Category : Events

Come Celebrate GreatLIFE Anniversary Parties

GreatLIFE just turned five this year. For five years, GreatLIFE has helped families live and play, better. To celebrate, we’re throwing some anniversary parties.

GreatLIFE Woodlake Athletic Club and GreatLIFE Performance & Fitness Center

Tuesday, December 11 – All Day

  • Prizes and games
  • Food and refreshments

All other GreatLIFE locations

Tuesday, December 11 – 4-8pm

  • Food and refreshments

In the past five years, we’ve grown from four golf courses to 24. We started with two fitness locations and now have 16. Our history has already been a very busy one and we have you to thank for the future of our building.

Please join us to celebrate five years of living, playing, better.


First ever GreatLIFE Junior Tour set for summer.

2018 is the inaugural year for the GreatLIFE Junior Tour. Young golfers of all abilities are invited to join and experience the thrill of golf competition.

Medals will be given out for each event and an overall GreatLIFE Champion will be crowned for each age division in both boys and girls.

The GreatLIFE Junior Tour will feature a points system similar to the FED Ex Cup on the PGA tour and take place on the following courses:


Monday, June 25th – Willow Run

18 hole stroke play


Tuesday, July 2nd – Rocky Run

2 person team event

6-6-6 event, best ball, alternate shot, scramble


Monday, July 16th – Central Valley

18 hole stroke play


Thursday, July 19th – Bakker Crossing

18 hole stroke play


Price is $25 per event or $80 for all four events, includes green fees, range balls and lunch. Age divisions are 16-18, 14-15, and 13 and under.

For complete information, deadlines and registration go to our GreatLIFE Junior Tour page.

Free Golf Clinics and Family Nights for the Summer

Free Golf Clinics and Family Nights for the Summer

Summer is a great time to make the most of your GreatLIFE Golf and Fitness membership. And we’ve just announced our free golf clinics and family nights for the summer.

Whether you’re a seasoned golfer or aspiring junior golfer, there is always more to learn. And why not do it through GreatLIFE? Brush up your game and spend some fun quality time with the family.

Adult Clinics –Beginning week of May 7th.

  • Willow Run – Tuesdays from 6-7 pm – Starting May 8th.
  • Bakker Crossing – Mondays – 6-7 pm
  • Central Valley – Mondays – 6-7 pm
  • Rocky Run – Adult Clinic – Fridays – 6 pm-7 pm

Junior Clinics

  • Willow Run – Wednesdays – 8:30 – 9:30 am
  • Bakker Crossing – Monday mornings 8-9 am
  • Central Valley – Tuesdays – 8-9 am
  • Rocky Run – Junior Clinic – Mondays – 9 am-10 am

Family Nights – Start May 13th
Bakker Crossing and Willow Run only.

  • 5 pm – Clinic
  • 6 pm – Golf
  • 8 pm – Food

Willow Run offers a buy one entree and get one children’s meal free on Sunday evenings.

Please Call to Sign Up!

Willow Run Men’s Golf Association Is Now Open for Registration!

2018 Willow Run Men’s Golf Association

When: Thursdays

Format: Each member will play either 9 or 18 holes anytime after 8:00 am.

Players will be responsible for scheduling their own tee times each week.

There are three contest each week that make up the weekly competition; the game, hole-in-one and skins. Each WRMGA member will pay $15.00 every time they play. A new game will be played each week.

All weekly game winnings will be paid in the form of Pro Shop Credit. All Skin winnings will be paid in the form of cash.

Yearly dues of $70.00 include the following:

  • 2018 USGA Handicap
  • Opening Night hors d’oeuvres
  • Year-end steak fry
  • Eligibility to compete in the WR Club Championship

Please click HERE for more information

Want to be a WRMGA member?

Come join us for Willow Run Men’s Golf Association Opening Night.

Food & Beverages will be provided!

Social hour, meeting and 9-Hole shotgun

Drawing for a Scotty Cameron Putter
1 ticket for $5.00 or 3 tickets for $10.00


4:00 pm – Social Hour
(Come early to register and pay dues)
Menu: Wings, Flat Bread Pizza, Queso Dip & Bud Light Keg

5:00 pm – Meeting

5:30 pm – 9-Hole Shotgun
(Game: Low Gross/Low Net with flag prizes)

The first 72 players to sign up will be guaranteed to play.
If we get 100 players we will do a shotgun off the front and back nines.

The current forecast is Sunny and mid 60’s!


Please RSVP by: Monday, April 23rd


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



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.

Game On – Symetra tour returns to Sioux Falls

Game On – Symetra tour returns to Sioux Falls

It’s tee time in Sioux Falls – especially if you’re a golfer on the Symetra Tour – The Road to the LPGA. For the third year in a row the Tour will bring its slate of 144 talented women to Willow Run Golf Course to compete for a shot at a purse of $210,000 – with the winner taking home $31,500 – and points in the Volvik Race for the Card toward a coveted spot on the pro tour.

The Sioux Falls GreatLIFE Challenge is one of only five 72-hole events on the tour and one of only 22 cities to host the tour. According to the Convention and Visitor’s Bureau (CVB), Sioux Falls will realize more than $3 million in economic impact, depending on overall attendance.

“Sioux Falls is honored to be the host city for the 2017 Symetra Tour” says Teri Schmidt, Executive Director of the CVB. “Willow Run provides an exceptional venue for the tournament. From the beauty and quality of the course to the commitment from the Walsh family, along with all the volunteers, the Symetra is positioned to be one of the best in the country. It brings a level of golf to Sioux Falls that many people from around the country come to see!

The tournament will begin on August 31 with the winner clinching the title on September 3. It will be hosted once again by GreatLIFE Golf & Fitness Club and the Sioux Falls CVB.


Golfers from across the region can enjoy a spectacular view of the fairway action and the LPGA hopefuls, and enjoy a few special events throughout the week of the tour including:

  • Free Kids Clinic – Tuesday, August 29, Willow Run Driving Range, Putting Green and Short Game Area
  • Chuck the Hit Man, Golf Entertainer – Tuesday, August 29, Willow Run Driving Range

To add to the excitement, one ambitious young golfer will have the opportunity to earn a spot in the GreatLIFE Challenge at an open qualifier to be held at Willow Run on August 25. The qualifier is open to all South Dakota female residents and any female college student that attends an accredited in-state college or university. Entries close Monday, August 21. Contact Jason Sudenga, GreatLIFE Director of Golf at 605-940-7344.

Last year’s winner, Nelly Korda, chalked up her first professional win since joining the LPGA Symetra Tour, followed by Wicahnee Meechai in second place at 11 under par and Ally McDonald and Madelene Sagstrom tied for third at 9 under.


To ensure the success of this weeklong event, sponsors are looking for local volunteers to act as host families and to provide other services throughout the tournament. To learn more about these and other volunteer opportunities or to sign up, visit


You’re invited to the GreatLIFE Couples League at Willow Run

Friday, July 14th, 2017

6:00 pm Shotgun

Accepting the first 32 couples to sign up!
This can fill up fast! Please sign up by July, 7th to guarantee your spot!

Tournament Information

4-Person Scramble (9-holes)
Men play Blue Tees
Women play Red Tees

Sign up as a couple and we will pair you with another couple to create a 4-person team! Already know your team? Sign everyone up at once!

Schedule of Events

Registration: 5pm-5:45pm
Announcements, Pairings, Rules: 5:50pm
Shotgun Start: 6pm
Dinner Served Approx: 8:15pm – 8:30pm
Awards will follow dinner

Entry Fees

GreatLIFE Member with Cart Membership – $40 per couple
GreatLIFE Member without Cart Membership – $60 per couple


9 Holes of Golf
Golf Cart
Driving Range Balls
Dinner – Tony’s Catering
Prize Entry

To sign up, call Willow Run at (605) 335-5900

Titleist Thursdays at Willow Run

Titleist Thursdays at Willow Run

Titleist product experts will be available each Thursday to conduct complimentary club fittings, offer product trial, and answer questions.

  • Get fit for Titleist metals, irons, or wedges
  • Try the entire Titleist golf club lineup
  • Have your Titleist product questions answered
  • Fitting conducted with Pro V1 and Pro V1x golf balls
  • Data collected with TrackMan ball flight monitor
  • Walk-ups welcome or reserve an appointment

Visit for event info and to book a fitting.

Please contact one of our pro shops if you have questions:

Bakker Crossing Pro Shop – (605) 368-9700
Willow Run Pro Shop – (605) 335-5900
Central Valley Pro Shop – (605) 528-6122
Rocky Run Pro Shop – (605) 428-3498
Worthington Pro Shop – (507) 376-5142
Hidden Valley – (605) 582-2424