A portable sand trap for use as a golf instructional for teaching and practicing golf shots from sand. The portable sand trap is placed in various locations and at various distances from a target or hole on a driving range, golf course, indoor practice facility or personal property. The apparatus includes a base having a bottom section, a sidewall, and an open top. The bottom section and the sidewall form an internal retention area in the base. The internal retention area is designed for holding sand. The apparatus is rendered mobile through a plurality of ground engaging wheels attached to the base. The base may be pushed or towed about by an individual or by a vehicle.