June 21, 2024

Playing golf is a sport where accuracy and performance are crucial. Every aspect of the game must be carefully designed, from the swing to the putting surface. At Southwest Greens, we are proud of providing superior artificial golf greens that exceed our rivals, including Tour Greens. One important element that sets us apart is our extensive experience in the science behind golf greens, including drainage and performance. This post will examine the engineering details of building Northern California golf greens with artificial turf, highlighting the proper drainage systems and turf features that optimize playability.



Proper drainage is the core of a high-performing golf green. Without good drainage, even the most expertly installed turf can become unplayable. Here is why drainage is so important.


Excess water can lead to standing water and mossy patches, disrupting the playing area and affecting ball roll.


Ineffective water drainage can lead to turf quality decline, promoting mold and mildew proliferation.


Proper drainage provides a sturdy and speedy playing area, which is critical for a genuine golf experience.

At Southwest Greens, we utilize state-of-the-art drainage systems created to accommodate intense rain and stop water buildup. Our strategy makes certain that your putting surface remains playable despite weather.



Our advanced drainage solutions include:

  • High-Quality Installation: We have a high-quality of installers that know how to shape and create a golf green with proper drainage. Utilizing a water-permeable backing allows water to pass through easily, stopping water accumulation on the turf.
  • Subsurface Drainage: Below the turf surface, we install a high-tech subsurface drainage system. This typically includes a series of perforated tubing (if needed, French drains, and aggregate layers) that divert water effectively.
  • Proper Grading: We make sure that the ground layer is correctly graded to facilitate natural water flow, guiding extra water into the drainage setup.

These features combine to establish a reliable drainage network that ensures a dry playing surface, and ready for play.



Beyond drainage, the attributes of the artificial turf itself are crucial in the performance of your putting surface. Here are the essential characteristics we emphasize at Southwest Greens:

  1. Fiber Composition: Our artificial turf fibers are engineered for durability and natural ball response. We blend nylon and polyethylene fibers to emulate the visual and tactile qualities of natural grass.
  2. Pile Height and Density: The pile height and density are carefully selected to ensure the right combination between ball speed and control. This provides that your green plays true, whether you're making putts, making chip shots, or driving.
  3. Infill Material: The infill material, typically a combination of different types sand, is vital for providing proper firmness and resilience. Our infill is engineered to ensure the best stability and support, boosting the overall playability of the green.
  4. UV Resistance: To ensure long-lasting performance, our synthetic grass is protected with UV stabilizers that protect against fading and degradation from the sun.



Our commitment to quality and innovation at Southwest Greens sets us apart from the rest. We continuously research and develop new technologies to improve our products and provide the perfect golfing experience. Our team of experts is dedicated to guaranteeing that every putting surface we create in Northern California achieves the highest performance and durability standards.

Want to take your golf game to the next level with a Southwest Greens golf green? Contact us today to discover more about our innovative offerings and how we can help you achieve the perfect playing surface.