Save the Date OR Book Your Next Event at The Hideout

Barbie Chapman, Private Events Director at The Hideout Golf Club & Resort, is a woman of many talents, coordinating a multitude of on-site events including weddings, private parties, baby showers, bridal showers, and more. She also takes charge of scheduling exciting resort events such as trivia, live music, movies by the pool and karaoke.

Get to know The Hideout's featured superstar and discover why she, and her team, love working and planning events at the resort in the exclusive Q&A below.

How do you come up with event themes and ideas?

I lived in Houston for 4 years. Since moving back to Brownwood, I have been able to apply several ideas to The Hideout that have been offered — to great success in neighboring cities. I also take to social media and ask people directly for things they'd like to experience at the resort. We are very big on customer service and any way we can make the guests happy makes us happy.

What is your strategy in planning a successful event? Do you have any tips or advice to share that you've learned from your experience?

Planning, planning, planning! Have a detailed outline We call ours a (B)anquet (E)vent (O)rder or BEO, which gets done as soon as you have all the info in hand. Honestly, my biggest help is our Chef, Richard Schafer, and our Food and BeverageManager, Maria Valencia. We all work together to orchestrate private events and execute them to perfection.

What do you love most about working and planning events at The Hideout?

I literally get to plan parties! How can that not be fun? I love seeing the faces of those who experience an amazing event, for example, a grandmother's face when her children let me plan her surprise 90th birthday. Those reactions are what I love most.

What's your favorite event that you've planned so far?

We are currently in the process of planning our upcoming event this October titled Oktoberfest at The Hideout. Make sure you save the date because this event is going to be one for the books! Taking place on October 18th — 20th, we have planned a weekend jam packed full of great food, live music and tons of great games and events. Stay tuned for our event schedule which will be released in the next coming weeks and make sure you reserve your weekend getaway asap! Don't forget to tell your friends and family, they will not want to miss this.

Favorite resort activity to do at The Hideout?

My new favorite thing to do at The Hideout is catch an outdoor film by the pool on our NEW 20ft screen. Our brand new projector makes any movie a BIG experience! It is such a surreal feeling being in the pool at night while watching "Jaws.".

Favorite food or beverage from The Hideout Grill?

That is a tough choice! Our Butterfly Effect is the coolest drink around — with a little magic, it changes colors from blue to pink. I also love the Strawberry Basil Smash, which is a favorite among Hideout members and guests too. Our new dining menu also has a lot to offer. So far, my favorite is the filet prepared peppercorn crusted and finished with our maître d' butter. The peppercorn topping is AMAZING. Make sure you stop by The Hideout Grill on your next trip to the resort and try some of these out!

How do you feel after you've put together a successful event?

When the dust settles, it is always refreshing to see Hideout members and guests happy and telling their friends and family all about the event. I also enjoy seeing my team members satisfied with their efforts after everything goes off without a hitch!

If you spot Barbie around The Hideout Golf Club & Resort, don't be afraid to stop and say hello! She loves gathering inspiration for future events from members and guests. 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 in the heart of the Texas Hill Country. The following special events can be booked at 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, you can contact Barbie Chapman directly via phone at (325) 784-4653 ext. 200 or e-mail

Located on the shores of beautiful Lake Brownwood, The Hideout Golf Club & Resort is one of the Texas Hill Country's favorite destinations for championship golf, lakefront resort getaways and vacation-style living. Featuring overnight lodging, resort amenities and farm-to-table dining, families can also enjoy limitless opportunities for water sports and outdoor recreation and right now, homesites with some of the area's finest values and views. Hundreds of families already love living and playing at The Hideout.

For information about available homesites or booking your next vacation, visit or call 325-784-8000.


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