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Address: 444 Eagle Ridge Dr, Galena, IL 61036
Phone Number: 815-777-5000
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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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Challenging

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 16, 2014
MrSmokeyMountainMan
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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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50 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015 via mobile

The General is a scenic fun golf course in good condition. It is a course one would come back and play again. We enjoyed the elevations.

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Thank Ole D
Hudson, Iowa
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015 via mobile

The general golf course is a one of a kind course with its large ups and downs narrow and challenging fairways and breathtaking scenery. The twilight rate makes it a little more affordable at $60 as well.

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Thank Johnjayb
Wheaton, Illinois
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53 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 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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Thank Jim25w644
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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170 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 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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Thank MrSmokeyMountainMan
MENOMONEE FALLS
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61 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 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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Thank JAMES G
Montgomery, Texas
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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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Thank billsX3303XS
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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Thank RoadsOftenTraveled
Franklin Park, Illinois
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17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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Thank cookingogo22
Lancaster, Wisconsin
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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Thank babs60027
Chicago. Illinois USA
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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