Located just outside historic Galena, Illinois, The Galena Golf Club is an 18 hole, par 71 layout that will provide opportunity and challenge for golfers of all skill levels with four sets of tees. Galena Golf Club was originally built as a 9 hole course in 1927. The course has undergone a complete face lift with an additional 9 built in 1994  and a comprehensive redesign of the original 9 in 2003. Golfers who have played the Galena Golf Club will talk about their day long after their round is complete.

Jeff Hyde

Manager/Head Pro

Jeff is a Galena native entering his 11th season here at the Galena Golf Club. He was an Illinois State Golf Qualifier and played collegiate golf at Western Illinois University. He was an Assistant Golf Professional at four different courses, GM/Head Golf Professional at two local facilities and an Owner/GM of a nine hole golf course in South Carolina. Jeff is very active with the community. Junior golf is a priority of his here at the Galena Golf Club.

Matt Allen

Assistant Golf Professional

Matt is in his second year here at the Galena Golf Club, coming in with 8 years of experience in the golf industry. He is a Galena native that played 4 years of collegiate golf at the University of Dubuque. Matt has previously served as an assistant professional at two other 18 hole facilities in the Tri-State area. He continually shows his passion for the game of golf through his enthusiasm and dedication to the Galena Golf Club.

Mark Hendricks


Mark started as the Superintendent of the Galena Golf Club in February of 1984. Coming from 9 years at John Deere, he gained a lot of his initial and ongoing knowledge about caring for the 9-hole course with a single school house shed from his respected mentor in the late Earl Harle. Over the years, Mark lead the evolution of the course to the current 18-hole treasure. In 1993-94, he oversaw the creation of the back 9, and the reconstruction of the front 9 in 2002-03. His passion for his work is demonstrated repeatedly by those whom have played, calling the course “beautifully maintained”, “always well taken car of”, and “one of the Tri-States’ best manicured golf courses”. Mark attributes some of his success to the very helpful Board of Directors throughout the years.

Mark currently lives in Hazel Green, Wisconsin with his wife, Adele. He has three children, Sarah, Kimberly, and Andy and eleven grandchildren – all whom take pride in “Grandpa’s Golf Course”. When Mark isn’t on a mower or utility truck, he enjoys golfing, fishing, and cruising in his Corvette.


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