June 21, 2024

Golf is a game where accuracy and performance are crucial. Every game element must be meticulously crafted, from the swing to the green. At Southwest Greens, we take pride in providing the best artificial golf greens that surpass our competition, including Tour Greens. One crucial aspect that sets us apart is our comprehensive knowledge of the science behind golf greens, particularly drainage and performance. This blog will explore the engineering details of building Kennewick golf greens with artificial turf, highlighting the proper drainage systems and turf attributes that enhance performance.



Proper drainage is the basis of a high-performing golf green. Without good drainage, even the best-laid turf can turn unusable. Here's why drainage is so critical.


Excess water can cause standing water and mossy patches, affecting the turf and influencing ball roll.


Ineffective water drainage can lead to turf degradation, leading to mold and mildew proliferation.


Adequate drainage provides a firm and speedy playing area, which is critical for a true golf experience.

At Southwest Greens, we employ cutting-edge drainage systems engineered to manage heavy precipitation and stop water buildup. Our approach guarantees that your turf remains in play regardless of weather conditions.



Our advanced drainage solutions include:

  • Superior Installation Methods: We have a high-quality of installers that are experienced in designing and building a golf green with proper drainage. Using a permeable backing system in the fringe facilitates easy water flow, avoiding surface water buildup.
  • Subsurface Drainage: Below the turf surface, we set up an advanced subsurface drainage system. This typically consists of a series of perforated tubing (including French drains and aggregate strata) that effectively move water away.
  • Proper Grading: We make sure that the foundation is correctly graded to promote effective water runoff, leading surplus water to the drainage system.

These components function in unison to form a strong water management system that maintains a dry golf green, and waiting to be played on.



Beyond drainage, the features of the artificial turf itself have a major impact in the performance of your putting surface. Here are the important attributes we prioritize at Southwest Greens:

  1. Turf Fiber Composition: Our artificial turf fibers are crafted for strength and natural ball response. We combine both nylon and polyethylene fibers to recreate the visual and tactile qualities 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 ensures that your putting surface plays true, whether you're putting, chipping, or driving.
  3. Infill Material: The infill material, typically a mixture of sand, is vital for providing proper firmness and resilience. Our infill is engineered to offer excellent support and stability, improving the overall playability of the putting turf.
  4. UV Resistance: To guarantee durability, our artificial grass is fortified with UV stabilizers that protect against fading and degradation from the sun.



Our commitment to quality and innovation at Southwest Greens distinguishes us from the competition. We constantly research and develop new technologies to better our products and deliver the ideal golfing experience. Our professional and expert team is dedicated to ensuring that every putting green we set up in Kennewick achieves the highest performance, quality and longevity benchmarks.

Looking to improve your golfing experience with a Southwest Greens golf green? Get in touch with us now to discover more about our advanced turf products and how we can help you create the perfect playing surface.