Kentucky is better known for horses than courses, but golfers visiting the “Thoroughbred City” of Lexington can find some best-of-breed 18-hole tracks at $2 betting-window prices.
Northwest of town, Cherry Blossom Golf Club, perennially ranked No. 1 among Golfweek’s Best Courses You Can Play in Kentucky, can be had for a measly $26 on weekdays and $34 on weekends. Closer to downtown, you can pull off near the I-64/I-75 interchange and walk on at second-ranked Kearney Hills Golf Links for $26 weekdays, $30 weekends. And east of the city, in Mount Sterling, you can play all day at No. 4 Old Silo Golf Club for $59 weekdays, $74 weekends.
If you tire of pitching, putting and playing the ponies, you might want to explore the region’s other vice: bourbon. The eight distilleries on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail (kybourbontrail.com) are located west of Lexington, all within an hour’s drive of downtown.
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