Built on the site of a former landfill, Settler’s Hill may be the ultimate recycling success story. In fact, the course’s distinctive elevation changes and rolling hills are the happy result of this legacy. However, the property’s documented past traces back even further. Today’s clubhouse, overlooking the practice green, is a renovated dairy barn dating to the turn-of-the-century when Kane County’s “poor farm” was operating here. Several structures near the clubhouse–the old meat house, power house and corn crib–are also relics of the County Farm and Home. The present-day maintenance building was the farm’s maintenance facility. Finally, tucked out of play between the 17th fairway and the old jail, is the poor farm cemetery. Look for it from the landing area on 17.