GALENA, Ill. - Welcome to Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa, featuring 63 holes of the Midwests' finest golf settled amid Illinois' stunning 6,800-acre Galena Territory.
Offering an incomparably majestic setting, four award-winning golf courses and The Eagle Ridge Golf Academy, it's perfectly natural that Golf Digest has ranked Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa one of the best Golf Resorts in America.
Our golf courses exist in what archaeologists refer to as the "Driftless Zone." They lie on land untouched by the glaciers that flowed through the Midwest during the Ice Age. Although the glaciers flattened most of the region, our rolling hills, sweeping valleys and magnificent rock formations exist as they did eons ago - now, for your golfing pleasure.
And at Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa, we take full advantage of these perfectly formed landscapes throughout the 63 pristine challenges assembled in the North, South, East (nine holes) and our award-winning crowning achievement, The General. About the General, "co-designers Andy North and Roger Packard call it far and away the best golf course they've ever designed."
On Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa's most celebrated accomplishment, the General, you will discover perfectly natural limestone cliffs and dense oak forests framing each hole. Relax with flavorful Midwestern cuisine and views of the course at Spikes Bar & Grille in the General's clubhouse. Then head outdoors to behold breathtaking visual drama, such as signature hole no. 14, a par 4 with a 180-foot elevation change from tee to green. "It's unlike any course I've ever played and should be ranked as one of the best resort layouts in the world," said North, a two-time U.S. Open Champion.
Also an award-winner, the North Course is ranked #6 in Illinois by Golf Digest. On our North Course, find delight amid the perfectly natural. This course boasts elevated tees, long vistas through the countryside, plush rolling fairways and large, undulated greens. Likewise, our South course cuts through a heavily wooded valley, while a stream comes into play on 11 of the 18 holes. Numerous oak and walnut trees help guide you, while natural rock outcroppings create dramatic views.
Not only does Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa maintain the finest golf courses, we also have top-notch PGA Certified Professional Instruction at The Eagle Ridge Golf Academy. Enjoy a maximum student-to-teacher ratio of 4:1 or private lessons. Use our spacious practice facilities, get your swing critiqued on our V-1 Swing Analyzer, and get your clubs properly fit using our Zelocity Pure-Launch monitor. You also have the option to take home your lessons on DVD! Whether you're a beginner looking to establish sound fundamentals or an expert trying to sharpen your skills, our programs are tailored to maximize your golfing potential.
With four incredible golf courses - plus award-winning dining, the sensuous Stonedrift Spa and first-class accommodations, including our charming Inn, homes and villas - your game at Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa promises to be nothing short of perfect! So call (888) 764-3352 to schedule a golf getaway now!
February 13, 2007