Discover why Golden Bear is the fan-favorite out of all our turf.


A Cut Above

Southwest Greens and Nicklaus Design partnered in 2004 and has grown substantially 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 enjoy the most playable synthetic grass for backyard putting greens. Golden Bear is the best-in-class — featuring professional design, installation, and exclusive turf products.


Southwest Greens Systems

Southwest Greens is thrilled to show off the evolution of its strategic relationship with Nicklaus Design which incorporates the industry-leading, premier design expertise in golf and grass products installed by Southwest Greens’ team of certified and trained dealers. This integrated design process has brought together two companies efficiently distributing Nicklaus Design Specifications. Southwest Greens uses Nicklaus Design templates to design and distribute a custom, premium, accurate synthetic golf turf product to its franchises.


Linked by Perfection

Partnership Results in Premier Turf

Originally founded by golf legend Jack Nicklaus, Nicklaus Design is known across the globe as the the premier golf course designer. Unrivaled 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 Tucson is proud to offer an exclusive new line of Golden Bear artificial turf.


The Most Accurate Turf on the Market

Our premium-grade synthetic turf is Golden Bear, providing the look, feel, and play of natural grass. It’s the turf picked by both amateurs and PGA Tour players for their backyards. In other words — it is the most accurate playing surface for sale on the market today. Southwest Greens analyzes natural and synthetic systems so we can learn about the most important elements needed to deliver professional performance. Even though it’s developed with golf in mind, our long-lasting, high-quality turf is also perfect for heavy-volume locations, namely playgrounds and recreational areas.

As the indisputable leader in artificial turf installation technology and world-renowned golf course design, Southwest Greens has perfected the ideal process enhancing the level of play, along with the aesthetics of the green itself.

Southwest Greens has implemented an integrated design process, in partnership with Nicklaus Design, which uses a CAD platform and library of Nicklaus green designs that range from 750 to 5000 ft2. Our expert Southwest Greens designers can tailor the green to suit your needs using the expert design principles and templates developed 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 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 ultimate in quality, look, and performance for synthetic turf products. This advanced synthetic turf rolls, bounces, and receives the same as a pro course. Shot after shot, Golden Bear gives you the most accurate aim of any putting surface. The playability is so life-like, you’ll think you are putting on the real thing. It’s without a doubt the best turf anywhere on Earth.

Synthetic Putting Greens with Championship Bounce, Aim, and Roll

Championship Bounce

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 genuine playability. Learn more about bounce here.


Consistent Aim

Two Times Better Aim

Golden Bear Turf’s aim is scientifically made and tested to match championship-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.


True Roll

Truer and Closer to Grass

With Golden Bear Turf, you’ll experience smoother rolls that’s just like playing on your favorite championship course. Scientifically designed 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 Tucson have been able to quantify key performance indicators. By understanding which variables impact performance, we’ve been able to mimic natural greens.

With Golden Bear Turf, you’ll enjoy smoother rolls that compare to playing on your favorite championship course, right on your very own backyard putting green.


Take a look at our Gold Bear Turf and discover why golfers around the world love Southwest Greens.

See The Greens

5x Golf Digest Award Winner
Golf Digest Editors Choice Award
Best Synthetic Putting Green