June 21, 2024

The game of golf is a game where accuracy and performance are paramount. Every game element must be expertly constructed, from the swing to the green. At Southwest Greens, we take pride in delivering the highest quality artificial golf greens that surpass our competition, including Tour Greens. One crucial aspect that makes us unique is our in-depth understanding of the science behind golf greens, particularly drainage and performance. This post will explore the technical factors of building Atlanta golf greens with artificial turf, highlighting the proper drainage systems and turf features that enhance performance.



Proper drainage is the foundation of a highly-performing golf green. Without effective drainage, even the best-laid turf can become unplayable. Here is why drainage is so critical.


Excessive water can cause standing water and mossy patches, disrupting the turf and influencing ball roll.


Inadequate drainage can cause turf degradation, promoting mold and mildew proliferation.


Proper drainage guarantees a sturdy and fast-playing surface, which is vital for a true golf experience.

At Southwest Greens, we utilize state-of-the-art drainage systems created to accommodate heavy precipitation and avoid water pooling. Our approach guarantees that your turf stays usable despite weather conditions.



Our advanced drainage solutions consist of:

  • Superior Installation Methods: We have a skilled installation team that are skilled at shaping and forming a golf green with adequate drainage. Using a permeable backing system in the fringe allows water to pass through easily, preventing pooling on the surface.
  • Subsurface Drainage: Under the grass, we place a high-tech subsurface drainage system. This typically involves a network of perforated pipes (including French drains and aggregate strata) that effectively move water away.
  • Proper Grading: We ensure that the ground layer is properly graded to enable natural drainage, leading surplus water to the drainage system.

These features combine to create a strong water management system that keeps your golf green dry, 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 key features we focus on at Southwest Greens:

  1. Turf Fiber Composition: Our artificial turf fibers are designed for longevity and realistic ball response. We blend nylon with polyethylene fibers to emulate the appearance and texture of real grass.
  2. Pile Height and Density: The pile height and density are carefully selected to provide the perfect balance between ball speed and control. This provides that your green plays true, whether you're putting the ball, making chip shots, or driving.
  3. Infill Material: The infill material, typically a mixture of sand, is necessary for providing proper firmness and resilience. Our infill is made to provide optimal support and stability, improving the overall playability of the putting green.
  4. UV Resistance: To maintain longevity, our artificial grass is treated with UV stabilizers that safeguard from damage and wear from sunlight.



Our dedication to quality and innovation at Southwest Greens makes us unique from the rest. We constantly research and develop new technologies to better our products and deliver the best possible golfing experience. Our professional and expert team is dedicated to making sure that every green we install in Atlanta achieves the highest performance, quality and longevity benchmarks.

Looking to improve your golfing experience with a Southwest Greens golf green? Reach out to us today to discover more about our innovative offerings and how we can help you get the perfect playing surface.