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Eagle Ridge Resort - The General | Galena IL

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: No
  • Rental Clubs: Yes
  • Driving Range: No
  • 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 fleet of EZGO golf carts in 2018.

10 Club House Dr.
Galena, IL 61036
(815) 776-5250
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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

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

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

Photo of Tournament Pavilion or Awards Banquet

Carts are placed in our cart staging area adjacent to The General's clubhouse. 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.

Photo of Cart Staging Area

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

Photo of Clubhouse

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