GreatLIFE Golf Academy


“To enrich the golfing experience of all players through creative, innovative, and effective golf instruction.” 

The next installment the GreatLIFE family, the GreatLIFE Golf Academy is a player development initiative with the goal of delivering an unprecedented golfing experience.  

At the GreatLIFE Golf Academy we are not afraid to be bold, to be creative, to be different. Our mission is to revolutionize the way that we approach golf instruction. To think outside of the box in a way that leads to real measurable change.  

Whether you are a total beginner or a seasoned professional, the GreatLIFE Golf Academy in reinventing golf instruction and pushing the way forward to a more relatable, efficient, and enjoyable game.   


Whether you are a total beginner, a high school player looking to take your game to the next level, or a seasoned professional the GreatLIFE Golf Academy has the program to improve your game. MORE INFORMATION

The Lab

The home of the GreatLIFE Golf Academy, The Lab is our state-of-the-art golf performance facility dedicated to taking all of the guess work out of your game by utilizing the best full-swing and putting technologies in the game.  MORE INFORMATION


Each individual lesson from one of our PGA certified instructors begins with an interview about the current state of your game, any physical limitations that may affect your ability to swing the golf club, and the goals you want to achieve with your golf game. MORE INFORMATION 

Club Fitting and Repair

Many places offer fittings with the use of technology but none of them have the Academy’s knowledge of the golf swing, and what made those numbers occur. MORE INFORMATION

Drew Trautman


Call (605)651-1768 or email 

to set up your lesson

Golf Academy
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GreatLIFE Courses

Willow Run
Bakker Crossing
Central Valley
Rocky Run
GreatLIFE Worthington GolfCourse
GreatLIFE Worthington GolfCourse

Affiliate Courses

Bridges at Beresford
Hidden Valley
Par Mar Valley Country Club
Wild Oak
The Bluffs
Madison Country Club
McCook Country Club
Sunrise Ridge Golf Course
Parkston Country Club
Cattail Crossing  golf course

Fitness Centers

Woodlake Athletic Club
GreatLIFE Performance Fitness Center
GreatLIFE Fitness Career Crossing
GreatLIFE Fitness 39th & Philips
GreatLIFE Fitness Bakker
GreatLIFE Fitness Willow Run
GL Downtown
GreatLIFE 41st & Sertoma
GreatLIFE 26th & Village Square
GreatLIFE 10th & Mable
GreatLIFE Fitness 69th & Minnesota
GreatLIFE Fitness Club in Harrisburg
Hartford Fitness Club
GreatLIFE Fitness Dell Rapids
Fitness Club Worthington
Hartford Fitness Club
Hartford Fitness Club

Affiliate Fitness Centers

GreatLIFE Fitness EMBE
GreatLIFE Summit Activities Center

Bowling Locations

 Suburban Lanes