Golfers’ Paradise in Galena and Jo Daviess Countygolf-social

Making your way to Galena and Jo Daviess County for a golf getaway is a no-brainer if you love the sport. Galena Country offers 10 spectacular golf courses, making us one of the top golf destinations in the Midwest. Our courses challenge golfers of every ability from novice to championship levels and feature unparalleled vistas and rolling hills that are exclusive to northwest Illinois. So pack your bags and tee up for an amazing adventure. Here’s a few things to put on your to-do list as you make your ways through the County’s greens.

Lessons from PGA-Certified Professionals

When you golf at Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa, not only do you have three great courses to choose from, you also have an opportunity to take your game to the next level. Group clinics and private lessons are available where you can learn everything from the fundamentals of golf to perfecting your swing and technique, putting distance control, sand and short game strategies, and driving the ball accurately.

Try for 45-holes of golf in a day

Lacoma Golf Course in East Dubuque also has a PGA Master Professional on staff that you can take lessons from, but that isn’t what draws the masses here. They leave that to their 45 holes. One 18-hole championship golf course, two 9-hole golf courses, a par 3, plus the most complete practice facilities in the Tri-State area to give your skills a tune up. This is an awesome facility to have a golf outing at.

Lakeside lunch at Apple Canyon Lake Golf Course

Start day the next day out with a round of golf on Apple Canyon Lake Golf Course. These 9-holes will have you winding your way through the hills and canyons at Apple Canyon Lake. When you’re done, head over to The Cove Restaurant to eat lakeside and have a drink at the bar.

Live up to the challenge

If you’re in the mood for a challenge, check out Storybrook Country Club. This course is known as one of the most challenging 18-hole golf courses in Galena and Jo Daviess County. Other courses you can test your skill at include: Woodbine Bend Championship Golf Course known for its 18-hole links-style greens and Black Hawk Run Golf Course which has Manny’s Pizza & Tacos on site that serves up a delicious full menu, plus fish frys on Fridays and prime rib on Saturdays.

Salute the day’s victor

After you’ve put in your rounds, it’s time to give props to the day’s victor. Head over to one of clubhouses or swing back to Galena for drinks at Blaum Bros. or Galena Brewing. Blaum Bros. makes their own handcrafted spirits (and their tasting room full of copper and leather is amazing). Or Galena Brewing Co. is a great place to relax, grab a local brew and get a bit to eat.