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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 72
Length 6884 yards
Slope 136
Rating 73.0

The North Course is one of three championship courses offered at Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa. The North is joined by the South and the General and there is also the nine-hole East Course at the resort. The North is the second most challenging of the three championship golf courses after the General. The North is slightly less difficult and it is also more playable. There are dramatic elevation changes that lead to rolling fairways and large, undulating greens. Golfers will be hard-pressed to find an even lie on this course. Nearly 60 bunkers are strategically placed along the greensides and water hazards come into play on seven holes. It is a challenging layout no doubt but there is plenty of variety available. The design is also nicely balanced with more player-friendly holes either preceding or following the tougher holes.

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6884 yards 73.0 136
Gold 72 6402 yards 70.8 131
White 72 6071 yards 69.4 127
Jade (W) 72 5478 yards 71.4 127
Scorecard for North
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 73.0/136 369 533 446 204 508 362 402 165 397 3386 329 533 413 185 433 566 180 439 420 3498 6884
Gold M: 70.8/131 347 501 416 182 482 349 357 147 377 3158 314 527 390 146 383 529 159 411 385 3244 6402
White M: 69.2/127 334 486 394 151 464 336 334 135 360 2994 294 515 376 132 344 511 140 396 369 3077 6071
Jade M: 67.1/122 W: 72.0/128 325 429 383 145 457 295 318 129 237 2718 272 418 326 114 294 483 133 372 348 2760 5478
Handicap 15 5 1 9 11 13 7 17 3 18 8 10 16 6 4 12 2 14
Par 4 5 4 3 5 4 4 3 4 36 4 5 4 3 4 5 3 4 4 36 72
Handicap (W) 9 3 1 17 5 13 7 11 15 18 8 10 16 6 2 12 4 14

Course Details

Year Built 1977
Fairways Blue Grass
Greens Penncross Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round. Weather permitting.
Architect Roger Packard (1977) Bob Lohmann

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies No
Golf School Academy Yes
Golf Simulator Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Indoor Practice Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper attire is required.

Reviews

4.4
13 Reviews (13)
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Eagle Ridge Resort (North)

The Good: The cornerstone course at Eagle Ridge Resort is a Roger Packard design that has stood the test of time. Very interesting track that winds through woodlands and puts a premium on iron play from uneven lies. Excellent Par 5's, a postage stamp downhill Par 3, and one of the more beautiful Par 4's you'll find. Good course conditions and slick, tricky greens. Decent clubhouse and practice facilities. Good rates for guests and packages.

The Bad: While locals will say the course is "open", the hilly routing is very difficult for the 15+ handicapper. Too many blind tee shots. Several forgettable Par 4's. Not a $100 golf course. No GPS is a negative.

The Verdict: The second best course at the Eagle Ridge complex. Lots of character and sporty enough to keep all golfers interested.

Best Hole: All the Par 5's are great, but the downhill Par 4 7th has a great view of Galena Lake over the trees.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

North course

Course was in good shape and so early in the season it was almost empty. For some reason range balls were not part of the package.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

One of 3 great choices for golf in Galena

The north and south courses were in excellent condition. Didn't play the General but it was likely pristine. All are challenging and fun although on the pricey side for this rural area. Thankfully, Golf Now made it a real bargain but tee times were very limited. Another gripe is the lack of driving ranges and extra costs to use.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course is overpriced at full price

course was in good shape. greens were resort quick. overall I good experience for the price. They could use gps on carts.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

The course is beautiful!

Eagle Ridge - North is my favorite course and has been and has been since it opened.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Don't expect a smile if you came through golfnow

I've played the North Course at Eagle Ridge more than 30 times over the years as part of a package, as a property owner and now through golfnow. The reason I used golfnow was because the regular rates and even property owner rates are a little steep for the course. C'mon, no bent grass tees or fairways. The General has those and the rates are even higher though

I have always loved the North course more than the South. It's fair but still tough.

Worst part is we get there about 50 minutes early since we had a nice breakfast at the Inn. We pull up and the greeter who takes our clubs says are you the 11:15 time. We say yes how did you know? Because there aren't any other players between now and 11:15 and not too many the rest of the day.

We figure let's check in, putt around and get off a little early. Maybe we can rent a boat after golf on the lake.
Nope. We are promptly told that they cannot check us in until 11am since we are from golfnow. But I'm a property owner how about that. Nope.

While I'm waiting a twosome finishes 9 and is on their way to 10 when the golfer jokes with the starter " having a good time?" The starter says " well you are a little behind the time we'd like to see for the front nine." Wow.

Hey are we having fun at our job? If not, quit. There's no one on the course. I swear I saw this twosome and a single all day and when we were driving back to my house I saw a few groups on the course.

You really need to A) Like your customers and accommodate them. If I booked through golfnow I'm still a customer and potential customer. I decided to buy a place out there after playing the courses. They treated people much differently and prices were more in line with other courses not 135 miles from home 18 years ago.
B) Lower the price for everyone and twilight is 3pm not 4pm almost everywhere else. If you have more golfers you will increase revenue even at lower prices. You will also increase merchandise and food and drink sales. This isn't rocket science.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Best Golf In North Western Illinois

Eagle Ridge in Galena is probably the best golf in Illinois only thing that comes close is Wever Ridge near Peoria. With four courses there is a variety to keep you busy. If your going to take on "The General" you better bring you A game !!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course with a view!

Eagle Ridge North is a great challenging course, that winds around the beautiful Galena landscape. Reading the subtle breaks on these large greens is tough, but if you can play it several times I think you will find out where not to hit it.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Beautiful, scenic, pristine course:)

I planned on playing the E/Ridge East g/c, but checked out golfnow for rates on the 18 hole courses. Much to my surprise, there was a special for $30 on the North g/c.

Probably the most scenic course I've ever played ... and I've played hundreds of g/c's all over the US!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Dramatic views & elevation changes

If you play the correct tees, this can be a very enjoyable experience. Take time to look back as well as forward. The greens are difficult to read because of the hilly terrain in the area. The back nine is a little more forgiving the the front nine. Look on golfnow.com for the deals.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

this course extremely well maintained

I was just lucky to be able to play the North Course, at this time for the rate which we got. One of the BEST courses in the area.
I,m hoping to be able to play it again, and would recommend it to everyone who loves a playable, challenging, and interesting golf course. Five stars plus...

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser

great course layout with very few level lies.

In mid April the course was in great condition. 35 degrees when we tee off and the greens rolled well.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser

Great Course

Wonderful course, difficult but very playable. Always in great condition!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
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