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.


Upcoming Sprint Triathlon Spotlights GreatLIFE’s Expanding Events

An indoor triathlon next month will build on a popular event started by GreatLIFE Golf & Fitness and is a good example of how the business is offering more ways to help people be active.

The event at EmBe on March 3 is great for beginners through veterans, said Nick Ovenden, director of fitness.

It starts off with 10 minutes of swimming, moves to 15 minutes on a Matrix spin bike and finishes with 15 minutes running on a treadmill or curve with five minutes between events. The distance of each discipline will be recorded and put into a formula to weight them evenly.

“This is literally perfect for all levels, as it’s a very stable environment and you won’t feel like you’re being passed by everyone because it’s timed,” Ovenden said.

To learn more and register, click here. Space is limited, so don’t delay.

The event starts at 8 a.m., and spectators are invited.

GreatLIFE plans other events throughout the year, Ovenden said.

“Each year, we aim to listen to our GreatLIFE community and find new and exciting ways to keep people motivated to keep going,” he said. “Fitness events are a phenomenal way for our community to help set goals as they work toward that particular event.”








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Members Rewarded with Complimentary Tickets to Conference Championship

GreatLIFE is always seeking different ways to reward our members. And as sports fans, we’re happy to offer complimentary tickets to GreatLIFE members for this Saturday’s Sioux Falls Storm Conference Championship game versus the Iowa Barnstormers.

Members can pick up their ticket vouchers at Woodlake or any GreatLIFE location on a first come, first serve basis. Then, plan for an evening of Storm football with kickoff at 5:05 pm, Saturday, June 24th at the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center. Kickoff will even feature a special red and white GreatLIFE football as the official game ball.

Pick up your vouchers today and support the Sioux Falls Storm in their quest for another IFL Championship.


GreatLIFE is dedicating Reid Hans Tennis Court, Friday, May 12th at 5:30pm at GreatLIFE Woodlake Athletic Club in honor and in memoriam of longtime tennis advocate and friend, Reid Hans.

Hans was actively involved in the tennis community for over four decades; as a player, club owner, instructor, and friend to many.

The dedication will include appetizers and refreshments starting at 5:30pm, with the court dedication taking place at 6:00pm. All are welcome to attend.

Woodlake Athletic Club
4600 Tennis Lane
Sioux Falls, SD 57106

Refer a friend at the Golf EXPO and Reap the Rewards!

Refer a friend at the Golf EXPO and Reap the Rewards!

Ready to warm up to spring and warm up your swing? Check out the Great Plains Golf EXPO in Sioux Falls. GreatLIFE Golf & Fitness Club is proud to be a sponsor of the Midwest’s most comprehensive golf show March 4 and 5 at the Sioux Falls Convention Center. And GreatLIFE members get FREE admission!

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 across the region that enjoy the unlimited benefits of a GreatLIFE membership.

While at the Golf EXPO, refer a friend to GreatLIFE and receive a $100 GreatLIFE Gift card for yourself – and each referred new member gets one too. Plus an added exclusive during the EXPO, we’ll waive the $50 initiation fee for all new golf & fitness members.

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 even more!

More Golf – 25 of the area’s best golf courses
More Fitness –15 state of the art fitness centers and FREE fitness classes
Free Bowling – 3 Sioux Falls locations
More Activities – swimming, basketball, tennis, yoga
Membership Discounts
-Year Round Brown membership discounts
-Sky Zone Trampoline Park discounts
-Stampede, Canaries, and Storm ticket discounts
Personal Training – and lots of other great health resources!

Begin Your GreatLIFE at the Great Plains Golf EXPO and get more!

*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 $100 gift card. One gift card per membership. Excludes Mitchell, SD location. Offer valid on 12-month contracts only.

Rush into GreatLIFE for Three Amazing Black Friday Deals

Not every Black Friday deal needs to involve bumps and bruises as GreatLIFE is offering these irresistible perks to everyone.

Avoid the chaos of Black Friday shopping and instead hurry into GreatLIFE to claim your $100 GreatLIFE Gift Card*, no initiation fee, and even a discounted massage. With three great deals this Friday, there has never been a better (or more relaxing) time to visit GreatLIFE.

This Friday only, GreatLIFE is waiving its initiation fee for new members (a $50 value). Stop in to find the perfect membership package for you, your partner, or the entire family. There is something for everyone with GreatLIFE’s fitness packages that feature free bowling and add-ons such as unlimited golf, unlimited tanning, and more.

For current members, refer your friends and get a $100 GreatLIFE Gift Card* for each person who signs up as a thank you. And because we want everyone to celebrate the holidays in style, we’ll also give each referred new member a $100 GreatLIFE Gift Card* as well.

Whether you’re a new or current member, why not get a massage from our licensed massage therapist Amanda, who is offering $10 off any massage. Treat yourself with a deep tissue, Swedish or hot stone massage and relieve any leftover holiday stress.

So stop in at either of our convenient locations below this Friday, and let GreatLIFE help you do more.

  • More Golf – 24 of the area’s best golf courses
  • More Fitness – 15 fabulous fitness centers and FREE fitness classes
  • More Bowling – Free bowling at three Sioux Falls bowling alleys
  • More Activities – swimming, basketball, tennis
  • Personal Training – and lots of other great perks!

GreatLIFE Woodlake Athletic Club
4600 S Tennis Ln
Sioux Falls SD 57108
(605) 361-0045

Mon-Fri: 5:30am-11:00pm
Sat-Sun: 7:00am-9:00pm

Childcare Hours:
M-Th: 7:45am-8pm
Fri-Sat: 7:45am-1pm
Sun: Closed

GreatLIFE Performance and Fitness Center
5901 S Southeastern Ave,
Sioux Falls SD 57108
(605) 271-7324 | OPEN 24 HOURS

Staffed Hours:
M-Th: 5am-10pm
Fri: 5am-8pm
Sat-Sun: 8am-6pm

Childcare Hours:
M-Th: 8am-8pm
Fri-Sat: 8am-1pm

Disclaimer: *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 $100 gift card. One gift card per membership. Offer valid on 12-month contracts only.

Just Renovated Suburban Lanes Reopens with Retro Look

Flashback to Bowling Fun!

Suburban Lanes is back in business after a big remodel that will take bowlers back to the fifties. With a retro diner and a new menu, walls lined with vintage artwork, and most importantly, bowling lanes that are ready to roll. You may not recognize the space, but once you stop in, you’ll flashback to the fun and make some of your own.

Even though the space is bright, shiny and new, some things are still the same – and that’s a good thing!

  • Fun for all ages
  • 10 bowling lanes
  • Bumpers for the kids
  • Party and event packages
  • Individual and group bowling lessons
  • Leagues for competition or just for fun
  • GreatLIFE members bowl free open to close when bowling lanes are available. Call ahead!

And we’re not finished yet. Watch for news about golf simulators coming soon! Your neighborhood bowling center is proud to be a part of the GreatLIFE family. At Suburban Lanes, you find a great way to get together for affordable fitness and fun!

For hours, updates and more information, visit

Adult Introduction to Tennis

Adult Introduction to Tennis

September 14th – October 5th 2016
Wednesdays from 6:30pm-8pm

This is a 4 week introductory class for adults with little or no tennis experience and would like to learn more about the game of tennis. We will cover proper stroke technique and proper grips, court positioning, and game situations. There will also be some fun games, allowing a chance to practice point situations.

Cost for 4 week class:
Member: $80 Non-Member: $100

Contact Darin Rima @ 605-728-5739 to sign up.



It’s tee time in Sioux Falls – especially if you’re a lady golfer on the Symetra Tour – The Road to the LPGA. For the second 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 four 72-hole events on the tour and one of only 23 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.

The tournament will begin on September 1 with the winner clinching the title on September 4. 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 with Mike Malaska – Tuesday, August 30, Willow Run
• Dan Boever, World Long Drive Champion – Tuesday, August 30, Willow Run Driving Range
• Feherty Live! – Thursday, September 1, Washington Pavilion

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 26. 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 22. Contact Jason Sudenga, GreatLIFE Director of Golf at 605-940-7344.

The second exemption for the tournament will be Mariah Stackhouse, a recent Stanford grad that has been turning heads on the fairway since she exhibited a talent for the game at age four. She’s the first African American woman to earn a spot in the field at the U.S. Open.

Last year’s winner, Caroline Westrup, finished the tournament with a 12-under 272 total, followed Sweden’s Dani Holmqvist in second place and Italy’s Giulia Molinaro who finished third.


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

Feherty Live! GreatLIFE Members Receive Exclusive Early-Bird Access

The 2nd Annual Sioux Falls GreatLIFE Challenge is just a month away, and we’re excited to bring great golf and great entertainment to Sioux Falls, including a comedic show featuring one of the funniest professional golf insiders, David Feherty, to take the Washington Pavilion stage.

Feherty Live!
Thursday, September 1 at 7 p.m.
Washington Pavilion Mary W. Sommervold Hall

We want all GreatLIFE members to have an opportunity to see Feherty when he visits Sioux Falls as part of the GreatLIFE Challenge lineup, so we’re offering discount pricing and exclusive early-bird ticketing before tickets go on sale to the general public.

  • Tickets are available to members on August 4 using the promo code GREATLIFE.
  • $10 Off tickets – You pay only $20!

Once described as “a cross between Oprah Winfrey and Johnny Carson”, David Feherty made a name for himself through his self-titled Golf Channel talk show – and as one of the most irrepressible personalities in golf. He received an Emmy nomination in 2014, and joined NBC Sports Group and NBCUniversal exclusively in 2015. He is now a familiar on-course and tower analyst since retiring from professional golf in 1996.

His sharp wit and clever personality have made Feherty a viewer favorite and an audience pleaser. Don’t miss this opportunity to enjoy the “wicked” humor of Feherty live at the Washington Pavilion.

Thank you for supporting GreatLIFE and year two of the GreatLIFE Challenge.