LAKE MARY, Fla. -- If the phrase "hidden gem" were in the dictionary, there would be a photo of Swan Lake Resort right there with it.
Located in beautiful northern Indiana, Swan Lake Resort is truly a well-kept secret among the nation's leading golf getaways. But come May 19 2013, members of the International Network of Golf will have the opportunity to discover the gem.
Swan Lake Resort in Plymouth, IN, has been selected as host of the 23rd Annual ING Spring Conference May 19-23, 2013. The non-profit International Network of Golf is the industry's only media-based networking organization. ING is "where the media and golf industry connect." Anyone in the golf industry and media is invited to join and attend.
This agreement is especially exciting because the Director Of Sales & Marketing at Swan Lake Resort, Andy Mears, is also a member of the ING Executive Committee. Andy promises a tremendous conference for ING members.
"The entire staff at Swan Lake Resort is thrilled to host the 2013 ING Conference," said Mears. "We will be ready and Indiana's famous Hoosier Hospitality will be on display.
"As an ING member, I am proud to have the opportunity to host our annual conference. If you're in the golf industry, there simply is no better place to network in order to grow your business or increase your knowledge."
He certainly has the facility to pull it off. Warm and welcoming are two words that describe the feeling you get when you arrive at this resort, located a couple of hours outside of Chicago and 35 minutes from the Notre Dame campus in South Bend, IN.
Swan Lake is a relaxed and unobtrusive resort, comfortably nestled over 600 acres of northern Indiana countryside in Plymouth, IN. Accommodations, the golf clubhouse and the conference center are all within walking distance of each other.
The centerpiece of the resort is The Golf Club at Swan Lake Resort. Two championship courses, Silver and Black, are designed for the enjoyment of both seasoned golfers and those still learning the game. Swan Lake has hosted many important championships, including the Indiana State Senior Open and the NAIA Men's National Championships. It will also host the World Golfers Championship National Finals Sept. 20-22.
The Golf Academy at Swan Lake Resort features a very large driving range and an impressive indoor practice facility with openings to the driving range.
Accommodations at Swan Lake Resort consist of 92 luxurious hotel rooms, as well as beautiful new log cabins and cottages, all newly renovated with amenities such as flat screen HDTVs that will be added this winter.
Swan Lake Resort's state-of-the-art Convention Center boasts more than 30,000 sq. ft. of versatile function space with the centerpiece being the Grand Ballroom featuring a full range of built-in audio-visual and digital equipment. Complementing the largest room is a series of smaller areas that will accommodate small and moderate-sized groups, both indoors and on the lawn.
The Golfers Dining Room features wrap around windows showcasing a fairway view, gazebo courtyard, patio and a water feature. Swan Lake also has a terrific bar and patio area, perfect for ClubING.
"From the moment I arrived at Swan Lake during my first visit, I felt right at home," said ING Executive Director Mike Jamison. "Our members are going to be very pleased with every aspect of Swan Lake. We will sell out the entire resort that week, so it will be very much like an ING home."
The ING schedule is being tweaked by the ING Conference Assistance Committee, headed by Tiss Dahan of Ariat International. The ever-popular One-On-One Appointment Show will be expanded to a two-day event. The schedule will also include the Demo Lab, several educational sessions that can be customized to the various attendees, golf competitions and the popular networking sessions.
For more information, visit www.inggolf.com. For more information regarding Swan Lake Resort, visit www.swanlakeresort.com.