A view of a green protected by a bunker at Settler's Hill Golf Course
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3.5
342 Reviews (342)
5 Stars
63
4 Stars
143
3 Stars
74
2 Stars
40
1 Stars
22
Conditions
3.0
Value
3.5
Layout
4.0
Friendliness
3.9
Pace
3.6
Amenities
2.7
72.3%
Recommend this course
251 out of 342 reviews
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Average Rating
Avg Rating
3.2
59 Reviews (59)
5 Stars
7
4 Stars
21
3 Stars
18
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
8
Conditions
2.9
Value
3.2
Layout
4.0
Pace
3.5
Amenities
2.5
StaffFriendliness
3.7
61.0%
Recommend this course
36 out of 59 reviews
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Average Rating
Avg Rating
3.3
60 Reviews (60)
5 Stars
8
4 Stars
21
3 Stars
18
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
8
Conditions
2.9
Value
3.2
Layout
4.0
Pace
3.6
Amenities
2.5
StaffFriendliness
3.7
61.7%
Recommend this course
37 out of 60 reviews
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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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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

Food & Beverage

Snacks

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Reviews

3.5
342 Reviews (342)

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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Reviews 5
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
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Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Twice a year
3.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Poor
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
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4.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
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Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

Good course for all to play

Course layout golferfriendly. Greens were extremely fast and true. Golfers need to repair their ball marks as several greens has multiple divots.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 15
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Interesting layout

We have played here before. Staff is OUTSTANDING. Course was a bit beat up and quite a few bare spots. Green were crazy fast and hard to read. We will play again, but not our first choice.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played

Poor conditions

I've played this course in the past, but not for a couple of years. Was very disappointed in the conditions. Greens were beat up and the tee boxes were terrible. A few tee boxes did not have any flat areas. Having to tee off with the ball way above or below your feet is absurd. Large areas of mud or dirt on the greens. Going to put this course on the Do Not Play list.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Pace of play

I have played the course 3 times in the last month. The course has had a significant amount of play. Many divots all over course. Tee boxes are in poor shape. Both the course is enjoyable. However, pace of play is really, really slow. Needs some controls in place to speed it up.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Awesome layout

Great course. Haven’t played since mid 1990’s. Kicked my butt! Love it!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Highly Neglected and poorly maintained

It appears the management has forgotten about the course. It is in REALLY bad shape. Yes, the weather did some damage, but the condition of this course is far beyond the damage caused by bad weather. Until the conditions improve, I will not go back or recommend this course to anyone. A very good lay out wasted! SAD!

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Love the layout of the course with the hills. Played 18 in under 2:30. Course was pretty beat up from the lack of rain. Will play this course again.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
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Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fun Layout -Needs Updating

I always enjoy playing this course but each time I play the condition of the course deteriorates. While still in OK shape, there is a lot that could be done with the tee boxes and sand traps. No GPS in the carts and the beverage cart only takes cash.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Enjoyed the layout but poor conditions

First time playing Settler's Hill and would play it again once they get the course in better conditions as the fairways were in bad condition and very dry. The layout was very enjoyable with the par 3's and par 5's very much target golf.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Just Okay...

Have played Settler's Hill several times the last few years. Unfortunately, each time we play, the shape of the course gets worse. Many tee boxes were completely shot (no grass, just dirt) and several of the sand traps played as "ground under repair". Not sure if we will go back as the course itself does not improve. I will say this.. it is fun to play on the elevated par 3's!

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
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