Midwest Resort Sights Uptick in Family and Ladies Golf Getaways
GALENA, Ill. (Apr. 2, 2019) – Golfers including guys, gals, kids, and families alike are already driving, putting and chipping on one of the most scenic and rewarding courses in Illinois. The North Course has officially opened for the season at Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa (Eagle Ridge) in Galena, Illinois with the additional three championship golf courses, including one of the top one hundred courses in the country, The General, slated to open this month. While the traditional guys golf trip is still popular, Eagle Ridge has experienced a significant increase in family golf getaways and ladies golf.
“Families are planning more leisure-oriented golf resort vacations so they can spend quality time together while doing what they all enjoy in one location, said Reagan Davis, 28-year PGA professional and golf director at Eagle Ridge. “From world-class golf, spa and dining to kid-friendly activities like swimming, horseback riding, and fishing, a resort like Eagle Ridge is perfect as it provides something for everyone,” continues Davis.
Ladies group golf trips and women golfing in general at Eagle Ridge is also more popular than ever. Davis estimates that the resort is almost double the national average for women golfers. According to the National Golf Foundation’s 2018 Golf Industry Report, women comprise 24 percent of all golfers, an increase of more than 13 percent over the prior five years.
The North Course now open was designed by legendary Roger Packard and thoughtfully incorporates the scenery, the landforms, and is characterized by elevated tee boxes and stunning views of Lake Galena and the surrounding countryside in The Galena Territory. The signature hole is #8, which is a 165-yard par 3 with 80 feet of elevation change from tee to green. The tee shot on #8 crosses the corner of Lake Galena, opening up to a spectacular view of the lake and its majestic rock outcroppings.
The three other courses at Eagle Ridge – the East Course, the South Course and The General – will open as weather and ground conditions continue to improve.
Families and groups can take advantage of several golf packages that feature spa, dining, lodging and green fees. Package details are online at www.eagleridge.com, or golfers can call 800-892-2269 with questions, to make reservations or book a tee time.
About Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa
Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa is located 150 miles west of Chicago in the heart of The Galena Territory, a 6,800 acre recreational, residential and resort community nestled amid the rolling hills of northwestern Galena, Ill. The resort grounds include 63 holes on four award-winning golf courses, and accommodations that range from quaint Inn rooms to more than 250 villas and distinctive homes. Eagle Ridge 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 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