Swan Lake Testimonials

I would like to take this opportunity to express our experience at the golf academy last week. Debra and I were extremely impressed with the teaching style of John Ericson. His ability to relate to other sports and tie them back to golf was fantastic. John was very keen on observing both the techniques of Debra and myself and not at all hesitant to make corrections to our mistakes. That's great. I felt as though this was a training session that I wish I would of had years ago so I would have enjoyed the sport more. Playing a bad a golf round is not fun, but frustrating. John, likewise focused on Debbie's new skills and got her off on the right track. She likewise is enjoying the golf experience. We both enjoyed the accommodations at the hotel and really found the golf course to be a beautiful and enjoyable experience. I guess I have to say that Swan Lake Golf academy is one of the best kept secrets in Northern Indiana. Trust me, Debbie and I will be returning to your facility in the near future so we can continue to sharpen our golf skills. Hopefully, John will remain on staff. He is a key asset to that academy. See you soon.

Debbie and Dave Mannia -

We recently held our daughter's wedding at the Swan Lake Resort. Everything about the weekend was great! This is the perfect venue for a wedding, especially with out of town guests. The hotel staff were super accommodating - whatever we asked for they promptly provided. Room are on the older side but super clean and are currently being renovated. The indoor pool is one of the nicest I have ever seen. The golf courses are beautiful and our golfers really enjoyed themselves. The wedding coordinator was fantastic! She coordinated all of the activities for the weekend and made the entire experience as flawless as possible. The wedding was held outdoors in the gazebo overlooking the pond and golf course. It was beautiful. The entire staff was great. The chef is fantastic - everything that came out of the kitchen was really good. We received so many compliments on our choice of the resort and how good the food was. Can't say enough good things about our experience at the Swan Lake Resort. Would highly recommend it for your wedding or event.

Cindy Shuta -

"Brian, thank you for all the time you spent with me during my fitting. You exceeded my expectations on time spent, knowledge shared and results. I just love this driver. In the last three rounds, I've hit 8, 9 and 8 fairways. And, some of the ones I missed is because I'm using old lines and landing areas. I'm hitting the ball much further by 15-25 yards. What was a good spot to place the ball is now in the rough. My confidence has also gone up. I'm reaching 400 yard par 4's in 2, never could make some of them. Greens in regulation has also increased from 4-6 to 8-10. My best ever score was an 84 and average was about 92-95. In 3 rounds I've used the new driver, I shot 93, 82 and 86. If I putted better, the 82 could have easily been 79. Thanks again for all of the help. You have convinced me NEVER to buy off the rack clubs. When I'm ready for new clubs, you are my go to guy. Thanks again."

Marty Manich -

Our entire group had a wonderful time. The facilities and the courses were in terrific condition and the added services such as club cleaning and the evening bag storage, really set Swan Lake Resort apart from the others. The entire staff were very professional and treated us all as special guests. I think we all agreed that Swan Lake Resort was the best we've experienced in our 19 years of having this group together. Our plan is to return again next year.

Chad Anderson -

Our wedding was July 26, 2104 at Swan Lake Resort. We are more than pleased with the professionalism and expertise we received from Amber, Brittani and the entire Swan Lake staff. We received many compliments on the food and beautiful location. This venue is beautiful and was everything we had hoped it would be. I highly recommend this location when considering venue options. Amber and Brittani go above and beyond to answer and questions and concerns in order to make the planning process smooth and stress free. The bridal suite was gorgeous, we were treated with a bottle of wine and fresh flowers. The hotel was very clean and modern. The gym, pools and salon areas were beautiful. The complimentary breakfast was delicious. We couldn't of picked a better place to accommodate our guests.

Beth Warkentein -

The Zionsville (IN) High School Girls Varsity & JV Soccer teams were playing in a preseason 2-day soccer tournament at the Newton Sports Complex in Lakeville, IN. I had 2 weeks to book 38 rooms plus plan a dinner for the team and families traveling. I worked with Conrad in the Sales and Catering department and he was awesome to work with. He worked with me on every detail regarding the block of rooms, and the dinner. He even offered us a room for the Team to gather and relax in after their dinner.... now that's amazing service! For our team dinner, the staff worked with me on customizing our menu. They even took care of our vegetarians! The food was excellent. I have people still telling me how nice the Team Dinner was and how good the food was. The Fettuccine Alfredo was the favorite, but the garlic bread was the real hit of the night!!! In addition to working with Conrad, I also worked with Kristen and Rhonda to organize this event. All were friendly and very professional. I felt like a valued and appreciated guest and customer. All in all, it was a great overnight stay. The only thing that could have made the stay better would have been more time to enjoy the beautiful facility and the grounds. I'm not a golfer, but my husband is. The first thing he said as we drove up was how nice the golf course was. He was sorry he didn't bring his clubs. I would give this place a big thumbs up and we would stay here again without hesitation!!! Thanks SLR for your true Hoosier Hospitality!!!!

Sandi Bierman -

Brian, I really enjoyed your teaching method. I learned more about my golf swing in two sessions that I have in the 45 years of playing golf. I feel it was the best money I ever spent for golf instruction. I really enjoyed the practice drills such as the hockey drill, and the (A) and (H) sand shot drill. I also have used the illustration for the clock to make the downswing. I saw immediate improvement in my driver. I'm now able to work my ball right to left or left to right on command. I like using the video to review my lessons before I go play golf. The changes I have made has me very happy but my playing partners are scratching their heads. I would highly recommend to anyone who is struggling with their golf game to get in touch with you golf academy at Swan Lake Resort. Your teaching principals can help anyone to enjoy the game of golf.

David P. Sholl -

From my first encounter with Swan Lake all the way up until several days after the wedding, I was very VERY impressed with the service and professionalism of Swan Lake. The wedding coordinator, Amber, was wonderful at staying in contact with us and ensuring that the wedding went smoothly. She was even willing to meet with us just days after having her baby. Amber was absolutely wonderful. The day of the wedding could not have went any better. All of the coordinators worked endlessly to set up the decorations perfectly and everything looked beautiful. I was very happy with the end result. The food was delicious and we had many guests tell us that it was some of the best wedding food they had tasted. We had Bison Meatloaf and Stuffed Chicken for our entrees. Both were a hit and they were delivered fresh and hot. The servers during dinner provided fantastic service, as well. Other vendors that were brought in for flowers and decorations told me that Swan Lake was a wonderful venue to work with and were very accommodating. Swan Lake helped to make my daughter’s wedding very memorable and we could not be more happy with our choice at having the wedding at this venue! I would highly recommend Swan Lake.

Pam Ashton -

"Brian, I just wanted to drop you a quick note and thank you for your instruction earlier this week. Hopefully, with lots of hard work and practice, I can enjoy the sport I love even more. You did a great job of using non golf examples to help explain where and how adjustments needed to be made. I am working my way thru the videos now. I'll keep in touch on progress that I make."

Brian Gardner -

My name is Brandon and I have a family of seven from Wisconsin. We made a last minute decision to come to Plymouth to visit family and took a room at another hotel in the area. When we woke, we were appalled by the dirtiness and disappointed that the pool was dirty. We checked out and called Swan Lake Resort. They took us in last minute and got us into a booked hotel within a couple hours. They even allowed us to swim while we waited. Great and friendly staff with a beautiful resort. It was very clean and orderly. Thanks to Swan Lake Resort for turning around our weekend. My family and I will be staying here every time we come visit!

Brandon Stofferan -

The experience at Swan Lake was awesome. The instruction from John was great. It has really improved my game. I love the game of golf even more now. I never had a lesson before and therefore really had nothing to practice. Now with the instruction I received, I can go out and practice what I’ve learned and become more efficient at the game. Also the accommodations and food was great. The overall experience was super and I have highly recommended Swan Lake to my friends. Thanks again.

Frank Mingey -

Brian, thank you so much for my awesome lesson. The tips you gave me really helped and I hope to continue to improve on the strategies you taught me. Friday evening after my lesson, I played just horrendous...but my rounds on Saturday and Sunday were pretty good. I scored a 98 twice on Sunday. I have NEVER broken that 100 stroke barrier before and I owe it all to you. Thanks so much!

Jennifer Moran -

Brian, thanks so much for working with Ashton last week. His putting game improved immediately. He really appreciated your help. I also appreciate the fact that you didn't pressure him to "Trade up" in clubs since the ones he has are basically the same as the newer designs. You deserve much credit for putting the golfer's best interest in mind ahead of sales. We'll recommend you and the Golf Academy to others in a heartbeat!

Vince and Austin Duke -

I planned a trip for eight to Swan Lake Resort for a bachelor party. We planned the event as a Stay and Play package with Lindsay and she walked me through everything. It was a painless, seamless process. Their package prices are very reasonable. We stayed in a log cabin and greatly enjoyed the rustic feel with full amenities. The fire pit was a great addition. I planned our four round Ryder Cup format with Clint and he input all our info into their EZ golf system. Our carts were always waiting on us with bags ready, scorecards printed and everything squared away. We made some changes between rounds and it was very easy. Everyone on staff was attentive and polite. Overall the experience was exceptional. Its only 2 hours from Chicago and we are already rebooking for a group of 16 next year!

Ryan Reeves -

My husband and I were married July 19th 2014 at swan lake resort. First off, the resort is beautiful! The grounds were decorated nicely and well maintained. There were flowers blooming everywhere and there are multiple places to take pictures at. I will just list some things to review: Staff: Amber is amazing! She is the head coordinator and is very knowledgeable about every inch and second of a wedding. She even met with me personally on a Sunday when she had to previously cancel a meeting. She and her staff are on top of everything and never missed a beat. Ballroom: very beautiful and spacious. It is separated into three sections to fit to the number of guests. We had approx. 150 people and used two of the sections while reserving the third section as a ceremony spot in case we were rained out of the gazebo. Food: My guests raved about the food, however I hardly tasted it due to nerves! We served the Bison meatloaf ( yes, I served meatloaf at my fancy wedding and it was a hit!) and the Apple Gouda stuffed chicken. Everything was served hot and believe it or not, plated dinners are cheaper than buffet! The meals were $24 and $25 per person which included a salad, dinner roll, and two sides. Kids meals $10. Hotel: Very nice and accommodating, We had a block of 15 rooms for guests but they will work with you and book more if there is availability. The discounted rate was $139 at the time. It is very convenient that there is a hotel connected so tipsy guests, including myself, could walk to their rooms! Bridal Suite: the room is great with a nice comfy bed and a living room area with mini fridge to get ready in. There are two sinks and multiple mirrors for bridesmaids, bride etc. to get ready in. Golf cart: after you are married, you and your husband along with photos and a staff member are taken to a couple of areas on the golf course for great pictures. We had a half hour before the reception to take pictures and they turned out great! Overall I give Swan Lake a 10/10 and would recommend it to anyone! You can go as simple or as fancy as want. The staff can help you find vendors for your wedding, they even helped us find a last minute minister when ours had to cancel! They are great and I can't brag enough about how well everything went!

Brittany Eck -

We just wanted to take a minute and tell you how much we appreciated the lessons and your teaching style; we learned a ton! Johnny and I have very different personalities and you were great with both of us. I think that is a true testament to your wonderful knowledge of the game and fantastic teaching abilities. In fact, Johnny's game has improved immensely! Anyway, thank you again for your time and patience with us throughout our stay - it's not easy to teach both a fireman AND an attorney at the same time - and we had fun too. We will definitely be in touch to book a fall weekend. In the meantime; take care and enjoy your summer!!

Johnny and Lauren Glennon -

I planned a trip for eight to Swan Lake Resort for a bachelor party. We planned the event as a Stay and Play package with Lindsay and she walked me through everything. It was a painless, seamless process. Their package prices are very reasonable. We stayed in a log cabin and greatly enjoyed the rustic feel with full amenities. The fire pit was a great addition. I planned our four round Ryder Cup format with Clint and he input all our info into their EZ golf system. Our carts were always waiting on us with bags ready, scorecards printed and everything squared away. We made some changes between rounds and it was very easy. Everyone on staff was attentive and polite. Overall the experience was exceptional. Its only 2 hours from Chicago and we are already rebooking for a group of 16 next year!

Ryan Reeves -

Brian, thank you for the great golf lessons last Sunday and Monday. Jim and I both learned a lot about chipping and pitching and will keep practicing. I am trying to keep my left arm straight or extended through the follow through to release the club properly. I played in my women's league last Wednesday and did a lot better. Thanks again for a great weekend. Swan Lake Resort is a great place to spend a weekend. See you next year, with more friends.

Sue Folkman and Jim Stockwell -

I really enjoyed our session. All the different training exercises were good and a slight data overload. I worked on the hip motion, inside out swing and more vertical hit (tee behind or in front of the ball. Initially I had problems getting the tee in front of the ball but by Sat it was clicking. I worked a lot on keeping my wrist cocked to avoid casting and now on turning over my left wrist. The timing is coming together. I played Saturday and Sunday and what an amazing difference in distance and accuracy and consistency. It does feel like I am trying that hard to hit 250+ yards drives. As the follow through improves the irons are now drawing with increased distance. The Sand play is a lot better. Unfortunately I have not had much success with your lob shot techniques yet. Thank you very much PS I played Sunday with one of our members who has played with me in the past. After seeing my new game in only a few day;he was asking more details about lessons and the cost. Since it was a gift I only know the package but it seemed reasonable to him. I am curious how much just a half day or full day lessons are without the hotel and greens fees.

Dr. Jim Ehlich -

From the moment we walked into Swan Lake Resort we knew this was going to be the perfect venue for our Summer wedding. We loved the fact that everything is in one spot; the ceremony location, the reception in the Grand Ballroom and the hotel. So many of our out of town guests made a whole weekend getaway during our wedding weekend and had so much fun. Amber and the staff at Swan Lake were so professional and wonderful to work with. She helped us with every detail. The guests absolutely loved the beautiful grounds where the ceremony took place. The Grand Ballroom looked amazing inside and everyone had nothing but good things to say about the food! We were so thankful we found this beautiful place to have our wedding so close to home. Thank you for helping to make our day so special!! We would highly recommend Swan Lake Resort for anyone looking for a beautiful and elegant setting to have their wedding!

Kelly Kuchler & Derek Daube -

I have been planning golf tournaments with friends for the last 15 years. I have always taken pride in the planning and scoring of our tournaments. We brought our 32 player Ryder Cup tournament to Swan Lake in October and, at first, I turned down the offer to use the resort's Group EZ service because "I knew how to run a golf trip". After speaking with Clint about the service I reconsidered and, let me tell you, "just another golf trip" turned into the best golf trip we've had throughout all the years. Clint and the staff at Swan Lake took care of everything. We literally dropped our clubs off upon arrival and they did the rest (except hit good golf shots) for us. The burden of running a golf trip can take some of the fun out of it, but I went from the organizer of the trip to a player just enjoying the weekend. I would recommend Swan Lake Resort and the Group EZ to anyone who wants to have a great golf weekend tournament without the stress of organizing the event. Thank you Clint and the staff at Swan Lake for a great golf weekend, we'll be back next year!

John Eshoo -

Brian, I just wanted to start off by saying that the changes we made in my swing concerning my hands has helped me out tremendously. I went from hitting my 7-iron about 155 yards to hitting it 175-180 now after the changes that we made. The way you taught me the drills to practice and the way you presented to me were very easy to understand. I had told you from the beginning that I had not had any lessons and was looking to take my game to the next level. I feel like the things you have taught me will help get me there. Not only have we worked on my swing, we have also worked on my putting stroke. I have worked very hard at the things you have taught me and I feel like my game is becoming sharper than ever. Putts are dropping more and I'm hitting more fairways and greens. That is what I need to do if I want to make it to the next level. Another thing that has helped me after our lesson together is my accuracy and ability to work the ball in either direction. Hands are a huge factor in the golf swing and I wasn't aware of this until our lesson. Again, my game has improved tremendously and I can't thank you enough. You are one of the best instructors I have had help me.

Caleb (CJ) Armand -

The Zionsville (IN) High School Girls Varsity & JV Soccer teams were playing in a preseason 2-day soccer tournament at the Newton Sports Complex in Lakeville, IN. I had 2 weeks to book 38 rooms plus plan a dinner for the team and families traveling. I worked with Conrad in the Sales and Catering department and he was awesome to work with. He worked with me on every detail regarding the block of rooms, and the dinner. He even offered us a room for the Team to gather and relax in after their dinner.... now that's amazing service! For our team dinner, the staff worked with me on customizing our menu. They even took care of our vegetarians! The food was excellent. I have people still telling me how nice the Team Dinner was and how good the food was. The Fettuccine Alfredo was the favorite, but the garlic bread was the real hit of the night!!! In addition to working with Conrad, I also worked with Kristen and Rhonda to organize this event. All were friendly and very professional. I felt like a valued and appreciated guest and customer. All in all, it was a great overnight stay. The only thing that could have made the stay better would have been more time to enjoy the beautiful facility and the grounds. I'm not a golfer, but my husband is. The first thing he said as we drove up was how nice the golf course was. He was sorry he didn't bring his clubs. I would give this place a big thumbs up and we would stay here again without hesitation!!! Thanks SLR for your true Hoosier Hospitality!!!!

Sandi Bierman -

Our entire group had a wonderful time. The facilities and the courses were in terrific condition and the added services such as club cleaning and the evening bag storage, really set Swan Lake Resort apart from the others. The entire staff were very professional and treated us all as special guests. I think we all agreed that Swan Lake Resort was the best we've experienced in our 19 years of having this group together. Our plan is to return again next year.

Chad Anderson -