June 21, 2024

Golf is an activity where accuracy and performance are paramount. Every component must be expertly constructed, from the swing to the green. At Southwest Greens, we are proud of delivering the highest quality artificial golf greens that outpace our rivals, including Tour Greens. One crucial aspect that makes us unique is our comprehensive knowledge of the science behind golf greens, especially drainage and performance. This blog will get into the technical aspects of building Fresno golf greens with artificial turf, giving special attention to the proper drainage systems and turf features that improve gameplay.



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


Excessive water can lead to puddles and mossy areas, disrupting the playing area and influencing ball roll.


Poor drainage can result in turf quality decline, leading to mold and mildew growth.


Consistent drainage ensures a firm and speedy playing area, which is essential for an authentic golf experience.

At Southwest Greens, we utilize state-of-the-art drainage systems engineered to accommodate intense rain and prevent water accumulation. Our approach ensures that your turf remains in play regardless of weather conditions.



Our cutting-edge drainage technologies include:

  • Highest Quality of Installation: 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, stopping water accumulation on the turf.
  • Subsurface Drainage: Below the turf surface, we set up an advanced subsurface drainage system. This typically consists of a network of perforated pipes (if needed, French drains, and aggregate layers) that divert water effectively.
  • Proper Grading: We make sure that the ground layer is accurately graded to enable natural drainage, directing excess water into the drainage system.

These elements function in unison to establish a reliable drainage network that keeps your golf green dry, and ready for play.



Beyond drainage, the attributes of the artificial turf itself play a significant role in the performance of your putting surface. Here are the important attributes we focus on at Southwest Greens:

  1. Turf Fiber Composition: Our artificial turf fibers are engineered for durability and realistic ball response. We combine nylon and polyethylene fibers to replicate the look and feel of natural grass.
  2. Pile Height and Density: The pile height and density are carefully selected to ensure the right combination between ball speed and control. This ensures that your putting surface plays true, whether you're making putts, making chip shots, or driving.
  3. Infill Material: The infill material, typically a blend of sand, is necessary for providing proper firmness and resilience. Our infill is made to provide optimal support and stability, boosting the overall playability of the putting surface.
  4. UV Resistance: To guarantee durability, our artificial grass is fortified with UV stabilizers that safeguard from damage and wear from sun exposure.



Our commitment to quality and innovation at Southwest Greens makes us unique from the others. We constantly research and develop new technologies to improve our products and offer the best possible golfing experience. Our expert team is committed to ensuring that every putting green we install in Fresno reaches the highest durability and performance criteria.

Want to take your golf game to the next level with a Southwest Greens golf green? Get in touch with us now to find out more about our cutting-edge solutions and how we can help you achieve the perfect playing surface.