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

A Cut Above

The partnership of Southwest Greens and Nicklaus Design came together in 2004 and has evolved a great deal over the years in both design and turf technology. All Southwest Greens customers can expect custom-designed golf greens installed by certified Southwest Green dealers across the United States. Now anyone can practice on the most playable synthetic grass for backyard putting greens. Golden Bear is the best-in-class — it features professional design, installation, and 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, renowned 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 that distribute Nicklaus Design Specifications. Southwest Greens uses Nicklaus Design templates to design and distribute a custom, premium, accurate artificial golf turf product to its franchises.

Linked by Perfection

Partnership Results in Premier Turf

Founded by golf legend Jack Nicklaus, Nicklaus Design is known across the globe as the golf course design leader. Unrivaled in developing the most challenging, enjoyable, and memorable courses for play. Nicklaus Design is synonymous with greatness.

Southwest Greens Pittsburgh is glad to offer an exclusive new line of Golden Bear artificial turf in partnership with Nicklaus Design.

The Most Accurate Turf on the Market

Our premium-grade artificial turf is Golden Bear, giving you the look, feel, and play of genuine grass. This is the turf selected by amateurs as well as PGA Tour players for their homes. In simple terms — it is the most accurate playing surface you can buy. We research natural and synthetic systems so we can know the critical factors needed to deliver pro performance. Although developed with golf in mind, this long-life, high-quality turf excels at high-traffic locations such as playgrounds and recreational areas.

As the indisputable leader of synthetic turf installation technology and world-leading golf course design, we’ve perfected the ideal process that improves the level of play, along with the aesthetics of the green itself.

In partnership with Nicklaus Design, Southwest Greens has implemented an integrated design process which utilizes a CAD platform and library of Nicklaus green designs that range from 750 to 5000 square feet. Our trained Southwest Greens designers can customize the green to suit your needs using the renowned design principles and templates created by Nicklaus Design. With 5 decades of experience, 425 golf courses in 46 countries worldwide and 310 golf courses in 40 states in the United States, you can be certain that Nicklaus Design builds professional golfer-designed artificial 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 premier in quality, look, and performance for synthetic turf products. This high-level synthetic turf rolls, bounces, and receives exactly like a professional course. Shot after shot, Golden Bear has the most accurate aim of any putting surface. Playability is so real, you will swear you are putting on the real thing. It’s simply the best turf anywhere on the planet.

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 right in your own backyard. Scientifically developed and tested to have 20-25% more ball retention than other prime artificial turf for the best playability. Learn more about bounce here.

Consistent Aim

Two Times Better Aim

Golden Bear Turf’s aim is scientifically designed 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.

True Roll

Truer and Closer to Grass

With Golden Bear Turf, you’ll have smoother rolls comparable to playing on your favorite championship course. Scientifically designed 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 Pittsburgh have quantified key performance indicators. Because we have the understanding of what variables impact performance, we are able to mimic 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.

Take a look at our Gold Bear Turf and discover why golfers around the world love Southwest Greens.

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