Frequently Asked Questions

Yes! Our innovative in-filled polypropylene artificial turf products are designed to function like natural golf course greens, so your ball will provide 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 golf greens will maintain a shot as well as a natural grass green, guaranteeing that your ball will not jump or wobble as it would on a nylon surface.
Because every project is unique, the amount of time for installation is calculated using factors like weather, landscaping requirements, and the complexity and size of the project. Timelines may also be affected by accessibility and site preparation requirements. Please contact us for an estimate on your particular project.
Indoor or outdoor, the sky's the limit! Southwest Greens Ontario offers custom design expertise for golf greens in varying sizes and configurations for every client. Backyard putting greens for residential spaces average around 500 square feet, while artificial golf greens for commercial space or Nicklaus Design golf courses are normally 1,500 square feet. Our outdoor synthetic putting greens are made uniquely for each client, considering available space as well as budget.
Artificial golf greens require a high level of expertise for design and installation. Since our beginnings in the golf industry in 1996, we have truly refined the art of golf construction. Turf blending, undulations, breaks and bunkers name just a few of the design elements important for natural looking and rolling golf greens. With so many additional architectural features to take into account over a more basic artificial, the cost of construction for our golf greens ranges from $20 to $25 per square foot, more or less calculated considering region, accessibility and features.
The high quality of the materials we use is an extremely important factor in achieving a top-flight golf green. Our superior products deliver the rich, natural green look of natural grass as well as the plush feel and true performance characteristics free of nylon and other popular materials used in many synthetic golf greens.
Southwest Greens Ontario is the acknowledged leader in the artificial turf industry. Our commitment to research and development makes it possible for us to provide the highest quality and most advanced materials on the market today. With a range of turf products created to simulate the look and feel of natural grass, our custom designs reflect the particular needs, climates and conditions of any area. All Southwest Greens Ontario installers are required to hold national certifications, your guarantee that products and professional workmanship will consistently be of the highest quality.

Will the artificial turf fade over time? How durable is the turf?

Southwest Greens Ontario's original installations are 20 years old or older and still embody the vibrant green color and texture of natural grass. Our UV-resistant artificial grass products look and work like new because they are crafted to withstand heavy traffic, extreme weather conditions and temperature fluctuations for all-year use. All installations come complete with a one-year workmanship warranty and manufacturer's warranty that includes fading.

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

In most cases, artificial grass is disposed directly into landfills using up precious space. Shaw offers a better alternative through the Green Edge Recycling Program. Once artificial grass is removed, we are able to repurpose it in several different ways including carpet backing, mats, rugs, sheet goods and more.

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

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

Our synthetic turf products require very little maintenance. For most artificial grass applications, using a leaf blower and water hose to dispose of lawn and pet debris is all you need to keep the surface clean. For golf greens, routine car by your local Southwest Greens Ontario representative every 12-18 months is recommended; we will ensure smooth putts with regular check-ups that include inspecting the areas around the cups for any adjustments and rolling the green.
Highly trained Southwest Greens Ontario designers and installers are the only personnel certified to design and install our synthetic grass 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