January 14, 2021

Not all synthetic grasses are made equal or for the same purpose. When looking for realistic artificial turf for a commercial or residential golf green project or installation, you can’t just pick up a roll of turf from the local big box store and expect it to provide you with the same play experience as the greens at your local course. Particularly if that turf isn’t even designed for golf. No, you want a product where a chip shot will land, bounce, roll, stop, and react as naturally to an actual golf green as possible. And to maximize your investment, you want a putt to break and roll realistically from club face to the cup too. It’s not too much to ask for, professional player or not.

The characteristics and qualities to watch for when researching artificial turf for your golf green projects should be, unsurprisingly, the play characteristics of actual golf courses. Let’s start with landing on the green. When you land a chip shot on the green, you expect it to be received by the grass properly, bounce appropriately, and roll naturally. Hopefully, towards the cup. That last part is up to you, though. Unfortunately, many artificial grass products can’t deliver on that, failing to provide the same bounce as natural greens do. Our products are specifically and scientifically designed to be realistic in this regard and provide 20-25% more ball retention than other leading artificial turf products.

Putting is arguably where the proper roll, aim, and natural golf ball action becomes even more critical. How can you possibly improve putt consistency if you’re putting on a low-quality turf that doesn’t have natural action? Whether you struggle with cut-throughs, spin, shoving, putter release, or even recovering from missed putts, realistic golf ball action matters. Practicing your routine and aim on a synthetic golf green that isn’t up to the same standard as the greens at the course may be more detrimental to your game than helpful. If you want to improve your putting, you have to find a realistic artificial grass designed for golf. Our synthetic grass for golf is not only designed to this end; many players you’ve heard of will vouch for it.

When you realize that synthetic golf greens aren’t just made for residential backyard putting greens but are also widely used at many of your favorite professional golf courses, you may wonder how the pros feel about golfing on it. Well, over 55 PGA golf icons, including Jack Nicklaus, Rickie Fowler, Annika Sorenstam, and Hale Irwin vouch for the top-notch quality of Southwest Greens’s artificial grass products. Many professional courses use our synthetic turf for their putting greens to save costs and for the quality of professional-grade synthetic turf, including Top of the Rock Golf Course in Missouri and The Hong Kong Golf and Tennis Academy. And while you will find that our products make excellent turf for residential properties, they're also used by many commercial customers. The Waldorf Astoria, Bentley, Peter Millar, Samsung, and Google, to name a few, believe in our products.

Our artificial grass is top of the line, no doubt. That’s why we’ve been awarded Golf Digest's Best Synthetic Putting Greens award from 2016-2020. Whether you’re a professional or amateur, or even a commercial consumer, Southwest Greens’s quality artificial grass is the best choice for realistic bounce, aim, and roll on synthetic turf.