Welcome to Swan Lake Golf Resort

Playing the Game, Learning the Game, Experiencing the Game

Welcome to Swan Lake Golf ResortSome come to play the game. Others, to learn or perfect their skill at it. There are those that come to escape it all, and others that seek to take it all in.

Whatever the reason, whichever the pursuit, a trip to the Swan Lake Resort in Plymouth, Indiana will undoubtedly deliver the desired result as there is no other destination in Indiana or the entire Midwest that provides such a complete and diverse experience as you will find while visiting with the Swan.

Home to 36 holes of championship golf, a renowned golf academy, a host of recreational activities, an onsite hotel with multiple dining options, vast meeting and event space and a full-service spa, Swan Lake has something for everyone no matter the intent of the visit. As a golf resort, it has no rival in the region, as a destination for such a vast array of activities it has become the place to experience in the Hoosier State and far beyond those borders.

“We offer a little bit of everything for people to do at Swan Lake,” said Director of Golf Pat Bayley. “The opportunities are unlimited around here as to what people can do.”

hile that is unquestionably true, playing the game and learning how to play it better are two of the primary pursuits at Swan Lake and certainly the ones that have put the resort on the map as it were. The resort hosts the renowned US Golf Academy at Swan Lake Resort, which boasts five PGA instructors and one LPGA professional on its staff. The academy has been named as a Golf Digest Top 100 Club Fitting facility, which is appropriate considering the institution’s commitment to crafting the game around a player’s swing and style.

Playing the Game, Learning the Game, Experiencing the Game

According to Bayley, the academy’s instructors don’t come with a philosophy in place but rather seek to build a program and a swing that fits the player. Given the vast makeup of amateur players, that philosophy makes perfect sense.

“We don’t teach a particular method,” Bayley said. “Instead, we teach your method. We focus on strategies that fit a person’s particular swing. When you walk away from us we want to make sure you can go back to the strategy to keep improving the swing.”

That philosophy, coupled with a complete instruction facility and a stateof-the-art club fitting program, has helped make the US Golf Academy a leading destination for game improvement in the Midwest. The academy, which offers both group and personal instruction led by PGA professionals, features all the latest technology including TrackMan, which measures and analyzes ball flight and trajectory using radar, and the Science in Motion Putting Lab, which uses ultrasound to measure the important parameters of the putting stroke.

Combined with the unique “made for the individual” teaching philosophy, these technologies allow golfers to better understand their swing and then hone the techniques to create a consistent and effective one. Additionally, the center has been recognized nationally as a leading club fitting facility, ensuring that not only does the golfer have the correct swing, but they are swinging the right clubs for their game. The end result is an overall game improvement program that is truly unique and unrivaled in the region.

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“We really do it better than anyone else in the region,” Bayley said. “Considering our location and that we are open to the public, it really is a unique program that we offer.”

It also doesn’t hurt that the US Golf Academy at Swan Lake is part of a resort that features a pair of championship golf courses that are among the finest in Indiana. The 36-hole Indiana National Golf Club is housed within the resort and has played host to collegiate national championships and some of the top amateur events in the state. Indiana National features two distinct and fair yet challenging layouts in the Black and Silver courses.

While the Black Course is considered the championship layout at Indiana National, both tracts feature significant challenges, perfect conditioning and the highest level of customer service. Both courses features water on 14 of the 18 holes, but with multiple teeing areas and fair yardages, can be fair to the most average of golfers while still challenging to the best of them. Both were designed by Al Humphrey and have received 4-star ratings in Golf Digest’s Places to Play.

“Both the Black and Silver courses are challenging but fair layouts that will test all level of players,” Bayley said. “They are also two of the best conditioned courses in the region.”

Generally speaking the more challenging of the two designs, the Black Course features quick greens and narrow fairways that are lined by trees. The abundance of water on the course demands an accurate touch and the strategic bunkering and swift greens call on a variety of shots and some steady nerves. Given the challenge of the Black Course, it’s likely a good thing the US Golf Academy is just steps from the layout.

“The Black Course really requires golfers to hit every shot in their bag,” Bayley said. “It’s certainly a challenge, but it’s fair at the same time.”

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hile perhaps not as stiff a challenge, the Silver Course has its fair share of difficulties as well. Like its sister course, the Silver Course features water on 14 holes and green complexes that will challenge both approach shots and the putter. The course is highlighted by the ninth hole, a long par-4 that requires accuracy both off the tee and to a difficult-to-hit green complex.

Bayley considers the hole among the toughest at Indiana National, a tribute to the challenge that waits at the awardwinning resort.

“The Silver Course is a little more generous off the tee,” Bayley said. “The fairways are a little wider, but there are still significant challenges for golfers of all skill levels.”

While golf is most certainly at the core of the 600-acre Swan Lake Resort, there is plenty else to do as well. The full-service resort offers a hotel on property that offers multiple dining options, indoor and outdoor pools, a luxurious spa and other recreational activities outside of the golf.

Considering the unrivaled instruction, the quality golf courses and all the other amenities, it comes as no surprise that the resort specializes in Stay-Play-Learn packages that combine all the great aspects of Swan Lake into one unforgettable experience.

Visitors can customize their own experience with one-on-one instruction or join a particular school. “Our guests really get immersed in all the things there are to do at Swan Lake,” Bayley said. “Considering our location and everything we have to offer, it really is a unique place.”

Visit Swan Lake this summer or early fall and you’ll add unforgettable to Bayley’s description of this special Hoosier destination.

For more information on Swan Lake Resort, the US Golf Academy or Indiana National, visit www.swanlakeresort.com or call 800-582-7539.


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