June 21, 2024

Golf is a game where precision and performance are crucial. Every component must be expertly constructed, from the swing to the putting surface. At Southwest Greens, we take pride in delivering superior artificial golf greens that outpace our competitors, including Tour Greens. One important element that makes us unique is our comprehensive knowledge of the science behind golf greens, particularly drainage and performance. This blog will explore the technical aspects of building Augusta golf greens with artificial turf, highlighting the proper drainage systems and turf attributes that improve gameplay.



Proper drainage is the basis of a top-performing golf green. Without proper drainage, even the best-laid turf can turn unusable. Here's why drainage is so essential.


Too much water can result in standing water and mossy patches, disrupting the turf and influencing ball roll.


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


Consistent drainage ensures a sturdy and fast-playing surface, which is essential for an authentic golf experience.

At Southwest Greens, we utilize cutting-edge drainage systems created to handle heavy precipitation and prevent water accumulation. Our strategy ensures that your golf green remains playable despite weather.



Our cutting-edge drainage technologies comprise:

  • High-Quality Installation: We have a skilled installation team that are experienced in designing and building a golf green with effective drainage. Employing a porous backing system facilitates easy water flow, avoiding surface water buildup.
  • Subsurface Drainage: Beneath the turf, we install an advanced subsurface drainage system. This typically involves a network of perforated pipes (with optional French drains and layers of aggregate) that divert water effectively.
  • Proper Grading: We ensure that the ground layer is accurately graded to facilitate natural water flow, leading surplus water to the drainage system.

These features combine to create a strong water management system that ensures a dry playing surface, and waiting to be played on.



Beyond drainage, the features of the artificial turf itself have a major impact in the performance of your golf turf. Here are the important attributes we prioritize at Southwest Greens:

  1. Turf Fiber Composition: Our artificial turf fibers are engineered for durability and natural ball response. We blend both nylon and polyethylene fibers to replicate the visual and tactile qualities 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 ensures that your turf plays true, whether you're making putts, making chip shots, or driving.
  3. Infill Material: The infill material, typically a blend of sand, is essential for achieving the right level of firmness and resilience. Our infill is engineered to offer excellent support and stability, enhancing the overall playability of the green.
  4. UV Resistance: To ensure long-lasting performance, our turf is treated with UV stabilizers that safeguard from damage and wear from sunlight.



Our dedication to quality and innovation at Southwest Greens distinguishes us from the competition. We continue to research and develop new technologies to better our products and deliver the perfect golfing experience. Our professional and expert team is committed to making sure that every putting green we set up in Augusta reaches the highest performance, quality and longevity benchmarks.

Looking to improve your golfing experience with a Southwest Greens golf green? Reach out to us today to learn more about our cutting-edge solutions and how we can help you achieve the perfect playing surface.