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2017 Sioux Empire Junior Challenge

2017 Sioux Empire Junior Challenge

We are pleased to announce that we will be having the tournaments for this summer. If you are not registered, please do so as we need to get a head count of players.

Please, note that the Jr/Jr at Spring Creek has been pushed back one day, to July 20th.


June 12th – Hidden Valley
July 31st – Central Valley (grades 9-12)
August 1st – Hidden Valley (grades 8 and younger)

Please click here for more information and registration or call Rod Garrison at 605.530.5274

All New Clubhouse at Central Valley Golf Club Opening Saturday, April 8

GreatLIFE Golf & Fitness Club is excited to announce the opening of the all new Central Valley Golf Club clubhouse in Hartford, South Dakota.

The beautiful 5000 square foot space has a full pro shop and will also feature one of the area’s finest patios with stunning course views both inside and out. In addition, Duffer’s Bar and Grill will feature a new menu of clubhouse favorites. It also boasts a full bar, whether you’re playing 9, 18 or just swinging by to meet up with friends.

The all new clubhouse opens Saturday at GreatLIFE’s Central Valley Golf Club, one of southeast South Dakota’s finest 18-hole rural golf courses, just minutes from Sioux Falls, off State Highway 38 in Hartford.

GreatLIFE Suburban Lanes gets new retro look.

50s themed remodel to open soon.

GreatLIFE continues to look to the future of fitness, family, health and fun. But with the new remodel of GreatLIFE Suburban Lanes, they’re going back in time. The completely revamped bowling complex sports a 50s themed look featuring a soda fountain, diner and bowling lanes set to the sounds classic 50s music hits.

In addition, several bowling lanes have been removed to make room for three golf simulators for GreatLIFE members and guests to hone their driving and putting skills. A new viewing space has been developed with large screen televisions to display sporting events, movies and video. The remodel is rounded out with an all new roof and improved parking lot.

GreatLIFE Suburban Lanes is an excellent venue for corporate outings, kids parties, and group events of any kind. With the re-opening of this excellent facility, GreatLIFE continues its mission to connect sporting, health and leisure activities with members and families.

Opening soon, 2621 S. Spring Avenue, Sioux Falls. When it reopens, GreatLIFE Suburban Lanes will continue to offer members free bowling any time lanes are available. Other bowling alleys in the GreatLIFE network — Empire Bowl at 3800 S. Westport Ave. and Sport Bowl at 1901 W. Burnside St. — offer discounts and some free bowling.


Great Plains Golf Expo Exclusive!

Great Plains Golf Expo Exclusive!

Tired of winter weather? Get out of the cold and into the swing at the Great Plains Golf Expo in Sioux Falls. GreatLIFE Malaska Golf & Fitness Club is proud to sponsor the Midwest’s most comprehensive golf show February 27 and 28 at the Sioux Falls Convention Center.

Members get in FREE. Show your GreatLIFE key fob at the door for free admission to the Golf Expo.

If you haven’t heard about GreatLIFE, it’s a great time to learn more about our mission to enrich the lives of families and individuals through golf, fitness and healthy lifestyles. But it’s an even better time to join thousands of people from across region who enjoy the unlimited benefits of a GreatLIFE membership.

Become a GreatLIFE unlimited golf and fitness member for $59.99/month at the Golf Expo and get the first month FREE! Plus, we’ll waive the $50 initiation fee.

While unlimited access to the premier golf courses across the region is reason enough to join GreatLIFE, with new partnerships and perks, our members get more!
More Golf – 22 of the area’s best golf courses
More Fitness –10 fabulous fitness centers and FREE fitness classes
More Activities – swimming, basketball, tennis, bowling
Personal Training – and lots of other great perks!

Begin Your GreatLIFE at the Great Plains Golf Expo and get more!
Not valid with any other offer.

KELOLAND: Living the GreatLIFE

Living the GreatLIFE
January 20, 2016, 10:15 PM by Sammi Bjelland

SIOUX FALLS, SD – Great Life is a pretty well-known name around Sioux Falls now, but it hasn’t always been that way. In fact, the fitness and lifestyle company has only been open a few years.

“A little over two years ago we started with no members. After a year we had about 4,400 memberships,” said Hill.

Most memberships include two people. Now Great Life boasts nearly 11,000 memberships, with 24,000 people.

“It has been an explosion. It has been beyond what we expected. And Great Life isn’t what we started out to do actually,” said Hill.

Great Life President, Donn Hill, says the idea grew over time from something he and the other co-owners saw in Kansas.

The concept was to put fitness centers on golf courses, and sell joint memberships.

“We started with a fitness center at Bakker Crossing. Then we made a deal with EMBE downtown to put a fitness center in there. But really what we’ve done different is make this more about fitness,” said Hill.

Great Life currently has 13 fitness centers in and around Sioux Falls. Only a few of them are on golf courses.

The facility at Woodlake in western Sioux Falls is so popular, you’ll find a full house in the middle of a workday afternoon.

“The parking lots are full. People are parking on the streets. We started a shuttle from Empire Bowl to this facility,” said Hill.

Speaking of bowling, Great Life has recently added free bowling at select locations to its membership perks.

Just this month, Great Life also announced a partnership with SkyZone in Sioux Falls, so members can now get a reduced rate at the trampoline park.

“Our mission is to enrich the lives of families and individuals through golf, fitness and healthy lifestyles. And so we went beyond just golf and fitness,” said Hill.

Not only are these partnerships beneficial to Great Life, they’re also helping out other local businesses here in Sioux Falls.

“With 24,000 members you can imagine the marketing possibility for another business if they get involved with us. But also, because we’re bringing free bowling to places, all of a sudden the bowling alleys are full,” said Hill.

With any added benefits, also comes an added cost. At the beginning of this year, Great Life increased some of its membership cost by $10; something Hill says makes sense with the growth of the business.

“We want to make this a fun experience for all of our members and build loyalty. We think we’re doing that by hiring good people. Having everybody have a smile on their face, and providing quality things you could never get at this price,” said Hill.

A price many people seem more than willing to pay.

Hill won’t say what exactly, but Great Life is looking to add more partnerships with other local businesses that focus on bringing families together.

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Celebrate the Sounds of Christmas with GreatLIFE!

It’s FREE. It’s FESTIVE. It’s FUN.

Perhaps like no other time during the year, the holiday season brings people together to celebrate. And if you ask Chairman/CEO Tom Walsh, Sr. and his friend, recording artist Dan Mahar, there’s no better way to celebrate than with friends – and good music.

At GreatLIFE we’ve had the pleasure of making many new friends and enjoying the company of our old friends throughout the year. To say thank you for your membership and for believing in our mission, we would like you to join us for a very special night of Christmas music performed by Nashville recording artist and songwriter, Dan Mahar.

GreatLIFE members are invited to join us for this FREE event:

Tuesday, December 15
7 p.m.
Washington Pavilion

Free-will donations will benefit Sioux Falls Cares.
Tickets are available at the door. Come early to get the best seats.

And from all of us at GreatLIFE Malaska Golf & Fitness Club, warm wishes for a great holiday season.

Walsh ranked among top golf innovators

Sioux Falls Business Journal
July 17, 2015
By Jodi Schwan


Great Life Malaska Golf & Fitness CEO Tom Walsh has been named one of the top 10 innovators in golf by Golf Inc. Magazine.

The publication ranked Walsh and Rick Farrant, CEO of GreatLife in Kansas, third and second respectively.

Farrant started the unlimited golf and fitness concept in Kansas. Walsh ran with it in the Sioux Falls area and has grown it 14,000 members able to use 19 area golf courses and 10 fitness centers.

“It’s beyond anything we imagined,” Walsh told the magazine.

The top spot for innovation to Erik Anderson, CEO of Topgolf, a concept that turns the game into a party scene with live music, televisions and courses that light up at night.

To read the full article in Golf Inc., click here.

Free Golf Clinics for the Entire Family

GreatLIFE is gearing up for FREE summer golf clinics.

Open to all members and their guests, GreatLIFE has clinics for the entire family, so come out and have some fun while you learn to play the game.


Please Call to Sign Up!


Family Clinics & Golf
Bring the whole family for a FREE evening of golf.

Starting May 3, Family Clinics will be held every Sunday from 5-6 pm. Learn the fundamentals as an entire family and then put them into practice immediately after with Family Golf from 6-8 pm. Don’t forget to stick around for the reception after play with hot dogs, chips and lemonade. Carts are just $5 during family golf.

    Sundays 5-6 pm & 6-8 pmStarts May 3
    Bakker Crossing
    Central Valley
    Worthington Country Club


Kids Clinics
Let us help your youngsters learn a to play a game they’ll be able to enjoy the rest of their life. Kids Clinics are open to children ages 8 and over at these locations:

    Tuesdays 8-10 amStarts May 26
    Bakker Crossing
    Central Valley
    Rocky Run
    Mondays 8-10 amStarts June 1
    Worthington Country Club


Adult Clinics
Whether you’re looking to hone your skills so you can impress your buddies or just shake off a little rust after a frigid winter, join us for our adult clinics at the following times:

    Mondays 6-7 pmStarts May 4
    Bakker Crossing
    Tuesdays 6-7 pmStarts May 5
    Central Valley
    Wednesdays 6-7 pmStarts May 6
    Worthington Country Club


Clinics End August 30


Introducing The Malaska Golf Online Learning Center

Fix your dreaded slice.

Add more distance.

And save $20 on Mike’s first book, I Feel Your Pain.


Promo Code — GLSAVE20

In the 2015 golf season, will you fix your slices and distance forever? Take a lesson from the former #1 player in the world? Or follow an innovative new path from beginner to scratch golf? It’s all made possible with GreatLIFE and their director of instruction, Mike Malaska.
Mike Malaska is bringing his decades of teaching experience to GreatLIFE members with the Online Learning Center.
As part of your GreatLIFE membership, you’ll have free unlimited access to the learning center for the entire 2015 season. We’re offering a sneak peek this week, as Mike fixes your slice and adds more distance to your game.
Mike was the PGA Teacher of the year in 2011. You may have seen him on the Golf Channel last week, helping golfers around the country with his renowned ‘uncomplicated’ teaching. Now Mike is bringing his decades of teaching experience to GreatLIFE members with the Online Learning Center — so that he can help you, and all our members, have a chance to become among the best golfers in the country.
Unlimited access to the golf course. And now, unlimited access to the best instruction in the world. This truly is the Great Life!
Follow this link for a special sneak peek. Mike will be fixing the dreaded slice, and adding more distance to you game, with a series of videos from all parts of the Online Learning Center.
P.S. – Also take a look at Mike’s first Book — I Feel Your Pain. Take advantage of the GreatLIFE discount of $20, using promo code GLSAVE20. It’s the perfect compliment to Mike’s teaching, and to your golf game.
Here’s to the GreatLIFE in 2015.

Central Valley OPENING today!

Central Valley is opening for the season*, beginning TODAY – Thursday, March 12th.

• All 18 holes will be open
• Walking only, NO CARTS (push carts permitted)
• Practice green and driving range will be open Thursday
• Hours of play: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Tee-Time availability: Please call 528-6122 to reserve your tee-time

THANK YOU for choosing GreatLIFE at Central Valley!!

*Weather dependent