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 developed a great deal over the years in both design and turf technology. Our customers can have custom-designed golf greens installed by certified Southwest Green dealers across the United States. Anyone can now experience the most playable synthetic grass for backyard putting greens. The best-in-class is Golden Bear — incorporating professional design, installation, and our exclusive turf products.
Southwest Greens Systems
Southwest Greens is happy to showcase the evolution of its strategic relationship with Nicklaus Design to incorporate the industry-leading, topnotch design expertise in golf and grass products installed by Southwest Greens’ team of certified and trained dealers. This integrated design process combining two companies that distribute Nicklaus Design Specifications. Southwest Greens uses Nicklaus Design templates to develop and distribute a custom, premium, accurate synthetic golf turf product to franchises.
Linked by Perfection
Partnership Results in Premier Turf
Founded by golf legend Jack Nicklaus, Nicklaus Design is known around the world as the leader in golf course design. Unsurpassed in developing the most challenging, enjoyable, and memorable courses for play. Nicklaus Design is synonymous with greatness.
In partnership with Nicklaus Design, Southwest Greens of Asheville is happy 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, giving you the look, feel, and play of natural grass. It’s the turf picked by amateurs as well as PGA Tour players for their homes. In simple terms — it is the most accurate playing surface on the market. We research natural and artificial systems to better identify the key factors needed to deliver professional performance. Even though it is created with golf in mind, the long-lasting, high-quality turf is also perfect for heavy-traffic locations such as playgrounds and recreational areas.
As the undisputable leader in synthetic turf installation technology and world-leading golf course design, Southwest Greens has perfected the perfect 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, using a CAD platform and library of Nicklaus green designs ranging from 750 to 5000 sf. Our professional Southwest Greens designers can personalize the green to your requirements 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 synthetic 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 ultimate in quality, look, and performance for synthetic turf products. This high-level artificial turf rolls, bounces, and receives just like a professional course. Shot after shot, Golden Bear offers the most accurate aim of any putting surface. Playability is so realistic, you will think you are putting on the real thing. It’s hands-down the best turf on the planet.
20-25% More Ball Retention
Our Golden Bear Turf brings you championship-level bounce right in your own backyard. Scientifically evolved and tested to have 20-25% more ball retention than other leading artificial turf for genuine playability. Learn more about bounce here.
Two Times Better Aim
Golden Bear Turf’s aim is scientifically designed and tested to emulate professional-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 will have smoother rolls that compare to playing on your favorite championship course. Scientifically designed 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 of Asheville has been able to quantify key performance indicators. Because we have the understanding of what variables influence performance, we’ve been able to reproduce natural greens.
With Golden Bear Turf, you’ll experience smoother rolls that compare to playing on your favorite championship course, right on your very own backyard putting green.