What You Always Wanted to Know About Artificial Outdoor Putting Greens

We know that purchasing an outdoor practice green is a significant investment and installing it can take some time and effort. So as we begin to take on this product and offer it to you, it seems a good opportunity to address some questions you might have. 

Why an Artificial Green?

The biggest reason for choosing an artificial green is it means a lot less maintenance. Grass putting surfaces require constant upkeep and require the purchase of equipment and chemicals.  The non-sand-filled turfs offered in this store require only occasional removal of leaves, twigs, and other debris, which is routine maintenance for any yard. Sand filled performance putting greens require minimal effort to maintain, much less than  a natural grass green.

While concrete is certainly the most durable base, crushed limestone is much easier to manipulate and shape. Most people choose crushed limestone for that reason. And it costs less. Turfs that do not require sand-fill are denser. Their fibers are spring set to resist matting and they basically have a true ball roll and can be installed indoors or outdoors. A turf without sand fill generally has a foam backing that helps to cushion chip shots. Turfs that require sand fill generally have only a unitary backing (no urethane foam). The sand serves two purposes. First, it makes the turf stand upright and the amount of sand added will control the speed of the putting green. Second, the sand helps to cushion and hold the ball when chipping to the putting green. Nylon is a maintenance free material and it is by far the most popular.         

Installation                                        

You should have at least one or two people helping you, if you choose to install it. Most of these backyard putting greens can be installed in a day or two, depending upon size. Installing your own green can save you a lot of money. If you are not the "do-it-yourself" type, however, it's easy to find a local landscaper that can do it for you.                                             

Generally, you will receive the turf within 10-14 days, depending upon your location. We offer one-piece turfs in 12' and 15' widths. Larger turfs can be custom ordered and can be seamed together.   

Warranty 

There is a one year manufacturer's warranty against manufacturing defects. The manufacturer will repair or replace defective products.  The putting green turf is covered by a warranty against manufacturing defects and workmanship for a period of 5 years from the time of purchase. If a defect develops under normal use, the putting green turf will be repaired or replaced at no cost to you, except for a shipping and handling charge which must be enclosed when returning your putting green turf. This warranty does not cover damage caused by misuse, accident, labor, damage in transit when returning, abuse or alteration. This putting green turf has a no-fade warranty for a period of 5 years. If the product is found to fade due to sunlight exposure within the time period, the manufacturer will replace it once it is returned. This warranty does not cover damage caused by misuse, damage by accident, labor, damage in transit when returning, abuse or alteration. The turf is very durable in all weather elements, but the nylon turfs will typically outlast the polypropylene. The most damaging effects will come from sunlight exposure. This is true with all synthetic putting greens. Nylon 6-6, used in the putting greens offered here, is the most durable material available.            

Bottom Line

Bottom line? Affordable, little or no maintenance, relatively easy installation, weather resistant, year round use, increases property value, and has warranty protection.