Frequently Asked Questions

Yes! Our advanced in-filled polypropylene synthetic turf products are designed to function like natural golf course greens, so your ball will react with the same spin and true roll of a natural grass green. Whether you're chipping in your backyard putting green from two yards or on our Nicklaus Designed course from 200 yards, our artificial putting greens will maintain a shot as well as a natural grass green, making sure that your ball will not jump or waver as it would on a nylon surface.
Since every project is unique, the length of time required for installation is driven by factors like weather, landscaping requirements, and the complexity and size of the project. Timeframes may also be impacted by accessibility and site preparation requirements. Please contact us for an estimate on your particular project.
Inside or outside, the sky's the limit! Southwest Greens Northern CA West offers custom design expertise for golf greens in a wide selection of sizes and shapes for every client. Backyard putting greens for residential spaces are normally around 500 square feet, while artificial golf greens for commercial properties or Nicklaus Design golf courses are normally 1,500 square feet. Our outdoor synthetic putting greens are custom-made for each client, considering available space as well as budget.
Artificial turfs require a high level of expertise for design and installation. Since our beginnings in the golf industry in 1996, we have truly mastered the art of golf construction. Turf blending, undulations, breaks and bunkers name just a few of the design elements important for real looking and rolling golf greens. With so many additional architectural features to take into account over a more basic synthetic, the cost of construction for our golf greens ranges from $20 to $25 per square foot, more or less based upon region, accessibility and features.
The superior quality of the materials we use is an extremely important factor in achieving a top-of-the-line golf green. Our professional products deliver the vibrant, natural green look of real grass as well as the plush feel and true performance characteristics without the use of nylon and other popular materials used in many artificial golf greens.
Southwest Greens Northern CA West is the recognized leader in the synthetic turf industry. Our devotion to research and development allows us to provide the highest quality and most innovative materials on the market today. With a variety of turf products created to synthesize the look and feel of natural grass, our custom designs reflect the unique needs, climates and conditions of any area. All Southwest Greens Northern CA West installers are required to have received national certifications, guaranteeing that products and expert workmanship will consistently be of the highest quality.

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

Southwest Greens Northern CA West's earliest installations are 20 years old or older and continue to have the vibrant green color and texture of real grass. Our UV-resistant synthetic grass products look and work like new because they are designed to withstand heavy traffic, extreme weather conditions and temperature fluctuations for all-season use. All installations come complete including a one-year workmanship warranty and manufacturer's warranty that covers fading.

Our artificial grass is developed to be used and is highly recommended in high-traffic areas or for long-term sporting purposes.

In most instances, artificial grass is dumped directly into landfills, using up precious space. Shaw offers a desirable alternative through the Green Edge Recycling Program. Once synthetic grass is removed, we are able to repurpose it in a wide range of ways including carpet backing, mats, rugs, sheet goods and more.

Sand infill from the artificial turf product is mechanically extracted from the turf, separated and then put through a cleaning process. The filling can then be used in future fields or used as materials for different products.

Shaw has recycled upwards of half of a billion pounds of carpet since 2007 and opened two cutting-edge recycling facilities — Evergreen (nylon 6 recycling) and Re2E (Reclaim to Energy). Today, Shaw provides hundreds of fully certified Cradle to Cradle flooring products.

Our artificial turf products require very little maintenance. For most artificial grass applications, using a leaf blower and water hose to remove lawn and pet debris is all you need to keep the surface clean. For golf greens, regular care by your local Southwest Greens Northern CA West representative every 12-18 months is recommended; we will guarantee smooth putts with regular check-ups that include rolling the green and inspecting the areas around the cups for any adjustments.
Professional Southwest Greens Northern CA West designers and installers are the only personnel certified to design and install our artificial turf materials. DIY purchases are available with consultation but will void any installation warranty.
5x Golf Digest Award Winner
Golf Digest Editors Choice Award
Best Synthetic Putting Green