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Mother's Day Brunch at Swan Lake Resort

Posted on April 14, 2015 by SLRadmin

Join us at Swan Lake Resort in our Grand Ballroom for one of our most attended events of the year.  On Sunday, May 10th, Chef Greg Schiesser and his team will be preparing an elaborate Mother's Day Brunch that will be sure to please.  Let our staff take care of all the work as your family celebrates Mom on her special day.  We will be providing two separate reservation times with the first one being at 11 AM and the second one being at 2 PM.  

To make your reservations, please call (574) 935-5680 x760.  

Includes all surcharges and soft drinks

$32 for Adults
$25 for Seniors
$11 for Kids 4-12
Free for Kids 3 & Under


Breakfast Items

Made to Order Omelet Station
Lincoln Logs
Potatoes O'Brien
Eggs Benedict

Seafood Display

Smoked Salmon with Capers, Lemon, Cream Cheese, Diced Red Onions, Diced Tomatoes and Diced Eggs
Jumbo Shrimp with Cocktail Sauce
Oysters on the Half Shell

Salads and Displays

Oriental Sea Bean Salad with Shitake Mushrooms and Crispy Won Ton Strips
Amish Cucumber Salad
Romaine Salad with Strawberries, Mandarin Oranges, Red Grapes and Almonds
Iceberg Wedge Salad with Bacon, Bleu Cheese Crumbles, Tomatoes and Onion
Fruit and Cheese Display with Garlic Thyme Spread and Crackers

Carved Items

Prime Rib of Angus Beef with Horseradish Sauce and Au Jus
Bone In Leg of Lamb with Mint Jelly

Hot Items

Turkey Pot Pie
Amaretto and Ginger Braised Pork Shoulder
Sesame Crusted Salmon with Lemongrass-Cilantro Broth
Smoked Beef Brisket Enchiladas with Queso Blanco and Roasted Poblanos
Roasted Garlic Yukon Mashed Potato
Tuscan Risotto with Kalamata Olive, Roasted Tomatoes, Basil and Local Goat Cheese
Chicken Nacho Pasta
Fresh Brussel Sprouts with Bacon, Pine Nuts and Balsamic Reduction
Butternut Squash Puree with Sunflower Seeds

Kids Buffet

Chicken Strips with Fries
Tater Tot Casserole
Baked Ziti with Meatballs
Mini Pizzas

Elaborate Dessert Display


Upcoming Registration Deadlines for Academy Programs

Posted on April 8, 2015 by SLRadmin


We have some great program offerings this year at The Golf Academy at Swan Lake Resort.  Below you will find upcoming deadlines for some of our spring programs.  Each class has a link to its program information where you can find out all of the details.  If you have any questions regarding Academy offerings, please contact Brian Natzel, PGA Director of Instruction, at 574-935-5680 x721 or by email at


NEW! - Junior Development Program

Upcoming Deadlines:
Mandatory Orientation: April 17th or April 24th (5 to 7pm)
Playing Requirements: May 1st, 8th, 15th: (5 to 7:30pm)

Get Golf Ready Clinics

Upcoming Deadlines: 
Session One Starts on May 3rd!
Session Two Starts on June 25th!

Scoring Clinics

Upcoming Deadlines:
Spring Session Starts April 22nd
Summer Session Starts July 26th

Drivers Ed

Upcoming Deadline:
Two Classes: One June 13th and another June 27th!

Additional Opportunities Include:


Swan Lake Resort is excited to announce the appointment of its new Executive Chef, Greg Schiesser.  He will oversee culinary direction for Dickies Restaurant and Putter's Bar & Grille, as well as hotel catering and private events.

“We are extremely excited to welcome Chef Greg Schiesser to Swan Lake,” said Kevin Smith, general manager at Swan Lake Resort. “He possesses an incredible mixture of experience, leadership, and creativity;  His wealth of experience will be coupled with our ongoing commitment to providing our guests with extraordinary dining experiences, highlighted by well balanced, local ingredients.”

Chef Schiesser brings more than 17 years of culinary experience to his position at the Swan Lake Resort.   Schiesser was most recently serving as Executive Chef at Wyndham Resorts in Indianapolis, where he oversaw three restaurants along with banquets and catering for a 40,000-square-foot event space.  Prior to Wyndham, he was Executive Chef at Indiana Downs in Shelbyville, Indiana.  He has received numerous awards and recognitions for his cooking including Indiana Taste of Elegance "Chef Par Excellence" 1st Place, Greater Indianapolis Chili Challenge 1st Place, Indiana Taste of Elegance "People's Choice Award", Indiana State Fair 1st Place "Pork Burger", Featured Chef at “Bull BBQ Battle” World Food Championships, and Honorary Judge at the Indiana State Fair BBQ Competition.

“I am looking forward to working with the staff at Swan Lake, and helping continue the growth of the two great restaurants on the property.  I am also looking forward working with the wedding s, banquets, and special events at Swan Lake Resort to make every guest experience exceptional.”

Dickies Restaurant is open for lunch and dinner seven days a week, with a menu that features a modern twist to American classics with variety of freshly made pasta dishes, fresh seafood, and hand selected, aged beef selections.  For reservations, call (574) 935-5680 x760.


Chef Greg Schiesser's Awards and Accomplishments

2014 Featured Chef “Bull BBQ Battle” World Food Championships
2014 Featured Chef at “Dig-In” A Taste of Indiana
2014 Honorary Judge “Indiana State Fair BBQ Competition”
2014 Honorary Judge “Indiana Taste of Elegance”
2013 Featured Chef & Presenter at “Dig-In” A Taste of Indiana
2014 Indiana State Fair “Featured Chef”
2013 Featured Chef Zest n Zing Iron Chef Competition @ Indianapolis Historical Society
2013 Indiana Representative “National Pork Board Summit” Napa, California
2013 Taste of Southside "Featured Chef" Iron Chef Competition 1st Place
2013 Indiana Taste of Elegance "Chef Par Excellence" 1st Place
2013 "Host Chef" Flat 12 Beer Dinner
2012 Greater Indianapolis Chili Challenge 1st Place
2012 March of Dimes Benefit "Featured Chef"
2012 Featured Chef at "Dig-In" A Taste of Indiana
2012 Kansas City BBQ Society "Competition Chef"
2012 Indiana State Fair "Featured Chef" @ DuPont Pavilion
2012 Indiana Taste of Elegance "Superior Chef" 2nd Place
2011 Greater Indianapolis Chili Challenge 2nd Place
2011 Featured Chef at "Dig-In" A Taste of Indiana
2011 Indiana State Fair 2nd Place "BBQ Ribs"
2011 Indiana Taste of Elegance "Best Plated Displayed Entree"
2011 Indiana Taste of Elegance "People's Choice Award"
2011 Culinary Chairman of Indiana "Taste of Elegance"
2010 Keynote Speaker "Shelby County Chamber of Commerce-Athena Event"
2010 Shelby County Senior Center, Winner of "Iron Chef Competition"
2010 Indiana State Fair 1st Place "Pork Burger"
2010 Indiana State Fair 1st Place "Open Pork Category"
2010 Indiana State Fair 2nd Place "BBQ Ribs"
2010 Featured Chef at "Dig-In" A Taste of Indiana
2010 Indiana Pork Featured Chef @ Indiana State Fair
2010 Seminar Instructor for "Behind the Little Black Dress" Women's Seminar
2010 Honorary Judge for Clinton County Fair-BBQ Competition
2010 Host/Organizer for "Porkaplooza"- Indiana Pork Day at Indiana Downs
2010 Honorary Judge for "Chopped" at Chef's Academy
2010 Indiana Taste of Elegance "People's Choice Award"
2010 Indiana Taste of Elegance "Best Plated Displayed Entree"
2009 Featured Chef at "Flavors of Indianapolis" Benefit for American Liver Foundation
2009 Keynote Speaker for "Behind the Little Black Dress" Women's Seminar
2009 Indiana Grape Council "Winning Pairing Award"
2009 Indiana Taste of Elegance "People's Choice Award"
2008 Honorary Judge for the Indiana "Taste of Elegance"
2007-2012 Chef’s Academy Internship Program
2007 Indiana Premier Chef Competition Finalist
2007 Indiana Taste of Elegance "People's Choice Award"
2007 Indiana Taste of Elegance " Best Plated Display of Entree"
2006 National Chambord Culinary Competition 3rd Place
2006 Illinois Taste of Elegance Finalist
2006 Wisconsin Taste of Elegance "Premium Chef" 3rd Place
2005-2006 Mentor for the Wisconsin Pro Start Culinary Program 1st Place
2005 National Taste of Elegance Finalist @ Universal Studios
2005 Wisconsin Taste of Elegance "Chef Par Excellence" 1st Place


Easter Brunch at Swan Lake Resort

Posted on March 11, 2015 by SLRadmin

We invite you to join us at Swan Lake Resort on Sunday, April 5th for our always popular Easter Brunch.  Let the staff of Swan Lake Resort do all the work while you enjoy time with family and friends.  Along with a wonderful Buffet meal served in the Grand Ballroom, we will also be visited by the Easter Bunny.  For the kids, we will have an Easter Egg Hunt in our Gazebo Courtyard to be held at 1 PM.  We will be providing two seating times for this year's event.  The first seating will take place at 11 AM and the second seating will take place at 2 PM.  Cost, which will include soft drinks and tax will be $28 for adults, $23 for Seniors, $10 for Children ages 4-12 and free for children 3 and under.  To make your reservations, please call 574-935-5680 x760.  We look forward to welcoming your family and making Easter a special day for everyone.

Buffet Menu

Breakfast Items
Assorted Muffins, Sweet Breads, Danishes, Doughnuts and Croissants
Breakfast Potatoes
Belgian Waffle Bar with Assorted Toppings
Omelet Station
Eggs Benedict

Salads and Cold Displays
Salad Bar
Broccoli Raisin Salad
Fruit Display
Cheese Display
Deviled Eggs
Smoked Salmon

Entrees and Sides
Coca-Cola Glazed Ham
Spinach, Red Pepper, and Asparagus Stuffed Chicken Breast with Citrus
Buerre Blanc
Seafood Alfredo
Rosemary Roasted Red Skin Potatoes
Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Asparagus with Lemon Zest, Olive Oil and Parmesan
Steamed Vegetable Medley
Bistro Macaroni and Cheese

Carving Station
Prime Rib with Horseradish Sauce and Au Jus
Lemon-Rosemary Leg of Lamb with Mint Jelly and Rosemary Demi-Glace

Kids Buffet
Mini Corn Dogs
Chicken Fingers
French Fries
Macaroni and Cheese
Fresh Fruit

Assorted Desserts from Chef Jessica



St. Patrick's Day Party on Saturday, March 14th

Posted on March 9, 2015 by SLRadmin


Join us at Dickies Restaurant for our St. Patrick's Day Party this Saturday, March 14th.  We will have the live music of Paul Erdman.  The party starts at 9 PM.  Why not make an evening out of it and join us for a great meal as well.  We will be featuring some Irish favorites on the menu that evening, to include:

  • Crab Cakes
  • Guinness and Beef Stew
  • Corned Beef and Cabbage
  • Reuben Sandwiches
  • Bangers and Mash
  • Bailey's Cheesecake
  • Green Beer
  • Guinness and Jameson Specials

Come on out to Dickies this coming Saturday for a great time and to celebrate the Irish in all of us!!


Upcoming Buffets at Dickies Restaurant

Posted on February 17, 2015 by SLRadmin

Dickies Restaurant would like to invite you to join us for our upcoming buffet dinners.  Over the next month, we will be offering three nights of buffet dinners that are sure to be a hit with everyone.  Make your reservations now to save a spot by calling 574-935-5680 x742.

Friday, February 20th from 5:00pm to 8:00pm

Americana Buffet - $16 per person

Garden Salad
Fried Chicken
Pot Roast and Gravy
Mashed Red Skin Potatoes
Macaroni and Cheese
Green Beans with Bacon
Sweet Corn Muffins
Fruit Cobbler

Friday, March 6th from 5:00pm to 8:00pm

Prime Rib Buffet - $21 per person

Caesar Salad
Rosemary Roasted Yukon Gold Potatoes
Green Beans Almondine
Fried Cheese Ravioli with Parmesan and Marinara Sauce
Roasted Pork Loin with Apple, Cranberry and Cornbread Stuffing with Cider Glaze
Prime Rib with Au Jus and Tiger Sauce
NY Style Cheesecake with Berry Sauce

Friday, March 20th from 5:00pm to 8:00pm

Seafood Buffet - $22 per person

Raw Bar with Shrimp Cocktail, Crab Legs and Oysters plus Fixings
Fried Shrimp and Calamari
Seafood Chowder
Salmon Rockefeller
Rock Shrimp Stuffed Sole with Lobster Sherry Cream Sauce
Lemon Asparagus
Scalloped Potatoes
Cheddar Bay Biscuits
Berry Tarts


Make Valentine's Day Special at Swan Lake Resort

Posted on January 28, 2015 by SLRadmin

Make Valentine's Day a special night for you and that special person by visiting Dickies at Swan Lake Resort.  
Chef Zach Lucchese has put together an extraordinary 3 course menu for you to choose from.  
The cost will be $30 per person and will include the following menu items:

**Choose One From Each Course**

1st Course:

-Crab Cakes with Red Pepper Remoulade and a Bacon, Corn and Tomato Chutney
-Lobster Bisque
-Escorole Salad with Bagna Cauda
-Canapes with Chevre, Duck Confit and Cherry Mostrada

2nd Course:

-Lobster Ravioli alla Vodka with Rock Shrimp
-Steak Diane with Roasted Red Skin Potatoes and Asparagus
-Pork Osso Bucco with Risotto Milanese and Zucchini

3rd Course:

-Red Velvet Cheesecake
-Mini Black Forest Heart Shaped Cake with Chocolate Glaze 
-Raspberry Sorbet Champagne Float

Make your reservations now for what will be a wonderful way to spend a special night with the love of your life.  
Reservations can be made by calling 574-935-5680 x742.  We look forward to having you join us on Saturday, February 14th.


The main reason for swing flaws is that some golfers can’t move their bodies the way they need to in order to produce a fluid, unrestricted, and powerful swing.  If a player lacks mobility or stability in certain body parts, the player’s body will inevitably go around their limitations; creating common deviations and swing flaws.  This program will specifically target the body/swing connection and help all players find and reach their peak fitness and performance.  We are excited to be able to offer our new Golf Fitness and Performance Class at The Golf Academy at Swan Lake Resort.

Program Costs

$197 Per Session Per Student
10% Discount for Couples
Minimum of 3 Students Per Class and Max of 8 Students Per Class

Class Dates at The Academy at Swan Lake Resort

March 4th and 18th
April 1st and 15th

**All sessions will run from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM on scheduled class nights**

What Is Included in Each Class??

Each participant will receive a physical screening that will identify any strengths and/or limitations with regards to flexibility, mobility and stability.  A digital high speed  golf swing video analysis will show the corresponding swing characteristics and relationships tied to the physical screening results.  This allows us to make the Body-Swing Connection.  Brian and Amy then align their professional findings and offer a powerful prescription of golf drills, exercise and stretching routines for each individual to improve their overall golf fitness and performance along with enhancing their everyday life.


Certified Instructors

"So many players are completely unaware that their body can negatively impact their golf swings."
Brian Natzel, PGA Director of Instruction - The Golf Academy at Swan Lake Resort
Brian's Bio

"There is no time like the present, especially when it comes to working out."
Amy Jones, Certified Fitness Professional - ICE Athletic Center

Amy's Bio

To sign up or for questions, please contact Brian Natzel at (574) 935-5680 x721.




New Specials at Dickies Restaurant

Posted on November 10, 2014 by SLRadmin


Come out to Dickies Restaurant this fall and winter and take advantage of a great special that we will be offering Monday - Thursday.  Beginning on Monday, November 10th, Dickies Restaurant will be offering a special menu where you can choose either two options for $20 or three options for $25.  The two option menu will allow you to choose two entrees and your choice of either a shared appetizer or shared dessert.  The three option menu will allow you to choose a shared appetizer, two entrees and a shared dessert.  We look forward to having all of you join us at Dickies Restaurant this fall and winter.

The menu choices are as follows:


Two Side Salads
Onion Rings
Small Fried Shrimp
Fried Pickles
9 Wings


Fish and Chips
Bison Meatloaf
1/2 Rack of Ribs
BBQ Bacon Cheeseburger
Smoked Gouda Chicken


Chocolate Fondant Cake
Bourbon Cheesecake
Coke Float
Banana Bread Pudding

**tax and tip not included**


Prime Rib Buffet at Swan Lake Resort On Friday, November 14th

Posted on November 6, 2014 by SLRadmin

Prime Rib Buffet at Swan Lake Resort


Join us at Swan Lake Resort on Friday, November 14th for a Prime Rib Buffet Dinner.  Dinner begins at 5 PM at Dickies Restaurant.  Reservations can be made by calling (574) 935-5680 x742.  Cost is $21 per person for adults and $12 for children 12 and under.  

Menu Includes:

  • Salad Buffet
  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Green Beans
  • Dinner Rolls
  • Prime Rib with Au Jus and Horseradish Sauce
  • Duck a l'orange