January 25, 2022

Find out why many professional golfers prefer to play on synthetic turf.

Champions such as Vijay Singh, Jim Furyk, and Hale Irwin all endorse and use the Southwest Greens premium synthetic golf putting greens. These pros all know that our artificial greens are the best on the market. Why do they love our greens? Here are a few of the reasons.


Because of its high-quality design, artificial grass is a wonderful choice for all aspects of golf. Any golfer is familiar with the wear and tear that happens on a putting green or course. Organic grass is more vulnerable to damage caused by golfing activities. Southwest Greens has mastered the art and science of artificial turf installation. We have designed and installed 6000+ golf greens worldwide as backyard putting greens, luxurious golf courses, and more.


While all of our golf greens are comparable to natural grass, Golden Bear is one of our customer’s favorites. Golden Bear turf is designed in partnership with Nicklaus Design. This high-quality artificial turf rolls, bounces, and receives like a pro course. Shot after shot, Golden Bear offers the best aim of any putting surface. The playability is so real you would swear you are using organic grass.


There’s nothing like looking out at a perfectly manicured green lawn. With synthetic turf, you’ll enjoy a beautiful green with little to no effort all year long. You can select from a range of grass blade types, colors, and weights to get exactly the look you want. Our experts can help develop a uniquely personalized experience that meets your needs.


By investing in artificial turf, you instantly virtually eliminate the maintenance necessary to keep it looking great. It is durable year after year, use after use. It will not fade in sunlight or pad down with heavy foot traffic. Never mow or water again when you invest in synthetic turf.


Even if you aren’t the one maintaining your golf greens, you’re aware that weeds and pests may overtake a vast area of natural grass. This not only looks bad, but it also can do a number on your allergies. With artificial turf, you won’t have to worry about animals, insects, or weeds. Because they can’t eat it, animals and bugs won’t hang around to eat your grass.


Don’t just take our word for it; look at what some of the top golf champions who have had Southwest Greens installed on their properties have to say.

Jack Nicklaus: 73 Time PGA Tour Champion

"From early on in the project we had a vision to create a product that was not only unique, but pioneering in the development of golf. Incorporating a high level of teaching and operations with state of the art synthetic surfaces that eliminate fertilizers and pesticides and preserve an ideal ball reaction."

Rickie Fowler: PGA Tour Winner

"If you want to be the best you have to practice with the best. That’s why I choose Southwest Greens to install and maintain my putting green."

Annika Sörenstam: 10-time Major Winner & World Golf Hall-of-Famer

“The team at Southwest Greens did an outstanding job of designing a green that blends beautifully with its surroundings and provides me with an ideal surface where I can practice my putting without leaving home,” said Johnson. “I have no doubt that it will make me a better putter and allow me to win more golf tournaments. It’s also great when you’re entertaining, as everyone who visits can’t wait to get on it!”

Jim Furyk: US Open Champion

“I love my Southwest Putting Green! This surface presents all the challenges of a tour green. Putting and chip shots react as they do on the natural grass greens I see each week on tour. These guys are great!”

Vijay Singh: 2000 Master’s Champion

“I think it’s incredible! The golf green the professionals at Southwest Greens designed equals any we see every day on tour. The way the ball rolls and how it reacts to chip shots is fantastic. I can practice my short game in the comfort of my own home anytime. Two thumbs up.”

Hale Irwin: Three-Time US Open Champion

“A Southwest putting green for any golfer is an investment…probably the best investment in your golf game you can make.”


You do not have to be a pro golfer to own the best putting green. Southwest Greens of Illinois professional design consultants can help you choose the right synthetic grass or artificial turf for your home or business. Get to know some of our artificial golf green options here.