Butler Park Pitch & Putt Golf Course

3.3333000000 3.3 stars from 5 (3)
  • Holes: 9
  • Par: 27
  • Length: 805 yards
  • Slope: 113
  • Rating: 35.5
  • Layout

Year built: 1949
Architect(s): Winston Kinser (1949)
Type: Public
Style: Pitch&Putt
Golf Season: Year round


Carts: No
Clubs: Yes


Driving range: Yes
Putting green: Yes


Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
White 27 805 yards 35.5 113

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.3 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 2.0 stars from 5
Value: 4.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.0 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.5 stars from 5
Course Layout: No ratings so far
Course Conditions: 1.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 3 Reviews
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recommend this course

3 out of 3 reviews



Overall Rating
Type of Golfer

"Great for short game work."

docprescott's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  Don't know

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/20/2014
Previously played Played with a group Walked Played 9 holes Average weather

Reviewed on

Very small 9 hole par 3 course to work on your short game. All you really need for clubs is a pitching wedge for some of the longer tee shots, a 54-56 degree wedge and your putter. Not the best up-kept course but when you are in the middle of downtown Austin and just want to work on your short game, its good enough.

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy

I recommend this course

"An urban gem in Austin"

BrandonTuckerGA's avatar
Golf Advisor
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/02/2014
Previously played Played with a group Walked Played 9 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

This course deserves 5 stars for its significance to Austin's downtown appeal but 1 star for its actual design and upkeep, so I settled on 3 stars in my overall rating.

This little piece of Auditorium Shores is casual, imperfect and glorious. It's BYOB, golfers (sometimes 8-somes) are smoking all sorts of substances, wildlife ranges from rogue dogs to bums under the bridge to an eagle who calls the course home. I play here a few times a year and finally shooting par for 9 holes is one of my great adult golf achievements. Hopefully one day I can join Wesley Short up on the clubhouse walls for getting a hole-in-one.

If this course is ever closed for urban development - aka condos - Austin will have lost its soul forever in my mind.

Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy

I recommend this course

"Just go with the flow."

GordonATX's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Austin Advisor
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/22/2006
First time playing Played with a group Walked Played 9 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

While not a serious course, this is an old school gem near the heart of Austin and one that you really need to check off of your list of courses if for nothing else than to be able to say that you played it. Do not expect good course conditions -- it can really vary and it's not a true course afterall. Come to this course on a nice weather day with a putter, a pitching wedge and maybe a 7-iron. Heck, one of their rules is actually "All players must have a putter and one other club." Walking is the only option and you don't really want to be that guy carrying around your entire bag. Wear whatever you like -- golf shoes, tennis shoes, flip-flops, barefoot. Bring your own BEvERages *no glass* if you like. You'll see all sorts of folks on this little course including small kids and maybe even pets *on leashes*. Again, it's a tradition kind of place -- very old school and laid back. This is a day when you just really shouldn't take golf nor anything else very seriously.

I recommend this course

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