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. All customers can have custom-designed golf greens installed by certified Southwest Green dealers across the United States. Now everyone can enjoy the most playable synthetic grass for backyard putting greens. Golden Bear is the best-in-class — incorporating professional design, installation, and our exclusive turf products.
Southwest Greens Systems
Southwest Greens is thrilled to highlight the evolution of its strategic relationship with Nicklaus Design to incorporate the industry-leading, renowned design expertise in golf and grass products installed by Southwest Greens’ team of certified and trained dealers. This integrated design process combining two companies to efficiently distribute Nicklaus Design Specifications. Southwest Greens employs Nicklaus Design templates to develop and distribute a custom, premium, accurate artificial golf turf product to franchises.
Linked by Perfection
Partnership Results in Premier Turf
Established by golf legend Jack Nicklaus, Nicklaus Design is known across the globe as the golf course design leader. Unparalleled in offering the most challenging, enjoyable, and memorable courses for play. Nicklaus Design is synonymous with greatness.
In partnership with Nicklaus Design, Southwest Greens of Atlanta is excited to offer an exclusive new line of Golden Bear synthetic turf.
The Most Accurate Turf on the Market
GoldenBear is our premium-grade synthetic turf with the look, feel, and play of natural grass. This is the turf selected by amateurs as well as PGA Tour players for their own backyards. In simpler terms — Golden Bear is the most accurate playing surface you can buy. We analyze natural and synthetic systems to better identify the most important factors required to deliver championship performance. Even though it’s designed with golf in mind, our long-lasting, high-quality turf can also be installed at heavy-traffic locations, namely playgrounds and recreational areas.
As the undeniable leader in artificial turf installation technology and world-renowned golf course design, we have perfected the ideal process to enhance the level of play, and the aesthetics of the green itself.
In partnership with Nicklaus Design, Southwest Greens has implemented an integrated design process which utilizes 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 match your needs using the expert design principles and templates developed 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 provides professional golfer-designed synthetic 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 premium synthetic turf rolls, bounces, and receives the same as a pro course. Shot after shot, Golden Bear offers the most accurate aim of any putting surface. Playability is so life-like, you’ll think you’re putting on the real thing. It is hands-down the best turf anywhere on Earth.
20-25% More Ball Retention
Our Golden Bear Turf brings you championship-level bounce in your own backyard. Scientifically cultivated and tested to have 20-25% more ball retention than other prime artificial turf for the best playability. Learn more about bounce here.
Two Times Better Aim
Golden Bear Turf’s aim is scientifically made and tested to match professional-quality putting greens. Shot after shot, Golden Bear has the tightest perimeter and the most accurate aim of any putting surface for pro-level consistency. Learn more about aim here.
Truer and Closer to Grass
With Golden Bear Turf, you’ll experience smoother rolls that compare to playing on your favorite championship course. Scientifically created 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 Atlanta has quantified key performance indicators. By understanding which variables influence performance, we’ve been able to reproduce natural greens.
With Golden Bear Turf, you will enjoy smoother rolls comparable to playing on your favorite championship course, right on your very own backyard putting green.