3x Golf Digest Award Winner
Best Synthetic Putting Green

Nicklaus Design Partnership

Southwest Greens and Nicklaus Design have partnered.

The Southwest Greens and Nicklaus Design partnership began in 2004 and has evolved considerably over the years to include an exclusive, premium synthetic turf products bearing the Nicklaus nickname, Golden Bear. Golden Bear premium grade synthetic turf that has the look, feel and bite of natural grass. It’s simply the most authentic artificial grass and turf playing surface available on the market today.

With four decades of experience and 365+ golf artificial golf courses in 34 countries and 39 states, you know Nicklaus Design provides only the best in golf designs.

With the support of Nicklaus design, we have also created an integrated artificial golf green design process using a CAD platform and library of Nicklaus green designs of virtually any size. 

Many PGA Tour professionals practice their short game on our golf greens because they perform like natural grass, accepting shots from any distance and true rolls when putted.

To offer clients a premium line of custom putting greens available for the home, resort, condo, or golf facility, Southwest Greens’ certified and trained franchise dealers can install a Nicklaus Designs-created artificial golf green or golf course with custom features such as precise dimension, slope, elevation, contour, and area data. Our professional design team creates a digital model to review prior to installation.

Custom Design and Installation


5x Golf Digest Award Winner
Best Synthetic Putting Green