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


A Cut Above

Nicklaus Design and Southwest Greens partnered in 2004 and has expanded substantially over the past few years in both design and turf technology. All Southwest Greens customers can expect custom-designed golf greens installed by certified Southwest Green dealers across the United States. Anyone can now experience the most playable artificial grass for backyard putting greens. The best-in-class is Golden Bear — incorporating professional design, installation, and our exclusive turf products.


Southwest Greens Systems

Southwest Greens is pleased to showcase the evolution of its strategic relationship with Nicklaus Design to incorporate the industry-leading, topnotch design expertise in golf and grass products installed by Southwest Greens’ team of certified and trained dealers. Our integrated design process brings together two companies efficiently distributing Nicklaus Design Specifications. Southwest Greens utilize Nicklaus Design templates to develop and distribute a custom, premium, accurate artificial golf turf product to its franchises.


Linked by Perfection

Partnership Results in Premier Turf

Established by golf legend Jack Nicklaus, Nicklaus Design is known around the world as the golf course design leader. Unparalleled in developing the most challenging, enjoyable, and memorable courses for play. Nicklaus Design is synonymous with greatness.

Southwest Greens of Houston is happy to offer an exclusive new line of Golden Bear artificial turf in partnership with Nicklaus Design.


The Most Accurate Turf on the Market

GoldenBear is our premium-grade artificial turf offering the look, feel, and play of genuine grass. This is the turf picked by both amateurs and PGA Tour players for their homes. In simpler terms — Golden Bear is the most accurate playing surface for sale on the market today. Southwest Greens analyzes natural and artificial systems in order to identify the critical elements necessary to deliver professional performance. Though it’s created with golf in mind, the long-lasting, high-quality turf can also be utilized in heavy-traffic locations like playgrounds and recreational areas.

As the undisputable leader of artificial turf installation technology and world-leading golf course design, Southwest Greens has perfected the optimal process that enhances the level of play, along with the aesthetics of the green itself.

In partnership with Nicklaus Design, Southwest Greens has developed an integrated design process which utilizes 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 match your requirements using the renowned design principles and templates created by Nicklaus Design. With over 50 years of experience, 425 golf courses in 46 countries worldwide and 310 golf courses in 40 states in the United States, you can be certain that Nicklaus Design delivers professional golfer-designed synthetic 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 artificial turf rolls, bounces, and receives the same as a professional course. Shot after shot, Golden Bear offers the most accurate aim of any putting surface. The playability is so life-like, you’ll believe you are putting on the real thing. It’s without a doubt the best turf on the planet.

Synthetic Putting Greens with Championship Bounce, Aim, and Roll

Championship Bounce

20-25% More Ball Retention

Our Golden Bear Turf gets you championship-level bounce in your own backyard. Scientifically cultivated and tested to have 20-25% more ball retention than other premiere artificial turf for true playability. Learn more about bounce here.


Consistent Aim

Two Times Better Aim

Golden Bear Turf’s aim is scientifically created and tested to equal 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.


True Roll

Truer and Closer to Grass

With Golden Bear Turf, you will experience smoother rolls comparable 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 Houston has been able to quantify key performance indicators. By understanding what variables impact performance, we are able to replicate natural greens.

With Golden Bear Turf, you’ll experience smoother rolls comparable 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