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Rocky Run’s Clubhouse Remodel Takes the View – and the Party – Topside

Rocky Run’s Clubhouse Remodel Takes the View – and the Party – Topside

It was only a month ago that Dell Rapids received more than a foot of snow. But that spring snow didn’t last long, and the greens got green in a hurry at Rocky Run Golf Course on the west side of Dell Rapids.

A new clubhouse, restaurant, bar and pro shop also greeted the spring sun, and golfers are getting an entirely new look at Rocky Run.

Rocky Run is part of Sioux Falls-based Great Life Golf & Fitness. There are 23 courses in the Sioux Falls area where Great Life members can play, including Rocky Run.

The entire clubhouse in Dells has been flip-flopped, with the bar and restaurant now upstairs, connected to the pro shop. The new view from the bar rivals some of the best post-round views in the state. Facing north, patrons outside can view the vast course, with the view stretching far onto the horizon.

Steve Klock is the third-year golf professional at Rocky Run. He says although the course has been open only a month, the reaction to the new look has been positive.

“When people get done playing, they like to stick around and eat and drink. And spend more money,” he said with a chuckle. “People love it. Everything is new and fresh.”

Riley Schmidt is a lifelong Dell Rapids resident. He lives on the golf course and says he’s played many rounds through the years at Rocky Run. But now, there’s even a stronger tug to play.

It’s not a long commute for Schmidt to get to the course. Once he’s done with his 18 holes, it’s a straight shot to the updated clubhouse that overlooks the new putting green, and the black tees for the No. 1 hole. Off to the north, holes 9 and 10 are close by.

“Oh, man, it’s just unbelievable,” Schmidt said of the new facilities. “The open concept just helps out so much. They’ve got bigger windows up there. You just feel like you can see more of the golf course. It makes me want to get outside and get over there more often.”

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(Photos: Tom Savage / For the Dell Rapids Tribune)

The downstairs is still functional, and that has a new look, too. The lower level seats about 100 and is open for events, wedding rehearsals and meetings. It also has a Champions room that features photos of past champions at Rocky Run.

But the real attraction is upstairs with the new bar, restaurant and pro shop.

“Players want to be somewhere that’s clean and fresh, that smells good and looks good,” Klock said. “It’s a small thing, but not being in the basement makes a difference. Being in the sun is a huge thing. People say it all the time, how they like it up here and they see the sun. It’s a whole new experience. It’s much more friendly and inviting.”

It’s still early, but the return has been positive. Unlike in years past, Klock said they’ve had many nights where golfers will hang out in the bar until midnight following a round.

“It’s been really busy, and we expect it to stay that way,” Klock said. “People are having fun. They get done with their rounds, and they’re sticking around.”

Schmidt says the updates not only add to the charm of the golf course, but also bring another entertainment option to Dell Rapids.

“There’s really not a place in town where you can have a nice sit-down meal with a view like that,” Schmidt said. “Those renovations were needed. The basement was kind of old, and the whole thing needed a new look. I’m so happy they did it.”

 

Original story courtesy of Argus Leader.  The original article can be found here.

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!

There’s nothing better!

Our members already know there’s nothing like living the GreatLIFE. And we want to share it with even more families and friends.

Get started now and pay no money down and no enrollment fee. Take full advantage of this offer on any 12-month membership at any GreatLIFE location.

Plus you’ll get awesome perks, like great discounts at the Butterfly House and Aquarium, Skyzone, Skate City and discounted golf simulator pricing on select days at Suburban Lanes.

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

So signup. Pay nothing. That’s really something! For a limited time only.

 

*Offer good for new memberships only. Please bring voided check at time of sign up. Not valid with any other offers, some restrictions apply. Excludes Mitchell, SD, location.

Fitness PLUS Members Golf Free Mondays and Tuesdays

Fitness PLUS Members Golf Free Mondays and Tuesdays

 

At GreatLIFE, “plus” is our new passion.

All annual fitness memberships are now GreatLIFE Fitness PLUS. Plus means more perks at the same low price. GreatLIFE’s Fitness PLUS annual membership now includes FREE golf at Rocky Run on Mondays and Tuesdays!

That’s just one of the many exciting new benefits available as part of GreatLIFE’s Golf & Fitness PLUS and Fitness PLUS annual memberships. Whether it’s premiere golf courses, the best in fitness equipment and instruction, delectable dining options or family fun on the bowling lanes, GreatLIFE is always looking to give members the most for their money. With GreatLIFE Fitness PLUS, we can guarantee family fun – all week long – at an incredibly low price.

Visit joingreatlife.com for more information.

VIEW MEMBER BENEFITS

Offers only apply to the individuals listed on the GreatLIFE Membership. One month free offer is not valid for Worthington memberships. For GreatLIFE Membership upgrades, please visit GreatLIFE Woodlake Athletic Club or the GreatLIFE Performance & Fitness Center. 

Warm up your swing. Warm up to spring!

Warm up your swing. Warm up to spring!

Spring is a great time to dust off the clubs, warm up your swing and look ahead to the greens. All while teeing up to a great gift – from GreatLIFE Golf & Fitness Club.

GreatLIFE Golf & Fitness members who refer a friend will receive a $100 GreatLIFE Gift Card*. And because one great gift deserves another, we’ll give each referred new member a $100 GreatLIFE Gift Card* too. It’s just one more reason to hit the links.

Any season is a great time to commit to a healthier new you with all the benefits of a Golf & Fitness membership. At GreatLIFE, we’ve built a community of people committed to living better every day by staying active, eating healthier, spending quality time with family and friends, and finding joy playing together.

You can feel good about referring your friends because GreatLIFE is the beginning of a great lifestyle. In addition to golf, we provide our members with many practical and fun ways to integrate wellness into their lives.

• 15 State-of-the-Art Fitness Centers
• 25 of the Area’s Best Golf Courses
• Free Bowling – 3 Sioux Falls locations
• Free Fitness Classes
• Membership Discounts at Year Round Brown
• Sky Zone Trampoline Park Discounts
• Discounts on Stampede, Canaries, and Storm Tickets
• Swimming
• Tennis
• Personal Training
• Weight Loss
• Yoga
• Health Resources

New members can start today with golf and fitness memberships starting at just $59.99/month.

Drive, chip, putt and play your way into spring. Stop in today to sign up or refer a friend.

*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.


New Fitness Location at 69th & Minnesota!

Members enjoy more convenience with newest GreatLIFE fitness club at 69th & Minnesota.

We’re proud to welcome members to our newest location at 69th & Minnesota. Located at 421 West 69th Street, Sioux Falls, this new GreatLIFE Fitness Club, formerly dFine Private Fitness Club, will continue to offer a personalized approach to fitness with a variety of equipment, classes and trainers to guide GreatLIFE members in their fitness and nutritional goals.

“We are excited to welcome the current staff to the GreatLIFE family and to offer our members another great location to workout and get fit,” said Tom Walsh, chairman and CEO.

This club is now open, offering the following benefits to GreatLIFE members:

  • State-of-the-art equipment
  • Private training
  • Group fitness classes
  • Sauna
  • Smoothies and supplements

So come in and meet the staff at our newest GreatLIFE Golf & Fitness Club at 69th & Minnesota.

GreatLIFE Fitness Club at 69th & Minnesota
421 W 69th St, Sioux Falls, SD 57108
605-271-1711 | Open 24 Hours

Staffed Hours:
M-Th: 4pm-8pm
Sat: 8am-12pm

Refer a Friend and Receive a $100 GreatLIFE Gift Card*

Refer a Friend and Receive a $100 GreatLIFE Gift Card*

A Gift for Two.

We love the holidays – the time with family, the sweets and the gift giving. So we’re giving GreatLIFE members who refer a friend a $100 GreatLIFE Gift Card*. And because we think one great gift deserves another, we’ll give each referred new member a $100 GreatLIFE gift card* too.

With your GreatLIFE Golf & Fitness Club unlimited membership, you can workout your holiday stress at 15 fitness centers across the region, enjoy free bowling at the newly remodeled – and totally fab – Suburban Lanes and Family Fun Center, get discounts on jump package discounts at Sky Zone Trampoline Park and when the weather breaks, tee off at 24 of the area’s best golf courses. GreatLIFE offers so many options for families to get together and make some memories during the holidays, and all year long.

  • 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!

Enjoy unlimited golf and unlimited fitness together and get a $100 gift card – that’s a gift worth sharing!

*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 GreatLIFESuburbanLanes.com

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 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.

ALL GOLF. ALL WEEK.

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.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES!

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 www.greatlifechallenge.com.

Links and Leinenkugels

Links and Leinenkugels

Saturday, August 6th

7am – 12pm tee times
  • Winning team advances to the grand finale at Colman on August 19th!
  • $50 entry per player includes green fees, cart and prizes
  • Make your own tee times between 7am and noon
  • Four man scramble

Please Call (605) 428-3498 to make your tee times!

You can also email steve.klock@joingreatlife.com to reserve your team’s spot!

Rocky Run is located in Dell Rapids and is just a short drive up I-29 from Sioux Falls. We look forward to seeing you on August 6th!