As seasoned installers, there’s nothing quite like seeing the magic that happens when a putting green meets a pool. You might think they’re totally different things, but they actually fit together like a dream, creating the ultimate spot to relax and have fun.

So, if you’re thinking about giving your backyard a makeover or just want to make the most of the space you’ve got, you should seriously consider adding a putting green by your pool. Here’s why it’s not just a good idea but a brilliant one:

Why Artificial Grass Thrives Near Water

One of the most common concerns about placing artificial grass near a pool is the potential for damage from chlorinated water. Chlorine can bleach and even kill natural grass, which is a valid concern.

However, high-quality artificial grass is specifically designed to withstand chlorine exposure. It won’t fade, stain, or deteriorate, even with regular splashing from the pool.

In fact, artificial grass is often the ideal choice for pool surrounds. It eliminates the problem of muddy footprints tracking into the house, dries quickly after rain or splashing, and offers a slip-resistant surface, increasing safety around the pool.

By extending the putting green to cover the pool surround, you create a unified, visually appealing landscape that’s both practical and enjoyable.

Lifestyle Enhancement: More Than Just a Game

A putting green isn’t just about golf. It’s about creating a fun, engaging space that can be enjoyed by people of all ages and skill levels. Imagine stepping out of your pool and onto a lush green putting surface, ready for a friendly competition with family or friends.

The pool and putting green create a natural flow, allowing you to seamlessly transition from swimming to putting and back again. It’s a great way to stay active, socialize, and enjoy your outdoor space to the fullest. Plus, with customizable designs, you can create a putting green that perfectly complements your pool area and enhances your overall backyard aesthetic.

Design Inspiration: Tips and Ideas

The beauty of artificial grass putting greens is their versatility. You can tailor them to fit any space, from a small corner of your pool deck to a sprawling backyard oasis.. Here are a few design ideas to spark your imagination:

  • Island Green: If you have a large pool area, consider creating an “island green” surrounded by water. This dramatic design adds a unique visual element and creates a challenging putting experience.

An easier way to do this is by turning  a part of your pool into a water hazard, but this is a more complex design, so if this is something you’re interested in, let’s talk about it during your free consultation.

  • Multi-Hole Course: For the avid golfer, design a multi-hole putting course that winds through your pool landscape. Incorporate slopes, sand traps, and other features to create a realistic and enjoyable golf experience.
  • Integrated Seating: Add built-in seating areas around the putting green and pool for spectators and those taking a break. This encourages socializing and creates a comfortable space to relax and enjoy the view.
  • Ambient Lighting: Install subtle lighting around the putting green to extend your playtime into the evening. This creates a magical ambiance and adds a touch of sophistication to your pool area.


  • Won’t pool water ruin the putting green? 

This is a common concern, but high-quality artificial grass is built to withstand splashes and spray from the pool.

The backing is permeable, allowing water to drain through quickly, and the turf fibers are designed to resist fading and degradation from chlorine exposure.

  • Is it safe to have a putting green near a pool?

Absolutely! Artificial grass provides a soft, non-slip surface around your pool. It’s much safer than concrete or pavers, especially when wet. Plus, you won’t have to worry about grass clippings or mud being tracked into the pool.

Learn More 

At Seattle Artificial Grass Experts, we specialize in creating custom putting greens that seamlessly integrate with your outdoor living space, whether you want a simple practice green or an elaborate pool-side putting course.

We use only the highest quality artificial turf, specifically designed for golf applications, to ensure your green looks and performs like the real thing.

Contact us for a free consultation and estimate. Call 408-317-0931 or send us a quick message to get started, and we’ll be with you shortly.