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

A Cut Above

The partnership of Nicklaus Design and Southwest Greens was formed in 2004 and has expanded a great deal over time in both design and turf technology. All customers can have custom-designed golf greens installed by certified Southwest Green dealers across the United States. Everyone can now experience the most playable artificial grass for backyard putting greens. Golden Bear is the best-in-class — incorporating professional design, installation, and our exclusive turf products.

Southwest Greens Systems

Southwest Greens is pleased to show off the evolution of its strategic relationship with Nicklaus Design to incorporate the industry-leading, premier 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 design 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 worldwide as the leader in golf course design. Unsurpassed in designing the most challenging, enjoyable, and memorable courses for play. Nicklaus Design is synonymous with greatness.

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

The Most Accurate Turf on the Market

GoldenBear is our premium-grade synthetic turf with the look, feel, and play of genuine grass. This is the turf chosen by both amateurs and PGA Tour players for their yards. In simple terms — it’s the most accurate playing surface you can buy. We research natural and synthetic systems so we can learn about the key elements necessary to deliver pro performance. Though it’s developed with golf in mind, our long-lasting, high-quality turf may also be installed at heavy-traffic locations, namely playgrounds and recreational areas.

As the undisputable leader in synthetic turf installation technology and world-class golf course design, we have perfected the best process improving the level of play, along with the aesthetics of the green itself.

Southwest Greens has created an integrated design process, in partnership with Nicklaus Design, which utilizes a CAD platform and library of Nicklaus green designs that range from 750 to 5000 square feet. Our expert Southwest Greens designers can personalize the green to suit your needs using the renowned 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 sure that Nicklaus Design provides professional golfer-designed synthetic 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 pinnacle in quality, look, and performance for synthetic turf products. This premium synthetic turf rolls, bounces, and receives just like a professional course. Shot after shot, Golden Bear the most accurate aim of any putting surface. The playability is so life-like, you’ll swear you are putting on the real thing. It’s simply the best turf on Earth.

Synthetic Putting Greens with Championship Bounce, Aim, and Roll

Championship Bounce

20-25% More Ball Retention

Our Golden Bear Turf brings you championship-level bounce 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.

Consistent Aim

Two Times Better Aim

Golden Bear Turf’s aim is scientifically made 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’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 East Bay have been able to quantify key performance indicators. By understanding what variables affect performance, we’ve been able to reproduce natural greens.

With Golden Bear Turf, you will have smoother rolls comparable 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.

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