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The General

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
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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

Reagan Davis, PGA

Director of Golf

Reagan Davis joined the Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa's team in August 2013 as Director of Golf. He brings 27 years of experience as a PGA Golf Professional to the resort's 63 holes on four award-winning golf courses. Reagan has managed public, private and resort style golf courses across the country. His career highlights include terms at Troon North Golf Club and Camelback Golf Club, both in Scottsdale, AZ. He also spent 17 years at Les Vieux Chenes de Lafayette Golf Course under the tutelage of some of the best golf professionals in the south. This “Ragin Cajun,” from south Louisiana, prides himself in all things golf. As an avid vintage golf club collector and golf historian, Reagan brings a unique prospective of the game to Eagle Ridge. He attributes his success in the golf industry to his wife and three children.

Fun Facts

My Favorite Athlete or Team is?
• Ben Hogan
My Favorite Quote or Famous Saying?
• "Golf is played on a six inch course....your brain." -Bobby Jones
My Favorite City in the World?
• San Francisco, CA
Number of Years in the Golf Industry?
• 27 years as a golf professional 
I am originally from? (city, state, or country)
• Lafayette, Louisiana
Favorite Sports Movie of All-Time?
• The Greatest Game Ever Played- 1913 US Open
My Favorite Hobby when I am not working?
• Star Wars Fan / Legos
If I could have dinner with one famous person living or dead it would be?
• Bobby Jones
#1 Thing on my Bucket List is...
• Play St. Andrews in Scotland
The best thing about working at a golf course is?  (20 words or less)
• I've worked at a golf course since I was 10 years old and I've ever had a job in my life.
My Favorite part of the Tournament Planning Process is...
• Getting to be the person that helps a tournament from beginning to end
Best Advice I can give a tournament host 20 words or less.
• Let us do the heavy lifting for your event.


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.

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.

3,500 square foot clubhouse with proshop and Woodstones Restaurant bar & 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