User uShare Login | Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.

41° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options



Share your Photos, Videos, and Stories on uShare! Click here to get started.


[0] My Saved Articles
Back to all news


Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!


GreatLife Golf & Fitness To Come To Sioux Falls

December 9, 2013, 10:10 PM by Angela Kennecke

GreatLife Golf & Fitness To Come To Sioux Falls

Struggling golf courses, dying country clubs---a Kansas company has figured out a way to breathe new life into them and now the concept is coming to Sioux Falls. 

Local Burger King franchise owner Tom Walsh Sr. and the Topeka-based GreatLife Golf & Fitness are making a big announcement in Sioux Falls this week.

Tom Walsh Sr. bought Willow Run golf course on the city's east side after it came out of bankruptcy in 2012.  Now he's forming a partnership with a Kansas company that has a different business concept, expanding into what will be its third state.

Sources tell KELOLAND News that the plan for GreatLife Golf & Fitness in Sioux Falls involves Bakker Crossing and Willow Run golf courses in town and Central Valley golf course in Hartford.  The former YWCA, now called Embe, is also part of the plan, as may be Sioux Empire Fitness. 

The club's owner tells KELOLAND News someone has looked at it, but wouldn't go into any details. The president of GreatLife Golf & Fitness has toured Sioux Empire Fitness.

GreatLife Golf & Fitness has 24 locations in Kansas and Missouri.  In some of those locations it is a franchise; in others, it's a licensing partnership.

The company, based out of Topeka, has five 18-hole golf courses and five fitness centers in that market.  It partnered with the YWCA in Topeka and bought new equipment and completely remodeled the facility. 

The president of GreatLife says its memberships start at $20 a month for an individual and allows use all golf courses and fitness centers in the group. In some cities, the memberships cost as much as $400 a month for families.  GreatLife's focus is to have something for the whole family to use.  It has pools in about half of its locations.  

The news conference on GreatLife Golf & Fitness in Sioux Falls is being held Wednesday morning at Embe.

Previous Story

Next Story


Find Local Businesses on KELO Pages!

View business

You may also like

Titan Machinery To Close Eight Stores Across U.S.

4/11/2014 6:22 AM

The company based in West Fargo, N.D., on Thursday cited a slow recovery in construction sector among the reasons for the move, which will leave 128 p...

Full Story
Family Dollar To Cut Jobs, Close About 370 Stores

4/11/2014 5:44 AM

Family Dollar says it will be cutting jobs and closing about 370 underperforming stores as it looks for ways to improve its financial performance. It ...

Full Story
Millions Of Android Phones At Risk For Heartbleed

4/15/2014 4:10 PM

If you've got an Android phone, your device could be susceptible to the Heartbleed security problem.

Full Story
Shrimp Prices Soar

4/16/2014 11:00 AM

The next time you order shrimp scampi of the menu, you may be in for sticker shock. 

Full Story
Key Unlocks Gas Pumps For ID Thieves

4/14/2014 10:10 PM

Drivers who've fueled up in Rapid City are being warned that their debit and credit card numbers may have been stolen after "numerous" s...

Full Story | Watch


KELOLAND TV: 501 S. Phillips Avenue, Sioux Falls, SD 57104
Phone: 605.336.1100 · Breaking News call: 1-800-888-5356
Web Site Design and Custom Programming By: Lawrence & Schiller© 2014 KELO-TV -- KELOLAND.COM -- ALL RIGHTS RESERVED