June 21, 2024

The game of golf is a sport where accuracy and performance are essential. Every aspect of the game must be carefully designed, from the swing to the green. At Southwest Greens, we pride ourselves on providing the highest quality artificial golf greens that exceed our competitors, including Tour Greens. One crucial aspect that sets us apart is our in-depth understanding of the science behind golf greens, particularly drainage and performance. This blog will examine the technical factors of constructing Oakley golf greens with artificial turf, focusing on the proper drainage systems and turf characteristics that improve gameplay.



Proper drainage is the core of a top-performing golf green. Without effective drainage, even the most well-constructed turf can turn unusable. Here is why drainage is so essential.


Too much water can result in standing water and mossy patches, disturbing the surface and impacting ball roll.


Ineffective water drainage can cause turf quality decline, promoting mold and mildew development.


Adequate drainage ensures a sturdy and speedy playing area, which is essential for a true golf experience.

At Southwest Greens, we use advanced drainage systems created to handle intense rain and stop water buildup. Our method makes certain that your putting surface stays usable regardless of weather.



Our innovative drainage solutions consist of:

  • Superior Installation Methods: We have a team of expert installers that know how to shape and create a golf green with proper drainage. Using a permeable backing system in the fringe allows water to pass through easily, avoiding surface water buildup.
  • Subsurface Drainage: Below the turf surface, we install a sophisticated subsurface drainage system. This typically involves a series of perforated tubing (with optional French drains and layers of aggregate) that effectively move water away.
  • Proper Grading: We ensure that the foundation is correctly graded to promote effective water runoff, leading surplus water to the drainage system.

These components function in unison to establish a reliable drainage network that keeps your golf green dry, and ready for a game.



Beyond drainage, the attributes of the artificial turf itself are crucial in the performance of your golf turf. Here are the important attributes we prioritize at Southwest Greens:

  1. Fiber Composition: Our artificial turf fibers are engineered for durability and realistic ball response. We use a mix of nylon and polyethylene fibers to imitate the look and feel of real grass.
  2. Pile Height and Density: The pile height and density are carefully picked to achieve an ideal mix between ball speed and control. This guarantees that your green plays true, whether you're making putts, chipping, or driving.
  3. Infill Material: The infill material, typically a mixture of sand, is necessary for providing proper firmness and resilience. Our infill is crafted to offer excellent support and stability, enhancing the overall playability of the putting green.
  4. UV Resistance: To ensure long-lasting performance, our synthetic grass is fortified with UV stabilizers that protect against fading and degradation from sunlight.



Our dedication to quality and innovation at Southwest Greens distinguishes us from the competition. We continuously research and develop new technologies to enhance our products and provide the highest quality golfing experience. Our team of experts is committed to guaranteeing that every putting surface we install in Oakley achieves the highest performance, quality and longevity benchmarks.

Ready to elevate your game with a Southwest Greens golf green? Get in touch with us now to learn more about our advanced turf products and how we can help you get the perfect playing surface.