June 21, 2024

The game of golf is a game where accuracy and performance are crucial. Every component must be expertly constructed, from the swing to the turf. At Southwest Greens, we take pride in delivering the best artificial golf greens that exceed our competition, including Tour Greens. One key factor that sets us apart is our comprehensive knowledge of the science behind golf greens, particularly drainage and performance. This article will get into the technical factors of constructing Tucson golf greens with artificial turf, giving special attention to the proper drainage systems and turf attributes that optimize playability.



Proper drainage is the core of a high-performing golf green. Without proper drainage, even the most expertly installed turf can turn unusable. Here is why drainage is so critical.


Too much water can result in puddles and mossy areas, affecting the playing area and influencing ball roll.


Ineffective water drainage can cause turf deterioration, leading to mold and mildew development.


Proper drainage ensures a sturdy and speedy playing area, which is essential for a genuine golf experience.

At Southwest Greens, we employ state-of-the-art drainage systems designed to accommodate intense rain and prevent water accumulation. Our strategy makes certain that your putting surface stays usable no matter the weather.



Our cutting-edge drainage technologies consist of:

  • High-Quality Installation: We have a high-quality of installers that are skilled at shaping and forming a golf green with adequate drainage. Utilizing a water-permeable backing facilitates easy water flow, avoiding surface water buildup.
  • Subsurface Drainage: Beneath the turf, we install a high-tech subsurface drainage system. This typically consists of a series of perforated tubing (with optional French drains and layers of aggregate) that divert water effectively.
  • Proper Grading: We ensure that the ground layer is properly graded to facilitate natural water flow, leading surplus water to the drainage system.

These components function in unison to create a robust drainage system that maintains a dry golf green, and waiting to be played on.



Beyond drainage, the features of the artificial turf itself are crucial in the performance of your putting surface. Here are the key features we emphasize at Southwest Greens:

  1. Fiber Composition: Our artificial turf fibers are designed for longevity and realistic ball response. We combine nylon with polyethylene fibers to replicate 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 turf plays true, whether you're putting the ball, making chip shots, or driving.
  3. Infill Material: The infill material, typically a combination of different types sand, is critical for achieving the right level of firmness and resilience. Our infill is crafted to offer excellent support and stability, boosting the overall playability of the putting surface.
  4. UV Resistance: To guarantee durability, our artificial turf is fortified with UV stabilizers that safeguard from damage and wear from sunlight.



Our focus on quality and innovation at Southwest Greens sets us apart from the others. We constantly research and develop new technologies to better our products and deliver the highest quality golfing experience. Our team of experts is committed to ensuring that every green we install in Tucson meets the highest durability and performance criteria.

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