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Can I hit chip shots to your greens?

Yes! Our innovative in-filled polypropylene artifical turf products are designed to perform like natural golf course greens, so your ball will react with the same spin and true roll of a natural surface. Whether you're chipping in your backyard putting green from two yards or on our Nicklaus Designed course from 200 yards, our synthetic golf greens will hold a shot as well as a natural grass green, ensuring your ball will not bounce or waver as it would on a nylon surface. 

How long does it take to install a synthetic golf green or other synthetic turf product?

Because every project is unique, the amount of time for installation is driven by factors like the size and complexity of the project, landscaping requirements, and weather conditions. Timelines may also be affected by accessibility and site preparation needs. Please contact us for an estimate on your particular project. 

How many sizes and shapes of golf greens do you offer?

Indoor or outdoor, the sky's the limit! Southwest Greens offers custom design expertise for golf greens in varying sizes and shapes for every client. Backyard golf greens for residential spaces average around 500 square feet,  while artifical golf greens for commercial space or Nicklaus Design golf courses average 1,500 square feet.  Our outdoor synthetic putting greens are tailored for each client, condidering available space as well as budget. 

How much does a synthetic putting green cost?

Synthetic golf greens require a high level of expertise for design and installation.  With our roots planted in the golf industry since 1996, we have truly mastered the art of golf construction. Breaks, bunkers, undulations and turf blending name just a few of the design elements important for natural looking and rolling golf greens.  With so many additional architectural features to consider over a more basic synthetic lawn, golf green construction cost averages from $20 to $25 per square foot, more or less depending on region, accessibility and features. 

What makes a Southwest golf green better than one made of nylon or other materials?

The high quality of the materials we use is an extremely important factor in achieving a top-flight golf green. Our professional products offer the rich, natural green look of natural grass as well as the soft feel and true performance characteristics lacking in nylon and other popular materials used in many artificial golf greens. 

Landscape Turf

How is Southwest Greens different from other synthetic turf and golf green companies?

Southwest Greens is the acknowledged leader in the synthetic turf industry. Our commitment to research and development allows us to offer the highest quality and most advanced materials on the market today. With a range of turf products developed to replicate the look and feel of natural grass, our custom designs reflect the specific needs, climates and conditions of any area. All Southwest Greens installers are required to hold national certifications, your guarantee that products and professional workmanship will always be of the highest quality. 

Typically, how long will it last?

Will the synthetic turf fade over time? How durable is the turf?

Southwest Greens' original installations are 20 years old or older and continue to have the rich green color and texture of natural grass. Our UV-resistant synthetic grass products look and perform like new because they are engineered to withstand heavy traffic, extreme weather conditions and temperature fluctuations for year-round use. All installations come complete with a one-year workmanship warranty and manufacturer's warranty that covers fading.

Our artifical turf is designed to be used and is highly reccomended in high-traffic areas or for long-term sporting purposes.

What happens to turf at the end of its lifecycle?

In most cases, synthetic grass is dumped directly into landfills taking up precious space. Shaw offers a better alternative through the Green Edge Recycling Program. Once artificial turf is removed, we can repurpose it in a variety of ways including carpet backing, mats, rugs, sheet goods and more.


Sand infill from the synthetic turf product is mechanically removed from the turf, separated and then put through a cleansing process. The infill can then be used in future fields or used as materials for other products.

Shaw has recycled more than half of a billion pounds of carpet since 2007 and opened two state-of-the-art recycling facilities — Evergreen (nylon 6 recycling) and Re2E (Reclaim to Energy). Today, Shaw offers hundreds of fully certified Cradle to Cradle flooring products.

What maintenance is required for Southwest Greens synthetic turf products?

Our synthetic turf products require very little maintenance. For most synthetic turf applications, using a leaf blower and water hose to remove lawn and pet debris is enough to keep the surface clean. For golf greens, routine maintenance by your local SWG representative every 12-18 months is recommended; we will ensure smooth putts with regular check ups that include rolling the green and inspecting the areas around the cups for any adjustments. 

Who can install a Southwest Greens turf product?

Highly trained SWG designers and installers are the only personnel certified to design and install our turf materials. DIY purchases are available with consultation but will void any installation warranty.  

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