Located in a new clubhouse for The General, the featured golf course at the Galena, Ill. property, the restaurant has both public and private dining rooms and an outdoor terrace seating up to 45 people, with a cantilever deck overlooking the course’s 10th fairway and 18th green. Lounge 289, named for the distance between the golf course’s highest and lowest tee boxes, has upper and lower lounge areas, with glass garage doors that can be opened during good weather.
Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa in Galena, Ill. has opened a new clubhouse, pro shop, restaurant and lounge for its featured golf course, The General.
The General’s new clubhouse includes the Highlands Restaurant and Lounge 289, a completely new restaurant with both public and private dining rooms and an outdoor terrace that seats up to 45 people. The venue features a cantilever deck that overlooks the 10th fairway and the 18th green of The General golf course, as well as panoramic views of The Galena Territory.
Lounge 289, named after the distance between the highest and lowest tee boxes of the golf course, has an upper lounge area and lower lounge area with four glass garage doors that can be opened during good weather.
Locally sourced brews and spirits grace the bar menu, including the nationally recognized favorite, Blaum Brothers bourbon, that is produced just a few miles from the resort. The menu also includes locally sourced foods and ingredients from nearby purveyors and farms.
Old menu favorites have been combined with the fresh new menu, prepared with new state-of-the-art kitchen equipment. From light lunches to wood-fired favorites, indulgent dinner entrées and vegan offerings, there is something for every palate.
“The completion of this clubhouse, restaurant and lounge elevates the entire golfing experience at Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa,” said Ryan Brown, the property’s Director of Golf.
“We have flipped our nines so guests of Highlands Restaurant and Lounge 289 can dine and cheer golfers on as they approach the clubhouse.” Brown added. “As for our golfers, they now have a picturesque finishing hole that’s only steps away from unwinding on the newly renovated deck.”
The new facility, which is open to members as well as the general public, also features:
- An upscale pro shop, three times the size of the previous space, featuring brands including Peter Millar, Mizzen+Main, FootJoy, Adidas, EP Pro, and more
- A general store where guests renting a house on property can stock up on groceries and other quick essentials
- A gas station for guest convenience
- ADA-compliant design throughout the entire facility
The new facility also reflects Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa’s commitment to approach all new construction projects with the goals of supporting the environment, conserving energy, and maintaining as much of the natural habitat as possible. The infrastructure supporting the cosmetic changes includes solar panels that supplement electrical requirements, conversion to natural gas for heating needs, and water conservation.
Consultants also helped design comfortable, quiet and sustainable interiors, installing advanced products such as efficient furnaces, digitally managed air conditioning units, R-21 insulation, woodpecker-proof siding, low-emissivity (Low-e) window glass, soundproof carpets, silent fans, and LED lighting.
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 more than 200 villas and distinctive homes. Players 17 and under can play golf for free with a paying adult.
Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa has 15,000 sq. ft, of state-of-the-art meeting space and conference homes that regularly accommodate corporate groups, banquets and weddings. Other features include the Stonedrift Spa, and 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.