Monthly Archives: April 2012

How to install a putting green in your backyard from Southwest Greens of the Valley

Are you looking to take your golf game to the next level?  Why not start with your very own custom putting green in your backyard?  Besides taking strokes off your game, you’ll be the envy of your friends, but just let them look.  You don’t want them to get that same edge, right?!
Southwest Greens of the Valley in Scottsdale, Arizona is the most experienced and knowledgeable designer and installer of custom putting greens for your home, office, resort or community area.  For a complete view of our work, check-out our gallery of work at

Southwest Putting Greens International, Inc. and Southwest Greens of the Valley began installing synthetic turf grasses, play area, putting greens, tee boxes, tee lines and more here in the Valley of the Sun in 1996.  As one of the first companies to offer this product to Phoenicians and Northern Arizonans, Southwest Greens of the Valley slowly began spreading the word about synthetic turf throughout the greater Phoenix area. At first, artificial grass was not widely accepted due to the stigma that it looked “fake”. Ten years later, Southwest Greens has evolved into the largest synthetic turf installation company in the valley by providing our clients the highest quality product and customer service to meet every need.

Please contact us for more information or consultation at 480-664-9417 or click here to email us.

Here are a few examples of our custom work:

Custom residential putting green with bunker

Custom residential putting green with bunker

Multiple holes in one green with mat

Multiple holes in one green with mat

Multiple putting greens

Multiple putting greens with stone pathways and water features



The right way to make a putting green fit in your backyard from Southwest Greens of the Valley

At Southwest Greens of the Valley in Scottsdale, Arizona, we’re the pros at proper design, spacing and placement of your personalized synthetic grass putting green.

Here’s how we do it:

We like to install approximately one putting green cup per 100 square feet, so each hole does not interfere with the others.

Chip right up and pick a cup!

Chip right up and pick a cup!


We like to set the cups so the undulations will give you all types of putts: left to right break, a right to left break, maybe a little uphill putt, a downhill putt and, most importantly, the long straight putt.

We cement the cups into the base

We use PGA regulation metal cups like you find at your favorite golf course

We also offer a smaller 3 inch diameter practice cup which, if you can make that putt, the large cup starts to look like a basketball hoop!

Invite us over to your home or office to discuss the possibilities of your custom putting greens from Southwest Greens of the Valley.  Just use your imagination and we can build it!

For your complimentary consultation please call us today at 480-664-9414 or click here: contact us.

View our putting green photo gallery now at:


Types of Artificial Turf from Shaw and Southwest Greens of the Valley

Southwest Greens of the Valley is proud to announce new artificial turfs manufactured by Shaw Industries

Golden Bear 50
Golden Bear 50 is our most popular lawn turf. The blade height is 1 ¾ inch, we offer it in 2 colors
our Blend color is a combination of olive and evergreen and our Spring Green color is a brighter
more limier color. They both have brown thatch which gives it that authentic look.

Over Seeded Rye 50
This turf is our second most popular lawn turf, it is identical to Golden Bear 50 but has green thatch.
It is our residential and commercial lawn standard for synthetic turfs. This turf only comes in Blend
color (olive and evergreen) with green thatch.

Kentucky Bluegrass 60
This turf is a tad more plush then the Golden Bear and Over Seeded Rye with a 60 ounce face weight.
The blade height is 1 ¾ inch, and comes in 2 colors, blend and spring green. It also has green thatch.

Bermuda 72
This turf is thicker and more plush then the Kentucky Bluegrass with a 72 ounce face weight. It is a
beautiful looking turf that comes in blend or spring green. Blade height is 1 ¾ inch.

Golden Bear Plush 80
This is our thickest and most plush turf coming in at an 80 ounce face weight. The blade height on this
turf is 2 inches and comes in 2 colors, blend and spring green and also has the authentic brown thatch.

Fairway/Rec Turf 68
This is our shortest blade height turf at 1 1/8 inch and is thick at 68 ounce face weight. This is a great
turf to use as an apron around your putting green and is great to chip off of.

NY Putt/Nylon
This is a nylon turf that is great for glue downs on your patio. It can also be used as a putting green
surface as the ball rolls on it straight and true.

Ultimate Tee Box/Nylon
This is a fantastic tee box turf. It is our driving range turf that you see at many golf courses in the Phoenix
Metro area. Great to chip and hit irons off of and you can even stick a tee in it to drive from.

Why choose Southwest Greens of the Valley in Arizona?

We do synthetic and artificial turf and we do it well. Synthetic turf is not our sideline or secondary business like many landscape companies.We’re the pros at customizing to your desired needs, whether it’s a customized putting green with fringe, contours, and undulations, to a play area for the kids, or a synthetic turf lawn to bring you that backyard oasis you’ve always wanted.  And, our installers are the envy of the synthetic turf industry!
Our sales consultants are trained to provide you with professional landscape designs. Every design is a custom Southwest Greens of the Valley design done just for you.

On-site tours! We’ll schedule an onsite tour with you where you can visit “residences” that have a  Southwest Greens of the Valley putting green, lawn or play area, so you can evaluate the high quality of our finished products.

Contact us today for your complimentary consultation at 480-664-9417 or use our contact us form now.