4 Essential Features You Should Look For in an Artificial Grass Putting Green

July 31, 2023

Whether you’re an aspiring pro golfer or a weekend golf warrior, having a personal putting green can bring joy to your life and value to your home. However, not all putting greens are created equal, and natural grass putting greens can be more trouble than it’s worth when it comes to maintenance.

Luckily, artificial grass putting greens have made it not only attainable but also extremely easy and affordable to install a professional-grade putting green right in the comfort and convenience of your own home or office. To ensure that your putting green measures up to the real deal, however, it’s important to choose a premier synthetic grass product. When hunting for the right choice, keep in mind these four crucial factors that will help you choose the right turf product and create the ultimate artificial turf putting green.

1. Pile Height

When it comes to replicating the roll and feel of professional bentgrass, finding fake grass with an appropriate pile height is crucial. For an optimal ball roll, a short pile height of around 0.5 inches is ideal. In fact, synthetic turf offers an advantage over natural grass because its blade height always remains consistent and perfectly even, giving you a perfect ball roll every time. Natural grass, by contrast, grows to long and irregular lengths, affecting your performance on the green.

At SGW Bay Area, we have four distinct putting green products with a consistent ideal pile height of 0.5 inches. We also have several products with pile heights ranging from 0.75 to 1.25 inches that can be used to replicate a realistic fringe, rough, tee box, or driving range so you can achieve the most realistic golf experience possible.

2. Face Weight

Another aspect of synthetic grass construction that affects your play is the face weight. A turf product’s face weight refers to the density of the synthetic turf, or how many blades are packed into each square inch of turf. A higher face weight equals a higher density, which means that your artificial grass putting green is able to withstand higher amounts of foot traffic with less wear and tear.

At SGW Bay Area, our synthetic turf putting green products have a face weight that ranges from 34 to 100 ounces. This range allows you to choose the putting green product that offers the best combination of visual appeal and durability for your needs. 

3. Backing Material

Your outdoor putting green gets put through a lot, from being walked on daily to being rained on to receiving repeated impacts from your club. With this in mind, durability becomes a crucial aspect of any artificial turf putting green installation. When choosing artificial turf wholesale for your project, it’s important to consider products that have a durable and flexible backing that will ensure efficient drainage while withstanding wear and tear.

SGW Bay Area’s putting green products — and all of our artificial grass wholesale — offer polyurethane backings that are resistant to cracking from temperature fluctuations and remain both flexible and durable for years to come. They also offer remarkable permeability that encourages efficient drainage to keep your putting green surface dry and free from pooled water after a rainstorm or hose down.

The backing of your synthetic turf is also the part of the product that secures the fiber tufts into place. It’s a major factor in a turf product’s durability, as the most hard-wearing turf backings can resist hundreds of pounds of force per square inch. SGW’s triple-tuft bind technology makes all of our fake grass products incredibly resistant to pull force, so you never have to worry about broken grass blades or dirt divots in your outdoor putting green when you choose an SGW Bay Area product.

4. Ease of Maintenance

When it comes to installing a home putting green, one of the biggest deterrents for most homeowners is the required maintenance. However, artificial grass putting greens are incredibly low-maintenance while maintaining a consistent and ideal ball roll, making them an increasingly popular choice.

Unlike natural grass putting greens, which need to be mowed regularly to maintain the perfect blade height, synthetic grass never grows and never needs to be mowed, trimmed, edged, or fertilized. It also doesn’t need to be watered to remain evergreen, saving you time and money on irrigation. If you incur a mess or spill on the green, you can easily rinse it away with a hose and the efficient drainage system will have your playing surface dry in just a matter of minutes. You can spend less time looking after your landscape and more time enjoying your short game with the benefits of a low-maintenance artificial turf putting green from SGW Bay Area.

If you want to transform your backyard or office space into a putting green paradise, SGW Bay Area can help. At SGW Bay Area, we can match you with the perfect artificial turf wholesale products for your home or business, including custom putting green turf and installation accessories. SGW has been an industry leader for more than 20 years, helping distributors, installers and homeowners alike with all their artificial grass installation needs. To find out more about our products or to receive guidance with your next turf grass installation, contact your local Synthetic Grass Warehouse facility today.

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