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


A Cut Above

Nicklaus Design and Southwest Greens first partnered in 2004 and has grown considerably over the past few years in both design and turf technology. All customers can enjoy custom-designed golf greens installed by certified Southwest Green dealers across the United States. Now anyone can experience the most playable synthetic grass for backyard putting greens. Golden Bear is the best-in-class — it incorporates professional design, installation, and exclusive turf products.


Southwest Greens Systems

Southwest Greens is happy to showcase the evolution of its strategic relationship with Nicklaus Design that incorporates the industry-leading, renowned 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 that distribute Nicklaus Design Specifications. Southwest Greens employs Nicklaus Design templates to make and distribute a custom, premium, accurate artificial golf turf product to its franchises.


Linked by Perfection

Partnership Results in Premier Turf

Originally founded by golf legend Jack Nicklaus, Nicklaus Design is known worldwide as the the premier golf course designer. Unrivaled in developing the most challenging, enjoyable, and memorable courses for play. Nicklaus Design is synonymous with greatness.

Southwest Greens of Metro New York is happy to offer an exclusive new line of Golden Bear synthetic turf in partnership with Nicklaus Design.


The Most Accurate Turf on the Market

GoldenBear is our premium-grade synthetic turf delivering the look, feel, and play of genuine grass. This is the turf selected by both amateurs and PGA Tour players for their own yards. In simple terms — it is the most accurate playing surface on the market. Southwest Greens analyzes natural and artificial systems in order to know the most important components needed to deliver professional performance. Even though it is developed with golf in mind, this long-life, high-quality turf may also be installed at high-traffic locations like playgrounds and recreational areas.

As the indisputable leader in artificial turf installation technology and world-leading golf course design, we have perfected the optimal process that enhances the level of play, and the aesthetics of the green itself.

In partnership with Nicklaus Design, Southwest Greens has implemented an integrated design process which utilizes a CAD platform and library of Nicklaus green designs which range from 750 to 5000 square feet. Our trained Southwest Greens designers can customize the green to match your situation using the illustrious design principles and templates created by Nicklaus Design. With five decades of experience, 425 golf courses in 46 countries worldwide and 310 golf courses in 40 states in the United States, you can be certain that Nicklaus Design delivers professional golfer-designed artificial 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 ultimate in quality, look, and performance for synthetic turf products. This high-level synthetic turf rolls, bounces, and receives the same as a pro course. Shot after shot, Golden Bear offers the most accurate aim of any putting surface. The playability is so real, you’ll swear you’re putting on the real thing. It is without a doubt the best turf anywhere on the planet.

Synthetic Putting Greens with Championship Bounce, Aim, and Roll

Championship Bounce

20-25% More Ball Retention

Our Golden Bear Turf provides you championship-level bounce right in your own backyard. Scientifically cultivated and tested to have 20-25% more ball retention than other leading artificial turf for genuine playability. Learn more about bounce here.


Consistent Aim

Two Times Better Aim

Golden Bear Turf’s aim is scientifically designed and tested to simulate pro-quality putting greens. Shot after shot, Golden Bear has the tightest perimeter and the most accurate aim of any putting surface for pro-level consistency. Learn more about aim here.


True Roll

Truer and Closer to Grass

With Golden Bear Turf, you’ll have smoother rolls that compare to playing on your favorite championship course. Scientifically made and tested to replicate 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 Metro New York have quantified key performance indicators. Because we have the understanding of what variables impact performance, we’ve been able to reproduce natural greens.

With Golden Bear Turf, you’ll enjoy smoother rolls that compare 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
Golf Digest Editors Choice Award
Best Synthetic Putting Green