Sanford Health is expanding its Sports Complex in Sioux Falls with a facility focused entirely on golf. The space will include an interactive driving range and the Sanford POWER Golf Academy.
Sanford Health President and CEO Kelby Krabbenhoft says the upcoming facility is called Great Shots. He says the $12 million project will combine sports medicine research with a year-round golfing facility, restaurant, and spaces for kids and corporate meetings.
“Families will use it, non-golfers will use it, golfers will use it so that we can have the full range of folks in there having a great time,” says Krabbenhoft.
In that same facility, the Sanford POWER Golf Academy will offer swing-analysis along with injury treatment and research.
Two-time U.S. open champion Andy North is a close friend of Krabbenhoft. He says he’s excited to see Sanford’s ongoing developments in sports medicine—especially in a sport he’s been lucky to play over the course of a lifetime.
"There’s not a lot of sports that you can go out at 10-12 years old and go out and play with your grandfather. There’s not a lot of sports when you’re a grandfather you can play with your grandkids," he says.
North is also hosting the Sanford International in September. It’s the first PGA TOUR Champions event based in South Dakota.
Construction of the Great Shots facility begins this fall. It’s expected to be completed by fall of 2019.