As a sport, golf needs a meticulously maintained turf. Even though natural grass may have served well previously, it requires an enormous amount of maintenance. Plus, there is no guarantee that traditional grass won’t succumb to elements such as intense summer heat, drought, and prolonged foot traffic. Not to mention the pressure exerted by golf carts and club swings, which wreak havoc on the quality of natural grass. Cumulatively, these elements and actions cause blemishes that are expensive to restore. On the other hand, artificial putting greens retain their visual splendor regardless of golf carts, club swings, heat, water shortages, and heavy foot traffic.