Massive Overhaul and New Facilities Now Open

GALENA, Ill. (July 20, 2020) – The General, Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa’s premier golf course, is pleased to announce a new clubhouse, pro shop, restaurant and lounge that is up to par with Galena’s spectacular rolling hills and the course’s challenging play. The General’s new clubhouse includes Highlands Restaurant and Lounge 289 featuring spectacular views overlooking the golf course, a general store, a gas station and a café counter for quick bites and coffee, not to mention a pro shop that is triple the size of the previous shop.
“The completion of this clubhouse, restaurant and lounge elevates the entire golfing experience at Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa,” said Ryan Brown, director of golf. “We have flipped our nines so guests of Highlands Restaurant and Lounge 289 can dine and cheer golfers on as they approach the clubhouse.” Brown continues. “As for our golfers, they now have a picturesque finishing hole that’s only steps away from unwinding on the newly renovated deck.”
Highlands Restaurant and Lounge 289
A premiere 19th hole unlike any other, Highlands Restaurant and Lounge 289 is a completely new restaurant with both public and private dining rooms and an outdoor terrace that seats up to 45 people. It features a cantilever deck that overlooks the 10th fairway and the 18th green of The General golf course as well as panoramic views of The Galena Territory. Lounge 289, namedafter the distance between the highest and lowest tee boxes of the golf course, has an upper lounge area and a lower lounge area with four glass garage doors that can be opened during our beautiful spring, summer, and fall days.

Locally sourced brews and spirits grace the bar menu like the nationally recognized favorite, Blaum Brothers bourbon, which is located just a few miles from the resort. The menu includes a bounty of locally sourced foods and ingredients from purveyors and farms. Old menu favorites have been combined with the fresh new menu, prepared with new state-of-the-art kitchen equipment. From light lunches, to wood-fired favorites, indulgent dinner entrées and vegan offerings, there is something for every palate.
The new facility also features:
An upscale pro shop, three times the size of the previous space, featuring first class brands like Peter Miller, Mizzen+Main, FootJoy, Adidas, EP Pro, and more A general store – perfect for guests renting a house on property to stock up on groceries and other quick essentials A gas station for guest convenience ADA-compliant design throughout the entire facility
Conservation, Environment Central to Re-build
Early in the planning stages, Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa unequivocally decided to approach all new construction projects with the goals of supporting the environment, conserving energy, and maintaining as much of the natural habitat as possible. The infrastructure supporting the cosmetic changes includes solar panels that supplement electrical requirements, conversion to natural gas for heating needs, and water conservation.
Consultants also helped design comfortable, quiet and sustainable interiors, installing advanced products such as efficient furnaces, digitally managed air conditioning units, R-21 insulation, woodpecker-proof siding, low-emissivity (Low-e) window glass, soundproof carpets, silent fans, and LED lighting.
2020 Season Rates and Packages, Kids Play Free
The new facility is complete and is open to members as well as the general public. Golf memberships, events, classes and day rates for the 2020 season are posted on Players 17 and under can play for free with a paying adult. For those ready to schedule a golf getaway now, they can call (800) 892-2269.
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About Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa
Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa is located 150 miles west of Chicago within The Galena Territory, a 6,800-acre recreational, residential and resort community six miles southeast of the historic town of Galena, Ill. The resort’s grounds include 63 holes on four award-winning golf courses, and accommodations that range from quaint Inn rooms to more than 200 villas and distinctive homes. Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa has 15,000 square feet of state-of-the-art meeting space and beautiful conference homes, which regularly accommodate corporate groups, banquets and weddings. Other features include award-winning restaurants, the tranquil Stonedrift Spa, and an incredible selection of outdoor activities including miles of biking, hiking and horseback riding trails, as well as tennis, hot air balloon rides, boating and fishing on the picturesque 225-acre Lake Galena. For reservations or additional information, call (800) 892-2269 or visit

Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa
444 Eagle Ridge Drive
Galena, IL 61036