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Address: 444 Eagle Ridge Dr, Galena, IL 61036-9250
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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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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Iowa City, Iowa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

Despite all of the accolades the General received, our guys’ group found it the least enjoyable of the 18-hole courses at Eagle Ridge as a part of our stay and play package. It didn’t help that we played it twice on a 90-degree day. The fairways are very narrow and you can’t miss on either side of the fairway for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

It all started with lunch on Wednesday, June 1st. I wish I could recall our server's name. She was fantastic! Very attentive and entertaining. Terry the starter is great. We golfed the South course last year and we had remembered him from there. He helped us get familiar with the course and he is a gem. The course itself is... More 

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Thank Sharon M
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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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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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Wheaton, Illinois
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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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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, Wisconsin
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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
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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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Chesterton, Indiana
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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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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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