Cross These 10 Things Off Your Bucket List at The Hideout
January 24, 2023
Welcome to Texas Hill Country, where rolling hills, charming small towns and sprawling lakes reach to the horizon. And in the heart of it all, find a tranquil oasis at The Hideout Golf Club & Resort. Whether you’re looking to perfect your golf swing, reel in the catch of the day on Lake Brownwood or sample Texan cuisine, be sure to cross these top 10 things to do in Brownwood, TX, off your bucket list during your next visit to The Hideout.
1. Catch a Largemouth Bass
…or catfish, crappie, white bass, sunfish…and the list goes on! A favorite of experienced anglers, Lake Brownwood is one of the best fishing lakes in Texas, treating visitors to 7,500 acres of well-stocked freshwater to explore. Fish from aboard a boat or cast a line from the shore—whatever your preference, a stay at The Hideout would not be complete without dedicated time on the lake. And who knows, you may just reel in a winner!
2. Get a Taste of Texas at The Hideout Grill
Sample chef-driven dining on-site at The Hideout Grill, one of the most mouthwatering restaurants in Brownwood, Texas. With Chef Kevin Sickles at the helm, embark on a culinary adventure that begins in our garden where many of our ingredients are grown. From sweet to savory, explore a variety of flavors on our full menu—featuring breakfast, Football Munchies, Taco Tuesday and more.
3. Make a Splash Kayaking
Cool down with water sports on Lake Brownwood, including kayaking, paddle boarding, jet skiing or boating. Fun for all ages, hop aboard a kayak rental from Wild Duck Marina and feel the cool breeze in your hair as you paddle around the lake. Opt to bring your own gear or rent whatever you need from one of the other marinas encircling Lake Brownwood.
4. Perfect Your Golf Swing
As one of the best golf resorts in Texas, the 18-hole championship course at The Hideout is an excellent spot for the budding golf pro to perfect their swing. Start by gearing up at the golf pro shop, then make your way around our scenic greens, meticulously designed by professional golfer Bill Johnston. With towering oak trees and meandering creeks throughout the course, you may find a challenge, but with utterly rewarding views.
5. Sip Texas-Grown Wine
While visiting The Hideout, take advantage of the resort’s close proximity to the state’s own wine-growing region by visiting some of the over 50 breathtaking vineyards and wineries nearby. While unassuming as a wine-growing region, Texas has an established history as a contender in the industry. Discover what the buzz is about as you sample a complex red, white or rosè with sprawling views of grapevines and oak trees. From Becker Vineyards to Fall Creek Vineyards, there is no shortage of Central Texas wineries and vineyards within a short driving distance from The Hideout.
6. Dine and Window-Shop in Fredericksburg
In the heart of Texas Hill Country, discover charming, German-influenced Fredericksburg—a can’t-miss destination just a jaunt away from The Hideout. As the gateway to Texas wine country, Fredericksburg is home to several authentic eateries, wineries and tasting rooms. And with rows of colorful boutiques to browse, Fredericksburg satisfies the need for retail therapy. The town even has something for the nature and history buff—be sure to check out the Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park and the Enchanted Rock State Natural Area.
7. Attend a Community Golf Tournament
As an award-winning golf course, The Hideout often hosts professional and community golf tournaments alongside other Brownwood events. Watch the pros and locals alike do what they do best during a golf tournament, and be inspired the next time you take to the green. During your stay, be sure to visit our calendar of events for the inside scoop on upcoming tournaments and local Brownwood events.
8. Roast Marshmallows Under the Stars
The best roasted marshmallow is the one enjoyed beneath a clear Texas night sky in the company of good friends and family. Whether you’re a homeowner or staying at a cabin, enjoy idyllic Hill Country living at The Hideout. You’ll wake up to stunning sunrises as they illuminate the horizon, enjoy sun-filled fun all day and ease into an evening around the campfire…s’mores in hand.
9. Sip Cocktails By the Pool
Don your sunglasses and let your worries drift away as you soak in The Hideout’s luxurious resort swimming pool. In between sampling refreshing bites and cocktails from the poolside bar & grill, you’ll be able to unwind with sweeping views of the oak trees and rolling green hills of the resort.
10. Hit the Trail at Lake Brownwood State Park
Explore the serene wonderland surrounding Lake Brownwood at Lake Brownwood State Park. With six miles of hiking trails, you’ll be able to walk, hike or bike at your leisure. For scenic views of the lake, climb to the top of a rocky bluff on Council Bluff Trail, or for the perfect bike excursion, take to the Nopales Ridge Trail—but keep an eye out for the prickly nopal cacti and twisted-leaf yuccas dotted along the trail!