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Free Titleist Golf Ball Personalization at GreatLIFE

Get Free personalization on all Titleist golf balls ordered between November 1, 2017 – December 31, 2017.

Offer Details:

  • 1 dozen minimum
  • Up to 3 lines of text/maximum 17 characters per line – including spaces
  • Ball Types: Pro V1, Pro V1x, NXT Tour, NXT Tour S, Velocity, DT TruSoft
  • Ink Color: Black, Blue, Pink, Green, Redd
  • Double-Digit play numbers: Add $1 per dozen – Pro V1 and Pro V1x only
  • All one play number: Add $1 per dozen
  • Lead time: 1 week
  • December 8, 2017, is the last day that we can receive an order and guarantee delivery prior to December 24, 2017

Contact your local GreatLIFE Pro Shop to order!

  • Willow Run – (605) 335-5900
  • Bakker Crossing – (605) 368-9700
  • Central Valley – (605) 528-6122
  • Rocky Run – (605) 428-3498


Bakker Crossing Golf Course is now closed for the 2017 season

Thank you, everyone, for making it an amazing year! We will be counting the days down until opening day 2018.

The Pro Shop will still be open in November for the following business hours:
Sunday-Monday: Closed
Tuesday-Friday: 10am – 4pm
Saturday: 10am – 2pm
Thanksgiving: Closed November 23-27

Our 24-hour fitness center will still be available for all GreatLIFE Members throughout the winter months and on holidays.

To view Bakker Crossing’s winter/off-season clubhouse hours please click here.

Bakker Crossing Year End Closeout Sale!

If you are looking for Christmas gifts or have any Golf Shop Credit to spend, we have all of our merchandise on sale! Stop out and take advantage of our year-end closeout sale:

  • 40% off all Polos
  • 40% off all T-Shirts
  • 40% off all Headwear
  • 25% off all Golf Bags
  • 20% off all Golf Clubs in stock
  • All sho3es sold at cost
  • All Ladies Apparel sold at cost

Thanks again for an amazing season!

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.

Exclusive Travel Packages for GreatLIFE Members

Great Stay. Great Play.

Make the most of your GreatLIFE Golf & Fitness Plus membership by taking advantage of the GreatLIFE Journey. Premier GreatLIFE locations like Osage National, Tallgrass, and Premier Kansas City locations await your arrival.

3-day stay and play packages start at around $259* for GreatLIFE members. Or you can choose to say a little longer and experience a 5-day package. With all the planning done for you, these packages make it easy to enjoy the many beautiful courses in the GreatLIFE family – and have a relaxing place to stay, recharge, and get ready for the next day.

For suggested GreatLIFE Journey Packages click here to see full details and booking information.

*Pricing based on double occupancy hotel stays. Tax included. Incidentals not included. Includes all cart and green fees. Provided meals up to a $20 value; alcohol and gratuity not included.

Course Aerification Closure Dates

It’s that time of year!

With every fall comes the aerification of the greens on the golf courses. It is hard to see our perfectly mowed greens put through this process. Aerification is merely a short-term disruption that has long-term benefits for golf coursesWhen you see them, remember that without those little holes, the greens would eventually die.

Preventative maintenance is an integral part of successful golf course management. Golfers view aerification as an inconvenience that takes the greens out of play for a day, pulling cores from the greens and leaving holes that can affect putting for many days before healing.

But a golfer needs to understand how important aerification is to producing healthy turf. Aerification (also known as aeration) achieves three important objectives. It relieves soil compaction, it provides a method to improve the soil mixture around the highest part of a green’s roots and it reduces or prevents the accumulation of excess thatch.

Like so many things, the quality of a good putting green is more than skin deep. In fact, the condition of a green has a lot to do with what goes on below the surface. In order for grass to grow at 3/16-inch, it must have deep, healthy roots. Good roots demand oxygen. In good soil, they get the oxygen from tiny pockets of air trapped between soil and sand particles.

Over time, the traffic from golfers’ feet (as well as mowing equipment) tends to compact the soil under the putting green – particularly when the soil contains a lot of clay. When soil becomes compacted, the air pockets on which the roots depend are crushed, and the roots are essentially left gasping for air. Without oxygen, the grass plants become weaker and will eventually wither and die.

Next, we will start the aerification process at our courses. Below is the schedule.

*Note- All of the golf courses will be closed while the greens are being aerified.

  • Bakker Crossing – Monday, September 11th
  • Rocky Run – Wednesday, September 13th
  • Central Valley – Monday, September 18th
  • Willow Run – Wednesday and Thursday, October 4th and 5th
Thank you for your patience and understanding as we complete the aerification process.
Have a great day!


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.

4th Annual GreatLIFE Championship

4th Annual GreatLIFE Championship

36-Hole Stoke Play for Men
18-Hole Stroke Play for Women

Men – Saturday, July 22nd: Rocky Run 18-holes.
Men – Sunday, July 23rd: Bakker Crossing 18-Holes
Women – Saturday, July 22nd: Bakker Crossing 18-holes.

Mens Entry Fee: $40 (Includes meal after play on Sunday)
Womens Entry Fee: $40 (Includes meal after play on Saturday)

Men call Rocky Run to sign up (605) 428-3498
Women call Bakker Crossing to sign up (605) 368-9700

Make your own tee-time for Saturday
Tee-times from 8:00am-11:00am

Sunday tee-times/pairings will be based on the previous days score.

Open to all men and women GreatLIFE members – must have an active GHIN handicap.

Three divisions: Mens, Womens and Senior (50+). All flights within each division will be divided by handicap.

$20 cash skins game.

Men call Rocky Run to sign up (605) 428-3498
Women call Bakker Crossing to sign up (605) 368-9700

GreatLIFE Couples League at Bakker Crossing

GreatLIFE Couples League at Bakker Crossing

Friday, July 21st, 2017
6:00 pm Shotgun
Accepting the first 30 couples (15, 4-person teams) to sign up!

Spend an evening doing what you love, with the one you love. The GreatLIFE Couples League is the perfect opportunity to get out of the house, enjoy the weather and the wonderful game of golf, and socialize with Great™ people!

Dinner and awards after play.
Make it a memorable Friday night with the GreatLIFE Couples League @ Bakker Crossing. More information below.

Extended Forecast
92º and partly cloudy. Sign up as soon as possible to ensure your spot!

Tournament Information
4-Person Scramble (9-holes)
Men play Blue Tees
Women play Green Tees

Sign up as a couple and we will pair you with another couple! Or, let us know who you would like to be paired with to make a 4-person team.

Schedule of Events
Registration: 5:00 pm – 5:45 pm
Announcements, Pairings, Rules: 5:50 pm
Shotgun Start: 6:00 pm
Dinner Served Approx: 8:15 pm – 8:30 pm
*Awards following dinner*

Entry Fees
GreatLIFE Member with Cart Membership – $40.00 per couple
GreatLIFE Member without Cart Membership – $60.00 per couple

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

Two-Meat Buffet with Bacon-wrapped Chicken / Country Style Ribs. Includes Mashed Potatoes w/ Gravy, Baked Beans, Brownies & Dinner Rolls.

(605) 368-9700

2017 Bakker Crossing Open

2017 Bakker Crossing Open

18-Hole/17-Hole Stroke Play

There will be a cut after 18 holes for the Championship Flight. Players who make the cut will play 9 more holes to determine the Bakker Crossing OPEN Champion.

Sunday, June 25th, 2017

Championship Flight – Must play at 10:00 am or earlier.
All Other Players – Make your own tee-time any time.

Call Bakker Crossing to sign up: 605.368.9700

Flighted by Handicap
All players must have a USGA Handicap to play.
Any player may declare Championship Flight.

Championship Flight: 0-1.9 (Black Tees)
First Flight: 2.0-5.9 (Silver Tees)
Second Flight: 6.0-10.9 (Silver Tees)
Third Flight: 11.0-16.9 (Silver Tees)
Fourth Flight: 17.0-Higher

Senior Division (Age 50+): Flights determined by number of players
First Flight – Blue Tees
Second Flight – Blue Tees


Fees include green fees, prized and 18-Hole Cash Skins Game ($20).

$50 per person
$35 per GreatLIFE Member
$60 per Championship Flight players

2017 Father’s Day Golf Tournament

15th Annual Father’s Day Tournament

18-Hold Two-Person Scramble

Father Son/Daughter Teams

Sunday, June 18th, 2017

8am Shotgun Start

We will hold the tournament in conjunction with the U.S. Open. Each team will draw a player from the leaders of the U.S. Open. Your team’s score and the Sunday score of the player you draw in the U.S. Open will determine the winners. Prizes will be awarded accordingly.

Sign up today in the Pro Shop or call (605) 368-9700

Entre Fee: Includes green fees, cart, lunch, & prizes.
$90 per team (non-GreatLIFE members)
$70 per team (one member/one non-member)
$50 per team (both GreatLIFE members)

Youth, Adult, and Senior Flights!