Stay & Play Golf Academy

Since 1971 The Golf Academy at Swan Lake Resort has been known for quality golf instruction. John Ericsson, 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.


Golf Academy Technology


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.

Golf Academy Indoor

Indoor Facility

Our large 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 Trackman, high speed digital video swing analysis with a VI Branded Academy and Online Academy, club repair, and equipment sales with many leading manufacturers.

Golf Academy Outdoor

Outdoor Facility

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.

PGA Professionals

Your PGA Professional

PGA Professionals understand 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.  Meet the PGA Professionals...

Club Fitting and Repair

Club Fitting, Repair, and Optimization

Custom Club Fitting

Fitting sessions done by certified PGA Professionals using dynamic fitting and Trackman launch monitor; maximizing the perfect fit and verifying personal specifications. The Academy has the ability through our suppliers to find the perfect shaft and head combination of any club to achieve these goals.

Our Awards:

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

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.

Shaft Optimization

Getting the correct shaft is extremely important. 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.

Academy Stay Play and Learn

Academy Stay, Play and Learn Packages

Students of all abilities are welcome. These half and full day programs are designed to be bookable around your schedule. Come learn, relax and play when you are available.  Packages include lodging, unlimited golf with cart, breakfast, instruction and an academy gift. Learn More...