Discover why Golden Bear is the fan-favorite out of all our turf.
A Cut Above
Our partnership of Southwest Greens and Nicklaus Design was formed in 2004 and has evolved considerably over the past few years in both design and turf technology. Our customers can now enjoy custom-designed golf greens installed by certified Southwest Green dealers across the United States. Now anyone can enjoy the most playable synthetic grass for backyard putting greens. The best-in-class is Golden Bear — it features professional design, installation, and our exclusive turf products.
Southwest Greens Systems
Southwest Greens is happy to display the evolution of its strategic relationship with Nicklaus Design which 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 that distribute Nicklaus Design Specifications. Southwest Greens employs Nicklaus Design templates to design and distribute a custom, premium, accurate synthetic golf turf product to franchises.
Linked by Perfection
Partnership Results in Premier Turf
Established by golf legend Jack Nicklaus, Nicklaus Design is known around the world as the the premier golf course designer. Unparalleled in developing the most challenging, enjoyable, and memorable courses for play. Nicklaus Design is synonymous with greatness.
Southwest Greens Flagstaff is excited to offer an exclusive new line of Golden Bear artificial turf in partnership with Nicklaus Design.
The Most Accurate Turf on the Market
GoldenBear is our premium-grade artificial turf delivering the look, feel, and play of genuine grass. It’s the turf picked by amateurs as well as PGA Tour players for their own backyards. In simple terms — it is the most accurate playing surface on the market. Southwest Greens analyzes natural and synthetic systems so we can identify the key elements needed to deliver championship performance. Even though it is designed with golf in mind, the long-life, high-quality turf may also be installed at heavy-volume locations, namely playgrounds and recreational areas.
As the undisputable leader in artificial turf installation technology and world-renowned golf course design, we’ve perfected the perfect process improving the level of play, as well as the aesthetics of the green itself.
In partnership with Nicklaus Design, Southwest Greens has developed an integrated design process which uses a CAD platform and library of Nicklaus green designs that range from 750 to 5000 ft2. Our trained Southwest Greens designers can tailor the green to your situation using the renowned design principles and templates developed by Nicklaus Design. With over 50 years 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 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 premier in quality, look, and performance for synthetic turf products. This premium synthetic turf rolls, bounces, and receives just like a pro course. Shot after shot, Golden Bear gives you the most accurate aim of any putting surface. Playability is so life-like, you’ll believe you are putting on the real thing. It’s simply the best turf on the planet.
20-25% More Ball Retention
Our Golden Bear Turf provides you championship-level bounce in your own backyard. Scientifically cultivated and tested to have 20-25% more ball retention than other leading artificial turf for real playability. Learn more about bounce here.
Two Times Better Aim
Golden Bear Turf’s aim is scientifically made and tested to simulate pro-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.
Truer and Closer to Grass
With Golden Bear Turf, you will have smoother rolls that compare to playing on your favorite championship course. Scientifically developed and tested to reproduce 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 Flagstaff have quantified key performance indicators. Because we have the understanding of what variables impact performance, we’re able to mimic natural greens.
With Golden Bear Turf, you’ll have smoother rolls that feel like playing on your favorite championship course, right on your very own backyard putting green.