Golf driving ranges have used artificial grass mats for a number of years as a soft surface allowing players to tee-off.
In recent years the improvement in artificial grass quality has allowed the use to extend to artificial greens. This surface has the advantage of being playable all year round, when natural grass greens may suffer from water logging. The artificial grass greens require regular chemical treatment and brushing.
Brushing is particularly important with golf as the ball roll speed is extremely critical.
The correct sand type and quantity, plus regular pile brushing ensures the pile is not flattened, giving a similar roll speed to natural greens.