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


A Cut Above

The partnership between Southwest Greens and Nicklaus Design came together in 2004 and has developed a great deal over the past few years in both design and turf technology. All Southwest Greens customers can now enjoy custom-designed golf greens installed by certified Southwest Green dealers across the United States. Everyone can now experience the most playable artificial grass for backyard putting greens. Golden Bear is the best-in-class — it features professional design, installation, and our exclusive turf products.


Southwest Greens Systems

Southwest Greens is proud to highlight the evolution of its strategic relationship with Nicklaus Design to incorporate the industry-leading, topnotch design expertise in golf and grass products installed by Southwest Greens’ team of certified and trained dealers. Our integrated design process has brought together two companies to efficiently distribute Nicklaus Design Specifications. Southwest Greens uses Nicklaus Design templates to develop and distribute a custom, premium, accurate synthetic golf turf product to its franchises.


Linked by Perfection

Partnership Results in Premier Turf

Founded by golf legend Jack Nicklaus, Nicklaus Design is known across the globe as the golf course design leader. Unrivaled in designing the most challenging, enjoyable, and memorable courses for play. Nicklaus Design is synonymous with greatness.

In partnership with Nicklaus Design, Southwest Greens Ontario is glad to offer an exclusive new line of Golden Bear synthetic turf.


The Most Accurate Turf on the Market

GoldenBear is our premium-grade synthetic turf giving you the look, feel, and play of natural grass. It is the turf chosen by both amateurs and PGA Tour players for their yards. In simple terms — it is the most accurate playing surface on the market. We research natural and synthetic systems to better understand the critical factors needed to deliver professional performance. Though it’s designed with golf in mind, this long-lasting, high-quality turf may also be installed at high-volume locations such as playgrounds and recreational areas.

As the irrefutable leader of synthetic turf installation technology and world-leading golf course design, we’ve perfected the best process that improves the level of play, along with the aesthetics of the green itself.

Southwest Greens has developed an integrated design process, in partnership with Nicklaus Design, which uses a CAD platform and library of Nicklaus green designs that range from 750 to 5000 sq ft. Our trained Southwest Greens designers can customize the green to your requirements using the renowned design principles and templates provided by Nicklaus Design. With over 50 years 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 provides professional golfer-designed synthetic turf and best-in-class 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 advanced artificial turf rolls, bounces, and receives the same as a professional course. Shot after shot, Golden Bear gives you the most accurate aim of any putting surface. Playability is so life-like, you’ll swear you are putting on the real thing. It’s simply 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 gets 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 real playability. Learn more about bounce here.


Consistent Aim

Two Times Better Aim

Golden Bear Turf’s aim is scientifically created and tested to equal professional-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 experience smoother rolls that compare to playing on your favorite championship course. Scientifically developed and tested to reproduce 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 Ontario have quantified key performance indicators. Because we understand which variables influence performance, we are able to replicate natural greens.

With Golden Bear Turf, you’ll experience smoother rolls comparable 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
Best Synthetic Putting Green