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.   

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The NextGEN Junior Golf Academy tailors each player’s program to meet the unique needs of their golf game.


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Lil' Linksters

Developmental program for junior golfers focusing on basic golf swing fundamentals in a fun environment.


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Golf Fore Women

Progressive introductory course tailored specifically for women that starts with the basics and progressing to course ready! 


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Each lesson begins with an interview about the current state of your game and the goals you want to achieve.


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Junior Golf Camp

The program goals reside in elevating the learning experience for our students by developing a love for the game shared with peers in a group setting using holistic coaching methods emphasizing game play as the mechanism for skill development.


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GreatLIFE Junior Tour

The purpose of the GreatLIFE Junior Tour is to provide competitive playing opportunities for kids of all ages and ability levels in an environment tailored for learning and fun.


Welcome to 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.  

Combining art and science, when you come to The Lab you will find a golf experience unlike  


Flightscope is an industry leader in launch monitor technology. Used by some of the best players in the world, Flightscope measures 28 data parameters to give you exceptionally accurate and instant feedback that be translated into actionable and tangible swing changes. With capabilities from full swing all the way to putting, Flightscope take all of the guess work out of the golf swing.  


SAM PuttLAB is the world’s foremost solution for putter analysis and development in the game of golf. SAM PuttLAB analyses all of the important parameters of your putting stroke (including setup, backswing, downswing, impact, and throughswing) and displays the data in an easy to comprehend report. A critical element of our instructional program, The Lab is at the forefront of putter instruction and fitting with the help of SAM PuttLAB. With SAM, you will receive insights into our putting stroke with a level of precision unlike any other technology available in the Sioux Empire!  

V1 Motion Analysis Software  

V1 Pro is the premier golf pro software on the market that includes video analysis and lesson delivery solutions. The powerful combination of live video capture, swing analysis, graphic overlay, and lesson creation and delivery tools makes V1 Pro an indispensable golf instruction aid.

The Lab
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

Drew Trautman – PGA

Director of Player Development


Call (605) 651-1768 or email 

to set up your lesson

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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
Cattail Crossing  golf course
Wild Oak
The Bluffs
Madison Country Club
McCook Country Club
Sunrise Ridge Golf Course
Parkston Country Club

Fitness Centers

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