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


A Cut Above

Southwest Greens and Nicklaus Design began our partnership in 2004 and has developed substantially over the past few years in both design and turf technology. All customers can enjoy custom-designed golf greens installed by certified Southwest Green dealers across the United States. Everyone can now experience the most playable artificial grass for backyard putting greens. The best-in-class is Golden Bear — it features professional design, installation, and exclusive turf products.


Southwest Greens Systems

Southwest Greens is pleased 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. Our integrated design process combining two companies efficiently distributing Nicklaus Design Specifications. Southwest Greens uses Nicklaus Design templates to create and distribute a custom, premium, accurate synthetic golf turf product to its franchises.


Linked by Perfection

Partnership Results in Premier Turf

Established by golf legend Jack Nicklaus, Nicklaus Design is known across the globe as the the premier golf course designer. Unparalleled in designing the most challenging, enjoyable, and memorable courses for play. Nicklaus Design is synonymous with greatness.

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


The Most Accurate Turf on the Market

Our premium-grade artificial turf is Golden Bear, offering the look, feel, and play of natural grass. This is the turf picked by amateurs as well as PGA Tour players for their own backyards. In simple terms — it’s the most accurate playing surface for sale on the market today. We analyze natural and artificial systems to better learn about the most important components needed to deliver championship performance. Though it’s developed with golf in mind, this long-life, high-quality turf can also be utilized in heavy-volume locations like playgrounds and recreational areas.

As the undisputable leader in artificial turf installation technology and world-class golf course design, Southwest Greens has perfected the best process that enhances the level of play, and the aesthetics of the green itself.

Southwest Greens has developed an integrated design process, in partnership with Nicklaus Design, which uses a CAD platform and library of Nicklaus green designs ranging from 750 to 5000 ft2. Our trained Southwest Greens designers can tailor the green to your situation using the illustrious design principles and templates developed 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 sure that Nicklaus Design provides professional golfer-designed synthetic 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 pinnacle in quality, look, and performance for synthetic turf products. This premium synthetic turf rolls, bounces, and receives just like a professional course. Shot after shot, Golden Bear the most accurate aim of any putting surface. Playability is so real, you’ll believe you’re putting on the real thing. It’s simply the best turf on Earth.

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


Consistent Aim

Two Times Better Aim

Golden Bear Turf’s aim is scientifically made and tested to equal professional-quality putting greens. Shot after shot, Golden Bear has the tightest perimeter and the most accurate aim of any putting surface for professional-level consistency. Learn more about aim here.


True Roll

Truer and Closer to Grass

With Golden Bear Turf, you’ll experience smoother rolls comparable to playing on your favorite championship course. Scientifically developed and tested to behave like 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 Charlotte has quantified key performance indicators. Because we have the understanding of what variables impact performance, we are able to replicate natural greens.

With Golden Bear Turf, you will have smoother rolls that feel like 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.

See The Greens

5x Golf Digest Award Winner
Golf Digest Editors Choice Award
Best Synthetic Putting Green