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3 Stars
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1 Stars
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Conditions
3.3
Value
3.9
Layout
4.1
Friendliness
4.1
Pace
3.7
Amenities
2.9
76.8%
Recommend this course
191 out of 255 reviews
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3.3
6 Reviews (6)
5 Stars
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Conditions
2.2
Value
3.0
Layout
3.5
Pace
4.3
Amenities
2.0
StaffFriendliness
3.2
83.3%
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3.6
29 Reviews (29)
5 Stars
6
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
4
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1
Conditions
3.1
Value
3.9
Layout
4.1
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.0
StaffFriendliness
4.2
72.4%
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Style Links/Parkland
Par 72
Length 6630 yards
Slope 131
Rating 72.2

Settler's Hill Golf Course sprawls across a diverse landscape that ranges from windswept highlands to mature woodlands. The course actually sits on the site of a former landfill but you would never be able to tell with its rolling topography that has become its signature characteristic. When playing, you'll be transported from the Scottish highlands to the forests of northern Michigan without even having to leave Chicagoland. Links-style and parkland holes are interspersed with water to create a test of your skills you won't soon forget. The greens have their interesting quirks and they are framed with deep bunkers and the rolling fairways demand accuracy. Besides the challenging round and affordable rates, Settler's Hill Golf Course's west-central location in Batavia near the Fox River also makes it a popular choice for meeting friends for a round.

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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6630 yards 72.2 131
White 72 6223 yards 70.4 127
Gold 72 5779 yards 68.3 122
Red (W) 72 4945 yards 69.7 120
Scorecard for Settler's Hill Golf Course
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Blue M: 72.6/133 337 365 471 141 355 488 205 389 540 3291 407 562 452 162 340 359 165 560 332 3339 6630
White M: 70.8/127 W: 76.5/138 317 353 404 123 335 479 156 382 526 3075 399 523 424 142 309 349 160 525 317 3148 6223
Gold M: 68.8/124 W: 74.0/133 299 343 383 116 304 470 134 375 473 2897 375 465 392 122 289 307 149 481 302 2882 5779
Red W: 69.4/123 283 296 317 107 263 404 108 250 415 2443 340 388 357 92 263 281 112 407 262 2502 4945
Handicap 15 11 1 17 7 5 13 9 3 6 4 2 16 18 14 12 8 10
Par 4 4 4 3 4 5 3 4 5 36 4 5 4 3 4 4 3 5 4 36 72

Course Details

Year Built 1988
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Open: 4/01 Closed: 11/01
Architect Bob Lohmann (1988)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range No
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Reviews

3.6
255 Reviews (255)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 10
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 37
Undulating Greens 29
Thick Rough 20
This course/club is great for:
Locals 26
Advanced Golfers 23
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 18
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 37
Worth the Drive 16
Convenient to the City 10

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Ranger on hole 9 asked us to pick- up our pace
because we were 1 1/2 holes behind 3 some
in front of us. We were at 1 hour and 45 minutes
mid way thru 9. 4 some usual don’t keep up with
3 some

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Rough Shape

Course was in rough shape. Disappointed. I think it was in poor enough shape to warrant closing it for the day while nature took its course to dry it out. Standing water everywhere. Large chunks out of many greens. A few greens just had dirt covering old hole locations...no grass? Certainly won't go back...

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Great Value with challenging terrain

Course was in good shape, winds of 20 mph plus gusts added to the challenges. This course is laid out well, shots need to be placed well on a lot of holes but its a very fair course to play. Staff is really great and enhance the round

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Stormy

Had to bail out after 14 holes due to lightning in the area. All in all, the recent reviews are correct about the state of conditioning being spotty, especially the greens. Yet this is an interesting layout with challenging green undulations and some tricky par 5's. Should be a 4 star course but current conditioning held it back.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Interesting course

Love the idea of taking a garbage dump and making a beautiful golf course. Love the Par 3’s. Very friendly workers.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

A good test of golf

Played the day after a very heavy storm had hit the area, so the fairways were holding a lot of water, which meant carts only on the path. Played the course from the blue tees and given the humid conditions and wet fairways it played all its length and then some. What I particularly like about this course are the variations of holes and the elevation changes which makes for a very enjoyable round. One particular feature of this course are the par 5's, all of which are very challenging off the blue tees.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played

Greens are terrible

Worst greens I have played all year. Bumpy, slow and no pace whatsoever. Pace of play was bad as usual. Don't spend your money here.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course conditions

Course needs some updating. The course is tired and I need some TLC. You can hurt your back on the golf cart paths

Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Greens were in poor shape

I am played this course many times and was disappointed with the condition of the course. The bunkers were in very poor condition in the greens are very bumpy. It was a good value for the price but I like the layout but the course needs work .

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course used to be really nice with very good greens.

Greens were bumpy and it looked like the had not changed the hole location for a couple of days. They were beat up around the holes. They have made some improvements with taking out some trees but overall was very disappointing

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

A Hidden Gem

This course is adjacent to a landfill so I did not have high expectations . Have played 3 times in the past 6 weeks. A wonderful track. Many holes have significant elevation changes. Course and greens are top notch. Staff is friendly. One negative is no GPS on the carts but I use my own range finder . Not crowded and pace of play is 4 hours or less . Front 9 is fairly straightforward. Back 9 is a real challenge with a couple of really tough holes.

Highly recommended and added to my favorite courses. BTW I am retired and play once a week with a 15 handicap

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Previously Played

Has gone downhill

I play settlers every year, usually a couple of times. I grew up playing this course. Unfortunately, it’s in some of the worst shape I’ve seen it in years. Many of the fairways have large dead patches, the tee boxes are chewed up with divits, and even a few of the greens are beat up. One or two of the greens have large, brown dead patches of grass on them. Often, if you hit a fairway, you will end up on hay (they are trying to regrow grass in some spots) or just mud. I love the layout of the course and love how challlenging the back nine is, but it really was a disappointment to see how bad of shape the course is in. Still might play for under $30, but any more than that and I would be upset is spent the money.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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