Discover why Golden Bear is the fan-favorite out of all our turf.
A Cut Above
Southwest Greens and Nicklaus Design first partnered in 2004 and has grown considerably over the years in both design and turf technology. Our customers can expect custom-designed golf greens installed by certified Southwest Green dealers across the United States. Everyone can now enjoy the most playable artificial grass for backyard putting greens. The best-in-class is Golden Bear — featuring professional design, installation, and our exclusive turf products.
Southwest Greens Systems
Southwest Greens is glad to highlight 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. Our integrated design process has brought together two companies efficiently distributing Nicklaus Design Specifications. Southwest Greens utilize Nicklaus Design templates to create and distribute a custom, premium, accurate artificial golf turf product to franchises.
Linked by Perfection
Partnership Results in Premier Turf
Established by golf legend Jack Nicklaus, Nicklaus Design is known worldwide as the the premier golf course designer. Unparalleled in creating the most challenging, enjoyable, and memorable courses for play. Nicklaus Design is synonymous with greatness.
In partnership with Nicklaus Design, Southwest Greens of Eastern Washington is glad to offer an exclusive new line of Golden Bear artificial turf.
The Most Accurate Turf on the Market
GoldenBear is our premium-grade artificial turf delivering the look, feel, and play of natural grass. This is the turf picked by both amateurs and PGA Tour players for their homes. In simpler terms — it is the most accurate playing surface you can buy. We analyze natural and synthetic systems to better learn about the critical factors necessary to deliver championship performance. Even though it is designed with golf in mind, the long-lasting, high-quality turf is also perfect for heavy-volume locations like playgrounds and recreational areas.
As the indisputable leader of artificial turf installation technology and world-class golf course design, we have perfected the ideal process that enhances the level of play, and the aesthetics of the green itself.
In partnership with Nicklaus Design, Southwest Greens has built an integrated design process which uses a CAD platform and library of Nicklaus green designs that range from 750 to 5000 sf. Our professional Southwest Greens designers can personalize the green to meet your requirements using the renowned design principles and templates created by Nicklaus Design. With over 50 years 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 artificial turf and the very 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 premier in quality, look, and performance for synthetic turf products. This advanced artificial turf rolls, bounces, and receives the same as a professional course. Shot after shot, Golden Bear offers the most accurate aim of any putting surface. The playability is so realistic, you’ll swear you’re putting on the real thing. It is without a doubt the best turf anywhere on Earth.
20-25% More Ball Retention
Our Golden Bear Turf gets you championship-level bounce right in your own backyard. Scientifically evolved and tested to have 20-25% more ball retention than other premiere artificial turf for genuine playability. Learn more about bounce here.
Two Times Better Aim
Golden Bear Turf’s aim is scientifically made and tested to match championship-quality putting greens. Shot after shot, Golden Bear has the tightest perimeter and the most accurate aim of any putting surface for championship-level consistency. Learn more about aim here.
Truer and Closer to Grass
With Golden Bear Turf, you’ll have smoother rolls that compare to playing on your favorite championship course. Scientifically made and tested to replicate 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 Eastern Washington has quantified key performance indicators. By understanding what variables impact performance, we are able to reproduce natural greens.
With Golden Bear Turf, you’ll have smoother rolls comparable to playing on your favorite championship course, right on your very own backyard putting green.