Discover why Golden Bear is the fan-favorite out of all our turf.
A Cut Above
Southwest Greens and Nicklaus Design began our partnership in 2004 and has grown substantially over the 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 artificial grass for backyard putting greens. The best-in-class is Golden Bear — it features 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 to incorporate 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 resulting in two companies to efficiently distribute Nicklaus Design Specifications. Southwest Greens employs Nicklaus Design templates to develop and distribute a custom, premium, accurate synthetic golf turf product to franchises.
Linked by Perfection
Partnership Results in Premier Turf
Founded by golf legend Jack Nicklaus, Nicklaus Design is known worldwide as the leader in golf course design. Unsurpassed in offering the most challenging, enjoyable, and memorable courses for play. Nicklaus Design is synonymous with greatness.
In partnership with Nicklaus Design, Southwest Greens of Western Canada is glad to offer an exclusive new line of Golden Bear synthetic turf.
The Most Accurate Turf on the Market
Our premium-grade synthetic turf is Golden Bear, providing the look, feel, and play of genuine grass. It’s the turf selected by amateurs as well as PGA Tour players for their own homes. In simpler terms — this is the most accurate playing surface on the market. We research natural and synthetic systems in order to identify the most important factors required to deliver professional performance. Even though it’s created with golf in mind, the long-lasting, high-quality turf can also be utilized in heavy-volume locations, namely playgrounds and recreational areas.
As the irrefutable leader in synthetic turf installation technology and world-renowned golf course design, Southwest Greens has perfected the perfect process enhancing the level of play, and the aesthetics of the green itself.
Southwest Greens has implemented an integrated design process, in partnership with Nicklaus Design, using a CAD platform and library of Nicklaus green designs that range from 750 to 5000 sf. Our expert Southwest Greens designers can tailor the green to match your requirements using the expert design principles and templates created by Nicklaus Design. With over 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 certain that Nicklaus Design provides 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 ultimate in quality, look, and performance for synthetic turf products. This premium artificial turf rolls, bounces, and receives exactly like a professional course. Shot after shot, Golden Bear gives you the most accurate aim of any putting surface. Playability is so life-like, you’ll believe you are putting on the real thing. It’s without a doubt the best turf on the planet.
20-25% More Ball Retention
Our Golden Bear Turf provides you championship-level bounce right in your own backyard. Scientifically developed and tested to have 20-25% more ball retention than other premiere artificial turf for true playability. Learn more about bounce here.
Two Times Better Aim
Golden Bear Turf’s aim is scientifically made and tested to equal professional-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.
Truer and Closer to Grass
With Golden Bear Turf, you will have smoother rolls that compare to playing on your favorite championship course. Scientifically created and tested to behave like 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 Western Canada has been able to quantify key performance indicators. Because we have the understanding of what variables influence performance, we are able to mimic natural greens.
With Golden Bear Turf, you’ll have smoother rolls that compare to playing on your favorite championship course, right on your very own backyard putting green.