The History of Pitch & Putt

Butler Park Pitch and Putt is a nine hole, par 3 course near downtown Austin, the Hike and Bike Trail, and Lady Bird Lake. This is a golf course for everyone, from the beginning golfer to pro’s like Ben Crenshaw. It features large, shady pecan trees, water and grass traps, challenging holes, a very diverse clientèle, children are always welcome, and friendly and helpful employees. A beautiful green space in the middle of a large and growing city, Butler Park Pitch and Putt is a legendary landmark in Austin, Texas.

The 9-hole “Butler Park” course in Austin, Texas features 805 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 27, with a course rating of 35.5 and a slope rating of 113. Designed by Winston Kinser, the Butler Park golf course opened in 1949. Lee Kinser manages the course as the General Manager.

Read the  FULL HISTORY of Pitch & Putt Golf Course HERE!
Read the  JOURNAL of Al Kinser from 1931 here!

Lee Kinser and Blanco

Lee Kinser and Blanco

Owner and Manager

Blanco

Blanco

Bob Mckinney

Bob Mckinney

Bob works at the clubhouse just about everyday.

Red Foley

Red Foley

Pitch & Putt Maintenance

One of a kind, best in class
I am 56, and remember playing this great little course many times over the years. World-class golfers like Tom Kite, Ben Crenshaw, Rik Massingale, and others (mostly UT alumni) can attest to the character of this small but great golf wonder. It is fun, yet challenging. I highly recommend this wonderful place! -Steve G.

Steve G.

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