or gaming, once you’re through with golf for the day. The addition of TruGolf’s new projector box eliminates the need to have the projector hardwired, which is a huge plus for buyers and makes the entire set more portable.
This package also comes with a three-piece lock key mat system, the simulator pad, which is installed under the simulator for height, the projector ramp, surge protector, the HD impact screen, PC, light bar, and the top and side panels, complete with a removable valance.
While the set may sound complex, setting up only takes about fifteen minutes once you become familiar with the installation process. If you’re searching for a portable golf simulator, this is a great buy. The included instructions manual details the set up and break down process and includes images for each of the steps.
The manufacturer recommends a minimum ceiling height of nine feet however, a taller golfer may need a higher ceiling in order to avoid compromising their swing. Because of this, we recommend carefully measuring the available space before you buy. To do, just take some swings with your usual swing form. If the space is tight you may want to consider setting the simulator up in another space or using it outdoors for more freedom of movement. If you want the simulator to give you accurate feedback on your swing, you’ll need the freedom to move around like you can on the course. Remember, since this system is highly portable, so if you don’t have room in the home you can easily set this system up in a matter of minutes, outdoors or in the garage.
If you’re willing to pay more the manufacturer also sells a touchscreen monitor, side panel extensions, and more course packs. The ability to purchase more course packs is a huge selling point for golfers who are on a budget and can’t afford a higher priced system that offers more course options. Once you feel that you’ve mastered the fifteen included courses in this package you can easily upgrade later down the road.
This simulator is totally portable. You can pack it up and easily set it up within fifteen minutes, so if you’re looking for a golf simulator you can take with you during your annual beach house summer vacation, then the GS10 is it.
One of the best things about the portability of this system is the fact that it can also be used outdoors. This is a truly versatile golf simulator system and one that’s easy to transport so you and your friends and family can get as much use out of this system as possible.
The mat is one component in a golf simulator system that may not sound important in terms of gameplay quality, but it actually is. Most lower priced simulators come with a cheap, low quality mat that easily tears and slides during a round, so the fact that this system comes with a top of the line model is a big deal to some players.
The platform mat is also an upgrade from TruGolf’s past models. It doesn’t look very realistic, but as far as simulator quality mats go, it’s comfortable, has a subtle appearance, and you can hit off it pretty well.
One of the first specs potential buyers look at when shopping for a golf simulator is the software it comes with and the course options it offers. Even if a program only offers a handful of golf courses to choose from, as long as the program features top of the line graphics, even limited course selection won’t matter quite as much. This set offers a total of fifteen standard courses including the following:
- Bountiful Golf Club
- Banff Springs Resort
- Bay Hill Club and Lodge
- Par Three Ocean
- The Belfry
- Castle Pines Golf Club
- Par Three Mountain
- Firestone Country Club
- Mauna Kea Resort
- Bethpage Black
- Gleneagles Golf Club
- Troon North Golf Club
- Harbour Town Golf Links
- Torrey Pines Golf Club
- Pinehurst Country Club
Of course, some buyers will be disappointed by the lack of course variety, while competing models such as the Skytrak GS13 Studio golf simulator comes with software that offers thousands of courses to choose from. But considering the quality of the graphics the software program offers, most golfers will be more than satisfied with the fifteen courses to choose from.
If you’re interested in a golf simulator that offers more course options, click here to learn about other leading simulators available in our buyer’s guide.
- Top of the line golf software
- Comfortable mat
- Accurate feedback
- Club and ball tracking
- Easy setup
- Projector and screen can be used for TV or movie viewing as well
- Highly portable
- Easy assembly
- Very beginner friendly
- Limited courses