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Spruce Up! on Mr. Johnson’s Putting Green


Mr. Johnson called Cascade Greens in 2004 for a site visit.  He was looking to put a large putting green in the front section of his property.  We installed a 5000 square feet putting green with fringe and sand bunkers.  We also installed three tee boxes to chip from.

Through out the years we have returned to perform maintenance on the green and tee boxes.  Keeping the green free from debris is a simple task that the homeowner can do themselves, but the rest should be left for Cascade Greens.  In a normal maintenance visit we can (as needed) add or level out infill, compact the green, repair seams, and clean the cups and sand bumnkers.  Depending on location or length between Spruce Up!s, sometimes the green will need a little more in depth cleaning.

Putting Green Before

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In Mr. Johnson’s case, we hadn’t been by in a while and his green needed a good scrubbing.  We used an eco-friendly cleaner, a scrub brush and a power broom to remove some surface debris and moss.  It is amazing what a little elbow grease can do.  It took about a day and a half to get the green upto par and the sand bunkers looking fresh again.

Putting Green After

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This job is a good reminder that yearly or even bi-annually or quarterly maintenance may be what’s best to keep your putting green up to par.  Putting greens that are in shady areas or have many trees and shrubs near by may need a little more attention than others.  Any questions you may have about if and when you should schedule a Spruce Up! Feel free to email or call anytime.



Artificial Grass Can Fit All Your Grass Needs Part 1



Artificial grass is very versatile and can be applied to many more applications than just your front or back yard.  Cascade Greens has had the pleasure of installing artificial turf in some very interesting locations and we’d like to share those adventures.


Playground Artificial Grass

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What better surface to have under and around your playground than artificial turf? No mud for the kids to track in, they could play year round.  Artificial grass is safe for kids and dogs alike. It is a great low-maintenance solution to other ground coverings under a playground structure.  Works great for either residential or commercial.







Artificial Grass Around Llama Barns

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Don’t want muddy paw dirtying up the barn? Artificial turf can help by having a perimeter that allows your animals to “wipe” their feet off before they step into the barn.  We know in the valley we deal with a lot of rain and that’s why Cascade Greens guarantees no pooling water!



Estate Entry Turn Around Artificial Grass

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Mr.H has a beautiful entry way into his many acres of land in Oregon City.  Mr. H has two putting greens and a putt putt course on his property.  What better way to welcome people than installing artificial turf in your entry way?  This ensures an entry that looks manicured year round.








Duck Blind

Artificial turf is not limited to just home use, it can also be for outdoor sports!  Imagine it’s been raining for a week, but you want to go duck hunting.   Synthetic grass can solve that problem.  No mud while you wait for the perfect shot.  You might even be comfortable.


Advertising Center Piece

Cascade Greens has sold very specific shapes and sizes of artificial turf to marketing and sports companies.  Our turf is used for displays under products and as accents to other items.  Artificial turf can be cut to any size and most shapes to fit your needs and space.  We have even punched holes in specific spots on the turf to allow for stands to fit into the grass.


 New Applications

Cascade Greens is always open to new and different types of applications for our turf.  We are happy to work with our customers to find just what they are looking for to complete their home or project.  Call TODAY for a FREE consultation.

Nestucca Ridge at Pacific City Oregon – Course with a View!


It all happened so quickly. The owner of Nestucca Ridge, a residential subdivision in Pacific City Oregon, met with Chris after hearing about the putting course in Corvallis. After seeing the work of Cascade Greens in person, the owner put in a request for a putting course at Nestucca Ridge was quickly developed. Not only was it great to receive affirmations about the Corvallis job, but now there was a whole new opportunity. And this time, with an ocean view in Pacific City, Oregon! This was a good day in our office. High fives all around.

A Putting Course in Pacific City Oregon

After viewing the site for the putting course, Chris determined that it was best to try to blend the heavily manicured look of the putting greens in with the rugged natural beauty of the Oregon coastal landscape. Pacific City, Oregon is known for its steep cliffs and dramatic rocks, so Chris tried to give the course a calm appeal. He chose Dream Turf for the putting green grass, then a natural fringe element to frame the greens in a way that blended with the surroundings. He set off meticulously designing the entire course, presented it to the client, and then began to figuring out how to make it a reality.

From start to finish, the Nestucca Ridge job took three weeks to complete. And boy did it fly by. Before we knew it, we were walking the full length of the course, reveling in the surrounding landscape and proud of our work. Then the Owner worked with a landscaper to finish painting the picture. This course turned out beautifully, located in a stunning setting. Don’t believe us? Here are the photos to prove it.

About Putting Greens from Cascade Greens

Cascade Greens can design a single putting green or a full course to meet whatever your property requires. Our passion for design is evident in our work and we hope you’ll choose to work with us. Although based in Tangent, Oregon, we work throughout the state. You’ll find examples of our work in Portland, Eugene, Corvallis, Salem, and more. Simply give us a ring to talk over your own design ideas for any project involving synthetic greens. We are the premiere installer in the state and happy to answer any questions you might have or, put together a personalized quote for your dream!

Going Green in Oregon City


Putting green installation is one of our specialties. We’ve designed and installed putting greens all across Oregon and southern Washington. Some of our favorite projects have occurred in Corvallis, Pacific City, and today, we’ll tell you about a putting green installation in Oregon City. This was a whopper of a project with lots of moving parts and pieces.

Oregon City Putting Green

Through a referral, a homeowner came to us in early 2015 looking for a design and construction of a putting green in Oregon City. After meeting with the homeowner, the excitement about this project was palpable.

So Chris set out to design a masterpiece incorporating all the needs of the homeowners. The design came together nicely if we might say so! What stated out with two large greens expanded to include two large putting greens, two t-boxes, a nine-hole putting course, a playground, a llama barn with a petting area, a dry creek with stone bridges and an estate entrance. It was obvious to us that this project was going to be a great one, with lots of opportunities to show off what we can do with synthetic turf.

The product used on the greens was a Dream Turf product, chosen for its easy care and flawless look. Check out the photo gallery below to see the project from start to finish.

Putting Green Installation in Oregon City

One of the best benefits of the Oregon City design was that the putting green grass only needs attention once a year with the compactor and a blower. One quick trip around the greens with a small compactor and everything is good to go. In total, the project used over 13,000 square feet of synthetic turf. That’s a lot of synthetic grass!

At completion, the homeowners were extremely pleased with our work and our products, and so were we! If you live in Oregon and think your property would benefit from a synthetic lawn or a putting green, give us a call. We work throughout the state including Portland, Eugene, Salem and southern Washington. Let us help you design the synthetic lawn of your dreams. 

Corvallis Putting Course – Above Par for the Course

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In the game of golf, putting can make or break your game. It can also determine who’s buying the beer at the 19th hole. The objective is to get the ball as close to the hole, if not in the hole, with as few strokes as possible. The trick is to maintain a low speed from a short distance so the ball gently rolls toward the hole. Anyone who has ever played a round of golf, or a hundred, knows it’s easier said than done! As with most endeavors in life, practice makes perfect. Or, in the case of golf, at least better.

In order to practice your short game, the best way is on a putting green. However, it’s not always convenient to travel to a golf course. Plus, your wife thinks you spend too much time golfing already. But when you enjoy a gathering of friends for a friendly round of golf, it makes a great social event when the wife and kids can be included. So your friends at Cascade Greens, installers of superior synthetic lawn products, have the perfect solution. Your very own private putting green!

In-house Corvallis putting greens designer and owner of Cascade Greens, Chris Holvey says that “putting courses, or AKA an upscale 9-hole putt-putt courses, are designed to fit your needs and desires, along with the space, location and budget considerations for your project. The multiple greens are designed so that each hole complements the others and flows throughout the entire course.  Many days are spent drawing the design and re-configuring the layout to get it just right. And the designing and modifications continue until you start putting sand in the greens.”

A private custom designed synthetic putting green from Cascade Greens is a great investment in both your golf game and your landscape.  The greens come with a 7-year warranty, have a life expectancy of more than 10 to 15 years, and require very little maintenance. And although nothing is guaranteed to be weed free, weeds are easy to maintain (you know the kind that grow in the crack of concrete, those!)  Greens of any sort can’t look natural without fringe, so it is creatively designed to add depth, width and interesting character to each hole. The synthetic fibers of the blades are soft, mimicking real grass. Varying heights of the grasses offer a natural looking texture that easily blends with the surrounding landscape. Throw in some boulders and ball bunkers and you are set to go.

And a “course” can always be made with more or less holes. Chris has designed and installed a four putting green course in Phoenix. Doesn’t always have to be nine.

Showcasing a Corvallis Putting Course Installation

Cascade Greens had the privilege of installing a very large green for a Corvallis client in 2004. A couple years later, being very good friends with the client by this time, he was asked again to install multiple greens, a 9-hole putting course on his sloped property (across the driveway from the large green).

And another vision became reality in the beautiful, custom 9-hole putting green at the private residence of a client in Corvallis.  The approximately 5,000 square-foot project required filter fabric, a protective layer between the soil and crushed stone sub-base, open rock topped with a smaller rock to be able to mound and mold and get the ball to roll just right. Set the cups, lay the putting turf and add the fringe grass. Once glued and the cups cut in, the putting green turf had to be hand-rolled with a sod roller to coax the grass fibers to lay just right. The more the turf was rolled, the faster the greens go. The installation was months in the making, spanning winter snow and spring rain on the slopes before finishing in early summer but it was well worth the effort and wait. See for yourself!

One great thing about a private putting green is that you can enjoy it even during the winter months. It’s great entertainment for all ages and a fun activity when hosting family gatherings and get-togethers. Additionally, the time saved from lawn maintenance allows you to enjoy more time doing what you love with the people that you love… golfing with your golf buddies, of course.

Experts in Putting Green Design and Installation

Cascade Greens has more than 16 years of experience in designing and installing putting greens. Over the last few years have expanded to sports fields consulting and installations and maintenance. I think it’s safe to say that we’ve got the process down to a tee (pun intended)! To discover how easy it is to have your own putting green installed, contact the team at Cascade Greens. Consultations are free.

With the improvement of your short game, you’ll only have to buy beers at the 19th hole if you want to celebrate an eagle!