Settler's Hill Golf Course

919 E. Fabyan Pkwy.
Batavia, IL


Settler's Hill Golf Course temporarily closed

Settler's Hill Golf Course is closed for the 2021 golf season. The District is in the process of  adding $6.8 million worth of improvements, including:

  • Renovation of the 18-hole course
  • State of the art, on-demand irrigation system
  • New driving range/practice area
  • New four-hole short-course learning center
Settler's Hill Golf Course will reopen to the public for the Summer 2022 season.
Watch a bird's-eye view of the improvements underway, here:

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. The corn crib and the maintenance building are used to store equipment for use on the course.

Settler's Hill 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 aquifers. 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 Golf Course is operated by GOLFVISIONS. To book a tee time or for more information, call 630-232-1636.

Golfers, please take our Golf Course Survey!
Take a few minutes to tell us about your experience at Forest Preserve District of Kane County golf courses. Each month during golf season, the Forest Preserve District will conduct a drawing for one free round of golf for a foursome at each of our courses. To be eligible for the drawing, please include your contact information as part of the survey. Take the survey.


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