Why Dakota Putting Greens?

The Dakota Putting Greens Difference

Dakota Putting Greens chose to partner with Southwest Greens because their product line is the true gold standard in the industry, meticulously designed to simulate the actual look, feel, and performance of natural grass. Regardless of the climate, a professionally installed putting green or synthetic lawn will outperform traditional greens and lawns year after year. Simply put, you will not find a better synthetic turf system.


We’re speaking of Shaw Industries, a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, Inc. and Southwest Greens International. Each one, a leader in their own right, now together make a powerful ace. Southwest Greens is a division of Shaw Industries, the world’s largest carpet producer and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., a leading Fortune 500 Company. With a multi-million dollar network of 50+ franchise operations worldwide and a successful 20-year history, Southwest Greens is the global leader and ultimate turnkey construction company in designing and installing state-of-the-art synthetic turf systems backed by the largest flooring manufacturer in the world.  Dakota Putting Greens is proud to exclusively offer and install their product line in the Dakotas.


Dakota Putting Greens partnered with Southwest Greens to address the need for well designed and well executed Synthetic Turf Installation. Championship caliber golf greens, tee boxes, and practice areas grew the business and continue to gain professional endorsements from Vijay Singh, Jack Nicklaus, Annika Sorenstam, Rickie Fowler, Hale Irwin just to name a few.  See more endorsements HERE.


So why are Southwest Greens the best?  The Shaw Turf division houses the industry’s largest and most advanced sports science laboratory for product development and testing. The 13,000 square-foot Sports Science Laboratory includes cutting-edge testing equipment and a full-time staff creating and testing engineered synthetic turf solutions for multiple applications and markets.

Artificial turf products are designed and tested around athlete/surface and ball/surface interactions to ensure the right combination of safety, durability, and performance are met. Their facility also features over 18,000 square feet of on-site, outdoor field testing plots, so synthetic grass products are not only subjected to simulated testing but real-world exposure. Each blade maintains a real-life luster without fading in the sun, guaranteeing our synthetic turf products will never wilt and are always well-manicured, unlike real grass. Their environmentally-friendly products look, feel, and spring back just like natural grass. Plus, their signature collection of products are lead-free and 100 percent recyclable.  Southwest Greens is the best synthetic turf system available and why Dakota Putting Greens is the exclusive partner in the Dakotas.


  • Save time

    Never dispose of leftover lawn clippings again! Simply keep the artificial turf surface clean with a sweeper or leaf blower. DIY or rely on us to routinely check infill levels.

  • Low Maintenance

    DIY or rely on us to routinely check infill levels.

  • Wide Selection

    With over thirty heights and styles to select from, Dakota Putting Greens artificial grass solutions are meticulously designed to simulate the actual look, feel, and performance of natural grass.

  • Strong

    Dakota Putting Greens’ product line by Southwest Greens is resilient, resists matting, does not fade in the sun, and is tough enough to handle heavy foot traffic.

  • Durable

    Soft and natural yet incredibly durable, synthetic turf is ideal for extreme climates and locations with heavy use.

  • Always Green

    Always green and lush, our grass is made of a unique polyethylene blend of long-bladed, grass fibers designed to last a lifetime.


The nature of our products eliminates itching, sneezing, and stains associated with real grass. Our artificial turf solutions eliminate the need to expose loved ones and pets to harmful chemicals necessary to treat natural grass. Our synthetic grass can also be designed for extra-soft, fall-safe ASTM-compliant landings.

Have pets? Our synthetic grass backing system is made with urethane technology allowing superior flow-through for drainage without the mud. Smells and unsightly dead spots will be a thing of the past. Synthetic turf also keeps fleas and ticks away, giving you peace of mind while saving money.


Environmentally-friendly, our signature collection of products conserve water, eliminate the use of fertilizers and pesticides, and are heavy metal-free. Plus, it’s the only synthetic grass that uses 100 percent recyclable materials! Despite the preliminary cost, homeowners, business owners, and municipal managers experience long term savings. Based on customers’ reports, most estimate a two to five-year payback on their synthetic grass investment. Installing artificial grass solutions saves millions of gallons of water each year and reduces pollution byproducts due to mowing equipment use. Ask us how your project contributes to U.S. Green Building Council LEED points for environmental efficiency.


Synthetic turf fibers can be recycled and reused to generate fuel for our numerous manufacturing locations or into new flooring products such as carpet backing, mats, rugs, and more! You can rely on Dakota Putting Greens for professional expertise, and you can trust that we will be here to honor our professional commitment and product warranties that exceed industry norms.


With a fully vertically-integrated manufacturing and supply chain for complete control of product quality from design to installation, Shaw Industries boasts the world’s largest and most advanced sports science laboratory for product development and testing. Dakota Putting Greens is supported by unlimited tufting capacity, fiber extrusion, and in-house secondary coating capabilities. Our synthetic turf systems are 100% fully recyclable. They can be repurposed in various ways, including a patented process used to make other flooring products.


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