June 21, 2024

Golf is a game where accuracy and performance are paramount. Every game element must be expertly constructed, from the swing to the turf. At Southwest Greens, we take pride in offering the best artificial golf greens that surpass our competition, including Tour Greens. One key factor that sets us apart is our comprehensive knowledge of the science behind golf greens, especially drainage and performance. This post will explore the engineering details of constructing Flagstaff golf greens with artificial turf, highlighting the proper drainage systems and turf attributes that enhance performance.



Proper drainage is the foundation of a top-performing golf green. Without good drainage, even the most expertly installed turf can become unsuitable for play. Here is why drainage is so critical.


Excessive water can cause puddles and mossy areas, affecting the surface and influencing ball roll.


Ineffective water drainage can lead to turf deterioration, promoting mold and mildew proliferation.


Adequate drainage provides a solid and speedy playing area, which is critical for a true golf experience.

At Southwest Greens, we employ cutting-edge drainage systems designed to handle intense rain and prevent water accumulation. Our approach guarantees that your turf remains in play regardless of weather conditions.



Our cutting-edge drainage technologies consist of:

  • Superior Installation Methods: We have a team of expert installers that know how to shape and create a golf green with adequate drainage. Employing a porous backing system allows water to pass through easily, stopping water accumulation on the turf.
  • Subsurface Drainage: Below the turf surface, we set up a sophisticated subsurface drainage system. This typically involves a series of perforated tubing (if needed, French drains, and aggregate layers) that divert water effectively.
  • Proper Grading: We guarantee that the foundation is properly graded to facilitate natural water flow, guiding extra water into the drainage setup.

These elements work together to form a strong water management system that maintains a dry golf green, and ready for a game.



Beyond drainage, the features of the artificial turf itself are crucial in the performance of your golf green. Here are the essential characteristics we focus on at Southwest Greens:

  1. Fiber Composition: Our artificial turf fibers are crafted for strength and true ball response. We blend nylon with polyethylene fibers to replicate the visual and tactile qualities of real grass.
  2. Pile Height and Density: The pile height and density are carefully chosen to achieve an ideal mix between ball speed and control. This provides that your turf plays true, whether you're putting, chipping, or driving.
  3. Infill Material: The infill material, typically a blend of sand, is essential for ensuring the correct firmness and resilience. Our infill is engineered to ensure the best stability and support, boosting the overall playability of the putting green.
  4. UV Resistance: To guarantee durability, our artificial grass is fortified with UV stabilizers that protect against fading and degradation from the sun.



Our focus on quality and innovation at Southwest Greens sets us apart from the rest. We continuously research and develop new technologies to enhance our products and offer the perfect golfing experience. Our team of experts is committed to making sure that every putting surface we install in Flagstaff achieves the highest durability and performance criteria.

Want to take your golf game to the next level with a Southwest Greens golf green? Reach out to us today to learn more about our innovative offerings and how we can help you achieve the perfect playing surface.