The present location of the Settler's Hill Golf Course
is on the site of the old County Farm and Home. In 1969, the Kane County Board decided to close the facility because of the deteriorating buildings and equipment, plus the high cost of pay for 15 employees. The Home site itself had several buildings, the home, administration building, power plant, maintenance building, corn crib and dairy barn, plus other out-structures such as machine sheds and animal shed, but the only ones that still exist are the power house, maintenance building, corn crib and the dairy barn. The dairy barn was remodeled and is currently used as a club house, that is handicapped accessible, and the corn crib and the maintenance building are used to store equipment for use on the course.
Settlers Hills is the site of a county landfill where the clay soils and restricted hydrology were deemed suitable for the containment of leachate and protection of the surrounding acquifiers. The course is completely piped to drain the methane gas off, and it is used by Waste Management to produce electricity for themselves and the City of Geneva. The Forest Preserve District owns all of the land on which the 18 holes are located. Construction of the first nine holes was completed for play in 1988. The second 9 holes were completed in July of 1991. The 18-hole course is 6,449 yards; 13 holes are on the landfill and five are on the perimeter of the landfill. The course has a modern, recently installed irrigation system. The Golf Course is operated by GOLFVISIONS.