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New Golf Director Drives Big Plans For Award-Winning Midwest Golf Resort

Michael E. Weiler director of golf

Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa, a recipient of the 2019 and 2020 Stella Award for “Best Midwest Golf Resort” continues to drive the ultimate golf experience in the Midwest with the recent announcement of the hiring of Michael E. Weiler, a PGA golf professional and an industry veteran who will take on the role of director of golf. 

“Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa has iconic and award-winning greens and beautiful, recently-renovated grounds, but we never want to stop moving forward,” said Colin Sanderson, director of sales and marketing for Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa. “That’s one of the reasons we hired Mike Weiler, whose expertise will make golf at Eagle Ridge a more outstanding and memorable experience for everyone.” 

Weiler’s 35 plus years in the golf industry and 32 years as a PGA Member, brings a deep history of golf operations at major resorts as well as private golf clubs including Evergreen Country Club in Elkhorn, Wis., Country Club Estates Golf Course in Fontana, Wis., Bonita Bay Club in Bonita Springs, Fla., Bay Colony Golf Club in Naples, Fla., The Club at Wynstone in North Barrington, Ill. to name a few in which he held key positions including PGA head golf professional and PGA golf director and general manager. 

Born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, a suburb of Glenview, Weiler’s inspiration to become a golf professional came from his father, Ken, who served the Park Ridge Country Club as their head golf professional for 35 years.  

“His steady guidance and counsel provided me with a foundation of service for my career as a PGA golf professional which I have employed at the unique and varied club facilities I have been fortunate to serve in Wisconsin, Illinois, and Florida,” said Weiler. 

As a golf director at Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa, Weiler will focus daily on resort guest and member golf experiences, instruction for golfers of all skill levels, tournaments, and outings. 

2021 Season Rates and Packages 

Golf memberships, events, new instructional programs, and day rates for the 2021 season are available on the resort’s website at www.eagleridge.com. For those ready to schedule a golf event now, regardless of size, 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 with nearly 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.

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