We have had to redo way too many custom putting greens during our 10+ years in business. For this reason, we were inspired to write this article in order to help Arizona homeowners and commercial property owners. Rather than have a bad install, we want them to avoid this horrible mistake. Why? Because hiring a poor custom putting green installation company is never a good idea. Ultimately, using inferior products for our harsh southwest environment causes problems .
Know these things when purchasing your putting green:
1. Are custom putting greens companies comparable?
All Arizona custom putting greens companies are not a “hole in one”. First, you have to be careful about who you receive your bid from. Seems like there is a reason one is more expensive than the other. Keep in mind, if a putting green install sounds really cheap, likely it’s too good to be true. Furthermore, custom putting greens are not something you want to cut corners with. To that end, Paradise Greens and Turf Company in Scottsdale, Arizona is an award winning putting green installation company. We have the A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau
to prove it!
2. Make sure you have a putting green specialist to do the job.
Many landscape companies claim to do everything under the sun. Yes, even installing putting greens. In some cases, the landscaper may have connections with a reputable artificial grass installer. However, they may cut costs by hiring inexperienced installers. Since you want to know what you are paying for, ask which company they are using. Then, take the information and perform background research.
3. Make sure the putting green artificial turf is USA made.
Is the company offering USA manufactured products? On the contrary, are they using artificial grass products from China? Honestly, these are important questions. Bare in mind, foreign artificial grass products do not last hot in Arizona weather. Consequently, horror stories involve artificial grass melting and tracking inside onto the carpet.
Paradise Greens artificial grass is made exclusively for our harsh southwest Arizona environment. Also, we only offer USA manufactured artificial grass. We see competition use foreign products. Consequently, we are replace those products within five years of the purchase date. In some instances, we replace them within three years. Yet, our USA made artificial grass products carry warranties of up to 15 years. Since we stand behind our products, you win every time.
4. Know how long the putting green company has been in business for.
Be wary of how long an artificial turf company has been in business as this is telling. In short, it speaks to their experience level. Also, beware of young companies for another reason. For example, it’s common for landscape companies to tank because of their bad reputation. However, they simply rebrand and continue doing business with a clean slate. At Paradise Greens, we specialize in artificial grass, We are more than ten years strong. Consequently, we are the longest established artificial grass company in Scottsdale, Arizona area.
5. Is the putting green installation crew experienced?
You can choose the best artificial grass but consider the install. Does the install crew have the right level of experience? This is very important when it comes to putting greens. For instance, will the artificial grass have the correct stimp speed per customer request? Will the breaks and undulations be realistic and playable for your green size? Ultimately, custom putting greens are the result of experienced installers. Paradise Greens installers are experience. We listen to our customers so your install is perfect.
6. Look at photos of previous putting green installs.
The before photos you see is of a competitor putting green. The installation is too small to be practical. The break is way too aggressive for this size green. The putting surface could not be made faster/slower stimp speed.
Paradise Greens installed the putting surface as it should have been installed. Now, this Arizona home owner is happy. Their putting green has realistic breaks. Plus, the speed of green is spot on (11 stimp) for this homeowner. In the photo below, it’s also obvious how much nicer this putting green looks afterward. This is due to three things. First, our artificial turf installation crew has over ten years experience. Second they are extremely detail orientated. Finally, they possess an acute aesthetic sensibility for artificial turf and putting green design. See the before and after photos below:
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