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Golf Travel Guide To Barren River Lake State Resort Park

An Interview With Carmello Benassi, Golf Pro

By Brian Weis

Looking to plan the perfect golf trip to Barren River Lake State Resort Park? Planning a buddies trip or a romantic golf getaway can be a full time job not to mention pressure filled to deliver a memorable experience. Below is an interview with Carmello Benassi, Golf Pro who shares some insider information about golfing and traveling to Barren River Lake State Resort Park, must play courses, a sample itinerary and where you can go for more planning tools.

Give our readers an overview of your destination and why they should consider it for their next golf trip?
18 hole course surrounded by 10,000 acre lake and rolling hills. Extra friendly, helpful and knowledgeable proshop staff is there to assist you with your golfing needs. This course is located within a resort park that makes your trip a park and play adventure. On- site lodge rooms, cabins or villas, restaurant serving some healthy food and a lot of southern favorites. Paved walking or bike trail, nature trail with a new orienteering trail and horseback riding gives your family fun things to do while you

Tees and Zees golf packages are a great value and bound to fit your needs.

What are the must play courses in Barren River Lake State Resort Park?
Barren River Lake State Resort Park. 18 holes beautiful winding hills.

What is the hidden gem and/or best value course?
Barren River Lake State Resort Park. Tees And Zees packages are a great value!

Can you provide our readers with an ideal itinerary for a long weekend?
Check-in Friday night at our lodge for a room or 2 bed/2bath villa or cottage.
Breakfast in the Driftwood Restaurant located onsite.
Tee off and after the day of play you can do any of the following:

*Evening horseback ride thru the woods.
*Go to movie
*Picnic by the lake at sunset
*Take a boat ride
*Go for an evening bike ride or hike

After golf, what are the "must do" things or attractions to see?
Close to Mammoth Cave National Park. Cave tours any weather (great if rain unexpectedly shows up) (35 minutes) Close to National Corvette Musuem (35 minutes) Close to underground/cave boat tour-Lost River Cave Kenny Farmhouse Cheese tour and tasting (5 minutes) Visit area wineries 10-35 minutes Visit Amish/Mennonite Community for locally grown produce and handmade products (20 minutes)

What is the best time to travel?
Spring thru Fall. Best rates for lodging are early spring and fall.

Where can golfers go for more information to research and plan their trip?
Call 270-646-2151
Barren River Lake State Resort Park

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About: Brian Weis

Brian Weis Brian Weis is the Publisher of, a network of golf travel and directory sites including,,,, etc. Professionally, Brian is a member of the Golf Writers Association of America (GWAA), International Network of Golf (ING), Golf Travel Writers of America (GTWA), International Golf Travel Writers Association (IGTWA) and The Society of Hickory Golfers (SoHG). In 2016, Brian won The Shaheen Cup, an award given to a golf travel writer by his peers.

All of his life, Brian has been around the game of golf. As a youngster, Brian competed at all levels in junior and high school golf. Brian had a zero chance for a college golf scholarship, so he worked on the grounds crew at West Bend Country Club to pay for his University of Wisconsin education. In his adult years, his passion for the game collided with his entrepreneurial spirit and in 2004 launched In 2007, the idea for a network of local golf directory sites formed and was born. Today, the network consists of a site in all 50 states supported by national sites like, and It is an understatement to say, Brian is passionate about promoting golf and golf travel on a local, regional, national and international level.

On the golf course, Brian is known as a fierce weekend warrior that fluctuates between a 5-9 handicap. With a soft fade, known as "The Weis Slice", and booming 300+ drives, he can blast it out of bounds with the best of them.

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