Discover why Golden Bear is the fan-favorite out of all our turf.


A Cut Above

The partnership between Nicklaus Design and Southwest Greens came together in 2004 and has evolved substantially over the years in both design and turf technology. All of our customers can expect custom-designed golf greens installed by certified Southwest Green dealers across the United States. Everyone can now practice on the most playable artificial grass for backyard putting greens. Golden Bear is the best-in-class — it features professional design, installation, and our exclusive turf products.


Southwest Greens Systems

Southwest Greens is thrilled to showcase the evolution of its strategic relationship with Nicklaus Design to incorporate the industry-leading, renowned design expertise in golf and grass products installed by Southwest Greens’ team of certified and trained dealers. This integrated design process has brought together two companies efficiently distributing Nicklaus Design Specifications. Southwest Greens utilize Nicklaus Design templates to create and distribute a custom, premium, accurate artificial golf turf product to franchises.


Linked by Perfection

Partnership Results in Premier Turf

Founded by golf legend Jack Nicklaus, Nicklaus Design is known around the world as the golf course design leader. Unrivaled in offering the most challenging, enjoyable, and memorable courses for play. Nicklaus Design is synonymous with greatness.

In partnership with Nicklaus Design, Southwest Greens is happy to offer an exclusive new line of Golden Bear artificial turf.


The Most Accurate Turf on the Market

Our premium-grade synthetic turf is Golden Bear, delivering the look, feel, and play of natural grass. It is the turf selected by amateurs as well as PGA Tour players for their own yards. In other words — Golden Bear is the most accurate playing surface available on the market today. We research natural and artificial systems in order to identify the key components necessary to deliver championship performance. Even though it’s created with golf in mind, this long-life, high-quality turf is also perfect for heavy-volume locations such as playgrounds and recreational areas.

As the indisputable leader of artificial turf installation technology and world-leading golf course design, we’ve perfected the best process to enhance the level of play, as well as the aesthetics of the green itself.

Southwest Greens has implemented an integrated design process, in partnership with Nicklaus Design, utilizing a CAD platform and library of Nicklaus green designs which range from 750 to 5000 sq ft. Our professional Southwest Greens designers can customize the green to meet your situation using the expert design principles and templates developed by Nicklaus Design. With 5 decades of experience, 425 golf courses in 46 countries worldwide and 310 golf courses in 40 states in the United States, you know Nicklaus Design provides professional golfer-designed artificial turf and best-in-class golf course design.


The Gold Standard for Playability

Synthetic Turf That Raises the B.A.R.

(Bounce, Aim, Roll)

Our Golden Bear Turf is the ultimate in quality, look, and performance for synthetic turf products. This advanced artificial turf rolls, bounces, and receives the same as a professional course. Shot after shot, Golden Bear gives you the most accurate aim of any putting surface. The playability is so real, you will believe you are putting on the real thing. It is simply the best turf on the planet.

Synthetic Putting Greens with Championship Bounce, Aim, and Roll

Championship Bounce

20-25% More Ball Retention

Our Golden Bear Turf gets you championship-level bounce right in your own backyard. Scientifically evolved and tested to have 20-25% more ball retention than other premiere artificial turf for real playability. Learn more about bounce here.


Consistent Aim

Two Times Better Aim

Golden Bear Turf’s aim is scientifically designed and tested to match pro-quality putting greens. Shot after shot, Golden Bear has the tightest perimeter and the most accurate aim of any putting surface for pro-level consistency. Learn more about aim here.


True Roll

Truer and Closer to Grass

With Golden Bear Turf, you will experience smoother rolls that compare to playing on your favorite championship course. Scientifically created and tested to mimic natural grass, from the initial bounce off the clubface, to the spin transition, to the smooth ball roll into the cup. Learn about roll here.



The Southwest Greens Difference

Southwest Greens has quantified key performance indicators. Because we have the understanding of what variables impact performance, we’re able to reproduce natural greens.

With Golden Bear Turf, you’ll experience smoother rolls that feel like playing on your favorite championship course, right on your very own backyard putting green.


Take a look at our Gold Bear Turf and discover why golfers around the world love Southwest Greens.

See The Greens

5x Golf Digest Award Winner
Golf Digest Editors Choice Award
Best Synthetic Putting Green