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The General at Eagle Ridge

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Address: 444 Eagle Ridge Dr, Galena, IL 61036
Phone Number: 815-777-5000
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Activities: Golfing
Description: Roger Packard and Andy North designed this course, using the dramatic...
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.
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One of the Best Courses in Illinois

The General is a pleasure to play. You need to play from the correct tees so that you can maximize your golfing experience. It is a must play on anyone's list.

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 9, 2015
Jim25w644
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Wheaton, Illinois
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Wheaton, Illinois
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

The General is a pleasure to play. You need to play from the correct tees so that you can maximize your golfing experience. It is a must play on anyone's list.

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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111 reviews 111 reviews
36 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Beautiful course that challenges your best shots. Long tee shots are required. Bring plenty of extra balls, if you miss the fairway, you are going to lose a few. This is an expensive course to play and unfortunately the staff doesn't always use best judgement in setting tee times and controlling flow on the course. Maybe try playing early morning... More 

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MENOMONEE FALLS
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

We took our 12 year old here and she loved it. Beautiful town and the history in it is great. A must see if you are at all interested in Civil War history.

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Montgomery, Texas
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

General golf course is closed every time I try to make a reservation, needs to be open and available to play. Eagle package is overpriced, should be more reasonably priced for our group to go. Fall rated should start earlier for more play.

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Chesterton, Indiana
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 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.

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Franklin Park, Illinois
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 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

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Lancaster, Wisconsin
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

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

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Chicago. Illinois USA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 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 why don't you have them. It makes the walking from the 100, 150 markers unnecessary... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 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 East course

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Naperville, Illinois
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47 reviews 47 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 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 where I have seen the deer almost like watching my game. (it's not good) to... More 

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