Boughton Ridge Golf Course & Tackle Box Bait Shop Open May 1

Bolingbrook Park District is happy to announce that Boughton Ridge Golf Course and the Tackle Box Bait Shop at Hidden Lakes Historic Trout Farm will be open to the public starting Friday, May 1.  Residents can golf and fish while practicing safe social distancing.

“It’s very exciting for us to be able to offer opportunities for people to get out and recreate during these times,” said executive director, Ron Oestreich. “We hope people have fun and stay safe.”

The Tackle Box Bait Shop, located at Hidden Lakes Historic Trout Farm (475 Trout Farm Rd.) will be open to the public selling bait and Hidden Lakes fishing permits. Bait includes nightcrawlers, wax and red worms, large minnows, and medium roaches. 

Guidelines per the State of Illinois Dept. of Natural Resources:
Our primary concern is the health and safety of our visitors. Please remember to comply with social distancing guidelines and general COVID-19 best practices. We also encourage visitors to bring alcohol-based hand sanitizer (containing at least 60% alcohol) and face coverings. Additional guidelines include:

  • Practice social distancing by keeping at least six feet of distance between yourself and others;
  • Please stay home if you are sick or feeling any symptoms, such as fever, coughing, troubled breathing, and/or other flu-like symptoms;
  • Visit alone or with members of your household;
  • Stay local; visit parks that are closest to where you live;
  • If you arrive at a park and crowds are forming, please move to another area or return another time/day to visit;
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. If you don’t have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your upper arm/elbow.

Additional notes:

  • All guests over the age of 16 must have a permit
  • A Port-O-Let and handwashing station will be available for your convenience
  • There are no indoor restrooms or running water available on-site
  • Guests will be served through the service window and not allowed inside the bait shop

For more information, including bait shop hours, please visit

At Boughton Ridge Golf Course, patrons can book their tee times online at or by calling (630) 739-4100.  Golfers are asked to practice safe social distancing and will only be able to walk the course.  Additional guidelines include:

  • Twosomes Only – 15-minute tee time intervals
  • Please do not touch the flagstick
  • The putting green and clubhouse will be closed.