GolfGreens® Synthetic Putting Turf FAQ

Interested in a putting green for your backyard? There are a lot of synthetic turf products out there to consider, but only one brand delivers professional-grade putting greens. Our FAQ’s answer commonly asked general questions about putting greens and putting turf, and specific questions relating to GolfGreens® synthetic turf.

If you don’t see your question below, be sure to contact us for more information!

How much does a backyard putting green cost?

This is one of the most frequently asked questions, but the hardest to answer. The cost of an artificial putting green will vary greatly depending on the size of the green and the different features it has. As a starting point, we have some rough cost estimates for various sizes of greens you can refer to below. Please contact your local GolfGreens dealer for actual pricing.

Pricing Estimates

  • Small: $5,100
  • Medium: $9,900
  • Large: $13,500
  • Extra Large: $18,000

Shapes Available

  • Kidney
  • Oval
  • Figure Eight
  • All American

How do you maintain a putting green?

For textured nylon greens (True Putt 10/11™, EZ Putt™, Pro Putt & Chip™)

These greens require very little maintenance.

  • Keep loose debris off (leaves, grass clippings, etc). This can best be done with a blower.
  • If the green gets dusty or dirty, it can be sprayed with water to rinse it off. Once a year, it would be good to water down the green and roll it with a water-filled sod roller.
  • If the green is in a shaded, damp area, over time, mildew could begin to develop. You can deter this by treating with a bacterial enzyme spray.

For sand-filled poly greens (Pin Seeker™)

Due to the construction of the green and the type of blades used, these greens require a little more maintenance.

  • Keep loose debris off of the green. This can best be done with a blower.
  • Maintain a regular grooming schedule. This should be done with a push or power broom to keep the sand level, even, and loose.
  • If the sand begins to pack down very hard, it is good to use a tool with spikes (like a Garden Weasel) and roll over the green to keep the sand from packing too tight. Wet the green first, then run the tool over the green. Follow that by brooming the green, then roll it with a weighted roller.

What is the best synthetic grass for putting greens?

The best synthetic grass for putting greens depends on your intended usage. For a natural putting surface, we recommend GolfGreens True Putt 10/11 or EZ Putt due to the true roll of the golf ball. If you want the green to accept longer shots and chips, the product we recommend is GolfGreens Pro Putt and Chip or Pin Seeker, our sand-filled green.

Take a look at this product comparison chart to better determine which GolfGreens product is best for your putting green:

Rating: Five golf balls indicates the best match
Product Type Putting Speed Putting Consistency Approach Invisible Seams Care and Maintenance Durability
True Putt 10/11
Short and dense.
Pro Putt & Chip
Taller pile height.
EZ Putt
Medium pile height and average stimp speed.
Pin Seeker
Sand-filled green, medium pile height.

Product: True Putt 10/11 Short and dense. Learn More

Care and Maintenance

5 Stars

Putting Speed

5 Stars

Putting Consistency

5 Stars

Durability

5 Stars

Approach Shots

2 Stars

Invisible Seams

2 Stars

Product: Pro Putt & Chip Taller pile height. Learn More

Care & Maintenance

4 Stars

Putting Speed

4 Stars

Putting Consistency

5 Stars

Durability

5 Stars

Approach Shots

4 Stars

Invisible Seams

3 Stars

Product: EZ Putt Medium pile height and average stimp speed. Learn More

Care & Maintenance

5 Stars

Putting Speed

4 Stars

Putting Consistency

5 Stars

Durability

5 Stars

Approach Shots

2 Stars

Invisible Seams

1 Star

Product: Pin Seeker Sand-filled green, medium pile height. Learn More

Care & Maintenance

2 Stars

Putting Speed

4 Stars

Putting Consistency

3 Stars

Durability

3 Stars

Approach Shots

5 Stars

Invisible Seams

5 Stars

Take a look at the GolfGreens product specifications to learn more about our different types of turf.

What is the best size for a backyard putting green?

Residential putting green owners usually have greens that range between 300 square feet to 1,800 square feet. There are factors to consider that will affect the size of the green, such as the available space in the yard, the budget for the project, the number of different holes and types of breaks to be incorporated, whether or not you want space for chipping and longer approach shots, etc.

An experienced putting green designer can help create the green to match each unique golfer’s ideas.

How do I add a putting green to my backyard?

  1. It all starts with a plan! Your first step in transforming your lawn into a putting green is figuring out what type of surfacing solution you want for your green. We recommend contacting the GolfGreens team for help deciding which of our products would best suit your needs.
  2. A putting green expert from ForeverLawn® will visit your property to help define the design of your green and provide a project proposal. This includes measuring the space and discussing your ideas.
  3. Once your proposal is approved, the project will be scheduled, and you will be one step closer to having a professional-quality green in your own backyard.

How is a GolfGreens backyard putting green installed?

GolfGreens System
  1. The first step to installing a backyard putting green is to clear the area.
  2. Once the area is clear, level, and compacted, we then construct a well-designed base that will serve as the foundation for the green. A properly-constructed base will determine where the breaks will be in the green and will help ensure a smooth ball roll once the turf is added.
  3. Putting green turf is then rolled out, cut, and seamed to create the top level of the surface.
  4. Sand infill is worked into the grass to support the blades and create a natural ball roll. The amount of sand used can affect the speed of the green.

Do professional golfers practice on synthetic putting greens?

Yes, they do! In fact, PGA pro Jimmy Hanlin has his own putting green right in his backyard that was created with GolfGreens synthetic turf. Plus, LPGA pro Natalie Gulbis loves GolfGreens so much that she chose our turf to create a putting green at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada.

Is practicing on a synthetic putting green realistic?

Yes, practicing on certain brands of professional-grade turf provides a realistic experience. The textured nylon surface mirrors the fast green speeds found on well-maintained golf courses. The ForeverLawn system of expert installation and base preparation paired with our quality synthetic putting products offer a realistic, smooth surface for consistent ball roll.

See how our turf products compare.