Frequently Asked Questions

Yes! Our innovative in-filled polypropylene synthetic grass products are designed to function like natural golf course greens, so your ball will have the same spin and true roll of a genuine grass surface. Whether you are chipping in your backyard putting green from two yards or on our Nicklaus Designed course from 200 yards, our artificial putting greens will sustain a shot as well as a natural grass green, ensuring your ball will not jump or waver as it would on a nylon surface.
Because each project is unique, the amount of time for installation is based upon factors like weather, landscaping requirements, and the complexity and size of the project. Timelines may also be impacted by accessibility and site preparation demands. Please contact us for an estimate on your particular project.
Indoor or outdoor, the sky's the limit! Southwest Greens of Western Canada provides custom design expertise for golf greens in varying sizes and designs for every client. Backyard synthetic greens for residential spaces average around 500 square feet, while artificial golf greens for commercial properties or Nicklaus Design golf courses are usually 1,500 square feet. Our outdoor synthetic putting greens are tailored for each client, considering available space as well as budget.
Artificial golf greens demand a high level of expertise for design and installation. Since our beginnings in the golf industry in 1996, we have truly perfected the art of golf construction. Turf blending, undulations, breaks and bunkers name just a few of the design elements key for real looking and rolling golf greens. With so many additional architectural features to think about over a more basic synthetic lawn, the cost of construction for our golf greens ranges from $20 to $25 per square foot, more or less based upon region, accessibility and features.
The high quality of the materials we use is a crucially important factor in achieving a top-flight golf green. Our quality products provide the rich, natural green look of real grass as well as the gentle feel and true performance characteristics lacking in nylon and other popular materials used in many artificial golf greens.
Southwest Greens of Western Canada is the acknowledged frontrunner in the synthetic grass industry. Our commitment to research and development enables us to supply the highest quality and most advanced materials on the market today. With a variety of turf products made to replicate the look and feel of natural grass, our custom designs reflect the unique needs, climates and conditions of any area. All Southwest Greens of Western Canada installers are required to hold national certifications, your guarantee that products and excellent workmanship will always be of the highest quality.

Will the artificial turf deteriorate over time? How durable is the turf?

Southwest Greens of Western Canada's original installations are 20 years old or older and have maintained the vivid green color and texture of natural grass. Our UV-resistant synthetic grass products look and function like new because they are engineered to withstand heavy traffic, extreme weather conditions and temperature fluctuations for all-season use. All installations come complete with a one-year workmanship warranty and manufacturer's warranty that covers fading.

Our synthetic grass is developed to be used and is highly recommended in busy areas or for long-term sporting purposes.

Most of the time, artificial grass is disposed of directly into landfills using up precious space. Shaw offers a better alternative through the Green Edge Recycling Program. Once synthetic grass is removed, we are prepared to repurpose it in a variety of ways including carpet backing, mats, rugs, sheet goods and more.

Sand infill from the synthetic turf product is mechanically taken out from the turf, separated and then put through a cleansing process. The filling can then be used in future fields or used as materials for different products.

Shaw has recycled more than half of a billion pounds of carpet since 2007 and opened two state-of-the-art recycling facilities — Evergreen (nylon 6 recycling) and Re2E (Reclaim to Energy). Today, Shaw supplies hundreds of fully certified Cradle to Cradle flooring products.

Our synthetic turf products necessitate very little maintenance. For most artificial grass applications, using a leaf blower and water hose to clear lawn and pet debris is sufficient to keep the surface clear. For golf greens, regular upkeep by your local Southwest Greens of Western Canada representative every 12-18 months is recommended; we will ensure smooth putts with regular check-ups that include rolling the green and inspecting the areas around the cups for any adjustments.
Highly trained Southwest Greens of Western Canada engineers and installers are the only personnel certified to design and install our artificial turf materials. DIY purchases are available with consultation but will void any installation warranty.
5x Golf Digest Award Winner
Golf Digest Editors Choice Award
Best Synthetic Putting Green