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GreatLIFE Malaska Fitness Club Dell Rapids is NOW OPEN!

At GreatLIFE, we know healthy lifestyles don’t just happen. To make your work outs work for you, we make healthy lifestyles convenient and affordable for people all across the region. We’re pleased announce the opening of our newest GreatLIFE Malaska Fitness Center at 410 W. 4th Street in Dell Rapids South Dakota.

It’s convenient. It’s affordable. And it’s open to the public!

  • 24-hour access
  • Personal training
  • State-of-the-art equipment
  • Free weight area
  • Convenient showers

Get an individual fitness only membership for just $39.99!

But access to great fitness is only the beginning. GreatLIFE unlimited golf and unlimited fitness members get full benefits at all GreatLIFE Malaska Golf & Fitness Club facilities in South Dakota, Iowa and Minnesota for one low price. That includes our newest benefit: FREE bowling at Suburban Lanes and Empire Bowl in Sioux Falls.

UNLIMITED FITNESS. UNLIMITED GOLF.
Single $59.99/mo
Couples $69.99/mo
Family $79.99/mo

  • 20 of the area’s best golf courses
  • 14 fabulous fitness centers
  • Swimming, basketball, tennis, golf, bowling, fitness
  • Personal Training – and lots of other great perks!

Are You Ready for a GreatLIFE?
Start Fresh. Start Strong. Start Now.

GreatLIFE Malaska Fitness Club Career Crossing is NOW OPEN!

At GreatLIFE, we know that to make healthy lifestyles happen, fitness has to be accessible, affordable and convenient. That’s why we’re pleased to announce the opening of our newest neighborhood fitness center at Career Crossing, located at 4101 W. Benson Road, suite 5, in Sioux Falls.

It’s convenient. It’s affordable. It’s right down the street.
• 24-hour access
• Personal training
• State-of-the-art equipment
• Free weight area
• Convenient showers

Get an individual fitness only membership for just $39.99!
To make life even sweeter, GreatLIFE unlimited golf and unlimited fitness members get full benefits at all GreatLIFE Malaska Golf & Fitness Club facilities in South Dakota, Iowa and Minnesota for one low price. That includes our newest benefit: FREE bowling at Suburban Lanes and Empire Bowl in Sioux Falls, and discounts on tanning right next door at Year Round Brown.

UNLIMITED FITNESS. UNLIMITED GOLF.
Single $59.99/mo.
Couples $69.99/mo.
Family $79.99/mo.

• 20 of the area’s best golf courses
• 14 fabulous fitness centers
• Swimming, basketball, tennis, golf, bowling, fitness
• Personal Training – and lots of other great perks!

Are You Ready for a GreatLIFE?

For membership information, call 605-361-0445.

Start Fresh. Start Strong. Start Now.

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.

The Wait is Almost Over!

GreatLIFE Malaska Fitness Club is OPENING SOON in Dell Rapids!

GreatLIFE Malaska Fitness Club is coming to Dell Rapids and bringing a 4,000-square-foot world-class fitness center along with it. Much more than a workout, GreatLIFE makes it easy and affordable to enrich and enjoy your life by establishing healthy habits that last a lifetime.

The new club will feature:

• 24-hour Access
• Full Circuit of Selectorized Strength Equipment
• Cardio Equipment
• Separate Free Weight Room (1,400 square feet)
• Personal Training
• Showers

Our goal is to be the best in guest satisfaction, value and convenience for golf and fitness. Choosing GreatLIFE is smart. It’s affordable. And we’re opening soon – right in Dell Rapids.

If you are already a GreatLIFE member…hurray for you. And if you haven’t discovered GreatLIFE, there’s no better time to get in on the GreatLIFE experience and enjoy unlimited golf and unlimited fitness. Become a member before December 31, lock in incredibly low membership rates for up to five years, and get…

• More Golf – 20 of the area’s best golf courses and more to come
• More Fitness – 12 fabulous fitness centers and more to come
• More Activities – swimming, basketball, tennis, golf, fitness and lots of other great perks!

There’s no better time to enjoy GreatLIFE!

GreatLIFE Members Get More with the Great Rate Lock-In!

You Gotta Be It To Believe It!

What’s the difference between a membership with GreatLIFE and a membership with virtually any other type of golf or fitness club?

At GreatLIFE Malaska Golf & Fitness Club, our members in Sioux Falls, South Dakota and throughout the entire region enjoy benefits unheard of at most clubs because it’s more than a place to work out; GreatLIFE membership opens the door to a lifestyle that is healthy, active, connected and enriching.

What’s that mean?

Our mission statement is to enrich the lives of families and individuals through golf, fitness and healthy lifestyles. And we don’t think it should be hard or expensive. We want it to be available to everyone who wants to live better. That’s why your membership at GreatLIFE gives you more…

  • More Golf – 21 of the area’s best golf courses and more to come
  • More Fitness – 11 fabulous fitness centers and more to come
  • More Activities – swimming, basketball, tennis, golf, fitness
  • Personal Training – and lots of other great perks!

M.O.R.E.

The GreatLIFE just keeps getting better. To date we’ve made $10 million in improvements! That’s more golf courses, more fitness centers and more partners to enrich your life. Achieving a happier, healthier lifestyle is more convenient and affordable than ever.

Best of all, our commitment to members means we’re not finished yet.

Lock In and Live Better.

If that’s what you’ve been looking for in a health club, now is the time to join GreatLIFE. When you join or renew your membership during the Great Rate Lock-In going on between now and December 31, 2015, we’ll lock in your incredibly affordable rates for two to five years!

Join GreatLIFE Today and Lock in Great Membership Rates!

Frost Delay Ahead!

What does frost mean for golf courses?

It’s that time of year again and frost is in the forecast for this weekend.

What can we do to help our golf courses and Superintendents?

The best medicine is for all to understand the purpose of a frost delay and in turn gain a greater appreciation for the golf course.

Foot traffic on the golf course causes substantial damage to frozen greens.

WHAT DOES FROST MEAN FOR THE GOLF COURSES?
Frost is basically frozen dew that has crystallized on the grass, making it hard and brittle. Frost can only survive at temperatures of 32º Fahrenheit and below. This does not mean air temperature must be below 32º for frost to form. Sometimes frost can form even when the air temperature is in the upper 30’s.

A grass blade is actually 90 percent water, therefore it also freezes. Walking on frost covered greens causes the plant to break and cell walls to rupture, thereby losing its ability to function normally. When the membrane is broken, much like an egg, it cannot be put back together.

A short frost delay can help preserve the quality of the golf course and prevent costly repairs.

DELAYED IMPACT
Golfers who ignore frost delays will not see immediate damage. The proof
generally comes 48-72 hours later as the grass may turn purple or black, eventually fading to a very light brown. The result is a thinning of the putting surface and a weakening of the plant, sometimes even death of the plant. The greens in turn become more susceptible to disease and weeds. Additionally, weaker grass, even if it doesn’t die, may be more susceptible to disease and weed formation in the future.

CLUBHOUSE HOURS / FROST DELAY POLICY
At all GreatLIFE facilities, golfers must check-in at the pro shop before beginning play. Golfers are permitted to play on the golf course only after the clubhouse opens and they have checked in. If there is a frost delay, the golf course staff will determine when play may begin.

PLAY ON THE COURSE BEFORE THE CLUBHOUSE OPENS IS NOT PERMITTED!

OCTOBER HOURS – *Note: If there is frost in the forecast, the golf courses will not open until 9:00 am.

Willow Run – 8:00 am – Sunset
Bakker Crossing – 8:00 am – Sunset
Central Valley – 8:00 am – Sunset
Rocky Run – 8:00 am – Sunset
Worthington – 8:00 am – Sunset

If ever in doubt, give the course a phone call before heading out to play to see if tee-times have been pushed back due to frost. Even the use of practice facilities (putting green and driving range ) is disallowed during a frost delay.

Your help in keeping the golf courses in the best possible conditions is greatly appreciated! Thank you for your understanding.

Friday’s Golf Course Conditions

We have evaluated all of the course conditions today and here are the current updates on course playability:

Willow Run – Open & Carts allowed
Central Valley – Open & Carts allowed
Bakker Crossing – Open & Carts allowed
Worthington Country Club – Open & Carts allowed
Rocky Run Golf Course – Carts allowed on rough and paths only & No carts in fairways

Golf Course Updates

We have evaluated all of the course conditions today and here are the current updates on course playability:

Willow Run – Walking Only
Central Valley – Walking Only
Bakker Crossing – Walking Only
Worthington Country Club – Walking Only & No League Play
Rocky Run Golf Course – Closed

Golf Courses Aerating Schedule

Well it is that time of year. Fall is coming and soon the leaves will be turning. This time of year is very important for all of the Superintendents. If you have spent any time on the golf course during the month of September more than likely you have played on some greens that have holes filled with sand or just holes in the green. This process is called aerating. Aerating is the process of either pulling plugs or punching holes in the green and filling them with sand. This is an important part to keep the greens healthy. It reduces compaction in the green, allows air to get into the roots and also allows the roots to get deeper into the surface. The deeper the roots are, the healthier the plant. While this disrupts play for about 10 days, it is necessary to keep the greens healthy. Below is the aerating schedule for all of our courses. Some courses have already started this process:

Willow Run – Will aerate September 28th & 29th
Bakker Crossing – Aerated September 14th & 15th
Central Valley – Aerated September 14th
Dell Rapids – Will aerate October 6th
Worthington CC – Aerated September 8th

Worthington Country Club will be starting to aerate some of their fairways today. The front nine will be closed on Monday to aerate tees and approaches and the back nine closed Tuesday to aerate tees and approaches.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me at jason.sudenga@greatlifegolf.com

Fairways and Greens,

Jason Sudenga

Rocky Run Golf Course CLOSED October 6th

Rocky Run Golf Course will be Aerating Greens Tuesday, October 6th. Therefore, the course will be CLOSED to play.
Also, on Monday October 5th, the Front 9 will be CLOSED at 4:00. The back 9 will be available for play.

Thank You for your cooperation and understanding as we do required maintenance to the course.