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Eagle Ridge Resort And Spa Receives Esteemed Gold Stella Award For Best Golf Resort In The Midwest

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Eagle Ridge Resort and Spa is honored to announce that is the proud winner of a prestigious Stella Award from North Star Meeting Group. The destination resort received the gold award in the Regional Hotel Category for the Best Golf Resort in the Midwest. Eagle Ridge Resort and Spa feature four golf courses, including one of the top one hundred golf courses in the country, The General.

The Stella Awards honor excellence in the meetings industry. The program distinguishes suppliers from around the globe that consistently deliver quality service and innovation to meeting and event professionals. Winners include the very best hotels, convention centers, conference centers, convention, and visitor bureaus, destination marketing organizations, destination management companies, airlines and cruise lines.

“We are ecstatic to receive such a prestigious award, as the Stella Awards reinforces the level of excellence that Eagle Ridge Resort and Spa delivers to all resort and golf guests each day,” says Colin Sanderson, director of sales and marketing at Eagle Ridge Resort and 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 2019 Stella Awards were recognized for achieving overall excellence, superb food and beverage, the professionalism of the staff, technology innovations, and other critical aspects of the meetings and event experience. This year, nearly 10,000 votes were cast from around the world for the 508 destinations, hotels and service providers nominated in 18 categories in six regions in the United States and worldwide. There were a total of 278 total winners and finalists for 2019. 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. You can review a list of this year’s Stella Award winners, as well as more about the awards program, here.

For more information about Eagle Ridge Resort and Spa, it’s 2019 Stella Award recognition, award-winning golf offerings, or to book a reservation, please visit 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 from the historic town of Galena, Illinois. Winner of the 2019 Stella Award for “Best Golf Resort in the Midwest,” the resort’s grounds include 63 holes on four award-winning golf courses and accommodations that range from quaint Inn rooms to a variety of villas and distinctive homes. IACC certified, 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 tranquil Stonedrift Spa, and an incredible selection of outdoor activities including miles of skiing, 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

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