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The General at Eagle Ridge

444 Eagle Ridge Dr, Galena, IL 61036-9250
+1 815-777-5000
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Poor course management

1st tee time out was booked as a five-some. Held up the entire course on every shot. Ruined the... read more

Reviewed 29 September 2014
Chesterton, Indiana
Great weekend adventure

My husband played here for the first time and absolutely loved it. He said its a beautiful course... read more

Reviewed 2 September 2014
Franklin Park, Illinois
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Roger Packard and Andy North designed this course, using the dramatic terrain to full advantage. The view from the signature hole offers a striking view of three states - Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin.
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good29%
  • Average11%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible3%
21 May 2017
“Golf Weekend”
5 days ago
“One of the top course in Northwestern Illinois”
444 Eagle Ridge Dr, Galena, IL 61036-9250
+1 815-777-5000
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Reviewed 29 September 2014

1st tee time out was booked as a five-some. Held up the entire course on every shot. Ruined the golfing experience for us. When we complained, the complaints were ignored. No one ever addressed them in any way. Very disappointing.

Thank RoadsOftenTraveled
Reviewed 2 September 2014

My husband played here for the first time and absolutely loved it. He said its a beautiful course. The grounds are very well maintained

Thank cookingogo22
Reviewed 26 August 2014

Items very expensive in this store. $1 tree items costing triple. But, guess if one needs something, they can get it.

1  Thank babs60027
Reviewed 26 August 2014

By far one of the most picturesque golf courses one will ever play. It was BEAUTIFUL! Now for the suggestions. Number 1 Please get reflectors on the pins so players can get yardage from there Laser Link guns. Really they have been out since 1999...More

Thank TimFinman
Reviewed 12 August 2014

Spent 3 days golfing and on three different courses. Not wait times and very friendly staff. Would consider renting a home for a week next time. This is a great place to take young golfers to learn and spend time with the families. Especially the...More

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Thank jrmeeinc
Reviewed 3 March 2014

I Truly enjoy playing the General, But the best time to play is twilight! Not having to dish out major cash for a day in mid sun. Instead relax don't be hurried and enjoy your game with the sun gently going down. I've played it...More

1  Thank Joe P
Reviewed 5 November 2012

The South Course is a nice challenge. Tight fairways and well placed hazzards. I prefer it to the General.

Thank David W
Reviewed 23 August 2012

The General was a beautiful course, but their staff needs some training. Very snooty, gave the impression that they didn't want us there! Played the South course the next day (AWESOME service), hard to believe this the same organization. If we return have no desire...More

Thank fish65
Reviewed 1 August 2012

It was a lovely hilly wooded course that presents lots of opportunities to lose golf balls. Control is the key here!

Thank BarbieN
Reviewed 23 July 2012

What a fun course to play. Very much a target golf course with a few spectacular holes on the back nine. The back nine is by far the best. Would definitely play again. Price wasn't too bad for a higher end course either. 14 is...More

Thank isbtown
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