Inside The Hideout - Wednesday, June 01, 2022

By Francine Farragher

We would like to thank you for being part of our Hideout family. We know that there have been bumps and bruises along the way to get where we are today. But we want you to know that we, as an investment team, are fully committed to the success of The Hideout Golf and Resort.

In April, the relationship between The Hideout Golf Club and Resort and Mr. Stephen Bello mutually ended as Mr. Bello chose to pursue other opportunities. We would like to thank Mr. Bello for his time here at The Hideout. We would also like to wish him well on all his future endeavors.

Over the last few years, we have been searching for that one individual that would lead the facility into growth, success, and a well-organized functioning resort and community.

Our search is over! We not only have one, but three very enthusiastic, energetic, experienced, and willing team members to push the facility forward. Mick Jones, Cathryn Davis, and Gregory Shaw are the Executive Committee members representing The Hideout Golf Club and Resort. While they all have their areas of responsibility, they will collectively be the day-to-day decision makers in the operations of the resort.

By Greg Shaw, Resort Manager

There have been and will continue to be many changes taking place here at The Hideout. We appreciate your patience as we look to make some improvements and repairs throughout the facility.

We are excited to announce that we will begin a cabin renovation program beginning the 2nd week in June. This project will include replacing the worn carpeting and install new laminate flooring in Cabins 1- 5. This project should be completed within three weeks as we work around the high occupancy season. We are also working with local vendors to replace the current patio furniture with rocking chairs and a table.

We are not far off from opening the pool. The concrete has been poured and we are slowly filling the pool. The chemicals will be added within the next week. The pool decking, which includes filling the big cracks and painting using a slip resistant coating, is also slated to be started the first week of June. Everything is to be completed for a pool opening on June 10th!

By Greg Shaw, Resort Manager

There are a lot of happenings taking place here at The Hideout. Many of those things take place behind the scenes that most guests don’t get to see.

A multitude of those tasks are accomplished by two extraordinary team members, our Electrical Engineer Steve Ferguson and our HVAC Technician Brandon Barton.

We are currently working on several projects which includes replacing and wall mounting 50” TCL TVs and the carpeting in cabins 1 – 5. We are also replacing 3 AC units. Steve recently built a beautiful outdoor bar so we can better serve our guests. Mr. Ferguson has also replaced all the 25, 30- and 50-amp utility boxes for our property owner RV lot and our RV’s which we rent.

These two gentlemen have had a tremendous positive impact on our property. We ALL sincerely thank them for their commitment to making our Resort better, every day.

By Kevin Sickles, Executive Chef

Hello everyone, my name is Kevin Sickles, the executive chef of The Hideout. I've worked in kitchens up and down the east coast from Florida to New York City. Before coming to Texas, I was helping our previous chef David run a 3-star restaurant property in the Blue Ridge mountains in North Carolina. Now that I'm at The Hideout, I've been enjoying learning more about Texas-style barbecue (I'm used to the Lexington style from Eastern Carolina) and getting across the border to New Mexico to see my family every now and again. I am truly honored to be your Executive Chef.

I’d like to share our Mango BBQ Sauce recipe with you. We use it on our Texalina Sandwich.

Mango Barbecue Sauce

3 Cup Ketchup

1 Cup Brown Sugar

1 Quart Peeled Mango (Frozen works just fine)

1/2 Cup Soy Sauce

1/4 Cup Worcestershire Sauce

1 2" Knob Ginger

1/2 Cup Garlic Cloves

Remove the skin from the ginger by gently rubbing the outside with a metal spoon. If using fresh mango, peel the skin with a vegetable peeler. Slice the flesh from around the pit of the fruit and reserve. Combine all the ingredients other than the ketchup in a mixer or food processor and blend until smooth. Blend the mango mixture into the ketchup. There should be enough salinity from the soy sauce but taste the sauce and season to your liking with salt and black pepper.

By Chad Sauceda, Director of Fun & Activities

I was born and raised in Lubbock, Tx, and just made Lake Brownwood our permanent residence as of March 2022. I attended Oklahoma Panhandle State University on a football scholarship and graduated with a degree in Business Administration in 2010. I have spent much of my professional career working in the Banking/Finance industry as an analyst and lender. I am married to my high school sweetheart Krisha, and we have two boys Major and Jett. We spend most of our time chasing our boys around, but also enjoy exploring hill country and exploring new food spots. We are excited to be Brownwood residents and raise our family on the lake and in the great community Brownwood continues to provide. I am excited to be a part of the Hideout team, and work with our team to provide a great experience for everyone that visits the Hideout. We have many activities planned for this summer.

If you have suggestions or ideas of activities that we can have here, please send me an email to [email protected].

By Cathryn Davis, Director of Sales

The Sales Center has been hustling this past couple of months to bring about lots of positive changes to kick us into summer with a new look for our team and the way we do business!

Our longest-standing salesman, Bob Powell, and our Director of Operations, EJ Davis, have embarked upon new endeavors and we wish them all the luck! We are thrilled to announce that Noah Marlin, our previous contract administrator, is stepping into the role of Office Manager. Congrats Noah! Also, please welcome the following new members to our team: Jerry Sumners - our newest Salesman (also a homeowner in our Hideout community); Wylon Kolts - Business Development Representative and Marketing/Social Media Specialist; Jamie Knickerson - Client Outreach Technician.

You may have all seen our latest spec home in The Oaks at 14, grow remarkably closer to its completion. We congratulate Mr. and Mrs. Felton, one of our newest and sweetest couples, for the purchase of this beautiful home built by the Hutchins Brothers, as we welcome them to our community. We are breaking ground now on another spec home, purchased by another family, whom we shall introduce here very soon! If anyone is interested, or if anyone should know of someone that may be interested, in purchasing one of our spec homes, please do not hesitate to reach out to us at the sales office and ask us about the amazing spec home program that we offer. Also, don’t forget about our referral program. If you refer a family member or friend that invests in a piece of Hideout land you could earn yourself some extra cash this summer!

With all the changes and growth that we've seen at the resort over the past few months, it is our intention to host an informal gathering over breakfast, every second Saturday of each month, at the Sales Office. At least one of The Hideout Executive Committee Members will attend to answer any questions, comments, or concerns from property owners regarding the resort and its development. We will keep it to a manageable number so please call the sales office to book a seat and a plate. The first one will be on June 11th and will start at 8.30 am. Kevin Sickles, our Executive Chef, will be preparing a continental breakfast… so come hungry! These meetings are a good-faith gesture as we hope to keep these positive and informative for all who attend!

Some rumors have been building up regarding Brooksmith water taps being unavailable to new property owners. Please rest assured that, although we do have some logistics that we are discussing with Brooksmith regarding handling future growth, the situation is in hand, and discussions with the board at Brooksmith are positive and ongoing. Property owners at The Hideout are not being denied water and there is no reason to be alarmed or concerned.

We are working very hard to put together the next Property Owner’s Association (POA) meeting. We are tentatively scheduling the meeting for the August/September timeframe. As soon as we have more solid information that allows us to narrow a date down, we will inform you all of those specifics.

I am extremely honored and excited to be a part of moving the resort into its next phase of growth and I look forward to meeting each and every one of you. I would be more than happy to answer any Hideout sales and/or real estate questions that you may have. As a licensed real estate agent in Brown County, I pride myself on exceptional customer service and honest and ethical relations with my clients.

If financing the construction of a new home has felt too daunting, or the logistics of selling and buying seem too stressful, consider seeing what we have to offer, and perhaps we can make your dream home become a reality!

Hope you are all having a great start to your summer!

By Mick Jones, Director of Golf

Our Pro Shop is filled with more than just smiling faces.

We also carry the latest golf apparel, hats, shoes, clubs, and even junior golf apparel/shoes right here in the Pro Shop. We have brands such as Puma, Foot Joy, Callaway, Monterey Club, Level Wear, Glove It, US Kids Golf, and others currently on hand. We also have range finders, golf GPS watches, golf towels and more golf accessories available.

Have you seen our tournament schedule for the year? If not, we can certainly email that to you. We do host eight tournaments a year. We have one tournament per month from March – October. There are three Couple’s tournaments a year. We have our Spring Couples in April, Summer Couples event in July, and our ever so popular Fall Couples event during Halloween in October.

For more information about merchandise or tournaments, please contact the Pro Shop, (325) 784-4653.

GOLF PRO TIP: To improve your iron play, move up one tee box (from where you regularly play) and use irons only during the round. The repetition and versatility of the iron play will improve your iron misses during your regular rounds.

By Mick Jones, Director of Golf

Being a Member of a Golf Club comes with certain advantages. These include, but not limited to, club perks, special pricing, and offerings, as well as other unique privileges. The Pro Shop is just one of those areas that can be unique to members. If there is a specific shoe, tee, glove, hat, club, or any other golf related product that you typical purchase elsewhere, please let me know. Most often, I can obtain the product and offer pricing comparable or less than the big box stores. I can also special-order products specifically for you, from just about any major golf brand. I have many catalogs for you to browse through to find that exact item you are looking for. Sometimes, the custom orders cost less than the in-stock items. So, no matter your golf merchandise needs, our golf staff is here to assist in any way we can.

NEWSLETTER EDITION 18 - DECEMBER 2021 - Friday, December 10, 2021

Hello Friends,

Boston, Massachusetts is my hometown. I grew up on fresh seafood, worked summers on the Martha Vineyard shucking clams and oysters, making “chowda,” and lobstering in Portland, Maine. Since then, I have traveled the world working for legends in the hospitality industry including Lawrence Rockefeller of Rock Resorts, Horst Schulze with Ritz Carlton Hotels and Adi Kohler on the Big Island of Hawaii at the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel.

It wasn’t until I moved to Texas, found my soulmate 30+ years ago, discovered barbecue and found that smoked meats match perfectly with Whiskey or Bourbon. This is what I call the Great American trifecta, a Texan bride, Barbecue, and Bourbon, all original American art forms. The music wasn’t bad either but please don’t ask me to dance the two-step! These loves of my life were all born in America and they all go together.

Yet, even in Texas, the reality that British people are coming to the states 245 years later is still a reality as we recently hired our new Director of Sales, Cathryn Davis. She was born in the Midlands, a small town called Peterborough in Lincolnshire, and moved to live in London soon after. At The Hideout, Cathryn will develop sales strategies to bring forth the goal of developing neighborhoods and lifestyle events through strategic partnerships and thoughtful tactics. Cat, as her friends call her, will start big with the launching of our partnership with Sweetwater TV. The Hideout will be a partner along with Scale Clothing, Bubba Knives, Bass Pro Shops, Mercury Motors, Nitro Boats, and Powerpole.

Next, I would like to introduce you to our new development partners, Rooted Development, 7Gen, and Costello. Rooted Development Services, operating out of Katy, TX, have spent many hours researching and working with our team on putting together a master plan for the resort. One of the most asked questions around The Hideout among landowners is; When will the roads get repaired? Good news! Rooted is assessing the current situation and a diagnostic approach is taking place beginning with measuring soil type.

Costello is a full-service civil engineering firm that has been operating in Texas for 30 years and prides itself on having an experienced team to produce results on time. A division of Costello, 7Gen oversees land planning and architecture and will implement a master plan that is safe, long-lasting, and more economical for the environment.

The Hideout’s Architectural review committee led by EJ Davis and assisted by Denice Sumner and Stephanie Dodds has been busy at work fine-tuning the standards to protect and increase your property values. This team is requesting property owners submit plans, plot maps, masonry plans, and roofing plans. The team is seeking another member preferably with an architectural degree that can assist builders and engineers in optimizing the space on your lot. If you know anyone who is interested, please have them reach out to EJ Davis at [email protected] or 325-400-2679.

The development team, along with support from the local team and myself are reviewing numerous projects including road repairs and signage, mailboxes, the highly anticipated marina, improvements to the WWTF, RV storage and sale agreements. In the next few months, you will hear more about these projects. Our submission will be thoughtful and continue the long-term growth of the Hideout.

Thank you, my friends,


NEWSLETTER EDITION 17 - September 2021 - Tuesday, September 07, 2021

The past year and a half have been hard on just about everyone. When we drafted this newsletter, the virus was in decline and normality would return. We would once again, be able to shake hands, give a hug, and enjoy a great big belly laugh. We continue to closely monitor the situation, and the safety of our guests is our highest priority. We will update you with our safety measures and status of events as they develop.

Not a week goes by that I don’t enjoy the extraordinary views of the sunrise or sunsets that central Texas affords us. These observations provide joyful mindfulness of how lucky we all are to have found Brownwood and The Hideout. But what moves me more are the people I have met in the past five months is the commitment to the property, the spirituality they provide one another, and how homeowners are committed to making The Hideout their forever home. We have witnessed young families moving into new homes, retirees transitioning into their new phase in life, and grandchildren visiting with new friends.

I’m pleased to share with you that homes are being built and families are moving into their completed homes. In addition, spec homes are under construction and have been met with tremendous interest as The Oaks at 14 is quickly becoming a neighborhood. Visit the Sales Center to learn more about purchasing a spec home, new lot specials, available inventory and to take a look at new home plans in The Oaks at 14 neighborhood.

Calling all Property Owners - you don’t want to miss our newest referral bonus! If you have friends or family you want to make your neighbor, refer them to us and receive one year of unlimited golf or up to $2,000 cash upon purchase. Contact our Sales Center at 325-400-2679 to set up a tour with one of our incredible salesmen, Jim Newman or Bob Powell.

Coffee is coming to The Hideout, and I must admit there are times when nothing can replace a great cup of Java! The Hideout Team of coffee aficionados partnered with Austin Roasting Company to bring you three original brews: Red River Espresso, Bacon and Eggs, and Major Gomez. We can’t wait to see you at the Haven Coffee Shop next to the Golf Pro Shop.    

In this edition of the “Hideout Happenings,” you will get to meet Kobe Coker and his journey to becoming the Assistant Golf Pro then discover the golf tournaments that our Director of Golf, Mick Jones, has developed. You will get to learn more about Chef David Wohrle and his desire to create menus that provide healthy eating and sustainability in addition to some of the ingredients he uses in meals on the grill menu. Then you will get to meet another one of our incredible employees, Zach Hager, the Golf Course Assistant Superintendent. Lastly, please thank the incredible student-athletes that served us this summer and get to know a little more about each one of these future leaders.

With some hesitation and confidence, we will return to the things we have missed or been denied. Invite a group of friends to The Hideout for the view, the people, a great meal, or a great cup of coffee. For those of you who have I met, thank you for your kindness and southern hospitality and for those of you I have not met, I look forward to meeting you. As the world is getting back to normal, let’s enjoy the view.    

Stephen Bello

President and General Manager

NEWSLETTER EDITION 16 - Thursday, April 01, 2021

The Hideout is off to a fantastic start in 2021! Last fall we opened The Oaks at 14, a new enclave of homes situated perfectly along the 14th fairway and green. We are thrilled to welcome our first homeowners to the new section in one of our first move-in ready homes!

Due to the interest and demand, we have begun two more homes that will be available for purchase. The homes will range in approximate size from 1,800 to 2,000 square feet including 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 2-car garage and golf cart storage. Both homes will feature an outdoor kitchen, fireplace, and a great view of the 14th hole on our Championship golf course. We invite you to visit our newest section, available land and inventory homes. You will be treated to a personalized tour of our community and be able to experience life at The Hideout.

Once you’ve found your perfect lot and are ready to build a home here, you won’t be alone! We currently have 50 new homes in the planning and construction process. Since the beginning of the year, we have sold over a half a million dollars in land, the community is buzzing with new construction! Now is the time to reach out to us and see how you can be a part of this incredible community. Our on-site financing makes owning and living at The Hideout a breeze.

Call or visit our Sales Center to learn more at 325-313-3744. We want to remind all property owners that you can trade up from your existing lot, using your equity to purchase a different lot.

Contact the sales center at 325-313-3744 to schedule a meeting with our Land Sales Representatives about upgrading.

Finally, we want to take the opportunity to welcome our new General Manager, Stephen Bello! We are happy to have him here and excited for all the things he will be able to bring to The Hideout. Please remember, “If you haven’t seen The Hideoutlately, you haven’t seen it!”

We hope to see you soon,

JR Newman


Newsletter Edition 15 - Friday, October 09, 2020

I hope this letter finds everyone doing well throughout the reopening from the COVID-19 shutdown. We are happy to announce that we are open and ready to serve you when you visit with family and friends. Our team takes great pride in keeping things clean and safe – from the restaurant and lodge to the fitness center and swimming pool. So, if you have any plans for a fall outing, or any other special event, The Hideout is ready to host and serve you.

We are excited to announce that The Hideout is experiencing a building boom! In fact, there are currently 21 new homes being added to the community – from the early stages of drafting plans to near completion construction. If you’re ready to start your dream home at The Hideout, stop by the sales office and request a list of our Preferred Builders and I can help answer any questions you may have. 

During your next visit, come experience The Oaks at 14, an all-new collection of 22 beautiful homesites with spectacular views of The Hideout’s championship golf course. One of these desirable homesites boasts an all-new home for sale that’s beginning construction in October. 

Our first spec home will be 1,936-square-foot, 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath with a large master suite with vaulted ceilings and two fireplaces! The home will feature granite countertops, a large covered back porch with access from the master suite, 2-car garage. Including porches and garage, the home totals 3,026 square feet and is highlighted by white Austin stone exterior and composition roof. If you’re interested in getting more information, or interested in purchasing the spec home, visit the sales center or call 325-784-8000. The sales center is open 7 days a week.

Octoberfest is coming up October 16, 17 and 18. The celebration is the perfect opportunity to introduce your family and friends to The Hideout. Each qualified referral entitles you to a $75 voucher for The Hideout Grill or golf accessories at the Pro Shop. You also receive a chance to win an exciting travel trailer. And best of all, if one of your referrals purchases a homesite at The Hideout, you are eligible to receive $1,000 – $1,200. Book your referrals now and be sure to reserve your cabin or lodge room as space is limited. Call 844-889-8088 today!

Remember to bring all your family and friends out to The Hideout this fall. You know we love referrals and are excited to share with them how special life is at The Hideout Golf Club & Resort!

See you soon!

JR Newman

Newsletter Edition 14 - Friday, June 12, 2020

We hope everyone stayed safe during the recent COVID-19 pandemic and shutdown. We are happy to announce that we are open and ready for you and your family and friends to come visit! Thanks to the wide-open spaces of the Central Texas countryside and all the safety precautions we have adopted, The Hideout is the ideal place to get away from it all and relax. We are also happy to speak with you about planning weddings or other special events here in the coming months.

Our resort pool is open, and the water is perfect for enjoying the hot Texas summer days while enjoying a drink at our cabana and lounging around soaking up the sun. If you’re out playing a round of golf on The Hideout championship course, stop by The Hide-AWay between Hole 9 and 10 for refreshments. The Hide-A-Way even features showers and bathrooms for our RV guests!

Newsletter Edition 13 - Saturday, February 01, 2020

We’re happy to extend congratulations and wish a warm welcome to our newest Hideout owners who joined the community during the months of December and January – so excited to have you as part of The Hideout family!

We’re excited to report that we’re experiencing a significant increase of property owners expressing interest and desiring to learn more about building their new home at The Hideout. Currently, there are 16 owners in different stages of the building process – from design planning, to new starts, to near completion. We anticipate neighborhoods popping up all over The Hideout by spring. Stop by the new Sales Center with your questions about building on your property. We have builders and local banks ready to speak with you about your building process.

Newsletter Edition 12 - Sunday, December 01, 2019

The holiday season is here! The Hideout golf Club & Resort is embracing the holiday spirit and has decorated our Lodge festively for the season!

Winter annuals have been planted around the resort to preserve the beautiful Hill Country landscape our guests and owners have come to love and cherish.

The golf course has been overseeded with winter rye to maintain its amazing grounds throughout the winter months.

Now is the most wonderful time to visit the resort! We’ll keep the hot tub running throughout the holiday season, as well as supply chopped wood for firepits around the resort, and inside in our Lodge and Ranch House accommodations.

The holiday season is here! The Hideout golf Club & Resort is embracing the holiday spirit and has decorated our Lodge festively for the season!

Winter annuals have been planted around the resort to preserve the beautiful Hill Country landscape our guests and owners have come to love and cherish.

The golf course has been overseeded with winter rye to maintain its amazing grounds throughout the winter months.

Now is the most wonderful time to visit the resort! We’ll keep the hot tub running throughout the holiday season, as well as supply chopped wood for firepits around the resort, and inside in our Lodge and Ranch House accommodations.

Newsletter Edition 11 - Friday, November 01, 2019

Our team is extremely grateful as Thanksgiving approaches! Thank you to everyone that attended our recent Oktoberfest celebration at The Hideout Golf Club & Resort. There truly was excitement in the air as The Hideout was buzzing – activity from morning till night – both inside and out!

If you missed Oktoberfest and were unable to submit your referrals, it’s not too late! Those who submit qualifying referrals through December 1, 2019 will be entered for a chance to win a "Little Guy" 6' Wide Travel Trailer. Don't delay, submit your referrals today! Call 844-889-8088.

We’re now starting to enjoy the chill in the air and will soon be decorating the resort for the holidays! If you’re visiting in the next few weeks, you can expect some of the most wonderful golfing weather as well as several exciting surprises right here at the resort.

Some things guests can anticipate are festive holiday decorations, warm fireplaces in the lodge, outdoor fires with hot chocolate and s'mores, and weekend hayrides!

It’s never too soon to start your holiday shopping! Find everything you need and more for the golfer in your family at The Hideout Pro Shop.

Newsletter Edition 10 - Tuesday, October 01, 2019

We are so excited about the change in seasons at The Hideout Golf Club & Resort. The fall months bring some of the best weather to the Texas Hill Country!

If you haven't heard yet, The Hideout is hosting a Texas-sized Oktoberfest Celebration that you won't want to miss. Our amazing collection of new recreational and resort amenities will be showcased during this festive occasion that features delicious food including pig roast barbeque, fun activities, live music, prizes and much, much more. It’s an exciting opportunity to see how the best of the Hill Country is now better than ever! Oktoberfest is open to the public on Saturday, October 19 and will be full of German-accented and Halloween-themed fun for the whole family.

Land Owner-Members can enjoy an extra 2 days of Oktoberfest fun! Members are invited to join us Friday, October 18 through Sunday, October 20 for more exciting activities like Glow Golf at The Hideout! We are offering FREE ONE NIGHT accommodations with one or more qualifying referrals submitted by Land Owner-Members. Those who submit qualifying referrals through December 1, 2019 will be entered for a chance to win a "Little Guy" 6' Wide Travel Trailer. Don’t delay, submit your referrals today! Call 844-889-8088.

Newsletter Edition 9 - Sunday, September 01, 2019

The Hideout Golf Club & Resort welcomes fall to Texas Hill Country! The fall months bring the most desirable golfing weather to the resort, as well as plenty of FUN too! Our staff has planned a series of exciting programs that are enjoyable for the whole family—check out September’s event calendar for more details.

The Hideout is getting a few upgrades! New construction includes a cabana for the pool and an added oasis to the golf course between holes 9 & 10 (Halfway House). These additions to the resort will enhance amenities and ultimately provide the BEST experience yet for our pool-goers and golf enthusiasts.

Our food and beverage team has rolled out a new and exciting menu at The Hideout Grill. The menu features some incredible entrées that deliver extraordinary flavors. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner have all been reinvented to better serve our members and resort guests. We are continuously working to provide our members and guests with the ultimate resort experience. We encourage members and guests to contact us directly with any feedback so we can make sure your visit is fantastic from start to finish!

Tennis, pickleball, and basketball are now in full swing at our NEW sports court facility, located right outside of our NEW Fitness Center. Fitness classes are creating a buzz among our members and guests. Choose from an array of exciting classes such as yoga, pilates, water aerobics, martial arts and more! Individual trainers are also available to our members and guests. Our trainers work with you to create individualized fitness plans that meet YOUR needs.

As an added bonus, we will be running special land pricing throughout the month of September. Contact our sales team to find out more about our available lots accompanied by breathtaking views in the heart of Texas. To inquire on special land pricing at The Hideout Golf Club & Resort, visit or call our sales center at 325-784-8000.

We hope you have a spectacular September!

Golfingly Yours,

W. Kit Thomson, GM/PGA

The Hideout Golf Club & Resort

Newsletter Edition 8 - Thursday, August 01, 2019

Dear property owners, members, and friends,

The “Dog Days of Summer” are officially here at The Hideout Golf Club & Resort. Our staff will be combating the summer heat this month with the following featured events:

  • August 2 – International Beer Day
  • August 8 – Trivia Night (4-6 Man Teams)
  • August 10-11 – Wood Cup Interclub Matches (The Hideout vs. Brownwood CC)
  • August 13 – Wine Tasting
  • August 16-18 – The Hideout Golf Club & Resort’s Summer Extravaganza
    Great Food – Fun Events – New Lot Inventory Available

Cool off by our swimming pool and relax under our shady umbrellas and enjoy food & drink from our recently opened poolside Cabana. At the end of the day, swim up with the whole family to watch a movie by the pool – stay tuned for announcements of featured films on our Facebook, Instagram, and website. After a long day of fun, head over to The Hideout Grill to quench your summer thirst with unique drinks from our inspiring bar menu and indulge in flavorful dinner selections. The Hideout Grill is proud to feature fresh picks from our garden right here at the resort.

TIME TO CELEBRATE! The Hideout will be hosting our MAJOR referral weekend party on August 16 – 18, 2019.  Fun games, delicious food, and exciting entertainment for the whole family are just some of the events guests can expect, as well as exclusive offers for those who book tours with our sales staff throughout the weekend. Remember to take advantage of this limited time opportunity by reserving a time to tour The Hideout Golf Club & Resort during the weekend event.

Our brand-new Fitness Center will be open by August 15, so take a moment to review our fitness calendar for the month of August! Be adventurous and select a class or fitness instructor to help with your physical wellbeing during your stay at The Hideout.

With the completion of more than $2 million in new amenities and lodging, there’s no better time to book your next memorable event at The Hideout. The following special events can be booked through our full-service resort:

  • Weddings
  • Golf Tournaments
  • Family Reunions
  • Stay & Play Weekends
  • Baby Showers
  • Pool Parties
  • Birthday Parties
  • Celebration of Life
  • Receptions
  • Civic Meetings
  • Cook Outs

If you’re interested in booking an event at The Hideout Golf Club & Resort, please contact our Private Events Director, Ms. Barbie Chapman via phone at (325) 784-4653 ext. 200, or e-mail [email protected].

The Hideout staff and management are all extremely excited to show off all the wonderful new additions and programming taking place this month. Have you booked your 7 day consecutive stay using your Membership privileges for this calendar year yet? If not, call us and book! The reservations are filling up!

We invite you to come Stay & Play and soak up the last of the summer sun here at The Hideout Golf Club & Resort. Come discover why thousands of people are coming out to enjoy this resort, and hundreds of families are taking advantage of unique opportunities to own a piece of paradise in our incredible resort community on the shores of beautiful Lake Brownwood. We wish you a fun-filled and safe remainder of your summer!

Golfingly Yours,

W. Kit Thomson, GM/PGA

The Hideout Golf Club & Resort

Newsletter Edition 7 - Wednesday, July 03, 2019

Dear property owners, members, and friends,

Summer is in full swing and the 4th of July presents a festive opportunity for us to reunite as families, friends, and loved ones. The Hideout Golf Club & Resort will host a four-day celebration from July 4-7, 2019, featuring an exciting program of activities. Guests can begin their experience with a stunning firework display over Lake Brownwood while dining on a savory meal on the scenic deck. They can spend the rest of the weekend socializing, indulging at cookouts, playing games, swimming and enjoying live music — and even competing in a golf tournament.

There’s never been a better time to make a family escape plan to The Hideout. Recent accommodation and amenity updates include three new Ranch Houses which can sleep up to six. Each features a full-size kitchen, living room, and fireplace. We’ve also added a full-service cabana to our swimming pool area, so you can grab refreshing treats and beverages in your swim attire. And of course, the new “Halfway House” comfort station located between #9 green and #10 tee area on our Championship Golf Course will surely be a popular spot all summer long.

Perhaps our biggest new facility offering is our fitness center, available for property owners and resort members to take full advantage of as part of their amenity package. Situated in the heart of The Hideout Resort in what used to be our Austin Stone “old” Pro Shop, the fitness center — led by Resort Activity Director, Sydney Rodriquez — will feature a wealth of fitness classes and exciting activities. Her new program will allow guests to maximize their usage of the swimming pool, tennis courts, pickle ball court, and, eventually, the new basketball area currently under construction behind the fitness center.  This is a wonderful opportunity to give guests and future members an inside peak into the lifestyle they’ll enjoy at The Hideout.

The brand-new sound stage is also scheduled for completion this summer. Located behind the clubhouse, it will serve as Brown County’s best live music venue and can double as the perfect setting for birthday parties, anniversary celebrations and class reunions, to name a few.

Also on the lineup for July: trivia, karaoke and live music every Friday and Saturday night. Special dive-in movie showings at the swimming pool overlooking scenic Lake Brownwood are sure to be a summer night favorite. And of course, our traditional offerings including lake fishing, driving range, beach volleyball, tennis, pickle ball, kayaks, peddle boats and paddle boards ensure guests never have a shortage of amusements while on vacation at The Hideout. For more information, we encourage you to visit our website: And don’t forget — like and follow our Facebook and Instagram accounts – The Hideout Golf Club & Resort and @thehideouttexas to keep up with the latest updates!

Last but not least, save the date for our first referral event August 16th-18th! Be sure to call our sales center at 325-784-8000 — our team is excited to give you additional details and make a reservation for you. There will be a limit of 45 tours (first come, first serve) and spaces will fill up fast so call today!

We wish you a wonderful July! Our staff is looking forward to serving you and your guests during your next visit to The Hideout Golf Club & Resort.

Golfingly Yours,

W. Kit Thomson, GM/PGA

The Hideout Golf Club & Resort

Newsletter Edition 6 - Saturday, June 01, 2019

Dear property owners, members, and friends,

The month of June represents the kickoff of the summer season here at the resort. With more than $1M in new renovations in recent months, we are excited to share some of the new and exciting things that we will be introducing this season. The Hideout will now be offering water aerobics, swim lessons, Junior golf camps, a new fitness center, Monday Madness 2-person Twilight Scrambles and rounding out the month will be our Annual Couples Summer Bash Golf Tournament. This summer’s pool season has just gotten a lot better too because we added a brand-new full functioning cabana grill, located right next to the pool for everyone’s enjoyment! No need to change out of your swimsuit to enjoy a delicious snack or grab a drink.

Turning our attention to the golf course, our management team has recently purchased the new TFM Shield software. This product has been made available by E-Z-Go Textron as a monitoring system to control golf cart activity throughout the golf course. We will now have the ability to restrict golf cart traffic from entering any restricted areas and to keep them on the cart paths during inclement weather days.

Demand for our lodging here at the resort is at an all-time high with members and guests actively reserving our lodge rooms, cabins, as well as our new 2-bedroom ranch houses. Don’t forget to book your next stay here at The Hideout Golf Club & Resort as rooms are filling up fast!

In closing, our golf course, cabins, and lodge rooms are all in the best shape they have ever been, and we are anxiously awaiting your next visit to The Hideout. Chef Richard’s weekly specials along with Lake Brownwood’s full to optimum conditions will make your stay in central Texas unforgettable. Have a great June and we look forward to seeing each of you real soon.

Golfingly Yours,

W. Kit Thomson, GM/PGA

The Hideout Golf Club & Resort

Newsletter Edition 5 - Thursday, May 02, 2019

Dear property owners, members, and friends,

Let me start off the month of May by reminding all of our members and guests about the exciting capital improvement projects that are all in full swing here at The Hideout Golf Club & Resort. Ownership has allowed us to remodel the previous Pro Shop building to house a new Fitness Center and Day Spa. Additionally, we have begun building a new swimming pool cabana with new men’s & women’s bathrooms, showers, and walk-up bar and full-service counter to service all of your food needs. We are excited and think this will be a great addition for the entire swim season here at the resort. Most of you have noticed the new staircase and rock work being done on the backside of the clubhouse, which will allow you to walk down to the new viewing area with a new entertainment stage and fire pits along with our new garden center, where we will be raising our own farm-to-table produce for our restaurant. Walking paths will allow for strolls around the club house, the new sales office and the ranch house sections leading to the restaurant garden. We just planted the first seedlings and can’t wait to watch them grow!

The golf course is in full swing of coming out of dormancy and the trees and fairways are all turning bright green. On a player note, I would like to take this time to remind all golfers to adhere to the cart rules of keeping their golf carts on the cart paths around all tees and greens. Slower players are encouraged to let faster players through to keep up with the custom of a 4-hour round of play and be sure to play ready golf at all times. Our resort dress policy, while playing the golf course, will not allow tee shirts, tank tops, or cut offs at any time. Collared Shirts will be a part of the new policy and each player will be asked to either wear a collared shirt or purchase one to conform to the stated policy. We appreciate your understanding and compliance.

Turning our attention to the lodging component at The Hideout, we are excited to begin offering the new two bedroom “Ranch Houses” with full kitchens and fireplaces to all of our members and guests. This offering will take place sometime in Mid-May and will be available to all members and Stay & Play guests who wish to come to The Hideout for a weekend getaway. Please note that all lodging reservations will be offered on a first come first serve basis. So, each of you need to make your outing plans sooner rather than later and reserve your space here at our Lodge.

In closing, be sure to visit our calendar of events on our website or on Facebook to make sure you don’t miss out on the opportunity to participate in one of our key “FUN” events throughout the season. The Kentucky Derby, Cinco de Mayo, and, what will become an annual event, our annual “Member Crawfish Open” which will take place in mid-May. I look forward to seeing each of you at the resort and, should you have a personal request or concern, please feel free to reach out to me at any time. My door is always open.

Golfingly Yours,

W. Kit Thomson, GM/PGA

The Hideout Golf Club & Resort

Newsletter Edition 4 - Thursday, March 28, 2019

Dear property owners, members, and friends,

First of all, I would like to take a minute and thank all of our members and subsequent guests for participating in the past two months club sponsored golf tournaments. Our Icicle Open and Mardi Gras & Gumbo Open have been huge successes with great participation. Other popular club-sponsored events included our 1st Annual St. Paddy’s Revenge Par 3 Challenge on St. Patrick’s Day, complete with green beer and burgers! Lastly, the golf staff will be conducting a Step Aside Scramble Golf Tournament on Sunday, March 31, 2019 beginning with a 1:00pm shotgun start. I have mentioned these events as we have been having great participation in our club sponsored tournaments and wanted to reach out to our entire membership to encourage you to begin participating in upcoming events. This is an excellent way to meet new people and enjoy our club to its fullest.

In addition to our golfing events, there are a number of social activities that have been going on here at the club:
Texas Independence Day – March 2
Mardi Gras – March 5
Daylight Savings Time – March 10
National Pie Day – March 14
The Hideout “Spring Market” – March 16
St. Patrick’s Day – March 17

We hope you had a chance to take advantage of these great “FUN” events sponsored by our club throughout the month of March and will plan on attending those in the coming months too. Additionally, we will host Live Music each and every Friday & Saturday evening beginning at 6:00pm. Our F&B Staff has been doing a great job in preparing food and drink specials for each of these “FUN” evenings.

Management has been working on a new stairway to the lower lawn area behind the clubhouse and are currently constructing a new entertainment deck for outdoor entertainment and a movie stage for our members and guests to enjoy throughout the spring, summer, and fall months. Additionally, new improvements are coming throughout the resort including: a Fitness Center, Halfway House (Between 9 & 10) on the golf course, deck & pool furniture, new Ranch Houses that will sleep up to 8 individuals, Special Event Tent, Garden for our Farm to Table concept for our Chef to enjoy, and a new golf cart storage area for all of our Private Cart owners to enjoy. For those of you that I haven’t had a chance to meet please stop by as my door is always open and again thank you for your continued support of The Hideout Golf Club & Resort.

W. Kit Thomson, PGA

General Manager

The Hideout Golf Club & Resort

Newsletter Edition 3 - Monday, February 11, 2019

Dear property owners, members, and friends,

I wanted to take this time and opportunity to introduce myself to each and every one of you, my name is W. Kit Thomson, PGA and I recently accepted the position as General Manager for The Hideout Golf Club & Resort. For the past two years I have been the General Manager & Director of Golf at April Sound Country Club in Montgomery, Texas. April Sound is one of 229 golf properties owned and operated by ClubCorp out of Dallas, Texas. I grew up in southern Kansas, attended Kansas State University, played golf and received a degree in Horticulture with specific interest in turf grass management. Our family has lived in Central Texas since 1978 and we consider ourselves true native Texans.

We are excited about the opportunities that have been afforded us here at The Hideout and will be introducing new weekly specials and monthly events through a calendar of events for everyone to have something to look forward to on a regular basis. Golf is about the “PEOPLE” and creating an atmosphere of “FUN” so that each of you will invite both family and friends to The Hideout.

The golf course is exceptional, should any of you avid golfers have a suggestion as to formats or a different activity that you would like to see happen at The Hideout please bring it to our attention. Additional amenities such as Tennis, Pickleball, Corn Hole, and a Fitness Center are being discussed for your enjoyment.

We will be E-blasting, Facebooking, Instagramming information and activities to each of you on a weekly basis. So follow us on Facebook and Instagram to keep informed. In closing, we are excited about the future and the success of The Hideout Golf Club & Resort. Should any of you have a question or concern please don’t hesitate to drop by or give me a call at your convenience. Here’s to a successful 2019 and I look forward to meeting all of our members, players, and residents of Brown County, Texas.

W. Kit Thomson, PGA

General Manager

The Hideout Golf Club & Resort

Newsletter Edition 2 - Friday, November 30, 2018

Dear property owners, members and friends,

The holiday season is upon us. We look forward to having you and your family join us for holiday celebrations with our special music, food and golf events!

Our seasonal menu has been introduced and it is popular, with the perfect drinks to accompany any meal. New golf shop merchandise has arrived and the golf shop has all the gifts you could want for the golfer on your list. Come and see for yourself, we gift wrap for the occasion!

One of the final golf events for this calendar year is coming up and we are proud to co-host the Junior Central Texas Winter Classic together with the Brownwood Country Club. Registration is open to junior golfers of all ages.

Lastly, we have plenty of infrastructure updates for you: the KPC-3 construction has finally started, the new sales office has been delivered and we are giving away deals for the first two model homes that we will be building soon. If you are interested, call us!

We love this time of year and can’t wait to share it with you and your loved ones.

JR Newman
Head Developer,
The Hideout Golf Club & Resort and King’s Point Cove

Newsletter Edition 1 - Thursday, October 18, 2018

Dear property owners, members and friends,

It has been quite some time since our last official newsletter and I am writing you to share some exciting news. After a significant investment in the resort, we are pleased to announce that we are open for business with a renovated clubhouse, a new restaurant concept, new infrastructure for members, weekly live music and fun events and so much more. To keep you up to date this newsletter will be published monthly going forward.

There is so much to tell you, but I will start with this: We upgraded the resort membership for all property owners and resort members! Now you can book one consecutive week per calendar year, staying at the resort free of overnight charges. The stay is subject to advance reservation times and availability, so call our front desk to make arrangements and enjoy your stay with your family and friends!

Enjoy the updates and read below for all the details and exciting news!

JR Newman
Head Developer,
The Hideout Golf Club & Resort and King’s Point Cove