Discover why Golden Bear is the fan-favorite out of all our turf.
A Cut Above
The partnership of Nicklaus Design and Southwest Greens started in 2004 and has evolved substantially over the past few years in both design and turf technology. All of our customers can have custom-designed golf greens installed by certified Southwest Green dealers across the United States. Now anyone can practice on the most playable synthetic grass for backyard putting greens. The best-in-class is Golden Bear — it incorporates professional design, installation, and our exclusive turf products.
Southwest Greens Systems
Southwest Greens is glad to display 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 resulting in two companies that distribute Nicklaus Design Specifications. Southwest Greens utilize Nicklaus Design templates to create and distribute a custom, premium, accurate artificial golf turf product to franchises.
Linked by Perfection
Partnership Results in Premier Turf
Originally founded by golf legend Jack Nicklaus, Nicklaus Design is known worldwide as the golf course design leader. Unsurpassed in offering the most challenging, enjoyable, and memorable courses for play. Nicklaus Design is synonymous with greatness.
Southwest Greens of Fresno is proud to offer an exclusive new line of Golden Bear artificial 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 natural grass. It’s the turf selected by both amateurs and PGA Tour players for their yards. In other words — Golden Bear is the most accurate playing surface available anywhere. We research natural and synthetic systems to better understand the most important elements needed to deliver championship performance. Even though it’s designed with golf in mind, the long-lasting, high-quality turf can also be installed at high-volume locations like playgrounds and recreational areas.
As the undisputable leader in artificial turf installation technology and world-renowned golf course design, we have perfected the ideal process to enhance the level of play, along with the aesthetics of the green itself.
Southwest Greens has built an integrated design process, in partnership with Nicklaus Design, which uses a CAD platform and library of Nicklaus green designs ranging from 750 to 5000 sq ft. Our trained Southwest Greens designers can tailor the green to match your requirements using the expert design principles and templates provided by Nicklaus Design. With five decades of experience, 425 golf courses in 46 countries worldwide and 310 golf courses in 40 states in the United States, you know Nicklaus Design delivers 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 pinnacle in quality, look, and performance for synthetic turf products. This high-level synthetic turf rolls, bounces, and receives exactly like a pro course. Shot after shot, Golden Bear offers the most accurate aim of any putting surface. The playability is so real, you’ll swear you’re putting on the real thing. It is simply the best turf anywhere on the planet.
20-25% More Ball Retention
Our Golden Bear Turf brings you championship-level bounce in your own backyard. Scientifically developed and tested to have 20-25% more ball retention than other premiere artificial turf for great playability. Learn more about bounce here.
Two Times Better Aim
Golden Bear Turf’s aim is scientifically developed and tested to emulate professional-quality putting greens. Shot after shot, Golden Bear has the tightest perimeter and the most accurate aim of any putting surface for championship-level consistency. Learn more about aim here.
Truer and Closer to Grass
With Golden Bear Turf, you’ll enjoy smoother rolls that compare to playing on your favorite championship course. Scientifically designed 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 of Fresno has quantified key performance indicators. Because we understand which variables influence performance, we’ve been able to reproduce natural greens.
With Golden Bear Turf, you’ll enjoy smoother rolls comparable to playing on your favorite championship course, right on your very own backyard putting green.