Best Enduring Use of Expensive Downtown Property

Butler Park Pitch & Putt Golf Course

The only virgin property left this close to 78701, Butler Pitch & Putt is a cherished landmark, a pocket of nature in the shadow of new skyscrapers, restaurants, and residences. As every other property development opportunity in central Austin is pounced upon, Butler steadfastly remains because (thank you, God) the city designated it as park land. Butler is an enigma: not putt putt, not golf, but also bigger than a normal pitch & putt. It transcends labels, becoming a simple little haven of short grass, huge trees, and contemplative ball-whacking (contemplative, as in, the kind of contemplative that comes with consuming a cooler of beer; yes, though it is park land, you can still bring in beer ... again, thank you, God). The lush greens lining the course provide plenty of shade, even during sweltering summer heat, and if you get a hole-in-one (witnessed by at least one other person), you join the esteemed Butler Wall of Fame. Obviously, good people, such a matchless place of honor is fodder for the résumé.

Butler Pitch & Putt
201 Lee Barton, 512/477-4430

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