GALENA, Ill. (Dec. 16, 2022) – Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa is honored to announce that it is the proud winner of the 6th Annual Stella Awards from Northstar Meetings Group. The destination resort received four Stella Awards – Gold Medal as the Best Golf Resort in the Midwest and three Silver Medals – the Best Resort and the Best Resort Event Space in the Midwest, and the Best Sustainability Initiative in the Global category. The Stella Awards are the meeting industry’s highest honor, recognizing hotels, convention centers, conference centers, airlines, cruise lines, DMOs/CVBs and DMCs that consistently deliver quality service and innovation to meeting and event professionals.

“We are ecstatic to receive such a prestigious award, as the Stella Awards reinforce the level of excellence that Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa delivers to all resort and golf guests each day,” said Colin Sanderson, director of sales and marketing at Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa. “The incredibly talented resort team aims to create the best experiences possible for our guests, and we couldn’t be more honored with the recognition we’ve received from our industry peers, meeting and event planners, golf enthusiasts and the surrounding communities.”

Winners of the 2022 Stella Awards were recognized for achieving overall excellence, superb food and beverage, professionalism of staff, technology innovations, and other critical aspects of the meetings and event experience. This year, more than 6,000 votes were cast from around the world for the 561 destinations, hotels and service providers nominated in 16 categories in six regions in the United States and worldwide. Finalists in each category were determined by meeting planners during an open voting period. Winners were then selected by an expert panel of judges overseen by the editors of Northstar leading brands, Meetings & Conventions and Successful Meetings, Meetings News and Incentive. A complete list of winners, finalists and their profiles can be found at https://www.northstarmeetingsgroup.com/The-Stella-Awards.

For more information about Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa, its award-winning golf courses, or to book a reservation, please visit www.eagleridge.com or call 800-892.2269.

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 150 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 new golf complex with Highlands restaurant, Lounge 289, pro shop, general store and a gas station, 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 www.eagleridge.com.

Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa

444 Eagle Ridge Drive

Galena, IL 61036




About Author

Glen Turk is a Wisconsin native who has been the Senior Writer/Editor of Midwest Golfing Magazine since 2006. Besides being an avid golfer, Glen enjoys traveling, music, and cheering on the finest professional sports team of all-time, the Green Bay Packers. Glen’s ultimate golf goal is to play in all fifty states and currently he is more than half way there. His other dream, albeit far-fetched, it to record an ace in all seven states of our distribution area. Thanks to an ace in Illinois in 2015, and one in Michigan in 2016, he has three down, four to go!

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