Fair Ways

May in Kentucky isn’t just for derbies and mint juleps

Sure, we all know Kentucky for its bluegrass, bourbon and thoroughbreds, but it’s also home to bermudagrass and bentgrass fairways that golfers have come to appreciate. The state’s parks list 16 golf courses alone, including Pine Mountain State Resort Park and Lake Barkley State Resort Park, which means they also come with an easy-on-the-wallet price tag. (Depending on tee times, flexible types can save about 55 per cent on regular fees.) www.kygolf.org; www.parks.ky.gov


If living like the locals is on your agenda, about an hour from Lexington is Snug Hollow Farm Bed & Breakfast. The 300-acre property in the heart of Appalachia grows everything organic and has hiking trails through the region’s wildflower fields. The Farmhouse has two suites that can sleep four, each with private baths. If you prefer something a bit more removed, Snug Hollow also offers its Cabin by the Creek, which sleeps up to six, and the Cozy Cabin, a 180-year-old restored chestnut log real thing, which sleeps nine, perfect for a multi-gen reunion. snughollow.com