June 21, 2024

Playing golf is an activity where accuracy and performance are crucial. Every game element must be expertly constructed, from the swing to the putting surface. At Southwest Greens, we take pride in providing the best artificial golf greens that surpass our rivals, including Tour Greens. One crucial aspect that makes us unique is our comprehensive knowledge of the science behind golf greens, particularly drainage and performance. This blog will get into the technical aspects of constructing Greenwich golf greens with artificial turf, giving special attention to the proper drainage systems and turf attributes that enhance performance.



Proper drainage is the basis of a highly-performing golf green. Without proper drainage, even the most well-constructed turf can turn unusable. Reasons why drainage is so critical.


Too much water can result in puddles and mossy areas, disrupting the turf and impacting ball roll.


Ineffective water drainage can cause turf deterioration, encouraging mold and mildew development.


Consistent drainage guarantees a sturdy and quick-playing turf, which is essential for a genuine golf experience.

At Southwest Greens, we utilize cutting-edge drainage systems engineered to manage intense rain and avoid water pooling. Our approach guarantees that your golf green remains in play no matter the weather.



Our cutting-edge drainage technologies comprise:

  • Superior Installation Methods: We have a team of expert installers that know how to shape and create a golf green with effective drainage. Employing a porous backing system facilitates easy water flow, stopping water accumulation on the turf.
  • Subsurface Drainage: Under the grass, we set up an advanced subsurface drainage system. This typically consists of a system of perforated pipes (with optional French drains and layers of aggregate) that divert water effectively.
  • Proper Grading: We ensure that the foundation is properly graded to facilitate natural water flow, guiding extra water into the drainage setup.

These features function in unison to create a robust drainage system that keeps your golf green dry, and ready for a game.



Beyond drainage, the attributes of the artificial turf itself are crucial in the performance of your golf turf. Here are the essential characteristics we prioritize at Southwest Greens:

  1. Fiber Composition: Our artificial turf fibers are designed for longevity and realistic ball response. We combine nylon with polyethylene fibers to mimic the look and feel of organic grass.
  2. Pile Height and Density: The pile height and density are carefully chosen to achieve an ideal mix between ball speed and control. This ensures that your turf plays true, whether you're putting, chipping, or driving.
  3. Infill Material: The infill material, typically a blend of sand, is essential for providing proper firmness and resilience. Our infill is made to provide optimal support and stability, enhancing the overall playability of the putting surface.
  4. UV Resistance: To guarantee durability, our turf is fortified with UV stabilizers that safeguard from damage and wear from sun exposure.



Our commitment to quality and innovation at Southwest Greens distinguishes us from the competition. We constantly research and develop new technologies to improve our products and provide the perfect golfing experience. Our team of experts is dedicated to making sure that every putting surface we set up in Greenwich 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 learn more about our advanced turf products and how we can help you create the perfect playing surface.