Kentucky Golf Packages: Affordable and Convenient
Kentucky, the Bluegrass State, is known for many things: bourbon, bluegrass music, and being “The Horse Capital of the World.” At the center of this horse mecca is Lexington, where you’ll find exciting thoroughbred racing at Keeneland, the Kentucky Horse Park, and stunningly beautiful horse farms, some of which are available for guided tours. But the most underrated reason to visit Lexington, Kentucky is golf! After a visit to play golf at Lexington’s spectacular golf courses, you’ll wonder why it took you so long to get started. And because Lexington is located at the intersection of Interstates 64 and 75, it’s a day’s drive from much of the country, especially north central states like Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, and even Canada.
Many of the best courses in the state are located in and around Lexington, so golfers can easily plan a vacation with the convenience of a short commute between these great golf courses. Lexington has nearly 15 courses that are conveniently accessed by the beltway that surrounds Lexington, and several hotel options are also close to the golf courses. Many of the local courses have curved grass fairways and greens, which is a cooler grass than most Bermuda courses found in the south. The resulting conditions from such great weather are immaculate fairways with well-maintained putting surfaces. Avid golfers will love the various layouts and challenges they’ll get from the golf courses in Lexington – expect phenomenal golf at an affordable price.
When the day of golf draws to a close and your hunger strikes, go satisfy your appetite at one of the area’s nearly 600 eating and drinking establishments. Lexington certainly offers all kinds of fare, but be sure to treat yourself to a local tradition like a Kentucky Derby or Kentucky Hot Brown. And when it comes to food and drink, Kentucky is well known for its legendary distilleries that make some of the best bourbons in the world. Within an hour’s drive from Lexington, several distilleries can be visited including Woodford Reserve, Wild Turkey, Four Roses, Maker’s Mark and more!
As for Lexington’s weather, you can expect four distinct seasons here. Average temperatures are: Spring 34-74F; Summer 61-86F; Fall 36-79F; Winter 23-54F. There are no prolonged periods of heat, cold, rain, snow, or wind…meaning year-round golf is not uncommon in Lexington!