Discover why Golden Bear is the fan-favorite out of all our turf.
A Cut Above
Nicklaus Design and Southwest Greens began our partnership in 2004 and has developed considerably over the past few years in both design and turf technology. All of our customers can enjoy custom-designed golf greens installed by certified Southwest Green dealers across the United States. Now anyone can practice on the most playable artificial grass for backyard putting greens. Golden Bear is the best-in-class — it incorporates professional design, installation, and exclusive turf products.
Southwest Greens Systems
Southwest Greens is proud to showcase 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. Our integrated design process combining two companies to efficiently distribute Nicklaus Design Specifications. Southwest Greens utilize 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
Founded by golf legend Jack Nicklaus, Nicklaus Design is known across the globe as the leader in golf course design. Unparalleled in designing the most challenging, enjoyable, and memorable courses for play. Nicklaus Design is synonymous with greatness.
Southwest Greens Vancouver (Second Generation Landscapes) is happy to offer an exclusive new line of Golden Bear synthetic turf in partnership with Nicklaus Design.
The Most Accurate Turf on the Market
Our premium-grade synthetic turf is Golden Bear, offering the look, feel, and play of genuine grass. It’s the turf selected by amateurs as well as PGA Tour players for their homes. In simple terms — it is the most accurate playing surface available on the market today. We analyze natural and synthetic systems so we can learn about the key elements necessary to deliver championship performance. Though it’s designed with golf in mind, the long-life, high-quality turf is also perfect for high-volume locations, namely playgrounds and recreational areas.
As the undeniable leader in artificial turf installation technology and world-renowned golf course design, we’ve perfected the best process to enhance the level of play, as well as the aesthetics of the green itself.
Southwest Greens has implemented an integrated design process, in partnership with Nicklaus Design, using a CAD platform and library of Nicklaus green designs that range from 750 to 5000 ft2. Our expert Southwest Greens designers can personalize the green to your situation using the renowned design principles and templates created 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 artificial turf and best-in-class 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 high-level synthetic turf rolls, bounces, and receives exactly like a professional course. Shot after shot, Golden Bear has the most accurate aim of any putting surface. Playability is so life-like, you will swear you are putting on the real thing. It’s without a doubt the best turf anywhere on the planet.
20-25% More Ball Retention
Our Golden Bear Turf gets you championship-level bounce in your own backyard. Scientifically evolved 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 developed 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 experience smoother rolls comparable to playing on your favorite championship course. Scientifically created and tested to replicate 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 Vancouver (Second Generation Landscapes) has been able to quantify key performance indicators. By understanding which variables influence performance, we are able to reproduce natural greens.
With Golden Bear Turf, you’ll have smoother rolls comparable to playing on your favorite championship course, right on your very own backyard putting green.