June 21, 2024

Playing golf is a sport where accuracy and performance are crucial. Every game element must be expertly constructed, from the swing to the putting surface. At Southwest Greens, we pride ourselves on offering superior artificial golf greens that exceed our competitors, including Tour Greens. One important element that makes us unique is our extensive experience in the science behind golf greens, particularly drainage and performance. This post will examine the technical aspects of building Metro New York golf greens with artificial turf, giving special attention to the proper drainage systems and turf attributes that optimize playability.



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


Excess water can result in standing water and mossy patches, disrupting the turf and impacting ball roll.


Poor drainage can cause turf deterioration, encouraging mold and mildew growth.


Consistent drainage provides a firm and fast-playing surface, which is critical for a true golf experience.

At Southwest Greens, we use advanced drainage systems designed to accommodate heavy rainfall and prevent water accumulation. Our strategy guarantees that your putting surface remains playable despite weather.



Our innovative drainage solutions include:

  • Highest Quality of Installation: We have a team of expert installers that know how to shape and create a golf green with effective drainage. Using a permeable backing system in the fringe facilitates easy water flow, avoiding surface water buildup.
  • Subsurface Drainage: Under the grass, we place a high-tech subsurface drainage system. This typically consists of a system of perforated pipes (if needed, French drains, and aggregate layers) that channel water away efficiently.
  • Proper Grading: We guarantee that the base is correctly graded to facilitate natural water flow, guiding extra water into the drainage setup.

These components combine to form a robust drainage system that ensures a dry playing surface, and ready for play.



Beyond drainage, the characteristics of the artificial turf itself play a significant role in the performance of your golf turf. Here are the important attributes we emphasize at Southwest Greens:

  1. Turf Fiber Composition: Our artificial turf fibers are crafted for strength and true ball response. We combine nylon with polyethylene fibers to replicate the look and feel of organic grass.
  2. Pile Height and Density: The pile height and density are carefully selected to achieve an ideal mix between ball speed and control. This guarantees that your turf plays true, whether you're putting the ball, chipping, or driving.
  3. Infill Material: The infill material, typically a mixture of sand, is vital for achieving the right level of firmness and resilience. Our infill is designed to offer excellent support and stability, boosting the overall playability of the green.
  4. UV Resistance: To maintain longevity, our synthetic grass is treated with UV stabilizers that prevent color loss and deterioration from sun exposure.



Our dedication to quality and innovation at Southwest Greens makes us unique from the competition. We continuously research and develop new technologies to enhance our products and deliver the best possible golfing experience. Our professional and expert team is committed to guaranteeing that every putting green we set up in Metro New York reaches the highest performance, quality and longevity benchmarks.

Ready to elevate your game with a Southwest Greens golf green? Reach out to us today to find out more about our innovative offerings and how we can help you achieve the perfect playing surface.