Settler's Hill Golf Course

919 E. Fabyan Pkwy.
Batavia, IL


Settler's Hill Golf Course is back open!

The Forest Preserve District has recently completed $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
For more information, see the Settler's Hill Golf Course website.

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.

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