Butler Park Pitch and Putt

Butler Park Pitch and Putt is just south of Lady Bird Lake and within walking distance of downtown Austin. Bill and I used to take our children here many years ago. Recently we decided to play a round on this nine-hole, par-three course. Nothing much has changed. I’m pretty sure the club house looked just like this when we first played here in 1996:

Here are my tips for playing at the Butler Park course: 

Tip #1. Take all  “Fore!” warnings very seriously. This course isn’t very big. Most likely you are about to be hit by a golf ball. 
Tip #2: Don’t worry about overhitting the greens on Holes 3 and 5. We’re in a drought. There is no water in that drainage ditch. 
Tip #3. Avoid the water hazard on Hole 7 by using my strategy of hitting into the adjacent fairway. Refer to Tip #1 when using this strategy. 

Tip #4: Be patient when playing behind The Slowest Foursome in the History of the World. Just enjoy being outdoors on a sunny 100-degree day! 
Tip #5: Keep your dog at your side if your dog is playing a round too. NO EXCEPTIONS!

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