Great Shots set to open Dec. 6 at Sanford Sports Complex

Interactive driving range and restaurant open year-round

Fencing towers over the Great Shots golf complex, seen under a blue sky.

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Great Shots, a 54,000-square-foot golf and entertainment venue located on the Sanford Sports Complex at the corner of Benson Road and Westport Avenue, will open on Dec 6.

Great Shots features 60 individual climate-controlled hitting bays, two restaurant and bar spaces, six event rooms and a kids’ activity center with climbing wall. Great Shots is also home to the Sanford POWER Golf Academy and the Austad’s Tour Fitting Experience.

“We’re excited to finally welcome guests to Great Shots,” said Jonathan Buckley, general manager of Great Shots. “This is an incredible entertainment venue for everyone to ‘golf, eat and enjoy.’ Parents will love our family-friendly environment, while adults of all ages will appreciate our unbelievable food and drink menus in our restaurant and sports bar.”

Each bay in the three-story building can accommodate up to 10 people. Guests will be able to use real golf clubs and hit real golf balls out to a 250-yard-long by 90-yard-wide artificial turf field. Using radar-based technology, golfers are able to track their shots, including club-head speed, exit velocity and distance. Through BigShots software’s game mode, guests have several options to turn their golf experience into an interactive video game.

“Great Shots fulfills one of the missions of the Sanford Sports Complex by providing a place with activities the entire family can enjoy,” said Kevin Lampe, president of Sanford Sports. “It is a dynamic addition to the entire region that will provide entertainment year-round.”

Troon, the leader in golf management, development and marketing, manages Great Shots.

Great Shots offers walk-in options and memberships as well as space for meetings and parties. To book your private party or event, call (605) 312-7950 or visit

About Sanford Health

Sanford Health, one of the largest health systems in the United States, is dedicated to the integrated delivery of health care, genomic medicine, senior care and services, global clinics, research and affordable insurance. Headquartered in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, the organization includes 44 hospitals, 1,400 physicians and more than 200 Good Samaritan Society senior care locations in 26 states and nine countries. Nearly $1 billion in gifts from philanthropist Denny Sanford have transformed how Sanford Health improves the human condition. For information, visit

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