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


A Cut Above

The partnership between Southwest Greens and Nicklaus Design came together in 2004 and has grown considerably over time in both design and turf technology. All Southwest Greens customers can enjoy custom-designed golf greens installed by certified Southwest Green dealers across the United States. Now everyone can experience the most playable synthetic grass for backyard putting greens. The best-in-class is Golden Bear — it incorporates 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 which incorporates the industry-leading, topnotch design expertise in golf and grass products installed by Southwest Greens’ team of certified and trained dealers. This integrated design process resulting in two companies to efficiently distribute Nicklaus Design Specifications. Southwest Greens utilize Nicklaus Design templates to design and distribute a custom, premium, accurate artificial golf turf product to franchises.


Linked by Perfection

Partnership Results in Premier Turf

Founded by golf legend Jack Nicklaus, Nicklaus Design is known worldwide as the golf course design leader. Unrivaled in designing the most challenging, enjoyable, and memorable courses for play. Nicklaus Design is synonymous with greatness.

In partnership with Nicklaus Design, Southwest Greens of Southern California is glad to offer an exclusive new line of Golden Bear artificial turf.


The Most Accurate Turf on the Market

GoldenBear is our premium-grade synthetic turf with the look, feel, and play of genuine grass. This is the turf selected by amateurs as well as PGA Tour players for their homes. In simple terms — it is the most accurate playing surface available anywhere. We research natural and synthetic systems in order to understand the most important factors required to deliver championship performance. Even though it’s created with golf in mind, the long-lasting, high-quality turf can also be installed at high-volume locations, namely playgrounds and recreational areas.

As the indisputable leader of artificial turf installation technology and world-leading golf course design, we’ve perfected the ideal process to enhance the level of play, along with the aesthetics of the green itself.

In partnership with Nicklaus Design, Southwest Greens has built an integrated design process using 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 match your situation using the expert design principles and templates developed 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 sure that Nicklaus Design provides professional golfer-designed synthetic turf and the very 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 premier in quality, look, and performance for synthetic turf products. This advanced artificial turf rolls, bounces, and receives exactly like a professional course. Shot after shot, Golden Bear offers the most accurate aim of any putting surface. The playability is so life-like, you will believe you’re putting on the real thing. It is 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 brings you championship-level bounce right in your own backyard. Scientifically developed and tested to have 20-25% more ball retention than other leading artificial turf for great playability. Learn more about bounce here.


Consistent Aim

Two Times Better Aim

Golden Bear Turf’s aim is scientifically designed and tested to match pro-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’ll have smoother rolls that’s just like playing on your favorite championship course. Scientifically created and tested to mimic 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 Southern California has quantified key performance indicators. Because we have the understanding of which variables impact performance, we are able to reproduce natural greens.

With Golden Bear Turf, you will enjoy 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
Best Synthetic Putting Green