July 08, 2021

And why Southwest Greens of Michigan is the ideal choice for tee lines.

Why Use Synthetic Grass Tee Lines?

Traditional turf on tee lines is no longer the norm. Tee lines are exposed to heavy foot traffic and wear from golf clubs continually swinging. Artificial turf is a optimal option because it can withstand these activities much more successfully and preserve its appearance at the end of the day.

Natural Grass Disadvantages

Traditional grass has several quirks. It’s challenging to maintain and only looks appealing under certain settings. Organic turf will cultivate in a variety of ways in Detroit and all of Michigan from one season to the next. Certain portions may be thicker, while other places are scant.

Regular Mowing

To keep the turf as short as you would see on a golf course, this could require you to mow daily. Yes, you read that correctly. Daily. Consider the gasoline, mower maintenance, and time, and you’re in for a costly bill.


You can often find weeds where grass grows. Weeds should be removed, which most times, is done with harmful chemicals. This is not a single treatment situation. Herbicides are frequently required to be free of weeds forever.


Ants, grubs, weevils — it goes on. In organic grass, there’s a good chance you’ll find one or more of these pests at some point. Chemicals are needed to deal with these pests, which are not only triggers a negative impact on the environment, but also the individuals applying them.

Water Requirements

Traditional grass requires water to look full and green. Just a few days of dry weather conditions can cause turf look sad and neglected. Hence, organic turf tee lines have to be watered all the time to make it look healthy.

Uneven Surfaces

Traditional grass will cultivate in various ways in Detroit and all of Michigan from one season to the next. Some areas may be thicker, while other areas are sparse. If you’ve ever played on an organic turf tee line, you know how there can be patches of grass missing from powerful swings, too.

Synthetic Grass Tee Line Advantages

Looks Great Year In, Year Out

With the use of synthetic grass, tee lines maintain their appearance over time. They’ll never need mowing, watering, or fertilizing, which means that tee lines can open at all times. Gone are the days of time lost due to maintenance.

Complements Nature Grass

Synthetic is an excellent complement to natural grass. Overused grass tee lines rarely stay healthy. Installing and switching synthetic tee lines gives natural grass the essential time it requires to recover.

Enhanced Playability

Synthetic turf plays well because it has an consistent, predictable surface. You will never have to worry about the clubface gripping the grass and affecting your shot again with artificial turf.

Safer Surface

There is a lower risk for injuries because the grass will not become swampy and slippery over heavy rains. Synthetic grass will not get ripped apart and result in divots and dips that are tripping hazards in the way that organic grass does.

Flexible and Modular Designs

Modular tee lines produce more convenient and more cost-efficient ways to replace pieces rather than replacing an entire panel or tee line. Using less expensive items for the stance area lowers the cost of the project.

Why Southwest Greens of Michigan?

Southwest Greens synthetic grass is specially engineered to mimic the authentic appearance and feel of a traditional turf. Our synthetic grass products are built for performance and go through rigorous playability testing ensuring we always meet the baseline set by organic turf.

We develop fiber that raises the B.A.R (bounce, aim, roll). Always lush and green, our polypropylene and nylon synthetic grasses are manufactured with the best raw materials to guarantee optimal performance and longevity. The way our products are designed creates natural fiber displacement which limits club bounce. Using the highest quality products available optimizes product life.

When we say we raise the B.A.R., we mean it. With our artificial turf, you will experience championship bounce with 20-25% more bounce retention, 2x enhanced aim, and true roll. You will enjoy real playability, gain the ideal aim of any putting surface, and get a smooth ball roll into the cup.

Southwest Greens Tee Lines Are Great For:

  • Private and public golf courses
  • Driving range mats
  • Golf tee box
  • Indoor Golf practice facilities
  • Colleges: indoor/outdoor hitting bays and practice areas
  • Residential pitching & chipping areas
  • Golf teaching professionals
  • Areas of heavy usage

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