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Skytrak Golf Simulator Review

The unit covered in our Skytrak golf simulator review.

The launch monitor market is growing, with many units offering simulator functionality to some extent. The Skytrak launch monitors and the simulator packages they offer alongside them could be some of the best values in said market with their competitive feature set for the price point.

In this Skytrak golf simulator review, we will cover the following:

  • Key features
  • Pros and cons
  • Final verdict
  • Where to buy one

Let’s find out more about the base model Skytrak launch monitor, as well as how it functions as a simulator.

SkyTrak Golf Simulator Key Features

The original Skytrak launch monitor offers impressive functionality at its price point ($1,995), with many features that make it an intriguing unit. We will cover those that mean the most and help set the Skytrak apart from its competition.

Skytrak Golf Simulator/Launch Monitor Key Features

Photometric Camera Technology Skytrak’s superb photometric camera technology gives accurate shot metrics and quick shot replay
Nine Measured Ball Metrics Shot metrics measured include carry distance, total distance, ball speed, back spin, side spin, descent angle, side angle, launch angle, and shot shape
Unlimited Cloud Storage with Membership With the Skytrak Game Improvement membership tier or above, users gain access to unlimited cloud storage for shot data and replays
2” x 2” Hitting Zone Generous hitting area makes setup easier and data collection more forgiving
Premium Simulator Functionality with 100,000+ Courses  Comprehensive and immersive simulator with over 100,000 courses through E6 Connect, TGC 2019, Creative Golf and World Golf tour by Top Golf
Compact Form Factor The sleek form factor of the Skytrak makes it easy to stow away in a TV stand or other home storage furniture in case you use it in a multi-purpose space
Four-Hour Battery Life Long battery life means that the unit can last a couple of rounds of golf with a friend or two without needing to be recharged

These features, along with the accuracy of the Skytrak, make it genuinely impressive at its price point. It can function as a launch monitor for indoor practice, but it truly shines as a simulator. Cheaper launch monitor units offer simulator functionality, but they can’t really be considered golf simulators as the quality and delivery of the visuals simply do not lend them well to be used primarily for simulation. 

The Skytrak, on the other hand, excels as a simulator. The visuals are clean, and the simulator gameplay aspect works exactly as expected. Shot simulations are generated near-instantly, courses look great (though quality can differ depending on the third party they are from), and the UI presents all data clearly without breaking immersion.

As mentioned, the Skytrak can be purchased with an all-in-one simulator package. This package is the ideal way to use it as a simulator, as it includes everything one would need and is designed to fit perfectly with the hitting zone and tracking system that the Skytrak uses. That being said, the Skytrak is compatible with other external displays that use HDMI cables, making it a plug-and-play option for those looking to upgrade their simulator setups by just improving the launch monitor.

Pros and Cons

The Skytrak is a great value, but there are some pros and cons that golfers should be aware of before considering a purchase. These will largely be relative to other simulators and launch monitors at different price points, as the Skytrak truly represents unique value at its own.

Skytrak Golf Simulator/Launch Monitor Pros and Cons

Pros Cons
✔ Excellent simulator experience
✔ Wide variety of measured metrics
✔ Helpful data organization like bag mapping, wedge matrix, and player skills assessment
✘ Not as many measurements as higher-cost simulator/launch monitor systems
✘ Not designed to operate outdoors

Overall, the Skytrak offers plenty of benefits to outweigh the cons. It is a fully-featured golf simulator, a precise launch monitor, and an extensive data bank with training tools to help golfers improve their game. 

While the Skytrak does have the con of not having as many measurements as more expensive units, this doesn’t really harm it much in our eyes, as the units we are referring to can cost over $10,000 more than this one. As a result, it is expected that the golfer looking into those systems has entirely different needs than those looking at the Skytrak, and the nine metrics the Skytrak does measure will meet the needs of a vast majority of golfers.

Skytrak Golf Simulator Review Final Verdict

Our final verdict of the Skytrak is resoundingly positive. It offers tremendous value for the money, everything you’d expect from a golf simulator, and accurate shot metrics to identify opportunities for improvement. The Skytrak is a versatile, feature-rich, and fun simulator that will enhance your training and provide a great way to have fun with your clubs when the weather isn’t great. We think anyone looking for a golf simulator will be happy with the Skytrak simulator package or the launch monitor itself if they already have a display or are looking to build out a more budget-friendly setup themselves.

If the lack of club-specific metrics or outdoor functionality is a problem, Skytrak also offers the new Skytrak+ launch monitor that offers both of these, a larger hitting zone, and dual doppler radar technology with enhanced accuracy for only $1,000 more (check out the WWGs Insider for our review on the new unit when it is live).

Buy the Skytrak at Worldwide Golf Shops

Worldwide Golf Shops provides next-level service to customers of all experience levels, with the best-trained staff in the industry. We pride ourselves on our ability to provide guidance to beginners and to share pro tips with even our most experienced clientele, making us one of the best places to buy the unit covered in our Skytrak golf simulator review.

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Trevor Cigich

Trevor Cigich | Director of Retail Marketing |  Worldwide Golf Shops

I’ve been at Worldwide Golf Shops for 6 years, and I’ve been playing golf for 23 years. I have played a few mini tour events but now compete occasionally at the amateur level– currently a +2.1 handicap. I am a bit of a tinkerer when it comes to golf and golf clubs. I enjoy testing all aspects of different products, utilizing various fitting systems and learning about all the different club shafts, club lengths, golf balls, and putter styles. Not just for my game, but to help customers of all calibers.

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