Common Questions

Scratch Golf Greens synthetic golf greens simulate the look, feel and performance of a natural grass green so practicing on them offers a fun and easy way to improve your game.

The materials used in the manufacturing process of artificial grass products, including the yarns and backing, along with improved methods of installation have resulted in much more impressive results: artificial grass surfaces that look and feel like real grass.

Design & Performance

Scratch Golf Greens specializes in backyard putting greens made with artificial or synthetic turf. Our synthetic putting greens play like the finest golf greens in the world. The synthetic grass products we use look, feel and play like real grass.

The quality and variety of artificial grass products has improved dramatically over the years. This allows Scratch Golf Greens to utilize synthetic putting surfaces that very closely simulate the same characteristics of greens on the best golf courses in the world. Scratch Golf Greens can install an artificial grass putting green that approximates bent grass or bermuda and will receive your shots as well as any real grass golf course green.

When you own a putting green by Scratch Golf Greens, you own the finest synthetic putting and chipping surface available. A green by Scratch Golf Greens looks, feels, hits, receives, and putts just like real grass.

Not all golf greens are created equal. The speed at which a ball rolls on the green can vary significantly from course to course.  Scratch Golf Greens’ engineered system allows our owners to adjust the speed of their greens by simply brushing and rolling them.

Absolutely. Our Scratch Golf Greens synthetic green system utilizes over 6 pounds per square foot of a specialized rounded quartz silica (RQS 2000 Infill). The sheer weight of the quartz silica (over 3 tons for a 1,000 sq.ft. green) anchors the turf in place, causing it to conform to the slopes and contours that we carefully design and sculpt into the base.

Construction & Installation

Scratch Golf Greens offers many types of artificial turf for outdoor and indoor putting greens.

The quality and variety of artificial grass products has improved dramatically over the years. Scratch Golf Greens can install synthetic putting surfaces that very closely simulate the same characteristics of greens on the best golf courses in the world.

Scratch Golf Greens putting surfaces can be practical even in limited spaces. Consider the advantages of having a backyard putting green designed and installed by Scratch Golf Greens: you can practice anytime and as often as you like.

For our most common greens…we start by excavating and compacting the site. Then we lay a geotextile layer to provide integrity.  On top of this we add a two-layer compacted crushed stone base. We then shape and contour to your specifications. Next we place the turf and add our proprietary RQS-2000 Infill. We then blend this into the turf with a specialized power broom from Germany. This causes the fibers to stand upright, relax and blossom. Next, we apply a combination of black and green RQS Top Dressing, which gives the green a realistic appearance. Finally, we adjust the speed of the green by rolling it, clean up and let you start practicing.

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Most greens can be installed in about a week, depending on the amount of site preparation and clean up required. You might be putting and chipping the weekend after we start!

While not impossible, the challenges associated with building your own backyard putting green are significant. Natural grass greens require a certain level of expertise to build, but even more to maintain.  Synthetic putting greens are easier to maintain, but the installation process requires turf products and infill designed especially for golf greens, a fair amount of equipment, and a lot of expertise.

Scratch Golf Greens offers both indoor and outdoor putting greens for residential and commercial applications.

Maintenance & Lifetime

The turf used in Scratch Golf Greens putting greens features polypropylene fibers that are designed to resist the harmful effects of rain, snow, ice, and sun. With proper and regular maintenance (once or twice a year), your green can last 15 years or more.

Scratch Golf Greens combines the finest artificial grass products with expert installation to provide you with an artificial putting green that maintains its soft feel and realistic performance for many years with minimal maintenance.

The short answer is that Scratch Golf Greens artificial grass putting green surfaces require very little maintenance. You need only keep the golf green surface free of debris.

The best thing about having a backyard putting green made of synthetic grass is that it can be played on year-round.

Cost & Other Concerns

There are a number of factors that affect the cost of a Scratch Golf Greens golf green. Learn more about the cost of installing a backyard putting green.

A Scratch Golf Greens backyard putting green is an eco-friendly synthetic lawn surface that is beautiful year-round.

Scratch Golf Greens is also one of the leading suppliers and installers of synthetic turf and court tile products throughout North America.  Not only do we install synthetic turf for other applications, but our VersaCourt division is one of the largest suppliers of court tile systems in the world.