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Southwest Greens of the Valley…now offering a 5mm cushion for your custom putting greens!

Southwest Greens of the Valley in Phoenix, Arizona is the only custom synthetic turf putting green company offering a 5 millimeter cushion to go under your putting green turf.

What does a 5mm cushion mean for you?

First, if you have a sand in-filled putting green like those we build, over time, the sand will compact and make your putting green surface hard and fast, maybe too fast. If you are chipping to your golf green, the ball may skip and roll right off the green due to the hardness.

With our 5mm cushion installed underneath your putting green turf, it will keep your golf green supple and soft. It will not only give it more longevity, but will accept shots from over 200 yards that stop on a dime, and you can even spin the ball back with our cushion, just like a real golf green.

When you choose Southwest Greens of the Valley you are choosing the #1 company for custom Nicklaus Design golf greens, lawns, playgrounds, bocce ball and croquet courts.

To learn more about Southwest Greens of the Valley and how we can build your custom golf green, please visit www.swgarizona.com.  Please contact us for more information or consultation at 480-664-9417 or click here to email us.

What type of sand in-fill is right for a putting green?

Southwest Greens of the Valley can build you a putting green, but that’s just half the battle!

What about your short game?

We offer many different types and styles of lawns that make for great chipping practice.

Those include: 1” Fairway, 1 ¾” Second Cut,  2” Deep Rough and Ultimate Tee Box Turf –Tight Lie.

We can also build grass bunkers or sand bunkers.  Our recommendation is to build sand bunkers 6-8 feet away from the putting green, so the sand does not splash on the putting green which is in-filled  #20 sieve round ball bearing sand which is a different sand than bunker sand.

putting green with bunker

Get out your sand wedge!

We use only the best sand for our putting greens. The #20 sieve round ball bearing silica sand is meant specifically for putting greens. Round ball bearing sand does not cut at the blades like a sub-angular sand, and will add years to your golf green.

Southwest Greens of the Valley also uses a mix of black and green round ball bearing sand for top dressing your putting green to give it a beautiful color and a long life.

Be aware: our Southwest Greens of the Valley round ball bearing sand does not have sharp edges, which will cut at the blades while you are walking on your putting green.  This will also give your putting green a longer lifespan. Sand trap sand, or bunker sand, are angular sands that contain a little silt and clay.  This will affect the roll of the ball when putting.  It will also clump up if it gets wet.

To learn more about installing a custom putting green at your home, office or resort, call Southwest Greens of the Valley at 480-664-9417.  View our putting green gallery at: http://www.arizonaputtinggreen.com/putting_greens_gallery.php