Discover why Golden Bear is the fan-favorite out of all our turf.
A Cut Above
The partnership of Nicklaus Design and Southwest Greens came together in 2004 and has developed a great deal over the past few years in both design and turf technology. All customers can have custom-designed golf greens installed by certified Southwest Green dealers across the United States. Now anyone can experience the most playable artificial grass for backyard putting greens. The best-in-class is Golden Bear — it incorporates professional design, installation, and exclusive turf products.
Southwest Greens Systems
Southwest Greens is thrilled to highlight the evolution of its strategic relationship with Nicklaus Design that incorporates the industry-leading, premier 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 efficiently distributing Nicklaus Design Specifications. Southwest Greens employs Nicklaus Design templates to develop and distribute a custom, premium, accurate artificial golf turf product to its franchises.
Linked by Perfection
Partnership Results in Premier Turf
Established by golf legend Jack Nicklaus, Nicklaus Design is known worldwide as the leader in golf course design. 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 Michigan is proud 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 with the look, feel, and play of genuine grass. It is the turf picked by both amateurs and PGA Tour players for their own homes. In other words — it is the most accurate playing surface available anywhere. We research natural and artificial systems in order to learn about the key factors required to deliver pro performance. Even though it is developed with golf in mind, this long-lasting, high-quality turf can also be utilized in high-volume locations like playgrounds and recreational areas.
As the undisputable leader of artificial turf installation technology and world-leading golf course design, Southwest Greens has perfected the optimal process to enhance the level of play, and the aesthetics of the green itself.
In partnership with Nicklaus Design, Southwest Greens has created an integrated design process which utilizes a CAD platform and library of Nicklaus green designs that range from 750 to 5000 ft2. Our expert Southwest Greens designers can personalize the green to match your situation 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 sure that Nicklaus Design builds professional golfer-designed artificial turf and only the 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 pro course. Shot after shot, Golden Bear the most accurate aim of any putting surface. The playability is so real, you’ll think you’re putting on the real thing. It’s hands-down the best turf on Earth.
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 premiere artificial turf for true playability. Learn more about bounce here.
Two Times Better Aim
Golden Bear Turf’s aim is scientifically created and tested to equal pro-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 enjoy smoother rolls that compare to playing on your favorite championship course. Scientifically designed and tested to mimic 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 Michigan has been able to quantify key performance indicators. By understanding what variables influence performance, we are able to mimic natural greens.
With Golden Bear Turf, you’ll enjoy smoother rolls comparable to playing on your favorite championship course, right on your very own backyard putting green.