EVER DREAMED OF BUILDING A GOLF GREEN IN YOUR BACK GARDEN?
HAVE YOU EVER DREAMED OF BUILDING A GOLF GREEN IN YOUR BACK GARDEN?
Well, Southwest Greens can make this a reality…
Southwest Greens are the world-leading installers of residential and commercial synthetic golf greens and practice facilities.
For over 15 years, they’ve been forging an unparalleled reputation in the UK for delivering world-class golf solutions combined with the highest level of customer service.
Specialising in turnkey, state-of-the-art synthetic turf systems for residential garden golf greens and bespoke golf holes, they’ve now won Golf Digest’s Best Putting Surface five years in a row.
Ahead of a brand new partnership with Southwest Greens UK, SWM spoke to Managing Partner Warren Bailey, to learn more about their services and the reasons they’re trusted by the world’s best golfers and institutions.
“Since 2007 my sole drive has been to create a reputation of; ‘if you want the best you need to call Warren and the team at SWG’,” says Warren.
“I genuinely feel all the years of blood, sweat and tears have been worth it when I see the delight on our clients’ faces – it’s nice to know that we are achieving that goal.
“The early years were pioneering for us, but today the brand is considered the market leader in synthetic turf systems for golf, thanks in part to having a worldwide team and the benefits of shared best practice.
“It’s vital we are perfectionists in the design, construction and installation, but what sets us apart is our genuine passion and understanding of golf and that golfers need to constantly improve.
“We utilise the best raw materials and the best-in-class installation teams to create an engineered synthetic system that consistently exceeds clients’ expectations not only in terms of design but also the way the ball behaves on the surface.”
Over 40 of the world’s top PGA professionals have chosen Southwest Greens to build practice facilities in their homes, including Jack Nicklaus, Ricky Fowler, Bernd Wiesberger and Annika Sörenstam.
The synthetic golf greens that Southwest Greens install match perfectly with the look, feel and playability of the world’s best natural greens, with the added benefit of all-weather performance and consistency.
This, coupled with the team’s expertise and attention to detail has made Southwest Greens the trusted brand for the world’s best golfers, celebrities and high-profile clients.
“As a brand, we excel in what we call ‘boutique golf and tailor-made signature golf holes’,” says Warren. “Taking a bland piece of land, we then combine golf course construction with synthetic solutions to deliver a result way above the client’s wildest dreams.
“With a focus on golf ball response and natural ball spin, the comprehensive construction process combines longevity with our passion to create an aesthetically stunning golf hole that has the ‘wow’ factor.”
No two projects are the same, which is why every installation is carefully considered and designed to the individual’s bespoke requirements.
Taking into account space, functionality, performance and aesthetics, Southwest Greens use the highest quality materials available on the market to deliver worldclass residential golf greens.
“Our distinctive turnkey approach toward residential projects, sets us aside from our competition,” says Warren.
“We’ve got a skilled installation team with years of experience and an unmatched understanding of synthetic turf products and golf construction.
“Our team can bring an architect’s drawings to life and realise a client’s ‘golfing dream’ on every boutique or signature project. All that’s left for them to do is hit the shot and enjoy.”
As the internationally recognised market leader, Southwest Greens’ turf systems are as close to the look and feel of natural grass as you’ll find and customisable to suit the particular needs, climate and conditions of any location or area of your home.
Garden installations are typically 75m2 – 100m2 and can encompass a full 1000m2 area for an entire green complex.
We can guide our clients and recommend the most advantageous system, providing the optimum area for a short game or full-scale facility, giving scope for realistic approach shots and playability, just like you’d encounter on a round of golf.
But size isn’t everything, consideration of project complexities, integral landscaping and site variables are key.
Whilst that might sound daunting, Warren and his team will be on hand throughout the process to ensure you’re making accurate and informed decisions that are in line with the design, space and of course the allocated budget.
“When embarking on any construction scheme, researching your requirements and talking to the experts is essential – having built over 100 golf greens we understand the process better than anyone,” says Warren.
“Therefore, we are very well positioned to help with the entire process and happy to discuss ideas from the inital questions of location on-site, to specific practice requirements.
“After an initial consultation, the site visit is where we can get a feeling for what is possible and take all of these elements into consideration to create an exciting, challenging and realistic golf green.
“We take pride in every single project, not only because the landscape, size and budget are always different, but because we genuinely believe every passionate golfer can visualise their dream golf hole.
“With options encompassing bunkers, water features, lighting, landscaping and varying gradients, we can harness this ambition and turn it into a reality.
“Over the years we’ve seen a lot and built a lot. We have combined our experience on these projects and used it to create a unique concept for each project – we literally live and breathe golf.
“From the moment we start bouncing ideas off each other, it’s then that the dream starts to become a reality.”