Discover why Golden Bear is the fan-favorite out of all our turf.
A Cut Above
Nicklaus Design and Southwest Greens began our partnership in 2004 and has grown substantially over the past few years in both design and turf technology. Our customers can enjoy custom-designed golf greens installed by certified Southwest Green dealers across the United States. Now everyone can enjoy the most playable synthetic grass for backyard putting greens. The best-in-class is Golden Bear — featuring professional design, installation, and exclusive turf products.
Southwest Greens Systems
Southwest Greens is proud to highlight the evolution of its strategic relationship with Nicklaus Design that incorporates the industry-leading, renowned design expertise in golf and grass products installed by Southwest Greens’ team of certified and trained dealers. Our integrated design process combining two companies that distribute Nicklaus Design Specifications. Southwest Greens utilize Nicklaus Design templates to design and distribute a custom, premium, accurate synthetic golf turf product to franchises.
Linked by Perfection
Partnership Results in Premier Turf
Established by golf legend Jack Nicklaus, Nicklaus Design is known worldwide as the the premier golf course designer. Unsurpassed in designing the most challenging, enjoyable, and memorable courses for play. Nicklaus Design is synonymous with greatness.
Southwest Greens of Augusta is proud to offer an exclusive new line of Golden Bear synthetic turf in partnership with Nicklaus Design.
The Most Accurate Turf on the Market
Our premium-grade artificial turf is Golden Bear, offering the look, feel, and play of genuine grass. This is the turf selected by amateurs as well as PGA Tour players for their own yards. In simple terms — Golden Bear is the most accurate playing surface on the market. We analyze natural and artificial systems to better know the key factors needed to deliver professional performance. Though it’s created with golf in mind, this long-life, high-quality turf is also perfect for high-traffic locations such as playgrounds and recreational areas.
As the irrefutable leader of artificial turf installation technology and world-leading golf course design, we’ve perfected the ideal process that improves the level of play, along with the aesthetics of the green itself.
Southwest Greens has developed an integrated design process, in partnership with Nicklaus Design, which utilizes a CAD platform and library of Nicklaus green designs ranging from 750 to 5000 sf. Our expert Southwest Greens designers can tailor the green to meet your needs using the expert design principles and templates provided by Nicklaus Design. With five decades of experience, 425 golf courses in 46 countries worldwide and 310 golf courses in 40 states in the United States, you can be sure that Nicklaus Design delivers professional golfer-designed artificial turf and only the best in 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 premier in quality, look, and performance for synthetic turf products. This advanced synthetic turf rolls, bounces, and receives the same as a pro course. Shot after shot, Golden Bear has the most accurate aim of any putting surface. The playability is so realistic, you will swear you’re putting on the real thing. It is hands-down the best turf anywhere on Earth.
20-25% More Ball Retention
Our Golden Bear Turf gets you championship-level bounce in your own backyard. Scientifically evolved and tested to have 20-25% more ball retention than other prime artificial turf for great playability. Learn more about bounce here.
Two Times Better Aim
Golden Bear Turf’s aim is scientifically designed and tested to simulate pro-quality putting greens. Shot after shot, Golden Bear has the tightest perimeter and the most accurate aim of any putting surface for professional-level consistency. Learn more about aim here.
Truer and Closer to Grass
With Golden Bear Turf, you’ll have smoother rolls that compare to playing on your favorite championship course. Scientifically designed and tested to reproduce 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 of Augusta has quantified key performance indicators. Because we understand which variables influence performance, we are able to mimic natural greens.
With Golden Bear Turf, you will have smoother rolls that compare to 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.