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Southwest Greens and Nicklaus Companies

Extend Exclusive Partnership for Nicklaus Design Collaboration and Golden Bear Turf

Southwest Greens to collaborate with the Nicklaus Companies on design and installation of synthetic turf golf greens and have created the exclusive Golden Bear Turf, which is available only to Southwest Greens' customers. Relationship combines Nicklaus Design experience and Southwest Greens installation knowledge with exclusive Golden Bear Turf to produce customized golf greens, putting courses, golf courses, tee lines, playgrounds or golf practice facilities.

Atlanta, GA August 16, 2010 -- Southwest Greens, the leader in state-of-the-art synthetic turf projects, announced today that it has extended its exclusive relationship with the Nicklaus Companies/Nicklaus Design to collaborate on the design and installation of custom synthetic turf golf greens for residential and commercial use. The relationship also includes the development of specially created Golden Bear-branded performance golf turf. Golden Bear Turf will be available only through Southwest Greens.

"Since 2004, we have worked closely with the Nicklaus Design team, offering our customers the ultimate marriage of world-class design and technology in our Southwest Greens – Golf Solutions product line, bearing the Golden Bear trademark directly on the green," said Southwest Greens President & Chief Operating Officer, Kyle Ehman. "In close collaboration with the Nicklaus Companies, we have just recently introduced our exclusive line of Golden Bear Turf synthetic grasses, which offer customers the utmost in synthetic turf yarn quality that provides environmentally friendly, low-maintenance and long-lasting durable grass alternative for their homes, businesses, recreational amenities and playgrounds."

"An extremely important part of any synthetic turf project is the turf you work with, which is why our relationship with Southwest Greens has been so successful," said Nicklaus Design President Jack Nicklaus II. "Our design expertise combined with their exclusive Golden Bear Turf and installation knowledge enables us to produce high-quality experiences customized for any space – such as golf greens, putting courses, golf courses, tee lines, playgrounds or golf practice facilities."

Southwest Greens uses premium-grade synthetic turf that has the look, feel and bite of natural grass. It's simply the most authentic playing surface available on the market today. In fact, it is the choice of a number of PGA Tour and LPGA players, many of whom practice their entire short game on Southwest Greens' synthetic golf greens.

But the Golden Bear line of synthetic grasses, exclusively from Southwest Greens, isn't just for the golf professional or passionate weekend warrior.

The Golden Bear line also offers a playground grass for high-traffic areas that can stand up to the pounding that kids can dish out.

It also features a landscape grass, which is environmentally friendly, kid and pet safe and easy to maintain. Each blade of grass maintains a real-life luster without excessive fading in the sun and it will never wilt.

There is also an innovative Golden Bear recreation grass, which provides a safe, comfortable and high performance surface for sports – including volleyball and bocce ball courts, and even horseshoe pits. Plus, there is no mowing, watering or fertilizing needed to maintain a picture-perfect lawn, playground or
recreational area.

Only Southwest Greens can deliver a Nicklaus Design product with flawless installation and cutting-edge Golden Bear Turf technology. Visit or for more information and details on how to begin a custom design.


Southwest Greens International, LLC is a global leader in designing and installing state-of-the-art synthetic turf projects for residential and commercial use. The Southwest Greens – Golf Solutions product line, is the preferred putting surface for professionals on the PGA Tour as well as amateur golfers. More information about the company, its products and office locations can be accessed online at and


Nicklaus Design, the global golf course design firm founded by golf legend Jack Nicklaus, is widely regarded as the world's leading golf course design firm. With a philosophy of working closely with golf course design clients, enhancing the natural environment, and creating courses that are both challenging and enjoyable for players of all levels, the company has 347 courses open for play in 34 countries and 39 states. Of those 347 golf courses, Jack Nicklaus has been involved in the design of 276 courses.

At least 63 Nicklaus Design courses have been ranked in various national or international Top-100 lists by major industry publications like Golf Digest, Golfweek, GOLF Magazine and Travel & Leisure Golf, and no fewer than 90 Nicklaus Design courses have hosted a combined total of over 600 professional golf tournaments worldwide or significant national amateur championships, including events on the PGA Tour, the Champions Tour, the Nationwide Tour, and the LPGA, among others.

Nicklaus Design currently has more than 30 golf courses under construction and projects under development in 45 different countries.