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Willow Run Water Shut-Off

UPDATE FOR WILLOW RUN

Due to construction, across the road, Willow Run will have the water shut-off from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm tomorrow (10/25/17).

This means we will NOT have restrooms, showers and sinks running. We will have the portable restrooms by the driving range available.

The Willows Restaurant will NOT be open for lunch service.

If you have any questions please call Willow Run at 605-335-5900.

Thank you!
Willow Run Staff

Exclusive Travel Packages for GreatLIFE Members

Great Stay. Great Play.

Make the most of your GreatLIFE Golf & Fitness Plus membership by taking advantage of the GreatLIFE Journey. Premier GreatLIFE locations like Osage National, Tallgrass, and Premier Kansas City locations await your arrival.

3-day stay and play packages start at around $259* for GreatLIFE members. Or you can choose to say a little longer and experience a 5-day package. With all the planning done for you, these packages make it easy to enjoy the many beautiful courses in the GreatLIFE family – and have a relaxing place to stay, recharge, and get ready for the next day.

For suggested GreatLIFE Journey Packages click here to see full details and booking information.

*Pricing based on double occupancy hotel stays. Tax included. Incidentals not included. Includes all cart and green fees. Provided meals up to a $20 value; alcohol and gratuity not included.

Course Aerification Closure Dates

It’s that time of year!

With every fall comes the aerification of the greens on the golf courses. It is hard to see our perfectly mowed greens put through this process. Aerification is merely a short-term disruption that has long-term benefits for golf coursesWhen you see them, remember that without those little holes, the greens would eventually die.

Preventative maintenance is an integral part of successful golf course management. Golfers view aerification as an inconvenience that takes the greens out of play for a day, pulling cores from the greens and leaving holes that can affect putting for many days before healing.

But a golfer needs to understand how important aerification is to producing healthy turf. Aerification (also known as aeration) achieves three important objectives. It relieves soil compaction, it provides a method to improve the soil mixture around the highest part of a green’s roots and it reduces or prevents the accumulation of excess thatch.

Like so many things, the quality of a good putting green is more than skin deep. In fact, the condition of a green has a lot to do with what goes on below the surface. In order for grass to grow at 3/16-inch, it must have deep, healthy roots. Good roots demand oxygen. In good soil, they get the oxygen from tiny pockets of air trapped between soil and sand particles.

Over time, the traffic from golfers’ feet (as well as mowing equipment) tends to compact the soil under the putting green – particularly when the soil contains a lot of clay. When soil becomes compacted, the air pockets on which the roots depend are crushed, and the roots are essentially left gasping for air. Without oxygen, the grass plants become weaker and will eventually wither and die.

Next, we will start the aerification process at our courses. Below is the schedule.

*Note- All of the golf courses will be closed while the greens are being aerified.

  • Bakker Crossing – Monday, September 11th
  • Rocky Run – Wednesday, September 13th
  • Central Valley – Monday, September 18th
  • Willow Run – Wednesday and Thursday, October 4th and 5th
Thank you for your patience and understanding as we complete the aerification process.
Have a great day!

At GreatLIFE, You Can Do It All This Fall.

At GreatLIFE, You Can Do It All This Fall.

While we always hope for more time to be on the golf course, the seasons never slow us down at GreatLIFE. If you haven’t checked us out recently, we’ve added several great indoor perks as part of your GreatLIFE Plus annual membership.

• Bowl FREE at Suburban Lanes
• Discounted admission to Skyzone and Skate City
• Discounted golf simulator pricing on select days

We’re also giving GreatLIFE members who refer a friend a $50 GreatLIFE Gift Card*. And because we think one great gift deserves another, we’ll give each referred new member a $50 GreatLIFE gift card* too.

To see the full list of weekly offers, click here.
For all other Member Benefits, view our Member Benefits page.

Offer ends 10/31/17

*Offer good for new memberships only. Not valid with any other offers, some restrictions apply. New members must provide voided check or bank account information to receive $50 gift card. Excludes Mitchell, SD, location. One gift card per membership.

Willow Run Golf Course Closed for 3rd Annual Sioux Falls GreatLIFE Challenge

Starting Sunday evening, Willow Run Golf Course will be closed for the 3rd Annual Sioux Falls GreatLIFE Challenge. The course will reopen for play starting Monday, September 4th.

GreatLIFE Challenge Schedule of Events:

Monday, August 28:
8:00am – GreatLIFE Challenge Pro Am – Willow Run
1:00pm – 5:00pm – Symetra Tour practice rounds – Willow Run

Tuesday, August 29:
7:00 am – 5:00 pm – Symetra Tour practice rounds
9:00 am – 11:00 am – Free Kids Clinic – Willow Run driving range, putting green and short game area
5:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Welcome GreatLIFE Corporate Sponsor Pro Am Private Reception
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm – Cocktails
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm – Chuck the Hit Man (Golf Entertainer)
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Dinner and Entertainment (Too Drunk To Fish)

Wednesday, August 30:
8:00 am – GreatLIFE Corporate Sponsor Symetra Pro Am
1:30 pm – GreatLIFE Corporate Sponsor Symetra Pro Am

Thursday, August 31 – Sioux Falls GreatLIFE Challenge Begins
7:30 am Round 1 (Wave start – 1st and 10th tee)
12:20 pm Round 1 (Wave start – 1st and 10th tee)

Friday, September 1 – Sioux Falls GreatLIFE Challenge
7:30 am – Round 2 (Wave start – 1st and 10th tee)
12:20 pm – Round 2 (Wave start – 1st and 10th tee)

Saturday, September 2 – Sioux Falls GreatLIFE Challenge
7:30 am – Round 3 (Wave start – 1st and 10th tee)

Sunday, September 3 – Sioux Falls GreatLIFE Challenge Final Round
7:30 am – Round 4 (Wave start – 1st and 10th tee)
2:00 pm – AWARDS – Luxury Auto trophy presentation

Volunteers Needed! Click HERE for more information.

Tickets are on sale now at the Willow Run Pro Shop
GreatLIFE Member: $5.00 for a day pass or $20.00 for a 4 day pass
Non-Members: $10.00 for a day pass or $30.00 for a 4 day pass

Now Hiring at Willow Run

Willow Run is currently looking for new team members.

We are looking for reliable individuals to join our cart attendant team.

Requirements: Must be 16 years and older with a valid driver’s license.

No experience necessary.

Call the Pro Shop for more details: 605-335-5900

GREATLIFE COUNTDOWN TO GARTH – NEW MEMBERS REGISTER TO WIN TICKETS

GREATLIFE COUNTDOWN TO GARTH – NEW MEMBERS REGISTER TO WIN TICKETS

GreatLIFE is counting down to Garth Brooks’ return to Sioux Falls with a weekly ticket giveaway.*

Enroll a new 12-month membership with GreatLIFE – either Fitness PLUS or Golf and Fitness PLUS — and you will be entered into a weekly drawing to see Garth Brooks live.

Entries will begin August 14th and a drawing will take place every Thursday for four weeks beginning August 24th. Get a great fitness membership to kick start a healthy lifestyle and a chance at seeing some great music. Either way, you win at GreatLIFE.

*Offer good for new memberships only. Not valid with any other offers, some restrictions apply. New members must provide voided check or bank account information at sign-up. Excludes Mitchell, SD.