Sand-Filled Polypropylene Putting Greens VS. Nylon Putting Greens
You may think all artificial putting greens are the same, but they are not. When you think of an artificial putting green, you probably think of the type of turf used on miniature golf courses. However, that’s not the only type of artificial turf that can be used to install putting greens. There are two main types of artificial turfs that are used for installing putting greens: polypropylene and nylon. There are definitely differences in sand-filled polypropylene putting greens vs. nylon putting greens. These differences can determine which type of turf is the best for you and your reasons for wanting a putting green. Here at ProLawn Turf, we only install sand-filled polypropylene putting greens because we think the benefits far outweigh the benefits of a nylon putting green.
Sand-Filled Polypropylene Putting Greens:
Sand-filled polypropylene putting greens allow for a truer game. These putting greens look more realistic than a nylon green, and they perform like an actual golf course would that’s built with real grass. Because of this, sand-filled polypropylene putting greens are best for people who are looking to truly practice and better their game. These greens have a very true, authentic roll, which makes them great for practicing. Sand-filled polypropylene putting greens can be maintained over the years to last longer than nylon or non-filled greens would. With just adding more sand, you can adjust the speed of the roll to whatever you’re most comfortable with. With a sand-filled polypropylene putting green, you’ll never have to worry about the roll slowing down forever after a couple of years of using it because all you need to do to get it back to the speed you want it is to add more sand. A lot of companies will say having to maintain a sand-filled polypropylene putting green is a negative, but we see it as a positive. Being able to simply do a small maintenance on a green versus completely replacing it is a lot easier and cheaper. Once a nylon or non-filled polypropylene putting green loses its density and resilience, there’s no way to get that back to how it was performing before when it was first installed. With a sand-filled polypropylene putting green, it can all be fixed with more sand and a little maintenance.
Nylon Putting Greens:
Nylon putting greens don’t require any sand infill. The fibers are tufted close to each other and memory is burned into the nylon fibers to make the fibers stand up on their own to make for a fast, smooth surface. Because no sand-infill is needed, nylon putting greens are best for indoors and miniature golf courses. Nylon putting greens are best for people looking to just play for fun. A nylon putting green does not hold a ball very well and causes ball roll-out. If you’re not looking to really use a putting green to improve your game but to use it just for fun, a nylon putting green would probably be good then. Nylon putting greens require no maintenance, so that’s the main reason why they are highly desired. Once the nylon putting greens or non-filled polypropylene putting greens are damaged from the sun or lose their density, there’s no way to maintain or fix them though. You will then have to completely replace the putting green to get it to the way it was when it was first installed.
If you’re wanting to learn more about sand-filled polypropylene putting greens vs. nylon putting greens, feel free to call and book a FREE estimate with us today at 877-405-5296. ProLawn Turf is here to help and guide you in the best direction. Here at ProLawn Turf, we only install sand-filled polypropylene putting greens to ensure the best results every time for a longer-lasting, happier customer.