The Hideout is a great course that is unfortunately highly isolated in comparison to most other courses in Utah and Colorado. The municipal course of Monticello, the Southeastern corner of where it resides closest to the southern part of Canyonlands and the Four Corners. It’s an interesting choice to turn a decommissioned Uranium mine into a Golf Course, and they did a great job. For those who make the trek, they will find an affordable course with some of the most dramatic mountain terrain of any public course in Utah.
There isn’t too much distinct between the two 9s, it’s a consistently solid throughout outside of a few more boringly flat holes. Also, beware of going off the holes, as it can prove very hard to find any balls in the dense trees and vegetation. The views will pale in comparison to the close-by national parks, but it’s a layout one can easily appreciate. It would be wise to bring an offline gps or rangefinder, as reception in Monticello can be spotty.
-8th: One of the more dramatic drops of the course, be prepared for a very down-hill shot to reach the green.
-16th: An uphill par 4 requiring a drive across a ravine, it then needs a blind shot to the green.
-17th: The steepest drop of the course, be prepared for much less club to reach this green.
The sheer isolation makes it hard to recommend this course to those only interested in golfing. If that’s your only interest, you’d likely be better off playing Northern Utah’s Soldier Hollow, Thanksgiving Point, or the Private Park City courses if you have the connections. But as part of a National Park road-trip through Southern Utah, it’s a worthwhile stop, especially for the cheap price.
Date: June 27, 2021