WellPutt Putting Mat Review

Golf putting mats have come a long way, we’ve gone from little to no choice, to an abundance of options on the market. WellPutt have established themselves as one of the top providers on the market. In this review we give you the insider detail on if their putting mats are worth it and which option to buy.

As always, with our reviews, we will get a little nit-picky and give you both the good and the bad of what WellPutt offers here.

Quick Summary

The WellPutt putting mats offer the joint best roll out of all the putting mats we’ve tested.

Furthermore, they are the best option if you are after a putting mat you can roll up, roll out and get straight on with some putting practice.

A small con is that there isn’t a sunken hole to putt to, however the detailed graphics (see image) do a good job of offering feedback on if your putt would have gone in.

We love the graphics on these mat that help you aligning your putter face to your target and give clear feedback on your start line.

WellPutt Putting Mat EndZone

Features

  • 13ft (4m) mat designed for improving aim, touch, and technique
  • Approved by the putting coach for Jordan Spieth (Cameron McCormick)
  • 2 Play Directions- Accuracy & Distance control
  • 10/11.5 on the stimp, depending on your direction
  • Comes with WellPutt app access for iOS and Android
  • Includes 50 practice exercises

WellPutt Putting Mat Review

Let’s dive into the testing and share how this putting mat performs.

Trueness

WellPutt putting mat trueness gif

The first thing I look for in any putting mat is the trueness of the surface. If the surface doesn’t have a true roll you may be working on your stroke, but you aren’t getting much distance control or feel practice.

The WellPutt Classic is very true. It also lays flat as soon as you take it out of the box, something that we look at as a big positive. If you aren’t able to have your practice putting mat out at all times, you won’t be stuck with a lumpy surface when you pull out the WellPutt putting mat.

Speed

The Wellputt is designed to roll at 10-11.5 on the Stimpmeter. When we tested, we noticed it felt like around 9-10 on the Stimpmeter, which is a bit quicker than most golf course greens and on the slower side for PGA and LPGA Tour greens.

The key factor that will determine how fast your WellPutt mat feels is what you place under the mat. Thicker carpets will result in slower speeds whereas harder surfaces will be considerably faster.

Size

We tested the 13-foot (4m) Classic WellPutt putting mat, this mat is 1.6 feet (50cm) wide which is wider than most mats and offers you a few different locations and visuals to putt from.

This is a small detail but adds a really nice feature to this putting mat compared to others on the market like the PuttOut standard mat.

There are several different WellPutt sizes to choose from. Here are a few of our best recommendations for what size to use for your putting practice. Remember that the putting mat size you choose may come down to what you are looking to get out of this tool.

  • Choose any of the 10 ft putting mats to work on your putting stroke, alignment and overall strategy when you have a relatively small space. The new Stroke Master mat (8.2 feet) will be great if you’re really focused on your start line.
  • The 13ft (4m) putting mats are the true standard size for WellPutt; if you have the room, the 13ft is great for training exercises, and it’s just about $30 more than some of the 10ft options.
  • If you have plenty of room and want to leave a mat out that you can continually use for practice, consider the 26ft putting mat Classic. This putting mat is HUGE but it is a great option when working on pace control to have that extra space

Portability

The WellPutt Classic putting mat is incredibly lightweight and easy to move around. Most mats take a little bit of time to flatten after they’ve been rolled up, but the WellPutt mats don’t have this problem.

We’ve just unrolled ours after 6 weeks being stored away and it is rolling true as ever.

This is a great testament to the quality and design of the WellPutt mats. If you will need to store your putting mat in between uses, then this is the best putting mat we’ve come across for being ready to use in seconds.

Realism

When you look at the overall roll and the feel of the WellPutt, it’s genuinely like a tour level putting green. If you are used to practicing on the carpet in your living room, you will notice a tremendous difference when switching to the WellPutt.

WellPutt Hole Out Zone

The only real con is that the Puttout Mat does not have a sunken hole, which is standard for many putting mats these days. However, they do have a very cool ‘good zone’ graphic after the hole so you can gauge if the ball would have stayed in the hole.

We do like the speed zones as a way to practice speed control and accuracy, but from a mental standpoint, there is something quite satisfying about getting a ball in the hole.

Technical Development

Maybe you have already noticed this, but one of the things that sets the WelllPutt apart from other putting tools are all the markings on the mat itself. The putting mats are approved by Cameron McCormick, Coach of Jordan Spieth.

Putting from one end gives you a focus on accuracy, start direction and face aim. Whereas, putting from the other end has more of a focus on pace control.

We’re absolute geeks when it comes to golf technique and practice, and are often critical of practice aids. Here we need to praise WellPutt for some great work.

WellPutt putting mat aim guides

The fact that you have three separate putting angles to aim at the hole is a really nice touch and allows more viability compared to putting from one spot to your target in practice.

Furthermore, the face angle markers and subtle dotted lines on each give you wonderful feedback on your aim and start direction without feeling messy or overly complicated. From a coaching standpoint, these are really useful for golfers to have in place when practicing their putting.

We also should talk about the fact that there is an app that comes with the WellPutt. The accompanying app does not have a yearly fee to access the videos and training. You simply get access when you purchase the mat.

There are 54 different training exercises, and although some of them are rather basic and expected with the included lines, you will be able to stay engaged and can work with the WellPutt for years to come.

Value

One of the great things about WellPutt is that it is a well-developed product with several different premium quality options to choose from. If you are a bit tight on budget, you can go with the smaller mat but still get quite a bit of functionality.

If you are looking for the lowest price options, the 10ft Start 2.0 is the way to go. Larger ones are more money, but for the 26ft option, you get a huge surface with enough space to work on putts of many lengths.

Golf Insider verdict

The WellPutt putting mat is one of the best surfaces out there, possibly the best we’ve tested. It’s smooth, true, and rolls at a great speed. The markings on the mat for alignment and pace control make this a really strong mat for golfers looking to work on their technique.

Also, if you are short of space and want a putting mat that can be rolled out flat in an instant this stands out as the best on the market. The fact that there are challenges and exercises improves the app’s overall value and fun.

Great work WellPutt.

FAQ

Can you use a WellPutt mat on carpet?

The WellPutt mat can be used on a carpet or placed on a hard floor. The mat is thick enough that it does mostly maintain its speed regardless of what is under it, but it’s certainly faster on the hard floor.

Is the Wellputt app free?

Yes, one of our favorite things about the WellPutt is that the app does come with the purchase of the mat, so you won’t have yearly costs associated with your putting training.

Do putting mats improve putting?

Putting mats are a great way to improve your stroke mechanics, accuracy and distance control. The WellPutt mats are a great option for golfers looking to improve any of the above.

Happy golfing.

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Will is a PGA golf professional, with a PhD in Biomedical Science and MSc in Sports Biomechanics & Psychology. He spent 10 years lecturing part-time at Leeds Beckett University and the University of Leeds in Biomechanics and Motor Control before becoming the Head of Golf for the University of Exeter. He currently runs Golf Insider UK, Sport Science Insider around wider consulting and academic roles in sport performance and motor control.

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