July 19, 2022

If you’re amature golfer or playing at the top level, perhaps you’re aware of the importance of your short game. Installing a backyard putting green in Kennewick can be the perfect answer to enhancing your weakness without the distractions you might discover at your golf club. Training in the convenience of your home can support you to better your game and your overall fitness. Read on to find out more.

 

FACTORS TO CONSIDER

Before committing to a backyard putting green installation, there are a several factors you should take into account before installing.

WHY ARTIFICIAL INSTEAD OF REGULAR GRASS?

Natural turf vs artificial turf—this is one of the most frequent questions we get. Here’s our point of view on the matter.

At first glance, regular grass putting greens might look like the finest option. It might seem good and cost you less to install, right? Well, not so fast…

First installation of natural grass is cheaper up front, but the up-keep of natural grass will cost you more time and money in the long run. Putting grass areas have to be kept short for proper ball rolling, so it would need to be mowed three or four times a week for consistent play in the growing season. Not to mention fertilization, pest removal—and on the opposite side of the spectrum—if it’s a specially dry season, you’ll have to water frequently to keep it green.

All of these small costs over time will add up. Synthetic greens will be more expensive for initial installation, but you’ll rapidly recover that investment.

IS YOUR SURFACE FLAT OR SLOPED?

While it is possible to have your putting grass on a small slope, it’s generally recommended that you try to level the area as best as possible. If you have plenty of space and are going to install more putting greens in than just a single putting area, you could leave it naturally sloped.

Golf turf that have too much severity of slopes, bumps, swales, twists, or any of these features can become hard at a fast green speed. For example, a putt that misses the hole placed on a steep slope with a fast stimp putting turf will not come to a stop near the hole. You can understand more regarding the relationship between green characteristics here and how it affects gameplay.

ARE YOU INSTALLING ON SOIL, COMPACT STONE, OR CONCRETE?

No matter what kind of artificial grass you’re choice, you’ll want a firm base for the ground. Removing grass and compressing the soil as much as possible is crucial for a successful installation.

If you want to install your synthetic putting turf over concrete, you might want to consider adding a cushioning layer under the green for more comfortability. No matter the base, you will need a good filling to keep your green looking great and performing the way it should.

 

OBTAIN THE HEALTH BENEFITS

BETTER COGNITIVE ABILITIES

Playing golf increases your heart rate, which will help to enhance your blood flow to the brain and body. Research indicates that increased heart rate from exercise can help nerve cell connections, which can delay mental limitations like dementia or Alzheimer’s.

DECREASE STRESS

Golf is a good way to destress after a long day. It’s a great way to destress for the day go and discharge mental or physical tension. Constant exercise might help you sleep better, too, so you feel waken up each day.

BETTER CONCENTRATION

Are you getting the most out of your golf practice at your club, or do you find yourself getting distracted by the crowd? When you train at home, you can give your full focus to your practice.

 

PRACTICAL ADVANTAGES

LOW MAINTENANCE

With a synthetic putting green, you don’t have to spend a lot of time or money on keeping your turf nice and short for appropriate play. Maintenance will mostly involve eliminating leaves or debris regularly as required. We also recommend you get the turf professionally cleaned every 12 months for optimal performance.

EXTRA FAMILY TIME

Having a putting green in your backyard is an entertainment center in itself— and it is not just for golfers anymore. You can get the whole family in on the fun that golf has to offer. Getting your kids involved in sports while they're young can foster a life-long love they might grow with golf. At least, you will create some fantastic memories with your family and friends.

SAFER SURFACE

Top-Notch artificial greens will help you decrease the number of chemicals required for your backyard. You can say goodbye to harmful fertilizers, pesticides, and herbicides with artificial grass. You can send your kids and pets out onto the turf without any worry about them stepping in hazardous chemicals.

 

WHY SOUTHWEST GREENS?

If you are curious about what makes us better from the rest of the turf folks out there, look no further. Our artificial turf is:

  • Chemical-free
  • Made in the USA
  • 100% recyclable
  • Designed for durability
  • Professionally designed and installed
  • True playability

Our collaboration with Nicklaus Design lets provide the most accurate playing surface for sale anywhere today, too.

 

LEARN MORE

Are you prepared for a backyard putting green? Check out at our golf collection to see some of the turf colors and styles we offer. When you’re ready, contact Southwest Greens of Eastern Washington for a free consultation.
5x Golf Digest Award Winner
Golf Digest Editors Choice Award
Best Synthetic Putting Green