So, you want to learn the game of golf? Well, you're in luck. The Hideout Golf Club & Resort is known for its championship golf on a designer course by professional golfer, Bill Johnston. The course takes full advantage of the rolling terrain to create a true Texas Hill Country 18-hole masterpiece. Standing at the course's high points provides beautiful vistas of lush fairways, meandering creeks and giant oaks ... views that seem to go on forever.
But natural beauty is just the beginning of why this is the best golf course in this part of the state to perfect your swing... within an easy drive of Midland, Odessa, Abilene and Lubbock. The course was designed to challenge golfers of ALL skill levels with bunkers, stands of trees and water hazards strategically placed to reward distance and accuracy.
The game starts with the right equipment—which you can have your choice of at The Hideout's fully stocked Pro Shop. A wide selection of equipment is available to ensure your best golf experience. Although, as a novice golfer just starting out you can take advantage of clubs labeled for beginners. You can always upgrade once you've become more experienced.
You really only need a few clubs to start out. Standard golf regulation allows a maximum of 14 clubs, but you will need 3 to begin!
With more experience, you will want to add a hybrid club (used for shots 150+ yards traveling air) and an iron (used for hitting toward the green from 120-190 yards away—irons range from -2 to -9... you'll want to use higher-numbered irons for shorter shots and the latter for longer shots).
Useful items to include in your golf bag when on the course include multiple balls, wooden tees, gloves, a rain jacket, pitch-mark repair tool, small coins to mark your ball on the green, pencils, sunscreen, and a towel!
The swing is the most important part of any player's game. Learning a good swing early on will help you as you progress. The Hideout has its own driving range for this reason. Come and work on your swing any time you please. Some tips on your swing and form include-
The swing is broken down into three types of movement-
Learn to speak the language of the game. Standard terms include the following-
Common Hazards and Penalties:
Some simple rules to be mindful of while on the course-
All these rules and terminology can sound intimidating. But, just remember that the game is meant to be enjoyable. There's no rush to become a golf prodigy- just take your time and your skills will follow. The Hideout offers many opportunities to practice your swing through various open tournaments and available tee-times. All memberships include priority tee-times 7 days a week, unlimited golf with cart and unlimited Range Balls. Members also receive a 10% discount on all merchandise sold through the Pro Shop.
Golf privileges are included in the purchase of a homesite at The Hideout Golf Club & Resort. In addition, there is an assortment of membership opportunities to suit individuals, couples and families.
To learn more about owning a piece of paradise in Texas Hill Country or purchasing a membership that gives you endless opportunities to perfect your swing, visit TheHideoutTexas.com or call 325-784-8000.