Golf Academy


Junior Golf

Posted on November 25, 2013 by f5admin


Junior Clinics

 Two Day Clinic  
Ages 6 to 18
  • 2 Hours of Instruction Each Day
  • Instruction Focus:
  • Fun and Safe Environment
  • Sports Motion - Related to Golf and Othere Sports
  • Exercise and Stretching
  • Etiquette
  • Sportmanship
  • Rules of Golf and Golf Course Design
  • Course Care
  • Overview of Golf Equipment and its Purpose
  • SNAG Golf - Golf Games and Training Aids for Children
  • Grip, Alignment, Posture and Ball Position
  • The Swing
  • Parents are Encouraged to Attend but Not Mandatory
Times 3:00pm - 5pm

June 19th and 20th

July 10th and 11th

July 24th and 25th

August 14th and 15th

August 28th and 29th

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Ladies Golf

Posted on November 25, 2013 by f5admin

Our Basic Ladies Golf package includes all the essentials for staying, learning, relaxation and fun with friends.  The package includes:

  • 3 Nights Lodging
  • 3 Days of Golf Instruction (12 Hours of Practice Facility and On Course Instruction)
  • 4 Days of Unlimited Golf with Cart Included
  • 3 Breakfasts
  • Cocktail Reception on Day of Arrival (Tuesday’s 6:00 – 7:00pm in The Grill)
  • Cooking 101 with Award Winning Chef, Zachary Lucchese! (Thursday's 8:00 - 9:30pm)
  • $50 Gift Card for Any Swan Lake Resort Outlet
  • Academy Gift

Ladies Golf Group Package

Package Price: $649 (Based on Double Occupancy, Deluxe Hotel Room, All Taxes Included)

Groups of 4 or More:  10% Discount

Academy Class times are 8:00am - 12:00pm on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

2014 School Dates Available

  • Tuesday, June 17th  to Friday, June 20th
  • Tuesday, July 22nd to Friday, July 25th


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Academy Packages

Posted on November 25, 2013 by f5admin

Academy Stay, Play and Learn Packages
Fully Customizable

Half Day Packages:  Include 3 Hours of Instruction Each Day

Full Day Packages:  Include 6 Hours of Instruction Each Day

Students of all abilities are welcome.  These half or full day programs are designed to be bookable around the students schedule.  Come learn, relax and play when you are available.  No school format here.  These packages are completely customizable to your needs.  Dates and lesson times can be booked whenever we have teachers available.  Packages include lodging, unlimited golf with cart, breakfast, instruction and an academy gift.  Full Day Packages also include lunch with your PGA Professional each day of instruction.  

The half day programs are a good fit for students looking to learn, but also prefer more free time to play golf, enjoy the restaurant or just unwind.  The full day programs offer a more intense learning experience for those interested in completely diagnosing their game as well as extra practicing and playing opportunities with your PGA Professional.  Both the half day and full day packages are available for either 1, 2 3, or 4 day stays with lesson itineraries and lesson times customized to suit the student(s)' needs.  

Prices vary based on dates chosen, single or double occupancy, lodging choice, and student to teacher ratios.  Student to teacher ratios typically vary from 1:1 up to 4:1, allowing students to choose the ratio that best suits their party.  Larger corporate or leisure groups are also welcome.  Let us design a customized package to meet your needs.  The Golf Academy staff has hosted wonderful experiences for groups of up to 70 students at a time.  Please call our reservation specialist to get your personal or group's customized package quote.


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Club Fitting

Posted on November 25, 2013 by f5admin

Characteristics of Properly Fit Equipment

The key to scoring better is certainly a better golf swing. However, proper or improper fit equipment can make a substantial difference in reaching your potential.

  • Get a properly fit putter to your body and posture to help with getting that true roll.
  • Understand the importance of having the correct wedge lofts and bounces for the individual player, course conditions distances, and shot shaping requirements.
  • Get the right transition from Hybrid to Iron and fill in any gaps in yardages that can lead to extra shots.
  • Get the perfect length, lie angle, grip, and shaft in your irons to maximize pin seeking.
  • Learn how the perfect ball can help you maximize distance, backspin, and sidespin.
  • Dial in that Driver Fit by optimizing the highest possible ball speed, optimum launch angle and angle of descent, with optimum spin rates to help you reach your maximum bombing potential.

The Academy has the ability through our suppliers to find the perfect shaft and head combination of any club to achieve these goals.

Custom Club Fitting

Fitting sessions done by certified PGA Professionals using dynamic fitting and FlightScope launch monitor; maximizing the perfect fit and verifying personal specifications.

Custom Club Fitting

Fitting Cost      

With Purchase of Equipment

Ultimate Fit = Entire Bag



Drivers, Woods, Hybrids and Irons       



Woods and Irons












One Wedge






* Includes FlightScope Fitting

Academy Events

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Private and Semi Private Lessons

Posted on November 25, 2013 by f5admin

Since 1971 The Golf Academy at Swan Lake Resort has been known for quality golf instruction. Brian Natzel, Director of Instruction, leads our PGA staff in the effort to take your game to the next level by offering a wide variety of instruction and performance packages. We can custom fit instruction packages for any experience level.

Individual 45 Minute Lessons
Description Our shortest duration for a private or semi private lesson. During this session, your professional will conduct a brief interview to determine what the student’s strengths, weaknesses, and needs are, followed by an evaluation, plan of attack, and a prescription including drills and a practice regiment necessary for improvement.
Adult $74
Junior $57
Add Adult $34 (One Maximum)
Add Junior $25 (One Maximum)
Full Evaluation Lessons
Description An in depth interview to help our PGA Professional gain knowledge of a student's current athletic status. Years played, current handicap, strengths and weaknesses, ball flight analysis, playing statistics, areas needing focus, golfers IQ, practicing habits, and the students goals will all be taken into consideration. Then, a TPI (Titleist Performance Institute) physical screening will discover the body’s abilities, inabilities, strengths, weaknesses, mobility and stability or biomechanics as they relate to specific golf swing or short game mechanics. Next, high speed video will help to determine swing characteristics. Physical screening results, swing characteristics discovered, and our PGA Professional's observations are all analyzed to diagnose a plan of attack. Prescriptions will include a detailed lesson plan including practicing with a purpose and drills and exercises needed for performance enhancement. Full swing, short game, or a combination of both may be prescribed based on the student's needs.
Adult $199
Junior $164
Add Adult $79 Per Person (Three Additional Max)
Add Junior $59 Per Person (Three Additional Max)
Lesson Series - Full Evaluation Series
Description A two hour full evaluation lesson with an additional three 45 minute lessons
Adult $399
Junior $319
Add Adult $159 Per Person (Three Additional Max)
Add Junior $129 Per Person (Three Additional Max)
Lesson Series - Shorter Series
Description Three (3) 45 Minute Lessons
Adult $209
Junior $154
Add Adult $87 Per Person (Three Additional Max)
Add Junior $59 Per Person (Three Additional Max)


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Golf Academy Facilities & Technology

Posted on November 25, 2013 by f5admin

The Golf Academy at Swan Lake Resort is host to an impressive facility, both indoor and outdoor.

Outdoor Facilities

Outdoors, our 20 acre practice facility offers multiple measured targets, large teeing areas, fairways, green side and fairway bunkers, uneven lie areas, short game chipping and pitching greens, putting greens, and five executive practice holes. At The Golf Academy there isn't a shot that can't be perfected.

Indoor Facilities

Our 7000 square foot indoor facility offers a great variety for year-round learning and practicing opportunities. The Golf Academy offers indoor putting, hitting nets, heated indoor to outdoor hitting bays, equipment testing, custom club fitting, launch monitoring with FlightScope Radar Technology, high speed digital video swing analysis with a VI Branded Academy and Online Academy, club repair, and equipment sales with many leading manufacturers.

Golf Technology

FlightScope Radar Technology

FlightScope uses radar technology for full 3-D flight patterns and launch parameters of all golf shots, from short pitches to 400 yard drives by measuring the entire flight of the ball and giving all the pertinent information for a perfect fit.

Shaft Optimization Technology

Getting the correct shaft is extremely important. The shaft is the engine of the golf club. The Academy with the help of Mizuno, offers Shaft Optimization by gathering important shaft parameters from real swing data. By measuring swing speed, tempo, toe down, kick angle, and the release factor, we are able to optimize the perfect shaft for the player.

Your PGA Professional

Your PGA Professional understands that having statistics in black and white is a tremendous advantage when teaching or fitting, however, your PGA professional also understands the human element. Our highly trained staff will use their eyes, knowledge, ability to communicate, and customer's feedback to help get the proper fit and improved confidence.

Club Repair

The Golf Academy specializes in club repair. Our staff offers re-gripping, re-shafting, swing weight and overall weight measurements, loft and lie measurements and bending, shaft frequency matching, and more. If a club needs repair or tweaking, we can do it for a very reasonable fee.


Academy Events

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Where are You Taking Your Game?

Posted on November 25, 2013 by f5admin

Golf instruction should be a sociable, enjoyable activity. Our PGA Professionals are so invested in their approach to teaching the game that they have worked together to develop a revolutionary array of instructional opportunities. In addition to our traditional Stay and Play Academy Packages, we offer private instruction, value-priced introductory clinics, and select complimentary clinics for adults, couples, ladies, juniors, members and guests.

The Golf Academy at Swan Lake Resort has helped thousands of golfers. We use state-of-the-art diagnostic technology to enhance your learning experience and provide precise club fitting. This technology aids our experts in eliminating guesswork and increases learning efficiency. The feedback also shortens the time required to develop the student's personal technique. The Golf Academy staff is here to help YOUR individual game, rather than teach a system. Your experience will be finely tailored, utilizing your desire to enjoy the great game of golf.

Contact one of our golf professionals and get started today!

Our Awards

  • Americas Best 100 Club Fitters – Golf Digest – 2010 and 2011
  • SMT Certified 5 Star Club Fitter – One of 5 Awards Worldwide – 2008
  • Mizuno Top 100 Club Fitters – 2007 and 2008

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