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Eagle Ridge Resort | Galena IL

Experience the Ultimate Golf Destination

The Mid West Premier Golf Tournament Destination. Here you'll find 63 holes of golf spread out between four beautifully maintained championship golf courses that perfectly incorporate the rolling hills and woodlands into a challenging and rewarding test of golf. Our courses are great for everyone from scratch golfers to newbies. No matter the size of your golf event your tournament players can stay in our Main Lodge or Courtyard Rooms or book a home and everyone can stay together! After a long day on the links, enjoy any one of our delicious dining outlets like Woodlands Lounge or Woodstone, take a dip in our indoor pool or relax at Stonedrift Spa.

Eagle Ridge's crowning achievement, The General opened to rave reviews in 1997 and consistently ranks among top 5 courses in Illinois. Ranked #1 in the Mid-West for Resort Courses and Ranked #101 nationwide “Resort Course You Can Play” by Golf Digest in 2018.   With a 250-foot elevation change from the first hole to the 18th, it boasts spectacular views of the tristate area. The signature hole is #14, a par 4 with 180 feet of elevation change from tee to green.  The General course is in everyone’s top ten courses they have played after testing their game on this wonderful golf venue.

Course Details

  • Total Course Yardage: 4 Star: 6726, 3 Star: 5917, 1 Star: 5240
  • Holes: 18
  • Tournaments 7 Days A Week: Yes
  • Tournament Scoring Included: Yes
  • Food and Beverage: Yes
  • Bunkers: 24
  • Shuttle Carts: Van service from resort
  • Rental Clubs: Yes
  • Driving Range: Only at North Course
  • Banquet Space: Yes
  • Custom Scorecards Available: Yes
  • Day of Facilitator: Yes

Course Highlights

  • Gorgeous golf topography you can’t find anywhere else in the Midwest.
  • Recent renovations to bring back the original intent of the course desigers.
  • New EZGO cart fleet.

109 Eagle Ridge Drive
Galena, IL 61036
(815) 776-5251
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Opened in 1977, the North Course legendary classic design is characterized by elevated tee boxes and stunning views of Lake Galena and the surrounding countryside. The signature hole is #8, which is a 165-yard par 3 with 80 feet of elevation change from tee to green. The tee shot on #8 crosses the corner of Lake Galena, opening up to a spectacular view of the lake and its majestic rock outcroppings.

Course Details

  • Total Course Yardage: Black: 6884, Gold: 6402, White: 6071, Jade: 5478
  • Holes: 18
  • Tournaments 7 Days A Week: Yes
  • Tournament Scoring Included: Yes
  • Food and Beverage: Yes
  • Bunkers: 60
  • Shuttle Carts: Van service from resort
  • Rental Clubs: Yes
  • Driving Range: Only at North Course
  • Banquet Space: Yes
  • Custom Scorecards Available: Yes
  • Day of Facilitator: Yes

Course Highlights

  • Classic design years ahead of its time.
  • Holes with Lake Galena views.
  • New EZGO cart fleet.

400 Eagle Ridge Drive
Galena, IL 61036
(815) 776-5251
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Opened in 1984 and voted one of the top 75 upscale courses in the country, the South Course winds through a beautiful wooded valley where streams come into play on 11 of 18 holes. The signature hole is #18, a 406-yard par 4 with the tee set 90 feet above a landing area which is guarded by lakes on both sides and a stream that crosses the fairway 265 yards from the tee. The second shot plays uphill to a well-bunkered elevated green. Although shorter in yardage than our other courses, the South is Eagle Ridge Resort's most difficult and the best test of your accuracy and shot-making skills.

Course Details

  • Total Course Yardage: Black: 6762, Gold: 6344, White: 5983, Jade: 5609
  • Holes: 18
  • Tournaments 7 Days A Week: Yes
  • Tournament Scoring Included: Yes
  • Food and Beverage: Yes
  • Bunkers: 50
  • Shuttle Carts: Van service from resort
  • Rental Clubs: Yes
  • Driving Range: Only at North Course
  • Banquet Space: Yes
  • Custom Scorecards Available: Yes
  • Day of Facilitator: Yes

Course Highlights

  • Some of the best holes to play at Eagle Ridge.
  • Eagle Ridge Golf Members favorite course.
  • New EZGO cart fleet.

10 Club House Drive
Galena, IL 61036
(815) 776-5251
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As a 9-hole, par-34, the East Course at Eagle Ridge Resort is perfect for beginners, juniors or those just looking for a fun track to play a quick round on. The course was recently renovated back to its original architecture, which means a more enjoyable time for you on the course. With three other courses on the property, there’s no wrong choice when it comes to picking which one to host your tournament on. We have something for everyone here at Eagle Ridge Resort and Spa.

Course Details

  • Total Course Yardage: Black: 2648, Gold: 2461, White Jade: 2255
  • Holes: 9
  • Tournaments 7 Days A Week: Yes
  • Tournament Scoring Included: Yes
  • Food and Beverage: Yes
  • Bunkers: 11
  • Shuttle Carts: Van service from resort
  • Rental Clubs: Yes
  • Driving Range: Only at North Course
  • Banquet Space: Yes
  • Custom Scorecards Available: Yes
  • Day of Facilitator: Yes

Course Highlights

  • Great for kids & family golf.
  • Great course for beginners.
  • New EZGO cart fleet.

100 E Point Drive
Galena, IL 61036
(815) 776-5251
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Staff Bios

Sherry Kenny

Director of Golf Events

Sherry brings 20 years of event sales and event management experience to her current role as Director of Golf Events at Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa. For AT&T, Sherry coordinated and managed annual fundraiser golf outings for a multi-state group of offices. She and her sons love the game of golf, and enjoyed many years of traveling for tournaments with the IJGA. Before her boys headed their separate ways for college, they enjoyed membership at White Eagle Country Club, and passed many days playing golf with family and friends. Naperville, and The Chicagoland Area has been Sherry's home for twenty-five years. When she's not working you will find her enjoying the outdoors, taking photos of the beautiful Naperville and Chicago Cities or hanging with family and friends.

Fun Facts

My Favorite Athlete or Team is?
• Michael Jordan
My Favorite Quote or Famous Saying?
• Life is not measured by the breaths you take, but by the moments that take your breath away!
My Favorite City in the World?
• Tuscany
Number of Years in the Golf Industry?
• 5
I am originally from? (city, state, or country)
•Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Favorite Sports Movie of All-Time?
• Hoosiers
My Favorite Hobby when I am not working?
• Photography
If I could have dinner with one famous person living or dead it would be?
• Mother Teresa
#1 Thing on my Bucket List is...
• Tour Europe
The best thing about working at a golf course is?  (20 words or less)
• Being outdoors, and meeting ALL the people that pass through from one season to the next.
My Favorite part of the Tournament Planning Process is...
• Making the Tournament Hosts Vision come to life
Best Advice I can give a tournament host 20 words or less.
• Take the time to ask what the tournament host and guests expect, what they want from the venue, and then get to work exceeding their expectations!


Event Space Descriptions

The driving range at Eagle Ridge North Course

Large driving range located adjacent to the North Course clubhouse with room for over 50 players warming up at a time.

The tournament pavilion at the North Course

From the largest event to the smallest we have you covered. Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa has large ballroom to small meeting rooms for all tournament needs.

The General

Additionally we have The General clubhouse Woodstone restaurant area for event scoring and awards.

North Course

Additionally we have the North Course clubhouse with a snack bar area & outdoor patio space for small to medium tournament events.

South Course

Additionally we have the South Course clubhouse snack bar area & outdoor patio space for small to medium tournament events.

East Course

Additionally we have the East clubhouse snack bar area & outdoor patio space for small to medium tournament events.

cart staging at the general

Carts are placed in our cart staging area. Lined up perfectly and equipped with custom players cart tags, scorecards, tees, USB ports, and sand bottles these carts will be ready to go when you get there for the day. Your golfers will feel like a VIP as they start their round.

The grand clubhouse at the general in chicago

North Course

1,800 square foot clubhouse with proshop and bar and grill for your guest to enjoy.

The General

3,500 square foot clubhouse with proshop and Woodstones Restaurant bar & grill for your guest to enjoy.

South Course

2,200 square foot clubhouse with proshop and bar and grill for your guest to enjoy.

East Course

1,800 square foot clubhouse with proshop and bar and grill for your guest to enjoy.


Tournament Reviews

I wanted to follow up with you on our weekend!   We survived the heat and everyone at the resort and golf courses were very accommodating and helpful!  The young lady managing the beverage cart on the South course made sure we were sufficiently hydrated on Saturday even bringing us cold towels to cool down. 

Janis Berry
The Tee Timers



Thank you again for all your help.   Great time was had by all.  Service, food and accommodations continue to be super.   In addition, the golf courses are pretty nice as well.

Marty Schwartz
Schwartz Golf Group



Thank you for everything.  The courses were in great shape and the weather was fantastic!  

Mark Mitchell
Mitchell Golf Group